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Tho monthly meeting of tho Otago Hitfi Schools Board of Governors was held this afternoon; present-Mr T. K. bidey ichairman), Messrs G. C. Israel, John lloss, and J. M. Gailaway. The Chairman reported that he and Mr Israel, along with Mv Morrell, the secretary and Mr Hart, inspected the grounds at the rector's residence, and had given instructions to Mr Hart for the erection o a rustic fence and the putting m order of the Mounds, paths, etc., at a cost ol £,<&. They also arranged with Mr Morrell as to the grounds in future, to he kept in order bv the board and himself—tho grounds within rustic fenca and above path to be kept in order by Mr Morrell, and all ground on lower side oi path, including path, to receive attention by the board.— Adopted. , In connection with the rector s request for the installation of electric light at the hovs' school hall, the Chairman .reported that he and Mr Israel had made an inspection, and did not see their way to recommend the work being done in the meantime, but recommended, for lantern lectures, etc., that a plug be installed in tne hall at a cost of £3 18s 6d.—Adopted. Tho lady principal reported that the results of the inspectors' examination had been forwarded from Wellington. Thirtynine of the girls examined passed, and thus on her recommendation were exempted from further examination, while 12 whose papers showed weakness had to sit for public examination. Five other girls had also to flit for the same examination owing to other reasons. V. M. Barron, whose essay the examiner characterised as- very" fine, was awarded the Fen wick prize in the Navy League essay competition. The rector reported that at present the number on tho school roll was 333, as against 303 for December, 1913. acd 296 for the same month of 1912. He hoped the board would see their way clear to continue the policy adopted for some years past, and consequently suggested that another room should bo rcdosked. Thirty-five d«-ks would be required, at a cost of 2s 6d each.—Tho report was adopted, and the rcdesking of room 5 was authorised.

—Condolenoe-. —

It was resolved—" That the board record with sorrow the death of Dr Sha-nd, M.A., 0.M.G., a former valued m-smber of the board for many years, and express _ their sympathy with his widow and family in their bereavement." It was resolved, also, that the- board record their deep regret at the untimely de-ath of .Surgeon-lient-ena-nt Era«;t Webb (an old boy of'the school) while on his way to the war, and express thoir sympathy with Mr Herbert Webb and family in their bereavement.

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HIGH SCHOOLS' BOARD, Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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HIGH SCHOOLS' BOARD Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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