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=<,■ The usual monthly meeting of the Oom ' mlttee was held In tbe Library on Wed- j neiday evennlg. Present—Messrs Pyke (Chairman). Broadbeot, Dowling, o:_ey, Olark, Turner and Makelg. * Vl The Chair mm reported that th* n c- reeeds r f the ohlldranHt oonoert amounted to £9 15j Qd» and the expenses were very siQail. On fie motion of Mr Oxley seconded by Mr DowUng, a hearty vote of thanks wis acoo»df d the teaching staff far getting np the concert, The Ohalrmin reported reoelvlng for salaries JR3G 12a 6_ aod £13 10. lOd for Incidentals ; the oredlt balance at tbe bank was £12 18. 6 J not including the proceeds of oonoert, whioh was placed to a separa** rcaonnt. It was decided to thorough); fumigate tbe sohool before reopening, Is wai reputed that during tha paßt few daya eleven large , window.! (a the school bad been broken, evidently with stonea from shanghais. i Jt was decided to plaoo tha matter In the , hands of tho polise. The nomination oi ' two members to act on the Board 0 ( Edooatlon »w poatpoued till nex* meeting. It was deoided to forward the Inspector a report to the Board of E&uottlou for some further Information. Meeari Oxjey, Turner, Dowlln_, Makelg and Pyke voting for the motloa, and Messrs Broadbent and Olark against It. Inbpiotor's Bkport. School examined Oat, 29 and 30, 1888. I. Pass Subjeots.

Percentage on Class Subjeots, 40-75. Distribution of staff, and average ages of ohildren : — S 6, lsyra ) S s, l3yr_ lOmtbs [ William Dixon, Master S 4. l2yrs Omths j S 9, lOyrs 3.mths— Robert Bruce, M.P. 3. under Master's supervision. S3, llyrß 7mths— B_iß3 M. Young, Mistress. S 1, 9yrs— Bthelbert Laraman, M.P. 3, P, Rosina Bruoe, F.P. 4. General Remarks— With a'full period qx preparation and the advantages of a favorable classification the sohool presents a greatly improved appearance on tbii examination. The improvement extends to all departments of tbe sohqol exoept Standard 11, which h»s bsen poorly ' _T h .°. P r epa»ato»y Department (with which Is aseoolated olaes Standard I) has i been very fairly managed by Miss Bruoe, who has Improved m method and possesses natural aptltqdo .for the work. The Lower Division of Infanta la well taught, and tbe Upper has reoelved a goodpreparation In arithmetic, but It might be made very much batter In reading, writing, and spelling. A similar remark will apply to the reading and writing of i Standard I. Ta Standard 11. arithmetic «. a _\*. tfl* _ 00r * roa P«* wbjvots. Standard 111 haa been taught with marked oare, and on the whole very good success, Tbe arlthmetio of Standard V Is weak but otherwise Standards IV and V reach 9 t T 7 ( i f Tv/ W,R6 ot » ll *lnments. Standard IV does very eredit»bla work In oompcsl ion and history . Writing In both cl&ates Is very gocd, and a stable i m J prorpmeat n reading «* explanation Is to be commeaded, The only pupil 1q StittdariVl shows good lnt«llfgenos>. ( W, 4kpub<?i^ loibs^qj. *

5 5 ~ ! ■ I F i I i *- ra I « S * * "T7 Z ~~~*~ ~ 8610 0 0 1 S5 9 0 0 4 5 8 4 19 1 1 7 10 S 3 . 38 1 3 10 24 8 2 42 1 4 11 2 ft |1 28 0 I a 23 »lft 3. 9 35~ 89 ?eroentag« of passes 41.4. Percentage of failures 28*2. |I. Olais Sabjeots. Ul. Additional Sab e«ta. fi (ft Drawing.. .. 28 Repetition and Hiato»y „ „65 Recitation .. 11 Geography .. 35 Drill exeroisee.. 20 Elementary Singing.. .. 15 soience, objeot Needlework .. 16 lessons, etc 45 Subject matter of reading Icbsod 8 Evtra drawing . . 0 Total ..163 jldditional^arke "70"

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SOUTH RAKAIA SCHOOL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889

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SOUTH RAKAIA SCHOOL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VIII, Issue 2027, 3 January 1889