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An ordinary meeting.: of the High School Board of Governors was held this morning. Present: Messrs, J. Tucker (chairman), H. Davis, Hugo Friedlander, C. Reid, W. H. Collins, \V. T. Lill, and W. B. Denshire. . The Chairman reported that there was a debit balance of £2249 10s, and that the credit "balance amounted to £771 16s 4d. \

The Auclitor-General ( returned the balance-sheet for the High School for last year, certified, and without any tag.—Received. , Correspondence from the Education Department on several matters was read. The school's classes, for swimming and life-saving had been recognised for 1913.-—Copies of the Education Amendment Act, 1913, of the Education Reserves Amendment Act, and , the Public Works Amendment Apt had been forwarded to the Board.—Every candidate at the' Public • Service : Entrance and Intermediate Examination, November,'' 1913, would, within the nest few days, receive a memorandum stating tHat he would be notified as to whether or not he had satisfied the pass requirements for a. free place,—A voucher for the sum of £347 9s I'd had been forwarded to the. Audit and Treasury for payment to the credit of the Board's account.—The correspondence was received. . '■'!.•

A letter was received from the Education Department forwarding a circular from the League of the Empire regarding the meeting of overseas teachers in England, and stating that the next Conference of Teachers' Associations would be held in Toronto, on July 18, 1914. Teachers from New Zealand would be heartily welcomed.—lt was agreed to hand the circular to the headmaster. .

The headmaster's report stated that the School had re-opened Jast Wednesday with an attendance of. 100, the attendance of the succeeding days being 108, 108, and 110. On Tuesday, 3rd instant.. 27 boys and 17 girls had been enrolled as new pupils.—'Of last year's pupils 46 boys and 33 girls had returned, the total number on the roll being 123 (73 boys and 50 girls).. Of that number 109 held Department free places, five paid fees, and the remainder would be Board of Governors' free place holders. The new; ; pupils cajne. from the following schools'.—Borough 22, Xttikaia 4, Hampstead 2, Milton 2, Asbtoii.l, Duiisandel li Tinwald 1, Lauriston 1, Ealing 1, Eiffelton 1, and Invercargill.l. The following were the results of the examinations:—The three candidates for University Entrance Scholarship had all passed,the examination with credit, one candidate, Withell (last year's dux) being .awarded' the Gammad* Scholarship of £45 per annum for-three years at Canterbury College: three candidates passed the "Matriculation; exarainatibri; four passed the Public Service ; examination—one, with credit, being 132 nd on the list; seven candidates passed the intermediate Senior Free Place examination; thirteen candidates, passed the Senior Education Board Scholarship examination, two candidates (Ai. H. Bayliss, sixth on the list, and L,C. Smart 12th on the list) being awarded scholarships; 11 candidates gamed senior free places without further examination, and two had junior free places extended for a third year. Certain candidates who had been unsuccessful in examinations made application tor Board of Governors' free places for one year—The Chairman remarked that 123 pupils appeared a very good start, and they came from a wide area._ llie trouble this year, as usual, would be boarding accommodation. £ Some tour pupils asked .for Board of Governors' free places—Mr Davis said the report wls a P very good one, and he thought the staff should be- congratulated on the result of their work.—Mr Friedlander moved that the Board place on record its appreciation at the report received from the Education Department on the satisfactory progress of the School, and congratiilates the staft, —Mr 'Davis seconded the motion. ( which was carried, and ; the Secretary was instructed to forward a copy of the resolution to the .headmaster.—The committee was authorised to procure requirements necessary for the bchool, and the report was adopted. . __ A letter was received from; Miss Grace Stitt, thanking the Board, on behalf of the family, for sympathy m their recent sad bereavement. . Board of Governors' free places to the number of four, as recommended by the headmaster, were granted. Ihe matter of allotting other free places was left to the Chairman to consult with the headmaster. // Mr Reid, for the Visiting Committee, stated that everything at the bcnool was in first-class order; he had never seen the School and ground^ looking better.—Mr Denshire stated that -the fence round the agricultural plot opposite the School was in a disgraceful condition, and if the School intended using the plot continuously they should repair the fence.—lt was understood the matter would be attended to, and Messrs Denshire and Collins were elected as a Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. moo in m Accounts amounting to £128 19s 2c! were passed for payment.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOARD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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HIGH SCHOOL BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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