SCHOOL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS.
* WAKANUI. At the annual meeting of the householders of the above district on Monday evening, for the purpose of receiving the report of the outgoing Committee and for . electing a Committee for the current year, Mr. Jas. Brown was elected to the chair. Mr. Earle, the Chairman of Committee, gave a report of the proceedings with reference to the school matters during the past year, which report was received with general satisfaction. An election of members to form a Committee for the ensuing year was then proceeded with and resulted in the return of Messrs J. Brown, A. G. Earle, Kilgour, C. Hill, Painter, Leadley, and Looney. After the public meeting ■was over a Committee meeting was held and Mr. Earle was re-elected Chairman. Inspector’s report on school for past y ear —school examined on October 28th, 1879 \ Attendance. —Numbers enrolled, 73 ; * average last quarter, 36; average last week, 59.8; present at examination, G 7. Teachers. —Mr. Guiuoy, master; vacant, mistress. Results of examination in Standards. — Y. IY. HI. 11. L Tl. Presented 1 3 5 19 15 43 Average age 14 13.2 11.8 10. G 10 Passed 1 3 o 19 10 38 Percentage 88 Present classification. Preparing for Standard YI., 1 ; preparing for Standard Y., 3 ; preparing for Standard IY., 5 ; preparing for Standard 111., 19; prepai--ing for Standard 11., 10; preparing for Standard L, 29. Total-G7. General remarks. —The building is in fair condition, but the space is barely sufficient for the number in attendance at present. Considering the unsatisfactory character of the attendance and the fact that the master is unaided, reasonable progress has heen made since last examination, and the general condition of the school is tolerable. Singing, drawing, and object lessons are omitted from the lesson programme. The discipline is of fair quality, and effectual in securing industry and obediance in school. W. L. Edge, Inspector. November, 1879,
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