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TWO NEW CLASSROOMS ✓ IMPROVED ACCOMMODATION BOARD AUTHORISES WORK Improvements and additions .to accommodation for pupils and teachers at the Seddon Memorial Technical College, estimated to cost about £BOO, were authorised at yesterday's meeting of the board of managers. The extensions will include two new classrooms, which are expected to cost about £6OO. A room to be used for the teaching of dressmaking will be built od. the south-eastern portion of the flat roof. At present these classes hare to be conducted in the colleg€i hall. Part of the present cloakroom, which is not used to any great extent, as coats are hung in the passageways, will be partitioned off, and one portion will be available as a classroom for general purposes to cope with the increased roll. The room for the men members of the staff will be enlarged at an estimated cost of £l2O by utilising portion of a light well. The matter of improving the accommodation for women members of the staff was left to a committee comprising Miss M. B. Carnachan, Miss Alice Basten and Mrs. F. Mcßride, with power to act. Authority was also granted for the installation of steel shelves for library facilities at a cost of up to £IOO. "It is essential that the library facilities of the college he put on a proper basis," said the principal and secretary, Mr. G. J. Park. "The college has, of course, the commencement of what can be made into a reasonably good library, but the majority of the text books necessaiy for the more advanced students axe beyond the purse of the board." * The purchase of apparatus to the extent of £4OO was authorised, the sum being the same as that allowed last year. Miss Irene M. Cruickshank, 8.H.50., of Dunedin, was appointed home science mistresH for 1934, subject to reappointment from year to year. The appointment of Mr. T. H. McCombs, M.Sc., of Chriistchurch, as a teacher of general and accountancy subjects was confirmed. The engagement of Mr. J. Sinton., of Auckland, as an instructor in practical motor mechanic work, was approved.

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXI, Issue 21757, 23 March 1934

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXI, Issue 21757, 23 March 1934