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The meeting of the Kensington Committee last night was attended by Messrs Cole (chairman), Allan, M'Laren, Prebbles, Oaffin, and Trevena. The headmaster's report showed the number on the roll during the paßt month to have been 405, and the average attendance 357. The report by Inspector Petrie on his recent examination of the school showed the average passes to have been 88 per cent.—The Chairman intimated that he had granted three days' holiday to enable the teaohers to attend the sittings of the Educational Institute.— The following resolutions were carried : "That in future the Committee take charge of the requisites for the pupils, and levy threepence per quarter on those that use them, being considered more satisfactory." "That in future the headmaster discontinue to supply the pupils with school books at the school." Some dissatisfaction was expressed by the Committee at the continual changing of school books, as it bears hard on parents. The meeting of the Arthur street School Committee last evening was attended by Messrs Adams (chairman), Burt, M'Adam, Sligo, M'Gregor, and Crawford. The result of the inspector's examination showed a percentage of 91, as against 78 per cent, for last year. It was resolved that the secretary write to the head-master expressing gratification at the results attained, and ask him to convey the Committee's feeling to the teaching staff. The head-master reported the attendance for the last quarter as follows : Boys, 344; girls, 274; total, GlB. It was also resolved: " That this Committee continue of the opinion that the resolution of the Education Board in respect to the appointment of teachers is undesirable and uncalled for, and has not been justified by the discussions which have reached the public, and the Committee will consider the desirability of supporting candidates favoring the views entertained by the great majority of the school committees." The Committee decided that it waß not desirable that children should make an indiscriminate canvass for money for the gymnasium, but that the head-master be requested to issue subscription cards.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Evening Star, Issue 7948, 2 July 1889