OTAGO HIGH SCHOOLS BOARD
The- monthly meeting of the Ota-go Boys' and Girls' High Schools Board was held this afternoon, and was attended by Mr T. K. Sidev, M.F. (in the chair), and Mesrs John Ross, J. M. Gallawav. J. H. Skickiock, J). T. Fleming, and G. C. Israel.
Mr W. J. Morrel, rector of the Boys' High School, in his monthly report, stated that tho total number of boys now upon the rolls is 336, as against 310 in November, 1913, and 301 in 1912. The school was on October 20, 21. and 22 officially visited by Messrs T. H. Gill and T. R. C'resweil, inspector;) of secondary schools. Certain examinations were, as usual, conducted by the inspectors in the second-year forms, and the names of 72 boys i:i these forme haw, on my recommendation, been accepted for the award of senior free places (tenable up to Uie ,i!>o of '10) without further examination. I"trust that parents will see their \y:iy to allow such boys to return as senior papils and to take full advantage of the ficilities for -further education thus afforded. The Navy League essay ccninctition was taken "on October 28, some 325 essays being sent in. _ I have to thank the league for renewing its generous offer of prizes in every form, for a recent donation of books, and for reserving seats for the school at the Trafalgar Day meeting. Practically the whole school attended, nearly all' also voluntarily attending- tho afternoon rniKvlinrr. The annual athletic sports passed off with considerable success on* Saturday, October 24. Throuph the assistance of many kind friends of the school, and the efforts of the boys themselves, a surplus of £56 18s 2d was realised, and a cheque for this amount has been forwarded to the Belgian relief fund.—Adopted. —Principal's Report.—
Misa Flora M. Allan, principal of the Girls' Hiffh School, reported that the roll number for this month is 202—70 senior, 12.6 junior, and 6 that pay fees. The inspectors of the Education Department —Messrs T. H. Gill and T. R. Cress well —visited the school on October 16 and 17, and conducted the examination for senior free places.—Adopted. .Mr Sidey briefly returned thanks for the horior done him by electing him chairman of the l;oar :
Mrs Fergus wrote thanking the board for their el .\\n.pu,.ny in connection wi-h the death of her husK'-.n*.'. The Minister of Education wrote acknowledging receipt of a resolution by the board asking for the representation on tho board of the Otago High School Old Boys' Society.—Members expressed the opinion that the matter could be revived on a future occasion.
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OTAGO HIGH SCHOOLS BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914