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A special meeting of the Albany street School Committee was held last evening to consider matters relating to a concert wtiieh it is proposed to hold in connection, with' the school. There were present—Messrs W. Dickson (chairman), A. T. Anderson, G. J. Anderson, Turner, Wilkinson, Thompson and Hastings. Miss Haig (the head-mis-tress) and-Mr J. L. Ferguson (the headmaster) were also in attendance. ■ After some discussion as to whether the concert should be held in the City Hall or in the Gymnasium, the matter was deferred till Monday next. The secretary mentioned that the Schools Committees’ Conference had discussed the question of holding a gathering.of the school children in connection with the Jubilee, and it was decided to leave the delegates a free hand in the matter. Leave was granted Mr Hastings to introduce new business. Mr Turner mentioned that he had been asked by several people who it was that had supplied a report of. the last meetmg to a local paper. Mr Hastings said he would only consent to the irfatter being cussed in committee. He therefore moved in that direction, but as the motion lapsed for the want of a seconder 'Mr Hastings decliued to make any remarks on the subject. Iho meeting then adjourned. The meeting of the North-east Valley

Committee, held on Wednesday, was a*., tended by Messrs Thomson (chairman), Sooones, Calder, Richardson, White, Scout, and 0 Shea (clerk). The head-master reported that the number on the roll was; Boys 271, girls 249 ; total, 520. The average attendance for the month of October had been ; Boys 244, girls 217; total, 461. A vote of thanks was accorded to the boys’ cricket club for their donation of £2 towards the funds of the hobby show. The Visiting Committee reported that the school work was going on satisfactorily. The tender of Mr Manley for top-dressing the asphalt in the school playground was accepted, the price being l?/-d per yard. Mr Richardson was appointed a member of tho Works Committee. It was decided that the school should break up on December 17 and reopen on January 31. Tho Committee resolved to meet with others this evening to make arrangements for the hobby show in aid of the gymnasium funds. The High street Committee met on Wednesday ; present—Messrs Hosking (chairman), Gilmour, Melvin, Jolly, Farnie, Williamson, Stewart, Melville, and Walker. Tho Committee approved of the demonstration as proposed by the School Committees’ Conferencb, and guaranteed the sum of £5 towards the expenses. Messrs Hosking and Jolly were appointed Visiting Committee. The plans of a new gymnasium were presented for approval by the Board’s architect, and the matter was left in the hands of Messrs Hosking, Gilraour, Farnie, and Walker. It was decided to ask the Board for an extra grant of £SO towards the cost of erecting a cookery room in connection with the gymnasium. Reports were presented showing that there was every prospect of the hobby show and sale of work being most successful. The head-master reported as follows-.—Number on the roll: Boys 352, girls 318 ; total, 670. Average attendance for the month : Boys 325, girls 285; total, 610. Savings Bank deposits, £lO 2a 81; withdrawals, £6 5a 6d.

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES., Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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SCHOOL COMMITTEES. Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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