From the 1967 Prospice, on the occasion of Mr Gazzard’s retirement:
At the end of February, 1968, Mr Gazzard will retire from his position as principal of Camberwell High School. It is fitting, therefore, that we should refer to the occasion in this year’s copy of Prospice.
When Mr Gazzard retires, he will have completed 47 years in the service of the Victorian Education Department. Educated at Ballarat High School, Mr Gazzard became a student teacher at Auburn Central School in 1921. In 1922, he entered The Melbourne Teachers’ College. After completing his training Mr Gazzard was appointed, in 1925, to Colac High School. Since leaving Colac, he has taught at Warracknabeal, Castlemaine, Seymour, Essendon and Numurkah; he has been headmaster of the high schools of Foster, Kerang, Benalla and Camberwell.
We, at Camberwell, were fortunate to be able to have Mr Gazzard’s last two years in the Education Department, for when he came to us from Benalla, he brought the wisdom and understanding gained from many year of experience in schools of many areas and of many sorts and conditions. His ability to identify himself with the traditions and ideals of Camberwell High School and his encouragement of an even greater endeavour to maintain and reassert these traditions and ideals, are among his most notable contributions to the school’s life.
To his position as principal, Mr Gazzard has brought worth, good humour and understanding. It has been qualities such as these, no doubt, which have earned him the respect of his colleagues in the teaching service. During his last year in the Education Department, Mr Gazzard has held the important office of President of the Victorian High School Principals’ Association.
We are happy that we have had the opportunity of working under Mr Gazzard’s leadership and we warmly wish him many years of healthful and enjoyable retirement.