Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Brackenber Prospectus: I


MANY OLD BRACKENBRIANS HOLD BRACKENBER IN GREAT ESTEEM AND WITH DEEP AFFECTION. HERE ARE THE CONTENTS OF THE 1970 PROSPECTUS.


BRACKENBER MDCCCCXXX - MDCCCCLXXXV
 
Momentote vos superstites scholae Brackenbris
qui hinc progressi disciplina eius minime
dedecorata famam bonam ac mores ipsis
ascivistis.

  Be ever mindful, you who have survived,
Of what, from Brackenber, you have derived,
Who forth have gone, its training undisgraced,
And morals and a goodly name embraced.


Headmaster: John L McC Craig BA

HISTORY

The school was founded in 1930 and moved to its present premises (Cleaver Avenue, Belfast) in 1939.

In 1950 the school was taken over by the parents of the pupils, and a company limited by guarantee was formed to conduct the School without a profit motive and to maintain the good reputation which it had so long enjoyed.

AIM

The aim of the school is not so much to lay stress on scholarship work as to make each boy try his hardest both at work and at games, and to give him a thorough all-round training that he may do well at his Public School; to give a boy the individual instruction and attention that he needs; and to lay great emphasis on manners and general conduct.

CURRICULUM

The regular school course includes Scripture, English subjects, Latin, French, Mathematics and Science .... mainly on the lines of the Common Entrance Examination to the Public Schools.

As far as possible the work is so arranged that each boy is able to develop at his own rate, independent of others, thus ensuring normal and steady progress.

He is neither retarded by duller boys nor forced to try to keep pace with quicker ones.

CLASS HOURS

Morning School: 9.15am to 1pm
Afternoon School (or games): 2.15pm to 3.45pm
Saturday is a whole holiday.

Part 2 shall include Home-Work, Games, Discipline, Special Features and Admission.

First published in February, 2011.

3 comments :

Stephen said...

"He is neither retarded by duller boys nor forced to try to keep pace with quicker ones."

C/f current English education policy. At least they are still adhering to the second part, I suppose. Is Ulster as bad as England?

Stephen

Anonymous said...

Tim, I trust you didn't find yourself retarded by duller boys, nor forced to keep up with quicker ones. VC

Timothy Belmont said...

Ha ha! Well, it's too long ago in my memory. ;-)