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FURTHER NOTE: In an effort to reduce the voluminous contents of this STAFF section - to substantially reduce page loading times - several years of STAFF photos - particularly years where there are many group photos for that year - are being moved to PDF files. You will have to click on the LINK of the particular year to view these in a separate window.

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Photo taken in the new library on the occasion of chief custodian John Dudley's retirement. John is in the centre (righ
Photo taken in the new library on the occasion of chief custodian John Dudley's retirement. John is in the centre (right of Peter Morris) with Mrs. Dudley. There was no caption. The original ASTRA page is of disturbingly poor resolution. This resulting image was scanned in high resolution but regretfully that does not make the photo better whatsoever. Photoshop can and did improve upon contrast and brightness, but that's the limit here.
 
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2002  -  2003  Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify) C. Adams, A. Avery, K. Bagshaw, D. Begg, M. Bellinger, A. Bowring, J. Boxall, K. Buck-Mackintosh, D.
(Click to magnify) C. Adams, A. Avery, K. Bagshaw, D. Begg, M. Bellinger, A. Bowring, J. Boxall, K. Buck-Mackintosh, D. Catchpole, G. Cole, G. Cole, P. Connelly, M. Coxworth, S. David, A. Davis, S. Dawson, J. De Heus, D. Dillon, G. Drew-Brook, C. Flynn, R. Foster, K. Gillispie, K. Green, G. Guile, L. Horseman, R. Houston, S. Humphrey, L. Jones, C. Keen, J. Kimura, A. Kiriakou, J. Kouba, E. Kwok, M. Lee, K. Legvari, B. Levere.
 
(Click to magnify) L. Lim-Cole, A. Macaskill, J. MacMaster, J. MacMichael, B. Manorek, B. McKay, C. Mckee, C. Miller, M.
(Click to magnify) L. Lim-Cole, A. Macaskill, J. MacMaster, J. MacMichael, B. Manorek, B. McKay, C. Mckee, C. Miller, M. Minor, P. Morris (Principal), K. Murray, J. Orschel, S. Palmer, J. Percy, M. Pitts, S. Prontack, I. Rahusaar, R. Ramanciauskas, J. Rankin, J. Ridgway, S. Rodd, A. Sauder, L. Sharp, B. Shier, M. Smale, D. Sneath, D. Southern, R. Southern, A. Stark, L. Stuparyk, B. Taylor-Bone, R. Tennant, D. Thompson, D. Timbers, R. Torrance, M. Vanschagen.
 
(Click to magnify) S. Walsh, L. Watts, M. White, B. Wride; MISSING TEACHERS: A. Ablett, C. Allen, E. Borzecka, T. Colema
(Click to magnify) S. Walsh, L. Watts, M. White, B. Wride; MISSING TEACHERS: A. Ablett, C. Allen, E. Borzecka, T. Coleman-Carson, A. Cooper, H. Creelman, M. Froehlich, R. Gerris, J. Johnston, D. Larcombe, B. Littell, K. Martin, J. McNab, C. More, E. Pinder, R. Walker.
 
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Left to Right: Jocelyn Dicks (Math & Phys.Ed), Barb Taylor-Bone (Guid), Helen Yake - behind (Kitchen), Sue Humphrey - be
Left to Right: Jocelyn Dicks (Math & Phys.Ed), Barb Taylor-Bone (Guid), Helen Yake - behind (Kitchen), Sue Humphrey - behind (Spec.Ed), Kathleen Trenka (Math), Sharad Tembe (Sci), Sylvia Wentland (Math)
1995 - 96  Teaching Staff  - Click on this link to view a PDF file for 1995 - 1996.
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1994 - 95  Teaching Staff   - Click on this link to view a PDF file for 1994 - 1995.
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Kathleen Trenka marking in room 215, Feb 1996
Kathleen Trenka marking in room 215, Feb 1996
 
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(Click to magnify) Michael Arthurs, Doug Barton, Susan Bell-Martin, Bruce Brandon, Raymond Brenke, Dennis Brocklebank, B
(Click to magnify) Michael Arthurs, Doug Barton, Susan Bell-Martin, Bruce Brandon, Raymond Brenke, Dennis Brocklebank, Bill Brown, Laura Browne, Janet Buchanan, Gail Cole, Bert Corbett, Sandra Darby, Steve David, Dawne Duckworth, Catherine Dunn, Tim Edwards, Pauline Green, Tim Huleatt, Susan Humphrey, Gord Imrie, Reg Kerford, Lynn Korbak, Marilyn Langs, Debbie Larcombe, Robert Lemieux, Karen MacDonald, Janet MacFadyen, Karen Mackintosh.
 
