Last Thursday, Westerford held its annual Founders Day, a day commemorating the founding of Westerford in 1953. This year we were visited by the class of 1968, who were able to reminisce and tour the school together.
The day started with the ceremonial entering of the stage party, led by two Grade 8s, and the ringing of the Founders’ Bell, six times - once for every decade. Mr le Roux then welcomed all present and the School Song was sung.
The traditional reading was read by Old Westerfordian, Pastor Beverly Mallory, and the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Adv. Lynette Zimbler, lead the school in prayer. The history of the founding of Westerford was then read by the Head Girl, Hanaa’ Toefy.
This was then followed by an inspiring address by Old Westerfordian, Mr Dennis Rosslee, about the power of innovation.
Every year Westerford presents a worthy recipient with the Nil Nisi Optimum Award, an award given to a person who has upheld the high standard of Westerford High School. This year, the prestigious award was presented to Mr James Bissett for his excellent 37 years of service to the School, as a teacher and Deputy Principal.
The ceremony concluded with the singing of the National Anthem, marking the end of Westerford’s 65th anniversary celebration formalities, and the commencement of the numerous afternoon OW functions and sporting encounters.
Gabi Crafford, Grade 10