Selwyn’s Head Girl in 1970 Delights the School

Published on Friday, 18 March 2016, 2:58 p.m. Print Article

It was with much pleasure that we welcomed Caroline Fribbance to our Principal’s assembly this week. Caroline was Head Girl in 1970 and has come from the UK to take part in the Lewis Era Alumni Celebration this Saturday. Our students were delighted with her stories of what Selwyn was like in the late 1960s, such as measuring the length of girls’ skirts and reshaping the horrible school panama hats!

We also found a newspaper article from the time which featured Caroline placing a time-capsule in the foundations of what we now call D Block. The school in 1970 was raising $36,000 to construct this new building. It is interesting to compare that in 2016, the Selwyn Foundation is raising funds for an amphitheatre. Furthermore, our students are also creating a
time-capsule for people in the future to understand more about our times.

Caroline Fribbance (nee Kent-Johnson) placing the time-capsule in the foundations of D Block in 1970

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