(Click to magnify) John MacMaster, Brian Manorek, Sharron Marshall, Phil Mazza, Lorraine McFarlane, Spike McNair, Wayne
(Click to magnify) John MacMaster, Brian Manorek, Sharron Marshall, Phil Mazza, Lorraine McFarlane, Spike McNair, Wayne Medford, Chuck Myers, Arlene Noonan, Jeffrey Percy, Dave Reis, Brian Robert, Art Russell, Arlene Shiner, Marilyn Smith, Bruce Soderholm, John Stainton, Barbara Taylor-Bone, Sharad Tembe, Chuck Thompson, Kathleen Trenka, Robert Walker, Susan Walsh, Bill Walters, Richard Watson, David Watts, Bjorg Winterstein.
 
1990 staff retakes
(Click to magnify) Tom Drummelsmith, Nancy Ball, Eleanor Beath, Ian Bell, Mr. Bender, Dr. Coombs, John Ivanco, Gary Litt
(Click to magnify) Tom Drummelsmith, Nancy Ball, Eleanor Beath, Ian Bell, Mr. Bender, Dr. Coombs, John Ivanco, Gary Little, Stan McMullen, Deb Thompson.
 
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Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Doug Barton, Peggy Brennan, Bill Brown, Ann Chhillingworth, Gail Cole, Jim Connell, Bert Cor
Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Doug Barton, Peggy Brennan, Bill Brown, Ann Chhillingworth, Gail Cole, Jim Connell, Bert Corbett, Ted Cordner, Steve David, Sandy Darby, Drew Davey.
 
Herb Diltz, Dawne Duckworth, Pauline Green, John Garbutt, Ian Hamilton, Wayne Henry, Lloyd Horton, Gord Imrie, Reg Kerfo
Herb Diltz, Dawne Duckworth, Pauline Green, John Garbutt, Ian Hamilton, Wayne Henry, Lloyd Horton, Gord Imrie, Reg Kerford, Norbert Korosy, Marilyn Langs, Karen MacDonald, Don MacNaughton, Brian Manorek, Phil Mazza, Al McConney, Lois McConney.
 
Lorraine McFarlane, Ron McKinzey, Stan McMullen, Peter Morris, Chuck Myers, Debra Larcombe, Darioush Nikfardjam, Phil Pa
Lorraine McFarlane, Ron McKinzey, Stan McMullen, Peter Morris, Chuck Myers, Debra Larcombe, Darioush Nikfardjam, Phil Passmore, Newton Reed, Pauline Reed, Jim Schwan, Louis Vavougios, John Stainton, Ants Sulev.
 
Bob Summers, Kathleen Trenka, Sylvia Veres, Richard Watson.
Bob Summers, Kathleen Trenka, Sylvia Veres, Richard Watson.
 
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Ray Newton and D.A. Brown
Ray Newton and D.A. Brown
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  1976 Teaching Staff
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(Click to magnify) Dave Brown (Principal), R.L. Aubrey, Bill Armstrong, Carol Boles, Joyce Bradbury, Bill Brown, Norm Brunne, Ann Chillingworth, Bert Corbett, Ted Cordner, W. Crozier, Sandra Darby, Drew Davey, Ruth Davidchuk, Herb Diltz, Ian Hamilton, Lloyd Horton, B. McLean, Norbert Korosy, Karen MacDonald, Brian Manorek, Phil Mazza, Al McConney, Lois McConney, Ron McKinzey, M. McLean, Stan McMullen, E. McPhadden, Peter Morris, P. Nealon, Ray Newton, Barb Passmore, Phil Passmore, Pierre Perreault, Bob Rattray, Pauline Reed, Newton Reed, Jim Schwan, John Stainton, Ants Sulev, Chuck Thompson, Kathleen Trenka, Sylvia Veres, Lew Williams, Beryl Landon, Marg MacMillan, Win Taylor, Joyce Taylor.
 
