The following is the text of the Inspector's report on Ashburton School. The school was inspected by Dr Anderson on June 4th:— [The numbers prefixed to the several sections of the following report indicate the topics of the sections as follows :— I. List of standard classes and teachers ; 11. Remarks on the organisation, as shown under Topic I. ; 111. Suitability of time-tables ; IV. Remarks on the methods and quality of the instruction in general or in detail ; V. Order and discipline, and the tone of the school with respect to diligence, alacrity, and obedience ; VI. Supervision in recess ; VII. Manners and general behaviour of the pupils; VIII. State of buildings, ground, and fences ; IX. Sufficiency of school accommodation ; X. Cleanliness and tidiness of rooms and premises, including outside offices; ventilation and warming ; XI., &c. Other topics.] S.s 5, 6, 7.— Mr J. B. Mayne, Headmaster, and Eliza Hefford, F.P.3 ; 5.4.— Mr W. A. Kennedy, Assistant Master; S.3.—Miss A. Sawle ; S.2.—Frank Curd, M.P.3. ; S.l.—Alexander Jamieson, M.P.3 i P. Miss M. Grant, Infant Mistress, with Hannah Curd, F.P.3 and Minnie Bennett, F.P.I. 11. Satisfactory. 111. The time-tables are of good structure. IV. Everything indicates that the school is working excellently—a result due alike to the personal influence of the head master, and the able support of members of his staff. Since last examination two fresh members of the staff have been appointed—Miss Grant and Miss Sawle. Miss Grant is proving herself a valuable acquisition. She keeps excellent order without apparent exertion; she intelligently applies,, to the extent of my observation, suitable methods in her, teaching; and appears to be securing good: progress among the children. I had not an opportunity of seeing Miss Sawle teach an important lesson. I cannot, therefore, say more about her work than that her class seems to be satisfactorily conducted. In regard to the pupil teachers employed in the school, the best means are taken to train them in the practice of their profession, evidently with the happiest effects. V. Very go6d. VIII. The old building and its surroundings can scarcely be thought worthy of the, importance of the school, but they are kept in fair order. X. Satisfactory. XL, Registers : Attention was called in three cases to the omission to enter the totals of attendance immediately in accordance with the rule. W. J. Andersok, Inspector.
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Ashburton School., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890
Ashburton School. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890
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