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SCHOOL COMMITTEES.

ABHBUR-TON Tbo monthly mooting of tho Ashbarton School Oommlttße was held last evening. All the members were" present. v Mr B H. Low, applied to be released from tbo remaining four months of hi* term of engagement, ai be bad reoelved the appointment of second maater at the High School. Tho Board wrote oonoontlng to the application, provided It oonld be granted without dormant to the robool Roiolvod th»t Mp Low bs roleaied from Jane 14. tho oommitteo ezprooalDg their regret at losing his aervlcue, and niihlng htna snooeaa m hla new nphere. Tho Board of Education wrote aoknovrlodging reooipt of the Chairman's r. port of Che oleotlon of pomalttoo and of his own elootion •» obalrraan. The Chairman stated that he had oarried into effoot the intention ht> expresaud at tho election, of protesting agulnet the pro* ooedingg on the ground of thole lrrcgn'arlty. I The Binrd wroto forwarding appllodi tlona for the boadmastershlp, twenty-five m nnmbev, of:' whlqh j.^o »Board uarfted six ai having their prefeien^] ' „; ■ Feroral mcmberß pointed oat I but among the applloatjoni, not speoUlly mentioned by tha Board were tome from j tmkm { who were ponil^rta i|qM^i

qualified wkh tho nix named. Afier *oin.aonvcraatlon it was dooldod to adjonrn consideration of the matter for a weok, to enable all the members to rend the teatlmonl'ils of the applicants The Master's report wa« as follows: — Numbar on Roll, boys 185 ; girls 201; total 386 Average attendance, boys 146-8 ; girls 1572 : total 304 Highest attondanoe, boys 156; girls 166; tola' 322. The mid winter holidays were recommended to bn July 1 to 8. Toe Muitor added— As this may bo tho last report which I shall make to tln» Oommittee, I have, on behalf of the st»ff genornlly and mjwelf In particular, to thank the Oommittee for uulform kind--1 nans and attention during my term of offiio ; and h«tvo also to say that during the remainder of ray Biay m thesohool, I shall bo hippy to render my best aaai:tanon to the Oommittee m any way tending to the advancement nt this no^iool, froji tho ohlld/en of whloh I shall part whb the most pilnfal f«ellnw»i nf regret. (8d) W. H Knjisn, Headaaaster. The Masters' report was adopted. Aoknowledgeme.it of his farther remarks w<s deferred to next meriting. Appointment of a pupil tenoner <o mooeed Air Low was also deferred to the adjourned mee'ln?, Tha Visltlns Oommlitee reported having h*d some necessary reptirs effected to th.? buildings, playground and gymaaslnm, and recommended certain repairs to th j infant- school, tho fenoea and the care taker's house, Tbe report was adopted, audit was resolved to apply to the Board for a grant towards the coat of the recommended work, Af easrs Bean and Cralghead were re - appointed the Visiting Oommittee. Some em»U payments were paused, and the Ojmmttteead joarned to Jane 18.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 12 June 1889

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