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1974 - 75  Teaching Staff  Click on this link to view a PDF file for 1974 - 1975 (6 pages). Note: None of the pictures in this ASTRA were captioned. Photo identification done nevertheless (6 pages)
1973 - 74  Teaching Staff  Click on this link to view a PDF file for 1973 - 1974 (6 pages). Note: None of the pictures in the ASTRA were captioned. Photo identification done nevertheless. There are several staff that are not included in these six pages.
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John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury,  Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton, Mr. Carroll, Miss
John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton, Mr. Carroll, Miss Carter, Mrs. Coon, Bert Corbett, Ted Cordner, Drew Davey, Herb Diltz, Ruth Duckworth, Nina Elliot, John Garbutt, Mr. Grant, Mr. Hancox, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Hope, Lloyd Horton, Pat Kerford, Reg Kerford.
 
Norbert Korosy, Mrs. MacDuffee, Mr. Mattock, Phil Mazza, Lois McConney, Al McConney, Miss McDougall, Stan McMullen, Carr
Norbert Korosy, Mrs. MacDuffee, Mr. Mattock, Phil Mazza, Lois McConney, Al McConney, Miss McDougall, Stan McMullen, Carrie McQuade, Peter Morris, Chuck Myers, Ray Newton, Mrs. Noble, Al Olding, Phil Passmore, Mr. Peleschak, Pierre Perreault, Mr. Phillips, Bob Rattray, Mr. Rix, Jim Schwan, Miss Smith, Ted Smith, Kathleen Trenka, Mr. Weitzenbauer.
 

Principal's Remarks 1969

Once again I wish to extend congratulations tc the Editors of Astra. Their task has not been a small one. As you read the book, I feel you will agree with me that they can be proud of their efforts. No doubt, they will treasure the memory of this achievement as one of the high-lights of their school career. Congratulations also to Mr. Addison and to the teachers helping him on the fine leadership they have given.

At Uxbridge Secondary School we strive constantly to maintain a proper balance between the various aspects of school life. Athletics, public speaking, year book, student council, music, cadets, various other activities, social dancing all play a part in the development of our students. Some students devote too much time to extra curricular activities, others do not share sufficiently in them. However, our constant aim is to have as many students as possible find the proper balance and thus secure real development of their character and their abilities.

We try to show our students the value of good sportsmanship, fair play and cooperation with others. Finally, we expect our students to learn to work, to be prepared to tackle a hard job and see it finished.

You may say these are high ideals, difficult to attain. However, the school motto "Per Ardua ad As-tra" is our constant reminder that through striving, much can be accomplished. As we grow older, we realize that life is a one way street, that no matter how many detours we take, none of them leads back. Once we know and accept that, living becomes much simpler.

We realize then that we must do the best we can, with what we have, and what we are, and what we may become.

Peter T. Bernhardt,
Principal.

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(Click to magnify) John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton,
(Click to magnify) John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Ball, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton, Mr. Carroll, Miss Carter, Mrs. Coon, Bert Corbett, Drew Davey Herb Diltz, Ruth Duckworth, Nina Elliot, Mr. Foot, John Garbutt, Mr. Grant, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Hope, Lloyd Horton, Pat Kerford, Reg Kerford, Norbert Korosy, Mr. Krishna-moorthy.
 
(Click to magnify) Mr. Mattock, Phil Mazza, Carol Mazza, Al McConney, Lois McConney, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Noble, Stan McMu
(Click to magnify) Mr. Mattock, Phil Mazza, Carol Mazza, Al McConney, Lois McConney, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Noble, Stan McMullen, Carrie McQuade, Mr. Peleschak, Chuck Meyers, Ray Newton, Phil Passmore, Al Olding, Pierre Perreault, Miss Quan, Bob Rattray, Mr. Rix, Mrs. Baker, Jim Schwan, Miss Smith, Ted Smith, Kathleen Trenka, Mr. Weizenbauer.
 
