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AN ISTEEESTINO CEREMONY. A large number of visitors, parents, and senior children assembled in the infant 'department of the Anderson Bay School yesterday afternoon tn celebrate the, opening of some additions .that had b?en made to the school, these additions consisting of .1' large classroom, head master's office, and teachers' room Mr A. Youmgson (chairman of tho school committee) presided. The proceedings commenced with the singing by the children of ' It's a Lent: Way to Tipperary : ' ruder the conductorship of the head mastor (Mr Coutts). Tho Chairman referred to tho muchneeded additions to the school. Ho thanked the Education Board through their chairman (Mr G-. C. Israel) for tho generous way they had been met. Tho new classroom was a model of what a elassronrn should Ik- as regards convenience, lighting, ventilation, accommodation, and gei ernl arrangement. Thero were now 276 children, on the roll, and when the attendance reached 300 they would he compelled to ask for further accommodation. He congratulated the architect (Mr Rodger) a».id the contractor (Mr York) tor the excellent manner in which they had performed the work. Mr Israel said it was one of the privileges and! pleasures of a chairman of the Education Board to take part in such functions. Ho congratulated the architect. at:d also tho residents of the district on the steady grovith of the district. The Iter. A. Cameron, as a resident ot the district a<nd an said ho itgretted that they had not somo way m' recording Iho honors achieved by ex-pupils of tho school. Ho leferred to tho recent success of the eon of the chairman of tho school commit t».o. in winning tho Macandrew Scholarship. lie likewise, congratulated Mr Israel and the Education Board en the go-ahead policy they were adopting in the matter of buildings and in education generally.

.Short addresses wero also delivered by Messrs W. Rodger (architect), York. J. White. W. E. M'Adam, W. Gall. J.Somville. and the head master (Mr Cotitti-'. The latter stated that the attendance that dac was a. record. 270 children being present.

The children rendered a number of popular son t C3 ill n. manner -which, earned i'or tb"m louil appU\uso. The proceedings concluded with the singing of the National Anthem. The parents and visitors then had a look round the new buildings, and warmly commended the modernity displayed in the fitting up of the classroom.

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ANDERSON BAY SCHOOL, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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ANDERSON BAY SCHOOL Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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