At last night's meeting of the Arthur street Committee (Mr A.'Struthers presiding) the resignation of the Rev. L. J. Harrison was accepted, and it was decided to ask Mr Ewan Cameron to accept nomination to the vacancy. The chairman and Mr Simpson were deputed to wait on the Education Board and ascertain if the Board would determine the cost and to what extent the Committee would be assisted by the Board in constructing a concrete wall. ' The circular from the Lawrence School Committee on the subject of Education Board elections was considered. It was resolved—" That the Dunedin and Suburban School Committees' Conference had had the matter under consideration on the .Bth inst., and that the reso'ution arrived at by the Conference had previously been approved by this Committee." The head-master reported the average attendance for the last four weeks • Boys 273, girls 272? total, 545. The number on the roll was i Boys 205, girls 290 j total, 385. Messrs Simpson and Sligo were appointed Visiting Committee for the month.
At last night's meeting of the High street Committee (Mr J. H. Hosking in the ohair) the head-master reported as follows: —Averagenumber on the rolls Boys 356, girls 319 j total, 675. Average attendance i Boys 325, girls 286; total, 610. The Ravings bank's receipts amounted to £l2 3s 7d, and the withdrawals to £9 14s 81; while there was in hand the sum of lis 6d. Messrs Melvin and Gilmour were appointed the Visiting Committee for the month.*
The monthly meeting of the Mornington Committee was held last evening, when there were present—Messrs Joachim (in the chair), Arnold, Mearns, Harvey, Moody, and Reynolds. In reply to the circular from the Lawrence School Committee it was resolved to reply that this Committee adopt the resolution carried by the School Committees' Conference on the matter. The funds received for the proposed gymnasium were ordered to be placed in a trust account at the Savings Bank, and it was resolved that a public meeting of all interested be held in the schoolhouse on Friday evening for the purpose of discussing matters re the gymnasium. The number of children on the roll is 522, and the average attendance last month was 469. It was reported that the outhouses are to be speedily put in good repair. .
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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897