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The ordinary monthly meeting of the School Committee was held on Thursday evening last. Present: Messrs Stewart (Chairman), G. Cole. D. Leddy, G. Tait, J. Brown and 0. HilL ; .*/ On the minutes of the previous meeting being read, of attention was called to the absence of a motion moved by Mr Leddy. The Chairman explained that the motion was not included in the minutes as il had not been seconded. ... * ■ A discussion ensued, which was remarkable for the warmth of feeling > displayed. ' ■ ' ;■;■-■ ': .{•( A motion to amend the minutes was lost. Permission was granted to Mr Dumaresq to graze a horse in the school-ground after school hours; and the use of the school building was granted to Mr Cockburn for a series of evening parties. Mr Dickie wrote intimating that he was establishing a school library, and asked the Committee's approval in favor of an entertainment in aid of "same at an early date—Proposal favorably received. The report of Dr Anderson on the Main School was read. It stated that considerable improvement had taken place in the management of the school and that everything >Vas in a highly satisfactory state, except the attendance, which was most irregular. Mr N. Fitssgerald wrote complaining that his child had not been presented for examination in Standard I. at the Side School. He also made another complaint, which was deferred for future consideration. The Chairman stated that the average attendance at the Side School i was thirteen. ;U The following resolution w;as< adopted, the mover and seconder being Messrs Leddy and Cole :—"That nothing higher than the Sixth Standard be taught in the school, and that a copy of this resolution, be forwarded to the masters." Mr Brown dissented to the foregoing motion being carried, as the Education Board permitted teaching in the Seventh Standard, a sentence ill alerter received from that body in regard toieading being as follows:— ■" Standard VII. to be taught separately ; to use a book at the discretion of the teacher." The following motion was carried :— " That the Committee meet on Tuesday night to fully consider the matters complained of by Mr Fitzgerald."

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WAKANUI SCHOOL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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WAKANUI SCHOOL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890