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. +_ —__^_ On Wednesday evening fche School Committee of Longboach met by invitation at the house of. Mr. Donaldson, Waterton. The Chairman was unable to attend, and sent an apology for his absence. Mr Donaldson was asked to preside, arid stated, that the meeting had been called together to discharge a duty that would from one point of view be a very pleasaiit one, but from another'point fraught with regret. Miss Dawkins had been , mistress of Longbeach School for eight and a half years, and had been exceptionally successful as a teacher. She was leaving for a better school, and her promotion was satisfactory to the Committee, but both, the Committee and the parents heard of her departure with deep regret. So also did the children, and to mark the sense of -loss felt by the •little ones m Miss Dawkin's removal, and their keen appreciation of her as a teacher and a friend, they had subscribed to purchase for her >a: little souvenir of her connection with the school. It was now the duty of the Committee to present Miss Dawkins with the token of the children's esteem, and he had been asked to be the medium. He had pleasure m requesting Miss Dawkins to accept m the children's name a very handsome gold chain. In doing so he took occasion to express the deep satisfaction the Committee felt with the faithful manner m which she had discharged her duties, and the Committee's regret at losing her services. Miss Dawkins left the district with the best wishes of the members of the Committee, the parents, and the children of the district. He wished her a hearty God speed. Miss Dawkins acknowledged the token m a few graceful sentences. Other members of the Committee spoke m high terms of Miss Dawkins and her work m the school.

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PRESENTATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 14 July 1890

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PRESENTATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 14 July 1890

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