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A meeting of this Committee was held on Thursday evening last. Present— Messrs Stewart (chairman), Cole, Hill, Brown, and Leddy. The chairman reported that he had the necessary trees planted to fill up the gaps m the plantation, and that he had got a further supply of coal and firewood for both schools.—Approved. The master's report on the main school was read, which showed the number on the roll to be 95, and the average attendance 59. The average attendance was considered very unsatisfactory, and much to be regretted as with better attendance averaging not less than 71 the teaching staff would be entitled to the assistance of a pupil readier. The chairman said the number on the roll at the Side school was 17, and the average attendance 13. Letters—From the Board of Education confirming the appointment of Mrs T. Pitt sewing mistress to the Side school, as had been recommended by the Committee.—From the Board of Education giving information respecting the VII Standard to the following effect: That there was no VII Standard, that as children could not be presented m a Standard ; they had already passed it become therefore necessary that these who had passed the VI should be called the VII; that such ■ pupils should be allowed to make themselves thoroughly efficient m all the subjects mentioned m the syllabus of the VI Standard ; that subjects to be taught outside of the syllabus were very much at the discretion of the master, but algebra and Euclid might be taught; that the Board did not approve of a master devoting much of his time to teaching subjects outside of the standard regulations. Several small matters were left m the hand of Mr Brown to attend to. The, meeting fchen adjourned, ' ' '*'

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WAKANUI SCHOOL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890

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WAKANUI SCHOOL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890