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The North Canterbury Board of EclDcation is at present negotiatirg for the purchase of a site for a school chat will serve both German and Robinson's Bay on the spur that divides the two Bayg just below the Main road It appears the Board intend to follow out a concentration policy in regard to their future build ing programme on Banks' Peninsula, as it is considered that, by having fewer school* and larger attendances at each school, it is able to provide a much more efficient teaching staff, and the children will thus get much better results. At present, in most of the Peninsula schools, there is only one teacher in charge, the attendance not coming up to the required 86 to allow of a probation teacher to help the certificated teacher. Thu sole charge school' teachers must labour under a very grave disadvantage in having to teach six standards brides infant classes, and can hardly he ex pected, with the lack of compeli>ion in the standard?, and the lack of time for each standard at their disport, to do justice to their pupils. The Board recognising this have come to the conclusion that concentration is going to remedy a great deal of the present disadvantßges of teachers and pupils in the Bays FCbools of Banks Penin sula, and with that end in view it was decided to combine the German Bay and Ri;hii><;oii'a F>«y SclionU by bnild»ig n s li t>l a'i iqia' distance fiom uoih. 'iliura id nuc a very large attendance at RobinGon's Bay—not enough to warrant the Board appoint- J i"< r a cerlidcalp.] te icb<j>-, a o>l at Gerr nin Boy trwe over thirty children attending at present, but, if the two were combined, there would ornhnMy m nearly fi f 'y j noils attending the school, The objections to concentration are, of course, r.bat \'u& child < en wiil have very much further to go to school, and have even now long distances to go in. some oases. A good deal more will probably be heard of-the 1 matter, as there is likely to be some very strenuous opposition to the Board's action At all events, both the Ger man Bay and Robinson's Bay Schools are in a shocking state of repair, and new schools are certainly urgently re quired, especially in German Bay, and a suitable teacher's residence is also i


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GERMAN BAY SCHOOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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GERMAN BAY SCHOOL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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