1962: (Year 3)

  • The roll now at 431, and with the Department of Education predicting it will peak between 800 and 1,000.
  • First full-time Music teacher appointed.
  • Miss Emmie Connell is the first Counsellor for three morning a week.
  • School Certificate exams taken for the first time by 70 Fifth form (Year 11) students.
  • After 2 years of trials for Prefects, 14 were selected. Renny Snell was chosen as Head Boy and Alison Bruning as Head Girl.
  • The first school Council was formed.
  • 22nd February: Mr. A.H. Reed MBE, CBE visits on his walking tour of N.Z.
  • 26th-29th March: Department Inspectors visit and comment "What docile pupils!"
  • 11th April & 23rd May: Oral Polio vaccine no.1 and 2.
  • 5th-7th June: 2nd Major Production- Play  "The Winslow Boy".
  • 4th July: Freyberg HS sports teams visit.
  • 20th July: Spotswood sports teams visit Manurewa HS.
  • 27th October: Gala Day (Saturday), profit of £270 ($540).
  • 29th November: First XI Cricket team beat Freyberg outright by 60 runs. In the first innings, Robert Mong 's impressive bowling figures were 10.5 overs 5 maidens 13 runs and 5 wickets. In the second innings Dennis McNamara's figures were 5 overs 1 maiden 13 runs and 5 wickets.
  • Sports teams- 2 Cricket, 6 Netball, 5 Rugby, 2 Soccer, Softball, tennis.
  • Music- Choir and Orchestra continue.