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St Teresa's RC Infants/Juniors Primary - Devon Street

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Aquaphibian, BAL, Bill Pimblett, billinge lump, Caktay, DaveC, f4llen, IckyFleck, jimbaxter, MogsXX, moody, NIMROD, PHILSAINT, shelby, sms, stteresaspupil, universalq, yojyar, yojyar, zoot100,


458 posts
Sun, 20 Feb 2011, 18:15.

Hated this school, hope its changed for the kids these days, I also hope that the nuns and priests are not running it anymore.


1 posts
Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 19:06.

A good school in my years until 1963. Mr Blake headmaster and Mr White standard four ran the soccer team, but they didnt win many.


2 posts
Sat, 14 Jul 2012, 10:04.

Sadly the most impactive memory I have of when I attended this school in the sixties is one of abject fear! Looking back I always felt that the teaching body bullied us into going to Church each day and if bullying wasn't effective then they'd use bribery by allowing you to eat your toast in class...(and thus not have to participate in morning class Catechism ) long as you attended Church every morning. I'm sure, thanks to those school days, many of us harbour an interesting neurosis...:).


1 posts
Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 10:41.

I attended this school during the fifties and early sixties I can honestly say school was not one of my favorit places to spend time, and I was prone to wagging it. The religion could be overpowering.
I think I can just about remember the infants was watched over by a sister Joeseph,and a sister of the same name (could be wrong) ran the girls school upstairs.
I recall that the teachers names were Standard 1 Miss Mc Nulty, 2 Miss Glover 3 Miss Oldham, 4 Mr (Gus) White 5 Mr Faye, (Miss Daley) 6 Mr Carey 7 Mr (Stan) Russel.


6 posts
Tue, 6 Nov 2012, 22:01.

I must be the odd one out. I quite enjoyed my time at St. Teresa's. Sister Winifred was over the infants, with Sister Joseph over the senior girls and Mr Blake over the senior boys. Miss Seddon was my first teacher in the "babies" class and I remember the swing which used to hang down from the ceiling, but tied to one side of the room. I don't remember it ever being used; and the rocking horse along with a dolls house all in the same room. Sister Winifred had her roll-top desk in a little alcove in Miss Seddon's classroom.


0 posts
Mon, 29 Jul 2013, 10:59.

I ran home from this school in joy on the day I left. I remember starting in Miss Seddon's class in what was known as the babies and then into Miss Smiths class. I think we had Sister Mary Emmanuel in the Infants' and sister Joseph in the Juniors'. Who could ever forget the strict religious doctrine, the Latin we learned parrot fashion but never understood, let's not forget Miss Holt, I can never recall her smiling in the three or was it four years she taught me. Happy days. There was Mrs Conway for the eleven plus class and a really nice teacher called Mrs leigh.


36 posts
Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 14:22.

Attended from 1954 to 1961. Mixed emotions really - large class and lively classmates. My teachers were Miss Seddon, Miss Williams (2 years in infants), Miss Parr, Fanny Glover, Miss Balmer and Gus White. Loved the 90 minutes lunch when you could roam in an adventurous manner along the 'rally'. Recalled being caned by Fanny Glover virtually everyday including once across the face. Gus White also had a handy weapon which I hid behind a green display board one day - never to be seen again. Gave me an excellent grounding in Maths which I later put to good use. Blakey used to withdraw us for scholarship class. A real mixed bag!


1 posts
Wed, 8 Apr 2015, 6:48.

Thanks for the memories. I remember my first day in Form 4, Juniors. I'd been told by my uncle and brother to sit at the 'family desk' with a big ink bottle stain, and all would be well. Mr White looked down at me at roll call and said, ";So, you're Gore's kid";. Not sure if I spoke much after that, he terrified me! Infants was just as scary but I had a lovely little friend called Gillian Caldwell there.

billinge lump

6 posts
Tue, 6 Oct 2015, 10:04.

Hated this school from day, must have been given the ruler every single day.

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