MR. E. J. CORBETT. Considerable interest was taken in the breaking-up at Forest Lake School. Hamilton, as in eon junction with the ceremony Mr. 1!. -I. Corbett was tendered a farewell by the pupils, parent*. staff and school committee. He has been transferred to the Kaupo Consolidated District High School, on the Northern Wairoa. Mr. ,T. W. Walsh, the chairman, said everyone was sorry to lose Mr. Corbett's valuable services. He took charge of the school at the start, when the .surrounding grounds were unimproved paddocks. Now those surroundings showed promise of the most picturesque of any in the Auckland province. The residents were very fortunate in having the services of such a capable man. The committee was verv sorry Mr. Corbett was fjohijr away, but it hoped to work as well with the new headmaster α-s it had worked with Mr Corbett.
Mr. Walsh, on bolialf of the school committee and the pupil-, presented Mr Corbett with a gold-mounted fountain pen, engraved, a travelling ni S -, ail ,i leather suit oase.
Mrs. Corbett, who had so abb assisted at all social functions in aid r.\ the .school, received a beautiful bouqm-i from one of the little ones of the primer classes, and was also presented with a dainty teaset as a mark of appreciation from the parents.
Mr. Corbett thanked all present for their splendid gifts, and pointed nut that what had been achieved both in and out of school would have been impossible without the active and whole-hearted co-operation of both committee and residents.
Tea, provided by a commit toe of ladies, was served clurinjr the afternoon.
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POPULAR HEADMASTER., Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 304, 24 December 1928
POPULAR HEADMASTER. Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 304, 24 December 1928
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