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The annual meeting of the MidCanterbury branch of the New Zealand Educational Institute was held in the new Borough School on Saturday! There was a fair attendance of teachers. Mr John Cook presided.

I The annual report stated that four very successful meetings had been held, when large gatherings of teachers benefited from papers read by Messrs T. .Hughes, Withell, A. L. Moore, and J. Cook. With regard to the schools, the chief event was the teachers' sending their representative, through the Dominion to preach educational reform to the people. Mr E. U. Just had spoken in every town in New Zealand, and had awakened public interest in educational matters. Unfortunately, .what/ promised to be a large ... jtfSfetihj^' iii. Ashburton was spoiled /By a stormy night. A slight improveTnent in the Education Act had been made last year, but a comprehensive amendment \vas< hoped for in 1919. The membership of the branch had declined owing to 18 teachers either leaving teaching or moving to another district. Among those who had left were three of the most valued women teachers in the Ashburton County—Misses Trezise, Comer, and Hight. Reference was made to the loss of this province in the death of its foremost educationalist, Mr T. S. Foster. The bain nee-sheet showed ■ a credit of£B 9s 6d. The officers elected for the year were:—President, Mr A. L. Moore; vice-president, Miss C. Menzies; hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr H. N. Watson; committee. Misses M^ Hayes, E. Knox, I. Rapley, Messrs Schneider, J. Cook. Jos. Watson, and CV W. Allard; hon. auditor, Mr J. Cook., Two new members were elected. It was agreed to invite' Mr C- T. Asohman. of Christchurch Normal School, to address the next meeting.

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919