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Hampstead School.

The ordinary, monthly meeting of the Hampstcad School Committee tww held on Friday evening, October 10th. Present:—Mr A., Orr (Chairman), Messrs Fwwcett, Crooks, Smith, Andrews and Baker. Correspondence was received from the Education Board requesting the master to discontinue Avotk outside the syllabus ia.a. .class l«w« proficient than the others m Standard work ; also stating that the Inspector's report was highly satisfactory. , It was resolved . that the master bs requested to submib iliree names of suitable candidates for the position of pupil teacher. It was decided to observe Friday, October 31st (Show day), as a school holiday. / The "Inspector's Report was read as follows: — The infant department (Miss Shirtcliffe, infant mistress, assisted by Miss K. Orr, and Mr E. Andrews, pupil teachers), is m excellent condition. Throughout the division what the children do is for the most part of the best claasi m point ofiquality, and the range of attainment at. the top falls little shore of the work prescribed: for examination m Standard 1. There is, however, sdnie reason to regret that a few more children should no* have been promoted intp ;«nd; presented m the latter class, seeing that the 'proportion of infants m the school, is considerably above the average.—Standard!. (MasterKcrr, under.! supervision of head master) is a class of exceptional excellence; Standardll. (Miss Aleorn, under assistant master) has much less merit, bub ha* received sufficient preparation. Standard HI. (Miss Fawcett) is very good. Standard TV. (Mr Frizell) bas been carefully taught m its past subjects and answers creditably m its sciences (Mr Frizell's boys) and m domestic economy (MissFawcett's girls), but should have made a better appearance m geography. The work m Standard VI. (Mr Malcolm) is substantially good. Standard "V. is the weakest m standard work. The children included im Standard VII. are not. all entitled to that classification* but 1 have thought it more convenient to allow the presentation to stand as made by the head njaater. These children have done an unusually extensive programme of extr* work m four subjects. Two only of these subjects were examined —English and Latin—the Euclid was well done—the Latin was nob sufticiently accurate to be rated high, but whatever the merits of these subjects may have been it would be better to devote any spare *ime or labor to ordinary standard work so long as any ' weakness remained m it. It was urianimmwly resolved that the , toachers be thanked for and congratulated J upon tho highly satisfactory result of the i examination. , •■■■"•

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Hampstead School., Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2547, 18 October 1890

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Hampstead School. Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2547, 18 October 1890