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Roy Horrocks Memorial Service
9 February @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
On Thursday 24 November 2022, the School lost one of its most faithful servants. Roy Horrocks was the much-loved husband of Gwenda (deceased) and father of Michael (’78), Jennifer, Megan and their families. Roy was a former student of St Andrew’s Cathedral School, where he was Head Chorister and Shore. He taught at The King’s School, Tudor House and Knox Grammar School before being appointed to The King’s School, Preparatory School in 1956. Roy combined teaching with studying and graduated BA (SydU), later completing a Dip Ed (UNE).
As Head of the Prep School from 1967-1985, Roy encouraged intellectual growth. He loved art, singing and literature and was a much-loved coach of Rugby and Cricket. In 1980 the Annual Art Show had its genesis under the watchful eye of Roy. He established The Stables as the Prep Art Centre and oversaw the Prep building program which opened in 1984.
Roy’s impact on the Prep School continues today, as many of his initiatives are still very much part of the School. His passion for teaching and student engagement was chronicled in ‘Moonibah’, the magazine he published from 1962-1975, where the boys wrote about their excursions, sport, literature and everyday events.
Although he retired in 1985, Roy never left the School, and generations of Prep Students since have very fond memories of Roy. He always had a twinkle in his eye as he encouraged play at the annual Old Buffers Cricket match.
We send our condolences to Roy’s children and their families as we mourn the loss of this much respected former staff member.
The King’s School will be holding a memorial service for Roy Horrocks at 11.00am on Thursday 9 February 2023 in the Chapel, followed by afternoon tea at 12.00pm in Horrocks Hall, located at The King’s School, Preparatory School. We warmly invite you to reflect and commemorate a wonderful life of service.
To assist with catering, please advise us if you would like to attend by Monday 6 February. Please click here to RSVP.
Fortiter et Fideliter.