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The meeting of the Union street Committee, held last evening, was attended by Messrs J, L. Gillies (chairman), M'Lareu, Swan, Jackson, Heenan, Selby, and Duthie. The head-master reported that tho number of pupils on the roll for the past month was: Boys, 373; girls, 343 ; total, 716. The average attendance was: Boys, 328; girls, 285; total, 613. A number of the elder boys had taken in hand the matter of getting contributions for holding a bazaar, and he was of opinion that it would greatly assist them if they had some means of showing that they did so by the authority of the School Committee. The chaitman was authorised to supply the boys with subscription sheets either for money or goods. The meeting of the Moinington Committee was attended by Messrs Frapwell (chairman), Austing, Harvey, Nicol, Wilson, and Loan. It was resolved that a concert should be held in November for the purpose of raising funds for prizes and good attendance certificates. The head-master reported that the average attendance for the month was 517, and there wore 572 pupils on the roll.

At the Caversham Committee’s meeting, attended by Messrs Rutherford (chairman), Craig, Frye, Grace, Tennant, and the Rev. Mr Hinton, the Visiting Committee reported that everything was working satisfactorily. A number of the children in several of the classes, however, were absent fiom school lately on account of illness. It was resolved in reference to the prizes for regular attendance “that it bo at the option of the parents of the children attending school to take a photographic attendance certificate, or a book of an equivalent value.” The following motion, moved by the Rev. Mr Hinton, and seconded by Mr Tennant, was also carried—“ That in the opinion of this Committee the plan suggested by the Educational Institute of Otago for the classification of schools and of appointments, and for sending to committees the names of all qualified applicants for any vacancy, is best adapted for tho interest of education, and most likely to give satisfaction to all concerned.”

The monthly meeting of the Macandrew road Committee was held last evening; present—Mr Hogg (in the chair), Messrs Chetwin, Logie, Fisher, Carpenter, and Dodds. The head-master reported that the average attendance for the month was 547; cn the roll, 642. He attributed the cause of the small attendance to the prevalence of colds amongst the children. He reported some minor repairs about tho premises, which required attention; and also that the windows in tho new building should be provided with blinds, or obscured before the summer weather sets in. The first matter was referred to tho Works Committee, and the secretary was instructed to write to the Education Board asking that the windows in the new school should be fitted up with Venetian bliuds.—A discussion took place on the subject of granting certificates in lieu of prices this year. The head-master having been called in, he stated that he was decidedly ip fayor of the proposed innova : tion, and recommended that all pupils who obtained 75 per cent, and over of marks be granted first-class certificates, those between 75 and 50 second-slass, those between 50 and 40 third-class, and no certificate to be granted where less than 40 per cent, was obtained, Consideration of the matter was deferred until next meeting.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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