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The monthly "meeting of the Ashburton High School Board was held this morning, there being present: Messrs J. Tucker (chairman), R. Galbraith, W. B. Denshire, W. Oakley, G. H. Buchanan, W. T. Lill, A. Drummond, and Rev. G. Miller.. An apology for absence; from Mr C. Reid was accepted. Rev. G, Miller spoke in regard to the appointments for the girls' hostel. He advocated that a matron be appointed to whom the teachers would be subordinate. i'He therefore gave notice of motion to rescind the motion passed at the last meeting.

Accounts amounting to £350 were passed' for payment. The Headmaster (Mr W. F. Watters) reported that the roll was 200, 104 boys and 100 girls. Since his last report one girl (Hilda Harle) entered the Dental School, Otago* University, two boys had left, and one girl had been . admitted. The average attendance for the month had been 188.6 or 92.4 per cent, of th© roll number. Miss McClurg had begun her duties." An old boy, Rifleman W. K. Wilson, had been awarded th© Croix de Guerre. The board passed a vote of congratulation to Rifleman Wilson on the honour he had acquired. The report- was received and adopted. The report of examination results showed that one candidate gained a University scholarship (13th on the list), and one candidate qualified for Matriculation on the scholarship papers. In the Matriculation Examination, ' six candidates passed and one gained a partial pass. In the (Public Service Entrance, four passed, and in the Senior National Scholarship Examination six passed; thirty-four gained Senior, Free Place j and in the Junior National Scholarship Examination five candidates gained scholarships and nine others passed. Two candidates passed Junior Kree Place and two were tawarded extension of free places. Three candidates passed the Sixth Standard Examination. The board passed a vote of congratulation to the headmaster and the staff on the excellent results obtained. After some discussion on the conditions of the John Bell i Memorial Scholarship, it was decided to refer the conditions back to the committee specially appointed, also that Mr Buchanan be added to the committee. A letter was received from the Education Department awarding Samuel Gudsell a bursary of the annual value £5, with boarding allowance £30. |

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HIGH SCHOOL BOARD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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HIGH SCHOOL BOARD Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919