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The monthly meeting ot the Caversham School Committee, held last night, was attended by Messrs Rutherford (chairman), Tennant, Craig, Stewart, Frye, and Grieves. The head-master reported that up to the present time there were 226 pupils in the school entitled to first-class and 109 to second-class certificates, or a total of 335 who were entitled to certificates out of an average attendance of 600. He also reported that a new organ had been purchased for the school, and arrangements were made for carrying out the annual concert in aid of the prize fund. The monthly meeting of the Arthur street School Committee was held last night; present—Messrs R. N. Adams (in the chair), A. Sligo, A. Burt, W. MVAdam (secretary), P. M'Gregor, and H, Crawford. The head-master’s report showed that the average weekly attendance during the month of October was—boys, 310; girls, 249; total, 559. The numbers on the register were—boys, 342; girls, 279; total, 621. The head-master also wrote that Miss Margaret Gow, having satisfactorily discharged the duties of interim fifth assistant during the past two months, left the school on the 31st ult., and Miss Hughina Isabella M‘Leod entered on her duties as fifth assistant on the Ist inst. Exhibits from the pupils had been forwarded to the Education Office for the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition. In connection with this matter the chairman mentioned that Mr Barrett had informed him that he had not allowed his teachers or pupils to work specially for the Exhibition; he had merely taken the ordinary school work. It was agreed that, in view of the approaching midsummer holidays, collecting cards be issued to the children for the purpose of collecting among their parents and immediate friends subscriptions for the purchase of prizes, as on previous occasions,

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Evening Star, Issue 8056, 5 November 1889