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The monthly meeting of the Methven School Committee was held last evening. The Rev. G. K. Aitken (chairman) presided, and there were present also Messrs Smith, McDonald, Dart, Lock, Cooper, and Pawson. '* - ; .;

The chairman reported that the balance to the committee's credit on December 31 last was £21 12s Id. The board reported that Miss_ S. Watson, and Miss M. Walker had been appointed iunior teacher and probationer Lrebpectively. The school has now a full stJaff of five teachers. •

Mr W. T. P. Lock offered to donate the Dux medal every year. He was thanked for his generosity.

It was decided that the prize-giving concert postponed from last year be held in May, just, nrior to the break-up for the term holidays.

On the motion of Mr S. Smith, the committee congratulated Mr Irwin, the headmaster, on the success of his pupils at the recent Jimior Scholarship examination, one (R. Dart) having gained a scholarship, and another (D. Grover) having gained a free place. It was also 'decided to thank Mr Irwin for the trouble he has taken in their outdoor sports and Saturday picnics. It was decided that memorial trees be planted in the school grounds in. connection with the peace celebrations, and, if possible, .the national trees of the Empire's Dominions and the Allies be chosen. As the committee was meeting for the last time, Mr Dart moved, and Mr Smith seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman for the great amount of work he had done during the year in connection with the- general work of the committee, and especially in conltection with the school, which is still new and requires a., more than ordinary amount of attention. The motion was agreed to. The headmaster wrote suggesting that a Roll of Honour be provided for the school. .

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COUNTY CENTRES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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COUNTY CENTRES Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9574, 1 April 1919

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