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A special meeting of the Albany street Committee was held last night, when there were present —Messrs Fredric (chairman), Eggers, Barnett, and M'Lean, The resignations of Messrs Smith, Sinclair, and Richmond as members of the Committee were accepted, and the vacancies so caused were filled by the appointment of Messrs J, K. Wheeler, W, A. Newman, and G. W. Canter. A circular was received from the Education Board, suggesting that the midwinter holidays should be arranged to suit the dates appointed for the meetings cf the Educational Institute, and it was decided to grant the usual week’s holiday, extending from the 28th inst. until the Bth proximo. The secretary was instructed to inform tho secretary of the School Committees’ Conference that the absence of the delegates from tho last meeting of that body was caused through no intimation of the meeting having been received, arid to inquire the reason of tho omission.

The High street School Committee met last night, when there wore present—Messrs Isaac(chairman), Mercer, Cameron, Caradus, Melvin, and Hislop. Tho head-master’s report showed that there were 719 pupils on the roll, the average attendance being—boys 340, girls 334 ; total, 074. A circular was received from the school inspectors stating that their examination would commence on the 17 th Inst. It was decided to adopt tho resolutions of tho Outram School Committee with reference to limiting the number of teachers to be forwarded to the committees, and tho clerk was instructed to write Mr M’Kenzio to that effect. A circular in connection with tho Exhibition was referred to tho head-master, asking him to have the school represented at the Educational court if possible. The Visiting Committee’s report was a satisfactory one, and some slight alterations suggested by them in one of the rooms were left to tho Works Committee, with power to act. The clerk was instructed to write to the City Council calling attention to tho state of the footpaths in the vicinity of tho school. It was resolved to close the school for one week, commencing July 1, for tho midwinter holidays. Messrs Hislop and Cameron were appointed Visiting Committee for the month.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Issue 7933, 14 June 1889

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