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; A committee meeting was held on Tuesday evening. Present—Mesera J. R. Newton (chairman), A. R. Munro, J. S. Dodde, 0. W. Leete and Rev. J. W Hayward. Key. A. H. Julius and Mr T. Penliogton sent apologies for their un> avoidable absence. The inspector's annual report waa read The report was very flattering" indeed to tbe teachers, the children's work being praised Mr Maine in particular remarked on the improvement in the oral work. Rev. J. W. Hayward said tbe report was most satisfactory, and tbe committee should express its pleasure at tbe teachers' excellent work. Hβ moved—"That tbe committee exprese its .pleasure at. tbe very satisfactory result of the recent examinations of the school, as seen in the excellent report of the inspectors This result is all the more creditable as tbe staffing of the school has been muoh interfered with daling the year on account of the protracted illness of the headmaster. congratulates Mr Gray aisdl all the teachers on the epoptH-aging results of their work, aw jsyiahes them Bucce&t|4n tbe coming'-yeaY'" ""- :r -\._ •**'• Mr £>odds seconded the motion. He considered the report one of the best they had received, and it was all tbe> more credit to the teachers, as they had been b6 handicapped in tbe past year. ' ''* ; . -. . , .-:,,

spaakerß , remark*, and considered thanks werp flm to the teachers, l&Tbe moiion was carried unanimously. . Mr Gray, who wag m attendance, said that ofiioially ho had no standing at the meeting, but, on behalf of the fceaoberp, he would like to thank tbe committee for their, motion of appreciation. They had only done their duty. He waa gratified at the un proveraent in oral work, the Peninsula ohildren being usually backward at this olaaa of work. He considered Mr Maine's kindly manner encouraged the children ~„ Iα anewer to the obairman, Mr Gray said that the attendance was there bed been no deThe following letter waa received from the North Canterbury Board ot Eduoation:-"! am directed to inform you thftfc on bia apphcation tbe Board has granted Mr 0. Hall an extension of bia leave of absence until the re opening of the Akaroa District Hieh School after the puiamer vacation. The Board understands that Mr Hall is much improved in health, and it trusts that the additional leave will enable him to make a complete recovery." _ Rev. 3 W. Hayward moved-"Tbafc the committee expresses its pleasure at hearing from the Board of the im provement in the health of Mr C. Hall, the headmaster, and at the prospecb of his complete recovery." Seconded by Mr Leete and carried. Mr Leete, hon. treasurer, reported that there was £5 la 63 in band, and practically all acconnfcs had been paid. There would , be another grant at the end of December. The chairman moved that the school dose for holidays on Friday, December 19th* and re open on Monday, February 2nd. Seconded by Mr Dodda and earned. Mr Dodds paid he had instructed Mr Whitley to cut down the Californian thistle in the playground, but the work had nob been done yet, In answer to tbe Ray. J. W. Hay ward, the obairman said he did not know whether tba new school would be ready after the Christmas holidays. As far as it had gone tbe job had been a good substantial one He undertook to see the contractor, ana afge on the building, ho tbafc the obildren need not return to the old building. The delay through the strike had made a considerable difference to the contractor.

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4354, 5 December 1913

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4354, 5 December 1913

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