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(click to magnify) John Addison, Mr. Allison, Bill Armstrong, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mr. Burningham, Mrs. Buxton, Miss Cain, Mr. Cascone, Mrs. Coon, Bert Corbett, Ted Cordner Mrs. Crawford, Herb Diltz, Ruth Duckworth, Pat Kerford, Mr. Grant, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Hope, Lloyd Horton, Reg Kerford, Norbert Korosy, Mr. Mattock, Phil Mazza, Al McConney, Pat McMillan, Stan McMullen, Carrie McQuaide, Chuck Myers, Ray Newton, Mrs. Noble, Al Olding, Phil Passmore, Pierre Perreault, Mr. Pratt, Bob Rattray, Mr. Rix, Mr. Shier, Ted Smith, Miss Smith, Miss Stewart, Kathleen Trenka.
 

Principal's Remarks 1966

Congratulations to the staff of "Astra - 1966". Much hard work and diligent effort have gone into the preparation of this twenty-first edition. Those who have worked hard deserve the warmest praise from their fellow students who can enjoy the results of their efforts. The school Yearbook has come to assume a very important place in our school life. It provides a permanent record of the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the past year; it gives a great deal of pleasure to its readers; and last but not least it provides an excellent training for all the students who contribute to it and work on it. I congratulate this year's staff and Mr. Addison, their adviser, on another very fine edition of Astra.

Astra provides an enduring record of the highlights of your years at Uxbridge Secondary School. Those of you who save these books will receive much pleasure in looking over them again in the years to come. The past year has certainly provided its share of highlights to record. Those students who excelled in academic activities were presented at Commencement with trophies and scholarships for their achievements. An unusually large number of our graduates continued their education at university and at other in-stitutes of higher learning. Nine students received the award of the letter "U" for outstanding all round achievement.

In sports, the school had another fine year - the boy's junior football team reached the G.B.S.S.A. semi- finals losing out in overtime. The midget basketball team also reached the semi-final round, as did both girls' volleyball teams and the girls' senior basketball team. In seed judging the team again captured the interschool trophy and both the junior and senior individual championships.

And so we see that in many ways this year was a very successful one. The measure of its true success will however be determined by the degree to which it has developed the character and abilities of the students.

The games and other extra-curricular activities help to develop self-discipline and train the students in co-operation. Here they learn to respect the opinions of others, and to sacrifice personal advantage for the benefit and success of the team or group. In their academic studies they learn the discipline of hard work. They learn that worthwhile things seldom come easily - that we must work for them and give of our best if we wish to attain them.

We hope that in their years at Uxbridge Secondary School our students will learn that there are few satisfactions to compare with that which comes from a job well done. We hope they will develop a pride in doing their best at anything they undertake. If they have been brought nearer to an appreciation of these values, then this year at Uxbridge Secondary School will have been truly a success.

Peter T. Bernhardt
Principal

Chairman's Remarks 1966

It is my privilege to extend greeting on behalf of the Board of Education to the students of Uxbridge Secondary School.

Our country is on the eve of celebrating its centennial. We have much to be proud of: our heritage; our accomplishments; our stature in world affairs and our high standard of living.

Geographically, Canada is the second largest nation in the world. In economic well-being, we are generally classed as second only to the United States. Our future should hold great promise with tremendous opportunities for our young people.

Nowhere is the need for an education more obvious. With the coming of automation more and more skilled labour will be required. Our greatest wish for you is that you will make use of the opportunity being given to you in Uxbridge Secondary School to develop your abilities and to become a citizen that Canada will be proud of during her second great century.

Mr. Richardson

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1964 - 65 Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify) John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Mr. Barber, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton,
(Click to magnify) John Addison, Bill Armstrong, Mr. Barber, Peter Bernhardt, Joyce Bradbury, Norm Brunne, Mrs. Buxton, Mr. Cascone, Mrs. Crawford, Mr. Grant, Mrs. Hewitt, Miss Hill, Mrs. Hope, Lloyd Horton, Bert Law, Mr. Mason, Mr. Mattock, Al McConney, Pat McMillan, Caroline McQuade, Chuck Myers, Ray Newton, Mrs. Noble, Al Olding, Pierre Perreault, Mr. Putz, Bob Rattray, Mr. Rix, Mr. Salerno, Mr. Shier, Miss Stewart, Kathleen Trenka, Mrs. Weir.
 
