At the meeting of the North Canterbury Board of Education on Thursday the following items of business of local in T terest were transacted :—The Buildings Committee reported/infer alia, that "An application for a teacher's house at Ruapuna be deferred for consideration when the Board should be in funds. An application for a school was received from householders of Graham's road, residing between Tinwald and Ashton districts. They were requested to furnish detailed information." Mr T, S. Weston gave notice to move at next meeting j—" That the Board do forthwith ballot for an Appointments Committee." SCHOOL BOOKS. The Committee appointed to consider and report upon the question of uniformity of reading and text books in the public schools of the North Canterbury District,' reported having obtained full lists from the principal teachers of the books in use in the classes, and a tabular statement showing in how many schools, and by how many children the books were used. A memorandum from the Inspectors indicated the books to. wh^ch they gave preference. The Committee recommended the Board to adopt the following books as those authorised for us.§. in schools in this district: — Reading :• Royal Readers and Sequels ; Star Readers (not above Standard III.) ; Little Primer and Little Reader; Parts I. and 11. for infants. Writing : Vere Foster's copy books, Southern Cross copy books, Grammar and Composition ; Mason.'* first notions, for grammar, Halls primary grammar, Park's iessons in composition. Arithmetic : RoyalSchoolseries, Goyen's arithmetic, Hamblin Smith's arithmetic (for the highest class), elementary bookkeeping (for the highest class). History: Blackwood's short stories, Gardiner's outlines, Colliers history of the British Empire. Geography:- Petrie's first geography, Petrie's NeAV Zealand geography, Ward's atlases, Southern. Cross atlases. Drawing : The Colonial drawing book, Hutton's New Zealand drawing book. Science ; Macmillan's primers, Nelson's Royal series (three volumes), Johnston's i Agricultural Chemistry. The Committee recommended the 1 teaching of book-keeping in the schools, I and the study of agricultural chemistry. The report of the Committee was held over until the return from Wellington of Messrs Saunders and Joyce.
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EDUCATION BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890
EDUCATION BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890
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