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Board of Education.

A b the usual meeting of the Board a Education for North Canterbery, held in "CJuistchurch qn Thursday, the following items of business, of local interest, came up, and are extracted from the reports of the meeting published by the Christchurch daily papers :—

BUILDINGS COMMITTEE. The Buildings Committee reported, inter a'ia as follows :—Alforcl Forest.— Tho School Committee represented the urgent need of a new building. It was rasolved—"That when funds were available a new schoolroom should be builfc." Winchmove.—The Committee asked that some member of the Board should visit the district, and decide as to its requirements. Mr Wright undertook to make enquiries. The Committee also dealt with several minor requirements at Ashburton Forks, Longbeach, Springburn, Kyle, Ashton, Lismore and Charing Cross, The,report was adopted. APPOINTMENTS,

The Appointments Committee, of whom Mr Alfred Saunders is Chairman, reported the following amongst other business :— Ashton, —The letter from Mr Gilmour, referred by the Board to the Appointments Committee, was considered, and the following resolution agreed to:—"That Mr Gilmour be informed that the Board of Education sympathises with him in his affliction for the loss of his son, and agrees with him that more caution should have been taken in admitting a pupil so evidently suffering from disease so serious as that complained of by him. At the same time the Board hopes that Mr Gilmour will nyree that it is not desirable to inflict further pajn on those who have already sufl'urod sy much, by any formal investigation of such a painful result of conduct that carries no suspicion of wilful injury to anyono." ]t was resolved to send, a circular to teachers in charge of

schools, calling their attention to tho necessity of exercising the greatest caution against tho admission of children .:**"» :-:i..." *"'■■ ■•!* any infectious disease.

'['.•■. !■■:!■■■.'■!:'.( appointment was male; Chatmoss (temporary school near Longbeach), Mr.l. Sinclair, mustoi". Inspection reports were received from Dr Anderson on ltakaia, Chortsey, Ashburton, 11ampstead, Wakanui, Flemington, Winchniore. These reports so far as they apply to teachers, are upon the whole satisfactory, and none of them demand any special action from the Board. Mr Mayne Tins happily restored the Ashburton school to that satisfactory condition from which it had so completely fallen for some years before his appointment, and haa thus more than justified the change of headmaster, which the Board effected with so much and" prolonged opposition from former Committees of tho school. Notice was received from the Department that liio certificate of Mr Cape-Williamson had been canceled- rjP')ere being, according to the last quarterly return, only four girls ou the Mayficld school roll in ttundiul I or upwards, it was resolved that the appointment; of a sewing mistress could not be approved.

SCHOOL JiOQKS. The Committee appointed to inquire into .7i»i report on the question of iniforjnity of .school books in the schools under tho Bowl, made their report, The following is mi extract: —lfi was resolved —" That a circular letter bo addrussod to tho head teacher of each school in the .North Canterbury district, requsting him \,o furnish a detailed tfst of all books in use for the classes under his charge ; thafc the Secretary compile from such returns a statement showing tho number of children now being taught from each book, ar.d that the Inspectors be requested to indicate the books out- of the total number to which they.give the preference," The Committee then adjourned till the returns and statements called for should be in readiness.

TJia report wiw received and udoptedt

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Board of Education., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2446, 20 June 1890

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Board of Education. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2446, 20 June 1890

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