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THE YEAR IN BRIEF - 1965, page one


11 - Term begins.

18 - We join with special fervour in the Church Unity Octave. On the closing day, Mass for this intention is celebrated by Reverend Father Moore in the Convent Chapel.

24 - With all the Nation, we follow the last hours of Sir Winston Churchill and admire the achievements of this outstanding Statesman.


1 - Two Sisters, Daughters of Our Lady of Good Counsel, speak to us on Religious Life.

2 - Mass and Candlemas Procession in Corpus Christi Church.

Sixth Form attend a Commonwealth Lecture on "Cyprus".

23 - Group invited to St. Peter's to hear the Deputy Borough Engineer speak on "Coastal Erosion and Bournemouth's Crumbling Cliffs".


2 - Some of the Seniors go to a lecture on "Opportunity and Progress in the South Pacific" given by Miss F. Gwilliam, O.B.E.

3 - Geography students hear Mr. Shelford, of Southampton University, speaking on "Relationship between structure and relief in the Bournemouth Area".

8 - It is a great pleasure to see Reverend Mother General in Boscombe again.

12 - Sixth Form attend a Commonwealth Talk by Mr. D. S. Omatsone, Nigerian High Commission.

23 - Death of Archbisop King, who has directed the Diocese of Portsmouth for so many years. May he rest in peace!

24 - Diocesan Religious Inspection by Canon Murtagh and Father Murphy-O'Connor.

25 - First Profession of Sister Patricia Haddon in the Convent Chapel.

Father Moore's sermon gives a special message to the Nuns, to parents and to the girls present, as well as to Sr. Patricia herself.

27 - We welcome several teams from our Convent at Stakes. In the hockey and netball matches the honours go to our opponents-but we enjoy the games and the rest of the day spent together.

9 - A group attend a lecture by Mr. J Ennak, Secretary and Tutor in International Relations, Ruskin College, Oxford.

28 - Careers Talk by Miss Bradford (Youth Employment Officer).

1 - Diamond jubilee of Mother Welstead. Mass celebrated by Father Moore in the Convent Chapel.

3 - Clothing Ceremony of Sister Ann at Convent of the Cross, Stakes.

8 - Some Sixth Formers attend a Sodality Cell Training Day at the Convent, Highcliffe.

20 - Death of Sister Veronica, who was for many years caretaker of Holy Cross School. R.I.P.

25 - History excursion to Chichester, Arundel Castle and Syon House, Angmering, (photo below)

26 - Sudden death in the Convent of Father R. Walmesley, S.J. Father had come to hear the Nuns' Confessions when he collapsed. Nuns and girls formed the choir at the Requiem Mass.

31 - Sister Benedicta's Golden Jubilee Mass in the Convent Chapel.


17 - 19 - An extended and delayed Half-term holiday. The Boarders' rooms cleared to give accommodation to the Members of Religious Orders attending the Conference of Headmistresses held in Bournemouth this year.

25 - Consecration of the House to the Sacred Heart by Rev. Father Fishwick, S. J. Party accompanied by Miss Cummings and Mrs. Robertson attend Signals Research and Development Exhibition at Christchurch.

26 - Corpus Christi Fete. Father Fishwick had asked the girls to help at various stalls and thus play their part in helping the Schools' Fund. 30 - Vocations Exhibition at Earls Court. For some weeks mysterious work had been going on behind locked doors. The result may be seen on the frontispiece to the Magazine. Murals were designed and drawn by Mary Hancock (past pupil), Edwina Ferguson, Susan Lash and Mary Davies, directed by Reverend Mother Helen.

A school party (filling three coaches) visited the Exhibition, while various members of the Community and Miss Wood helped Reverend Mother Vicar with the work at the stall in Earls Court.


School Examinations follow the Oxford G.C.E.

5 - "One-in-Five" talk by Mrs. Evans.

6 - Careers. Interviews by Miss Bradford. End of term.

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