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1963 - 64 - Teaching Staff
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(Click to magnify) FRONT: Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Bradbury, Miss Moote, Mr. Rattray, Mr. Bernhardt, Mr. Brunne, Mrs. Wires, Miss McQuade, Mrs. Noble; SECOND ROW: Mr. Shier, Mr. Pratt, Miss Cross, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Goldman, Miss Hill, Mrs. Hope, Mr. Noble, Mr Barber, Mr. Olding, Mr. Rix; BACK ROW: Mr. Newton (? unidentified in original), Mr. Meyers, Mr. Smith, Mr. Mattock, Mr. Colbeck, Mr. Puz, Mr. Perrault, Mr. Salerno, Mr. Law, Mr. Mason.
 
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1962 - 63 Teaching Staff
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2nd Row: Mrs. Duckworth, Mrs. Houck, Mrs. Bradbury, Mrs. Hope. Mrs. Hewitt, Miss McQuade, Miss Moote.
3rd Row: Mr. Newton, Mr. Brunne, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Smith, Mr. Van Mil, Mr. Law.
Back Row: Mr. Olding, Mr. Myers, Mr. Barber, Mr. Rix.

The Principal's Remarks 1963

1872 - 1923 - 1963

These are memorable dates in the history of education in Uxbridge.

In 1872 the Uxbridge High School came into being with the change of name from Grammar School to High School. The grammar school had started in 1856 - eleven years before Confederation - founded by the man who did so much for Uxbridge, Joseph Gould. In 1887 ths "new" high school on First Avenue was built. Its principal was Dr. Park and one of the early teachers was Stephen Leacock, who began his teaching by accepting the position of modern language master in 1889.

In 1923 the present school building was opened. It has served the community well for the past forty years and the Board members of that year deserve commendation for erecting such a fine school. The year 1946 marked the next major change in secondary education in our community. That year several rooms in the school were remodelled, new equipment was obtained and courses in agriculture, home economics, and industrial arts were added to the curriculum. In the same year the first bus route was begun, running from Zephyr to Uxbridge. In January, 1949, the Board of Education was dissolved and an area board formed. Under its supervision the bus routes were expended and the school continued to grow until in 1955 a five-room addition was added.

In 1963 a number of other significant changes are taking place. The name of the school will again be changed-this time to "Uxbridge Secondary School". This change was dictated by the addition of the technical courses to the academic curriculum. The magnificent new nineteen-room addition will be opened-providing accommodation for over 800 pupils. As the anticipated enrolment in September is less than 600, the building should provide comfortable accommodation for a number of years. The huge new addition would quite overwhelm the present school were it not designed to stretch out to the rear so that the front appearance of the school is changed very little and its distinctive architecture is maintained. The true extent of the addition becomes apparent from the south as shown on the architect's sketch on the opposite page.

The year 1963 will see changes in much more than name and building. To the traditional academic courses have been added four and five-year courses in business and commerce and in technical education. The two-year occupational course will constitute a very significant part of the training being provided for students of this and adjoining areas. Students will now be coming to our school from Cartwright, Port Perry and Stouffville. The increase in courses and in pupils will of course necessitate an increase in the number of teachers. The staff will increase by more than one-third with twenty-nine teachers employed for next September.

Thus has our school grown. We can expect that it will continue to do so through the years; providing our area with fine secondary education as it has in. the past.

Peter T. Bernhardt

Principal

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Front Row: Mrs. Bradbury, Miss Titchie, Mrs Houck (Secretary), Mr. Bernhardt, Miss McQuade, Mrs. Hewitt.
2nd Row: Mr. Ricciardelli, Mr. Meyers, Mr. Prentice, Mr. Law, Mr. Perrault.
Back Row: Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Fencott, Mr. Newton, Mr. Ratttray, Mr. Mattock, Mr. Barnhardt

Principal's Remarks 1960

Now that we are in the sixteenth year of my principalship at Uxbridge High School, it seems quite appropriate to look back over the fifteen years of success and failures.

Where are the fifteen groups who have proudly received their diplomas at our Commencement exercises? As business men and women, doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers, farmers, home-makers, many have taken their assured places in Canadian Life. Others are attending University, teachers' college, or other educational institutions in preparation for professional or business life. We have rejoiced at the successes of these graduates; we have regretted their temporary reverses.

