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„ A special meeting of the Albany street Committee was held laßt evening to consider another complaint against Mr Spence, a teaoher, of alleged ill-treatment of a child. .There were present—Messrs A. T. Anderson G. burner, J. H. Wilkinson, T. Walker, G. F. Anderson, and D. Mathieson. Mr D. H. Hastings, in apologising for his non-attendance, wrote: «'Considering the business, perhaps it would be better for me to stay away." The Chairman explained that the meeting had been called in consequence of Mr Connor having lodged a complaint to the effeot that a child of his had been ill-treated by Mr Spence. Mr Turner moved and Mr Wilkinson seconded —"That the proceedings be held'in committee." The motion was carried without' dissent. It is understood that the inquiry was subsequently adjourned in order to secure the attendance of the parties. The Mornington Committee met last evening, when there were present—Messrs Joachim (chairman), Horsburgh, Sparrow, Arnold, Moody, Reynolds, and Harvey. The head-master reported the average attendance for last month as 469; number on the roll, 520. The Gymnasium Committee reported on the work that had been done. Upwards of £SO had been promised or collected, and the voluntary canvassers were still at work. Concerts by the Mornington iMinstrels and the Orchestral Society were promised, and would be given during the next few weeks; and a ohildren'a concert, with a sale of work, which had been taken up very heartily by the ladies of the district" would be held before the break-up. Re. ports upon the school work were di'iocssed, and some correspondence ordered to be sent. The usual meeting of the Arthur street bobool Committee was held last evening. Apologies for non-attendanoe were received frpm Messrs Sligo and Mason. In the matter of a oonorete wall it was resolved that Mr Simpson wait upon the secretary of the Board and inform him that conditional upon the Board paying two-thirds of the cost the Committee would pay the remaining one-third, and make the work a permanent" one. It was decided t"6 defer further action m the matter of filling the vacancy on the Committee caused by the resignation of the Rev. Mr Harrison until next meeting. The head-master reported that theaverage attendance for past four weeks had been : Boys 277 girls 266; total, 543. The number on the roll is: Boys 296,; girls 294; total, 590. The average attendance for last quarter was 547. The Chairman reported having received notice that the quarterly allowance, £26 ss, o>u V n paid into their crediti at the Bank - The Visiting Committee reported having found every thing in a satisfactory condition. Tho chairmaD and Mr Simpson • were appointed the Visiting Committee for next month.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Evening Star, Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Evening Star, Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement