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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL.

COMMITTEE MEETING.

The monthly meeting of the committee was held on Tuesday eveDiDg, Present—Meagre J. R. Newton (chair man),Fyfe, Munro, Dodde, Rev. J. W, Hayward, and C. W. Leete.

The Hon. R. H. Rhodes wrote enclosing £5 for the work of improving the school grounds, and expressing a hope that the chairman and committee would be successful in their efforts to beautify the sobool grounds. The donation was received with thanks. \• ' The question as to whether the Board would supply garden tools was raised.

The chairman said that the practi cal gardener employed by the Board might give his opinion as to laying out of. the school grounds. It would be as well to get the benefit of his expert knowledge.

Mr Dodds moved that the Board be written to and asked whether they would supply tools for garden plots, and also whether the Board would send their practical gardener before Christmas to give them the benefr of his advice re laying out schoo 1 grounds. Seconded by Mr Fyfe and carried

Mr Leete proposed tbe school br closed on Friday, August 28th, for a fortnight's holiday. Seconded by the chairman and car ried.

Rev. J. W. Hayward asked if the repairs of the echoolhouee came within their jurisdiction.

Tbe cbaiman said that he was looking at the house the previous day, and several matters wanted attending to. He thought a deputation from the committee would carry weight. Rev. J. W. Hayward moved the committee draw the Board's attention to certain repairs to the school bouse, and that it be left to the chairman to give the Board tbe details of repairs aod improvements wanted. "Seconded by Mr Leete and carried.

Mr Dodds moved that the chairman write to the Akaroa High School Board for a grant in aid of tbe Secon clary Department.

Seconled by Mr Fyfe and carried. In answer to Mr Dodde, the chair" man said that be understood that Mr Gray had given £1 towards the primary school library. ■ 1% was left to the headmaster to write to tbe Board on the matter. The. headmaster reported that the attendance was satisfactory considering the amount of meaßles about. This term eleven children had gone, but he hoped that some younger children would come on.

Rev. Hayward moved tbat applicaiion be n.aia at once for subsidy of £2 lor the primary school library. Seconded by Mr Dodds and carried

The chairman said, in answer to Mr Leete, that he had had promises of £31 15s so far. He had not made an extensive canvass a3 yet, He coneide'ed there would be no difficulty in getting £45, and that would mean £90 in all with the Board's £ for £ subsidy. This was exceedingly satisfactory. The meeting then terminated.

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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AKAROA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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