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The quarterly returns of attendance for the period ended 30th September, which have been compiled by the secretary to the Education Board, show that there were *>o schools in operation in the district, employ. x ?f 2 "^ male , and 302 female teachers, besides 32 teachers of sewing. The number of pupilo on tho rolls at the beginning of the quarter was 21,799 and at the end of the C 2 V 949 .f 11,286 boys and ' 10,663 girls. The strict average attendanca was 9,968 boys and 9,250 girls, making total of 19,218, being 35 8 less than thSta* ll r I ' Proviow quarter, and 80 less of a ißS at •%. the 10.l 0 .» es P q«aZ of 1896. The working average was 72 more than the strict averaee—viz 1Q 2lß_ being 373 less than the fotal for the JlTvious quarter, and 198 less than that for the corresponding quarter of 1896. The averages, at the city and suburban schools; were:—Kaikorai ?14, Albany street 677, George street 673, Normal 643, High street 612, Arthur street 547, Union street -508,' Uversham 506, Forbury 475, Mornington 469, Aorth-east Valley 452, MacaucLw road 420, Kensington '■ 336. Ravensbonrne 197, Anderson Bay 123, Wakari 97, St. Clair 88. . ■ The attendances at Oamaru were * Sonth School 442, North 400, Middle 30& "* At the District Sigh Schools : Port Chalmers 801, Tokomairird 282, Palmerston 256 Balcltttba 241,' Lawrence 230. During the, quarter new schools were opened at Kahuiksi and Romareka (Catlina district).

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EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS., Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS. Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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