Cannington Senior High School Perth W.A.
by Sue Weeks
(YATE BRISTOL U.K.)
I have lived in England for almost 30 years now but I remember my High School years at the above with great fondness. I can still picture some of my old friends and teachers faces clearly today.
I attended this school between 1974 and 1977.
I remember my school days as happy and enjoyable. We were always taught to do our very best in everything. School uniform was not compulsary and we only had 10 school rules.
Some teachers were stricter than others but all were friendly and wanted you to do well. Never did I feel any teacher was there just for the money nor were they fed up with teaching. Teachers were role models for how you should behave and we had lessons on deportment, music and dance (jive and disco), speech in fact we were prepared for life after school and how to be good people.
We had very few bullies and everyone knew who they were. A very few people took drugs in those days I never knew anyone who did but smoking was prevelant out on the field at recess.
My school days in Australia were relaxed unlike my children's school lives here in England today.
Susan Weeks Nee Hawkins