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Offline Valerie Dobson

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Dodoma European School
« on: 07 July, 2009, 01:15 »
Dodoma European School was built in 1951. Funds were raised by having an Entertainment Evening", with many people performing many acts. It was performed at the Dodoma Club.
Previous to the school being built, up by the golf course, classes were held in the club and at the mission school run by Miss Cole and her New Zealand Missionaries. Miss Cole was the headmistress at the school and there was another one or two teachers. I remember the Wiggins, especially Margaret, going swimming at the D.C's pool, Carole ? Aileen? Ian? also involved with the mission. The pageant at the school to celebrate the Coronation. The wonderful Ngoma at the Boma on Coronation Day when hundreds of tribespeople came into Dodoma to dance. The ground shook. How priviledged were we to see Africa in those days.

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Dodoma school
« Reply #1 on: 18 July, 2009, 11:05 »
Stockley Avenue Primary School

I and my sister attended the school for 3 years from 1961 to 64. We lived in a government house just opposite the school. The headmistress at the time was Miss L.M. Wheeler. My class teachers were: Miss Wendy Poole, J. Hector, M. Every.
The fees were 200/- per term or 20/- per week for part-term. In cases where 2 months notice was not given for withdrawing children from school, half a term’s fees (100/-) were charged.

In 1963 the school was managed by the Diocese of central Tanganyika for the Ministry of Education.
I am not sure how long this arrangement lasted. I have some receipts of payments  made to the diocese and others to the regional educational officer.

There was also a school parents association.

I still have my term reports.
I have also a piece of paper regarding an open day with names of helpers and contributors. Presumably, most of these were the mothers of the children at the school?

The teachers were New Zealand missionaries and I recall a lot of emphasis was put on the teaching of bible stories.

Imagi hill was easily visible from our house and the school and with binoculars one often saw lions on the rock. Elephant were frequent visitors to the golf course at the club and once we woke up to find lion prints in our garden.  It was a great place for kids – the pori was just a stone’s throw away from our part of town.

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Re: Dodoma European School
« Reply #2 on: 18 September, 2009, 09:42 »
hi, i am rajneesh, i was in stockley school from 1975-77. the haedmaster during that period ws mr. perini, an australian and our class teacher/ maths teacher was miss. maben, a nice irish lady.

i m aactually looking for my friends of that period.

rajneesh

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Re: Dodoma European School
« Reply #3 on: 05 October, 2009, 17:40 »
Stockley Avenue Primary School

My sister and I attended the school for two years (my sister only one year) from 1964-66. I remember that the teachers were from New Zealand. I have a class photo somewhere which I will dig up and post on this forum. It was around this time that a giant concrete "bottle" was erected at the Dodoma Club (it contained lots of empty bottles cast inside). My Dad (Eric Walton) was their to commission a Castor Oil plant (I think) and my Mom (Rita Walton) started a small newsletter at the Club. Does anyone have photos of the teachers etc at the time?


kenyagirl

Dodoma and Dar es salaam and Nairobi
« Reply #4 on: 13 June, 2011, 20:03 »
Hi Valerie

My family live in Dodoma and Dar es salaam.  We met your family in Dodoma. My mum and dad were good friends of Roy your dad. You did live with us for a while in Nairobi before you married and went to Australia.

Would like to hear from you
 
Velia White-Rogers (nee Bates)

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Re: Dodoma European School
« Reply #5 on: 16 October, 2011, 23:43 »
hi, i am rajneesh, i was in stockley school from 1975-77. the haedmaster during that period ws mr. perini, an australian and our class teacher/ maths teacher was miss. maben, a nice irish lady.

i m aactually looking for my friends of that period.

rajneesh

Yes, Hello Rajneesh! I was your classmate and stayed at the boarding house with Miss. Maben in the 75-76 school year. I remember trading stamps, walking to school with Paul and Marcel, scaring the ravens away at lunch time, and writing a lot with fountain pens (copying from large chalk boards). Have a Facebook nickname of tropicalescape. Those days the play yard was sand as it is so dry there. On weekends we road home to Mvumi in a very fully packed land rover. I see that Stockley has a new name now. Think someone should start a Facebook fan page for the school Alumni! Darrell

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Re: Dodoma European School
« Reply #6 on: 25 September, 2013, 14:16 »
Hello,

I went to this school but the have since changed the name twice to Stockley and finally to Canon Andrea Mwaka.

It was an amazingly beautiful school and the community was so diverse with up to 31 nationalities. Our principal was Mr. Warren Parker, then Mr. J.Horrocks.

My favourite teacher was Mrs.Window who taught us English and Literature. She is now a deacon in the Anglican Church. These are some of the most beautiful memories I have of my life.

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Re: Dodoma European School
« Reply #7 on: 30 September, 2013, 18:14 »
The following website http://www.cams.ac.tz/ is the school now and it contains a 1950 picha of some of the pupils in front of the school.