The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 8, 1966 — St Peter’s Dioce­san High School in Bu­l­awayo will not close at the end of this year. It is to con­tinue on a per­ma­nent ba­sis un­der a lay ad­min­is­tra­tion and a lay head­mistress. The Com­mu­nity of the Res­ur­rec­tion has made a gift of as­sets of the school to the new ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The school was to be closed at the end of the year by the pro­pri­etors, the Com­mu­nity of the Res­ur­rec­tion, be­cause of lack of fi­nance, and the de­creas­ing num­ber of pupils. Mr Cyril Tar­gett, a mem­ber of the ac­tion com­mit­tee formed to try and save the school, is­sued a state­ment yes­ter­day on be­half of the com­mit­tee. It said: “At a well at­tended sec­ond meet­ing of par­ents and friends of St Peter’s Dioce­san School held in the school hall on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 5, a de­tailed ac­count was given of the steps taken by the ac­tion com­mit­tee since the pre­vi­ous meet­ing about a month ago to con­sider ways and means of en­sur­ing con­tin­u­ance of the school at the year’s end.”

The meet­ing was given sev­eral items of en­cour­ag­ing news which re­sulted in an en­thu­si­as­tic and unan­i­mous vote of con­fi­dence from the meet­ing in the ac­tions taken by the com­mit­tee and its de­ci­sion to con­tinue the school on a per­ma­nent ba­sis. “Two mem­bers of the ac­tion com­mit­tee who vis­ited the Com­mu­nity of the Res­ur­rec­tion in Gra­ham­stown this week in con­nec­tion with the con­tin­u­ance of the school un­der a new and lo­cal lay man­age­ment re­turned on Wed­nes­day with the good news that the Com­mu­nity was agree­able to trans­fer­ring the school’s con­sid­er­able as­sets to a new body which will be formed to run the school on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.”

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