Tuesday, 22 November 2016
This booklet is red in colour.
The first page states: To be returned to the Headmaster at the beginning of each term.
Eager to see my last Report from the Summer Term in 1973, when I was thirteen years old?
I was in Form V and the average number of pupils in the Form was 15.
LATIN: "Good progress" (Mr Maguire)
FRENCH: "Good" (Mr McQuoid)
ENGLISH: "His English has improved considerably" (Mr McQuoid)
SCRIPTURE: "Good progress" (TP)
HISTORY: "Not very good" (Mr Craig)
GEOGRAPHY: "Steady improvement" (Mr Maguire)
MATHEMATICS: "He has worked very well this term" (Mr Magowan?)
ALGEBRA/GEOMETRY "Has improved but still gaps in his knowledge of elementary ***
DRAWING: "Some good work" (Mr Cross?)
SCIENCE: "Satisfactory" (Mrs Dunlop)
GENERAL REPORT: "He has made satisfactory progress generally... he did well to pass the Common Entrance considering the great handicap [late starter] he had. He has had a good career here & we wish him well at Campbell" (Mr Craig)
CONDUCT: "Excellent" (Mr Craig)
GAMES: "He made good progress in his game of cricket & proved a fine runner"
Doubtless some of them were being charitable to me.
I was awful at Maths, geography and history.
As Mr Craig, said, though, I was a very good sprinter and promising athlete.
Those were the days!
First published in November, 2009.