Bernard Freyberg, Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor of Windsor Castle, replies to a letter from Freyberg High School Principal, Mr H. H. Craig. First he comments on news from Freyberg High School, named in his honour. Sir Freyberg then goes on to write about that great kiwi pass-time, sport, the Queen Mother's February visit to Palmerston North, and Mr Craig's imminent visit to London.
Bernard Freyberg, Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor of Windsor Castle, replies to a letter from Freyberg High School Principal, Mr H. H. Craig, in his Christmas correspondence. Sir Freyberg discusses a potential Assembly Hall and a request for a copy of his portrait - in regards to "our school."
One of the inaugural classes at Freyberg High School. In its first year of operation, the school roll was comprised solely of third form students.
Freyberg High School was officially opened by Dr C. E. Beeby, The Director of Education. He is photographed addressing guests attending the ceremony, with the official party seated behind. Front row: Mr F. R. G. Aitken, Mr H. M. Craig - Principal, Mrs Craig, Mrs Blechynden, Mr E. Blechynden - Chairman Board of Governors, Mr G. Tremaine - Mayor (obscured), Mrs Tremaine, Reverend J. Hubbard and Mrs Hubbard. Also present are the staff of the school.
The Freyberg High School Choir, conducted by Mr A. B. Carter, performs at the official opening ceremony of the school.
This blazer pocket features the Freyberg High School Crest embroidered on a navy blue background. The castle indicates a solid foundation, with the Union Jack signifying British influence in the education system. The lion embodies bravery and courage. The four stars on a black background represent the Southern Cross. However, the Phoenix 'rising up', is missing from the top of the crest. Foundation staff devised the school motto, "Virtute et Honore," early in 1955 when Latin was taught at the school. Those foundation staff provided a brief translation of, "with Courage and with Honour," to stand for the wider concept of 'virtus' which epitomises the best qualities of man. The pocket belonged to Ms Jillian (Jill) Farrington, who attended Freyberg High School from 1968 to 1971.