Mr "W. Platt, chairman of the School Committee, in his report referred to the crood work which was carried on by his successor, Mr D. Buckley. During the rear the school had been enlarged, partly owing to the chairman's exertions.
The room is now divided into two by a folding partition, for which the committee had to find the cost, which was £20. This has been done, the school now beinec a- credit to the district. There is also a fund of £13 9s lOd m hand" for the purpose of making an asphalt path round the building;. The school also has a small balance in hand to carry on any other necessary work. The committee has decided to cut up a. nortion of the schooTground for an agricultural warden, with the permission of th" Education Department. Mr D. Buckley presided at the householders' meetinpr. when, after an exciting election.'Me-ssrs A. Geddes. G. Cleeve. V. Rouse. A. Findlay, and C. W Smith were elected, Mr A. Geddes beiner afterwards elected chairman. It was decided to join with Methven dii'vinc the peace celebrations. On Friday lnst Lieutenant' T. S. Stockdill. I).CM.. Private L^liLaw. and Private J. Twoomey received a hearty welcome home from the people of Hi^hbnnk. Each of the returned j r-oldica's was presented with a solid gold j ! Maltese cross, with the inscription, " Presented by the Highbank residents," entraved on the back. Supper was served, after which dancing was kept ur> until about 2 a.m.
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HIGHBANK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
HIGHBANK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
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