OF TE AUTE COLLEGE
Mr N. O. Vickridge, m.a., dip. ed., has recently been appointed headmaster of Te Aute College. An old boy of Nelson and King's Colleges, Mr Vickridge attended University and Training College in Auckland from 1945 to 1949.
He was interested in drama and debating and was president of the Training College Student Christian Movement. His first teaching post was at Opotiki District High School. While in Opotiki he met his wife, Iwingaro Rewharewha, youngest daughter of Wareparoa Rewharewha, J.P., of Torere, who is an old boy of Te Aute.
Mr and Mrs Vickridge have two sons, Henare, aged 12, and Tere, aged 9.
Mr Vickridge later taught in Hastings, Hawera and Te Aroha before being appointed first assistant of Ngaruawahia High School in 1963.
Both Mr and Mrs Vickridge are keen tennis players as well as having an interest in many other sports. Mr Vickridge was president of the Lower Waikato Rugby Referees' Association and vice-president of the Lower Waikato Tennis Association. He is also an Army Officer of many years' experience.
Mrs Vickridge was president of the Ngaruawahia Young Wives' Club and an elected member of the Bernard Fergusson School Committee.
Mr and Mrs Vickridge took up their new position in February.