Speech Day
Friday 7th December 1962
B. Woodford A. Rixon Form 6
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Mercifully, the fog, which had threatened all week to force the Headmaster to cancel Speech Day, lifted and a fairly good crowd turned up, considering the conditions.

Congratulations to the cleaning staff who did such a wonderful job of work in such a short space of time to make the school spick and span for the visitors when they looked around.

We were honoured to have as guests many civic dignitaries, councillors and Heads of neighbouring schools. The guest of honour was His Worship Alderman C. E. Jordan, Mayor of Harrow.

The Chairman of the Governors, The Very Reverend Anthony Ingram, began the proceedings by addressing the audience and he also introduced the other speakers of the evening, the first of whom was Fr. Dominic, who gave his report for the past school year. He prefaced this by saying that the most important things in a boy were honesty, loyalty to his school and good citizenship.

This was followed by the distribution of prizes and certificates by the Mayoress of Harrow, Mrs, C. E. Jordan. The prize for the best unrewarded effort went to James Lynch who is at present in Stanmore Orthopaedic Hospital. In spite of constant pain he insisted on completing the Summer Examinations and came 6th in his Form.

Addressing the Parents and boys especially, the Mayor of Harrow, Alderman Charles Jordan, spoke of the amazing work being done in the field of Education in the Borough of Harrow. The anxiety of the parents for their children was shared by the teachers and all officers connected with Education. Bricks and mortar did not make a school - it was the quality of the master and the pupil, the cooperation of parent and teacher, the honest endeavour exploited, that would have, by the grace of God that would have the greatest effect in forming honest citizens of future years. The Mayor paid tribute especially to the heroic efforts of Dr. Lewis in facing his disability and returning to duty - displaying a courage he had shown when he had travelled 1,000 miles, though suffering from Polio, in order that boys might be returned to their parents at the time stipulated. In conclusion he paid a special tribute to the spirit of the school which he had known for many years.

A vote of thanks was then proposed by Mr. Payne, President of the Friends of the Salvatorian College. He performed this task extremely wel1, considering that it was at very short notice, for Mr. Preston, President of Old Salvatorians Association, who should have spoken then was taken ill earlier in the evening. Mr. Payne, on behalf of the F.S.C. presented the school with a silver cup which is to be competed for annually for the best cricket performance in the school.

The vote of thanks was seconded by the School Captain, Denis O'Neill His speech was one of the best by a school captain for many years. He thanked the Mayor and the Mayoress and other guests, and expressed his and the schools appreciation of the newcomers to the staff, of the work done by the P.E. masters, and the great efforts by the kitchen staff. He rounded it off by acknowledging the tremendous work Fr. Dominie has done since he took over as Headmaster. He then presented a cheque to the Mayor for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

The play "Moon Rocket" was the grand finale. It is good to see drama returning to the school. A word of thanks to M. Crawford, Mr. Tufnell and Mr. O'Connell for their hard work in producing it, and to the actors and the stage hands who provided such good entertainment.

An excellent array of food was laid out in the dining hall for the Headmasters guests afterwards.

Altogether a very enjoyable evening.

Awards and Prizes for the Academic Year 1961/2
Father Provincialís Prize     Bernard Woodford
Headmaster's Prize Barry McInerney
Parish Priest's Prize John Ockenden
Art Prize Paul Managhan
Best Unrewarded Effort James lynch
Form Prizes
1A    Stephen Lawson 1B    Roger Litawski
Dominic Williams Anthony Thurnham
Anthony Fagan Stephen Marcantonio
2A Graham Wilde 2B John Rea
John Sinclair Eugenio Grandi
Philip Stratton Richard Cowie
3A Peter Grannell 3B Michael Whelan
Adrian McNeil John Fisher
Stephen Jones Anthony Ferguson
4A Derek Hooper 4B Terence Alexandre
Edmund Nickless Francis Rawson
Christopher Kennett    Sean Bannister
General Certificate Of Education (Oxford) - Summer 1962
Advanced Level
Barry McInerney Peterjon Rawson Francis Sugrue
Ordinary Level
Paul Austin   John Murphy
Leslie Armstrong   Michael Murphy
Bernard Blee   James Locke
Michael Broschart   Kevin Long
Terence Brown   David Lowe
Leigh Collins   Richard Oldman
Rex Freeman   Anthony O'Donnel
Robin DeBell   Anthony Rixon
Michael Dickie   Terence Sheaff
Gerald Maguire   David Thomas
Paul Managhan   Robert Waters
Terence Mitchell   Bernard Woodford
Terence Millett   Paul Woolford
  Peter Young  
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