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The monthly meeting of the Arthur street Committee last night was attended by Messrs Adams (in the chair), Sligo, Crawford, M‘Gregor, and M'Adam, The head-master reported that the attendance had been as follows:—Boys, 311; girls, 244; total, 555. Accounts amounting to LI 5 14s Gd were passed for payment. Notice of resignation of the position of third assistant by Miss Davies was received. It was resolved —“ That in the opinion of this Committee it is a matter of regret that the Education Board did not accept Mr White’s statement in explanation of his speech at the Education Institute, and so end all disputes as to Mr White’s intentions as affecting the members of the Board.” Messrs Crawford and Burt were appointed a Visiting Committee for the present month. A meeting of the Caversham School Committee lust night was attended by Messrs Rutherford (chairman), Tennent, Craig, Stewart, Graves, and Frye. The Chairman reported that Mr Rennie, first assistant, was very ill, and his place was being temporarily filled by Mr Goodall, of the Training College, and that Mr E. Smith had been appointed pupil-teacher in the school, his duties commencing from the Ist of July last. Mr Frye reported that he had visited the school, and was present during the examination. Everything was going on satisfactorily. The inspector’s report on the recent examination was considered most satisfactory. Those members who attended last night’s meeting of the Kensington Committee were: —Messrs Cole (in the chair), Caffin, Allen, Nicholls, Trcvena, and M'Loren. The head-master reported that the number of pupils at present on the roll was 416; while the average attendance was 301. It having been intimated to the Committee that the master was in the habit of selling school books to pupils, a discussion took place as to the advisability of the practice being continued. It was stated that one of the provisions contained in the Education Act sanctioned the custom, but it was explained that the practice was mainly confined to the head-masters of country schools, and was undesirable in the present instance. Ultimately the following motion, proposed by Mr M’Laren and seconded by Mr Trevena, was carried:—“ That the secretary be instructed to write to the head-master informing him that the Committee deem it inadvisable for him to continue the practice of selling school books to pupils.” The Visiting Committee reported having visited the school and found everything to their satisfaction. Messrs M'Laren and Prebbles were appointed a Visiting Committee for the present mouth. The other business transacted was of a routine nature.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 7978, 6 August 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Issue 7978, 6 August 1889

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