Story: Country schooling

Memories of boarding school

Sally Fodie, who grew up on a high-country farm in the Mackenzie Country, was sent to board at Waitaki Girls’ High School at Ōamaru in 1964. She found it an unhappy experience. Listen to her read a poem in which she contrasts the restrictions of school with the freedom of her upbringing.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Towards equal opportunities: 1935–1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008