Frequently many of these loyal graduates write letters of appreciation or pay us friendly visits in our home. We deeply appreciate these evidences of the continued friendship of our former students.

What has become of the greater number who left our school without graduation diplomas? Many of these will be successful because they possess determination and constancy of purpose. Others will not be as successful, yet of the great majority, let us hope, nearly all will have received a training at our school which will enrich their lives and increase their happiness. When the lessons are forgotten, the training will remain. When they can no longer recall the names of their fellow students, they will have retained the benefits gained through the social intercourse in all the various activities of the school. If all of these students retain the friendly spirit manifested in school and their ideals of honour and fair play, their years at U.H.S. will not have been wasted, though all their lessons are forgotten.

Perhaps the outstanding feature of advanced education over these years is the greatly increased attendance at secondary school. In 1945, the attendance at our school was about one hundred and twenty, whereas last year it was over three hundred and sixty. This increase of over 300% has increased both the labour and the difficulties of teaching.

In 1944, a relatively small percentage of the students completing grade eight came on to high school, and those who did, had a keen interest in obtaining an education. Over the past, 98% of the students completing grade eight in the area served by our school have come on to high school. Unfortunately, not all of these students are interested in education. Those who are not, regrettably use up a considerable portion of a teacher's time and energy, and undoubtedly lessen the amount that can be accomplished with the interested students. Possibly one of the developments of the future, will be the introduction of a different type of training for these students.

The next fifteen years will see many changes in education. Schools will continue to grow rapidly to provide for the increasing number of teenagers. Mathematics and science will probably receive greater emphasis; so, too, will the so-called practical subjects. Through all these coming changes, this high school will succeed as long as the teachers have the sympathetic co-operation of the students and of the public.

Mr. P. T. Bernhardt.

1958  -  59  Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify) FRONT ROW: Mrs. Falby, Miss Carrie McQuade, Mrs. Joyce Bradbury, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Houck (secretary);
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Front Row:  Miss Chadwick, Mrs. Houck, Mr. Bernhardt, Mrs. Bradhury. Miss MeQuade, Mrs. Hewitt, Mr. Perreault.
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Principal's Message 1958

It is common knowledge that business men seek students with Graduation Diplomas so that they may train them for advancement to executive positions. On the other hand, many successful leaders in commerce and industry have not an advanced education; some of them were very poor scholars. These two facts lead us to consider if there is a way of deciding whether a person is educated or not.

Some students really never understand geometry, yet English and the foreign languages are easy for them; often a girl that can hardly learn history becomes an excellent nurse; one student masters mathematics with pleasure, but wishes that French were taken off the course; another finds music easy but the binomial theorem impossible; a boy may get all firsts on the examinations and be unable to sing the National Anthem; some students learn readily from the printed page but are quite helpless when faced with a difficulty requiring mechanical ability; some win scholarships and are unable to take their places as useful congenial mem-bers of society; many develop their minds and neglect their bodies.

Thus we see that few, if any, can learn all the branches of knowledge well and that, though our examinations may test scholarship, they can hardly determine whether or not a person is truly educated.

It seems to me that he is truly educated who has developed his natural talents as fully as possible and is using his develop-ed powers in the service of his fellows. If we train our students to use their abilities, to think, and to not shirk hard work, then I feel we are beginning to educate them.

The present course of studies allows students a great deal of freedom of choice so that they may study such subjects as their ability enables them to master or which will be most useful to them after they graduate. It is neither possible nor wise to insist that all students should reach the same standard in all subjects. So the parents should consult freely with the principal that he may help them to decide how far through school their children should strive to go and what courses they should take. It is the difference in aptitudes that makes possible social living.

In closing, I would like to congratulate the editor of Astra, her staff and advisers. The Astra is a very worthy production and I know it will provide many hours of pleasant remembrance of the happy, busy days spent at Uxbridge High School.

