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SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHIEF INSPECTOR

MR. E. CARADUS APPOINTED

Mr. E. Caradus, B.Sc, has been appointed Chief Inspector of Secondary Schools in place of Mr. E. J. Parr, who is retiring on superannuation at the end of this month. Mr. Caradus is an old boy of the Auckland Grammar School and a graduate of Auckland University College.

Before joining the teaching profession in 1907 he was. for two years analytical chemist to the Waihi Grand Junction Gold Mining Company. From 1909 to 1913 Mr. Caradus was on the staff of Wellington College, from 1913 to 1921 in charge of the science department at the Auckland Grammar School, and from 1922 to 1925 first assistant at Nelson College and in charge of College House.

Mr. Caradus was appointed an inspector of secondary schools in 1926 and Senior Inspector of Secondary

Schools in 1937. His assistance to the University of New Zealand since 1931 in connection with the statistical side of the University entrance examination is well known and has done much to improve the general arrangements in regard to that examination. As educational adviser to the Air Department since 1938 and as director of educational services to the Royal New Zealand Air Force since 1939, Mr. Caradus was responsible for the introduction in 1939 of the scheme of preliminary educational training for the air crew which is now an essential part,of Air Force training in this country and on which similar schemes in other parts of the Empire have been and are being modelled. "Australia adopted the New Zealand scheme and accompanying text-book six months later and in January of this year Britain commenced the preliminary educational training of the air crew on lines very similar. In a recent statement the Prime Minister announced that the New Zealand scheme and this text-book were enabling New Zealand' to send in to the ground training school at Levin a constant stream of men with the necessary basic knowledge to enable them to commence training for the air crews of the Empire, and would enable New Zealand to do this as long as the war lasted. Since the outbreak of war Mr. Caradus in his capacity as director of educational services has been a member of the Air Crew Selection Committee of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Most of Mr. Caradus's time will now of necessity require to be devoted to the duties of Chief Inspector of Secondary Schools, but he will still continue to act also as director of educational services to the Royal New Zealand Air Force for as long as this may be. necessary. This combination of duties will require that Mr. Caradus be much more frequently in Wellington than he has been hitherto.

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS, Evening Post, Volume CXXXI, Issue 63, 15 March 1941

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS Evening Post, Volume CXXXI, Issue 63, 15 March 1941

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