Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wrecking Ball

Drove by (actually stopped) my old high school in Halifax yesterday.
It is being demolished and the site getting ready for a business and residential development.

I attended St.Pat's High for grades 10 and 11.....
that would be back....let me see September 1963 till June 1965.

It was a Roman Catholic high school 
which was part of the public school system at the time.
The boys were on one side of the building and the girls on the other.
The girls were taught by the Sisters of Charity and the boys by male lay teachers.

The girls were in uniforms and the boys in shirts and jeans.
I remember during the first week I got lost and couldn't find my classroom.
I ended up in the girls side of the school!!
This set a few nuns into into a tizzy!

Things were different back then.....some good, some not so good.

For my final year in school, grade 12, I attended
a private Roman Catholic school in Dartmouth
as my family moved to that city which is across the harbour from Halifax.

Here, the classes were co-ed and much different from the previous two years
in a good way.

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