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.”