P. T. BERNHARDT, Principal.

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1956-57 - Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify) FRONT ROW: Miss Carrie McQuade, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Joyce Bradbury, Mrs. El
(Click to magnify) FRONT ROW: Miss Carrie McQuade, Mrs. Hewitt, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Joyce Bradbury, Mrs. Elliot; BACK ROW: Mr. Clarke, Mr. Elliot, Mr. Bert Law, Mr. Pierre Perreault, Mr. Peter Bernhardt (Principal), Mr. Barnhardt, Mr. Mattock, Mr. Bob Rattray, Mr. Keir.
 
1955  -  56  Principal and Board of Education
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1954 - 55 - Teaching Staff
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Front Row: Miss Carnwith, Mrs.Bradbury, Mr. Bernhardt, Mrs. Hewitt, Miss McQuade.
Back Row: Mr. Knight, Mr Barnhardt, Mr. Whelan, Mr. Law, Mr. Robinsoin, Mr. Mattock.

Principal's Message 1955

May I extend congratulations and thanks to the hard working editors and their staff advisor, Mr. Law. They have again produced a very fine book, one of which they can be justly proud.

The students of our school have now published a Year Book for ten consecutive years. In the face of rising costs this is truly an achievement. It would not have been possible without the financial assistance of our advertisers. To them we extend our sincere thanks for their continued support. They certainly rate our good will and patronage.

These ten years have witnessed many changes at our school. Every year more students are "taken for a daily ride" on our school buses. The attendance has risen to the point where the fine school building that has served so well for over 30 years is no longer adequate. A splendid new addition is being added and will enable our school to accommodate over 400 pupils. Many other changes will be made so that you will scarcely recognize the school when you return next fall.

The courses of study have also changed greatly over this decade. Today many more options are offered and the student has a better opportunity to complete four years of work and obtain a Graduation Diploma. During this time, however, one thing has remained the same, that is our determination to give the students a well balanced programme which will fit them to take their place as worthwhile citizens of Canada. We are proud of our graduates and we hope the students now passing through our school will establish even finer traditions.

Peter T. Bernhardt, Principal.

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1953 - 54 - Teaching Staff
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Front Row: Mrs.Bradbury, Mrs. Hewitt, Miss Carnwith, Miss. Thompson, Miss McQuade.
Back Row: Mr. Law, Mr. Rattray, Mr. Bernhardt, Mr Bernhardt
Inserts: Mr. Brooks, Mr. Robinson.

A Message from our Principal 1954

I look upon this ninth edition of Astra with pride. For a school with an enrolment of just over two hundred it is a splendid achievement. Few appreciate the long hours devoted to its production but all pupils will treasure it as a record of their year at school.

Of course, all the photographs and articles which appear in a yearbook can provide only an incomplete picture of the life of a school. I wish it were possible to represent in our book the efforts of those pupils who, year after year, strive for and attain a fine academic record. For there are the ones, who, weighing a vision of their future against the pleasures of the moment, have the strength of will to do hard study, to closet themselves in their rooms away from the radio and other distractions so that they can give full attention to the preparation of their work from day to day. It is these pupils who build a school's academic reputation, who, through their scholarship, affirm its value as an educational force.

Also a book of this kind can do no more than barely suggest the efforts which a principal and his staff make to build and develop the character of those pupils who come under their guidance. We hope that our influence may never be negative; we are not satisfied if it is just neutral; we pray that to many it may be an inspiration. We strive constantly to develop those qualities of good citizenship essential to life in a community. In addition we try always to keep in mind the aptitudes, abilities and peculiar gifts of individual students that we may aid in their development to the full.

The photographs of the teams and organizations, the class columns the stories and social notes, good and interesting as they are, do not then tell the whole story of the school year. The story is told also in the academic progress the pupils have made and in the transformations in attitude and character which they will effect.

PETER T. BERNHARDT,
Principal.

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1952 - 53 - Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify - multiple levels of magnification) FRONT ROW: Miss Pearson, Miss Carnwith, Mr. Peter Bernhardt, Miss
(Click to magnify - multiple levels of magnification) FRONT ROW: Miss Pearson, Miss Carnwith, Mr. Peter Bernhardt, Miss Thompson, Miss McQuade; BACK ROW: Mr. Barnhardt, Mr. Bob Rattray, Mr. Bert Law, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Brooks.
 
