THE YEAR’S ACTIVITIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
MARCH 8th: New playground started.
15th: A Committee formed for the School Baths.
APRIL 15th: Biennial Meeting. Typewriter purchased.
Shelter shed and flush toilets erected.
JUNE Fences completed around the playing areas
Children taken into town for Road Safety instruction.
Waiwhare Drama Circle permitted to use the school.
Children raised £18 towards the swimming baths.
Children donated 2/- each to Crownthorpe School for the use of their baths.
Staff room built.
New bus River Rd.
PRIZES PRESENTED BY: Mrs N Goulding
Country children in town on road safety project
Forty-nine pupils of the Waiwhare School, under the care of two teachers and two school road traffic instructors, came into Hastings on a road safety project today. The children came from Waiwhare, 30 miles up on the Taihape Road in cars and two school buses.
The trip was arranged by the two road traffic instructors (schools) Mr RJ Coddington, Hastings, and Mr C [Cyril] W Horniblow, Napier, with the Waiwhare schoolteachers, Miss Kay Gibson and Mr Trevor Boyes.
The children were taken to the Central School where school traffic patrols were working. They then went to the vehicle inspection depot and saw the safety aspect, with mechanics checking cars’ brakes.
Senior Traffic Officer RO Wilkinson welcomed the children at his office later, and then explained and showed how a parking meter worked.
Mr. Wilkinson spoke to a traffic Inspector on patrol work over the radio and the children heard the officer’s reply. The instructor then showed the children the use of traffic lights.
After lunch at Windsor Park the children went to Crownthorpe School where they received swimming instruction.
Hawke’s Bay Herald-Tribune 1961