1951 - 52 - Teaching Staff
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Front Row: Mrs. Keating, Miss Hall, Mr. Bernhardt, Principal; Miss McQuade, Miss Thompson.
Back Row: Mr. Brooks, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Barnhardt, Mr. Rattray, Mr. Robinson.

FORWORD 1952

In this foreword to our seventh edition of Astra I wish first to compliment those students who by their industry and talent have made it possible. Their immediate reward will come from the satisfaction of seeing their work in print. Their more permanent reward will be in the training their efforts have given them.

Some people claim that the time spent at high school is wasted if the student doesn't use, in making his living, the knowledge gained there. They lose sight of the true fact that it is thc development of the student that is important. The various aspects of school life all contribute to this development. Students need the discipline of mental effort and 'hard' study. They must learn to respect the opinion of others and to co-operate with the group. They should widen their field of interests and develop their abilities.

However, education is like many other things. What you get from it is in direct proportion to the effort you put forth. Slackers accomplish little and gain little. Those who work hard win a just reward.

P. T. Bernhardt, Principal

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1950 - 51 - Teaching Staff
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Front Row: Mrs. Maley, Miss Smith, Mrs. Jennings, Miss McQuade, Miss O'Shaughnessy, Miss Hall.
Back Row: E. Barnhardt, H. Cunningham, J. Russ, P. Bernhardt.
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1949 - 1950  -  Staff
(Insufficient resolution because of the poor quality original for magnification) FRONT ROW: Miss Walters, Miss McQuade,
(Insufficient resolution because of the poor quality original for magnification) FRONT ROW: Miss Walters, Miss McQuade, Mrs. Pritchard, Miss Walsh; BACK ROW: P. Bernhardt, E. Barnhardt, J. Russ, E. Cunningham.
 
At the staff picnic ... Front Row: E. Dobson, M. Bernhardt, Mrs. Barnhardt, C. McQuade, E. Cunningham, A. Russ :::::: Ba
At the staff picnic ... Front Row: E. Dobson, M. Bernhardt, Mrs. Barnhardt, C. McQuade, E. Cunningham, A. Russ :::::: Back Row: C. Walsh, D. (Filgiano) Pritchard
 
Picnic pictures continue ... No identification of teachers was given in this photo
Picnic pictures continue ... No identification of teachers was given in this photo
 
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1946 Teaching Staff
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Front Row: D. Filgiano, C. McQuade, C. Walsh, M. Graham ::::: Back Row: H. Cunningham, P. Bernhardt, E. Barnhardt
Front Row: D. Filgiano, C. McQuade, C. Walsh, M. Graham ::::: Back Row: H. Cunningham, P. Bernhardt, E. Barnhardt
 
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Left to right: B. May, C. Walsh, M. Verner, Duncan MacRae, C. McQuade, M. Winchester
Left to right: B. May, C. Walsh, M. Verner, Duncan MacRae, C. McQuade, M. Winchester
 
1943 - Mary Winchester, Carrie McQuade, Clair Walsh  (Click to magnify)
1943 - Mary Winchester, Carrie McQuade, Clair Walsh (Click to magnify)
 
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Duncan A. MacRae - Principal UHS 1938-44  (Click to magnify)
Duncan A. MacRae - Principal UHS 1938-44 (Click to magnify)
 
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1939 - 40  - Teaching Staff
(Click to magnify) The photo is not directly captioned. There is a profile for each of the following - perhaps in the sa
(Click to magnify) The photo is not directly captioned. There is a profile for each of the following - perhaps in the same order as the teachers above: D. A. MacRae, Miss Feir, Miss Gordon, Miss Roberts, Mrs. Lemay, Mr. Welch.
 
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1925-26  High School Staff
       


(abysmal quality). The principal is shown in the back right (J.E. Burchell). There were six staff at the time and even the principal taught most of the time. Directly below is a Photoshopped version of the above.
Heavily Photoshopped (but there's only so much you can do with such negative originals) ... Standing ... M.F. White, B.
Heavily Photoshopped (but there's only so much you can do with such negative originals) ... Standing ... M.F. White, B.A., M. Underwood, B.A., J.E. Burchell, B.A. (Principal); Sitting: L. Richards, B.A., E. Russell, B.A., D. Emberson (?), B.A.
 
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