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The South District School broke up for the holidays on Friday. The number on the roll is— boys, 239 ; girls, 268 ; total, 507. The numbers in the various classes are as follows :— Mr White-boys, 23 ; girls, 27 ; total, 50. Mr Webber— boys, 2(5; girls, 27 ; total, 53. Miss Spedding— boys, 17 ; girls, 25 ; total, 42. Miss Stewart— boys, 18 ; girls, 27 ; total, 55. Miss Anderson, assisted by Miss Coull— boys, 55 j girls, 60 ; total, 115. Miss Nicholls (matron), assisted by Misses M'lntoah, Flamank, and Owen — boys, 100 ; girls, 102 ; total, 202. At the usual quarterly examination the following obtained over 75 per cent, of marks, and received certificates. The names are in the order of merit :— Standard Vl— Boys : Alfred Burn, James Beattie, Joseph Sargent, Thomas Paterson, James Nimmo, Samuel Jenkins. Girls : Eh'za Nimmo, Jane Mercer, Eliza Burn, Minnie Watson, Susan Cohen, Margaret Russell, Margaret Cameron, Margaret E. Adams, Alice Oswald. Sarah Moss, Josephine Spedding, Kate Haase, Standard V.— Boys : Herbert George, William Simpson, Alfred Hellyer, David Cooke, Frank Ooote, Gershon Bowmer, James Bevin, O. Hickey, Robert ' Isaacs. Girls : Margaret Jchnßon, Flora M'Kinnon, Agnes M'Donald, Jane Low, Frances Quin, Edith Coull, Barbara MoUison, Eliza Watson, Laura Spedding. Standard IV. —Boys : John Hamel, James Lindsay, John Johnson, Richard Bectley, James Cunliffe. Girls : Sarah Sargent, Kate "Walls, Mary M'Grogan, Bella Matthews, Lizzie Aitken, Kate Meikle, Alice Bentley, Louise Cohen, Mary Cameron, Annie M'Naughton, Helen Anderson, Kate Nimmo, Kate Moss, Amelia Mills, Cecilia Hughes, Georgina Terry, Margaret Campbell, Minnie Mowat, Amy Burton, Mary Christie. Standard lll.— Boys : Sydney Bridgman, Daniel M'Farlane, James Black, Thomas Neil, " Frod. Roberts, Andrew Spence, David Simpson, Alex. Li»ter, Edward Hamel, John Goldumid, Charles Davios, Thomas Jenkins, William Skene, Harry Hellyer, Andrew Knowles, Alfred Lilly, Alfred Low, Harry Couzens, Ephraim White, Ernest Greaham, Harry 8011, Fred Evans. Girls : Emma Shepherd, Bella Smith, Florence Bell, Annie M'Dermott, Florence Wallace, Margaret Campbell, Lizzie Mills, Laura Matthews, Jane Cornish, Mary Anderson, Caroline Shaw, Mary Watson, Lizzie Anderson, Emily Wallace, Margaret Dicklson, Margaret Humphrey, Jane Miller, Margaret Burt, Jessie Mercer, Mary A. M'Millan, Mary Wallace, Mary Smart. Certificates were not given to Standards I and 11. The following, however, attained a high percenlage, and deserve honourable mention. Standard IL— Boys: William Bridgman, Bertie Owen, Owen Piosser, Frank Davies, Alex. Martin, Frank Davies, Frank Nash. Girls : Mary M'Ewen, Kate Kewish, Euphemia Simpson, Bella Macrorie, Margaret Davie, Margaret Bowler, and Jane M«lvin. Standard I. — Boys : Charles Wilkinson, Arthur Marshall, Frank Davies, Adolphus Quin, Samuel Lister, Duncan Niven, Matthew Couzens, Andrew Lindsay, and David Chrke. Girls : Margaret Graham, Ellen Swineherd, Lizzie Hadfield, Mary Cornish, Martha Swineherd. Mr Park, in closing the school, Baid that ho had much pleasure in testifying to the zeal and ability of his various assistants, and took this opportunity of thanking them for the year's work. After the distribution of the certificates, the pupils sang a number of well-selected school Bongs. In the upper division of the school there were sung betides a number of other pieces, two selections from the popular opera "Maritana," "Scenes that are Brightest," and the " Angelus Chorus," the latter by a hundred of the best voices, Miss Spedding accompanying them on the harmonium. Mr Park announced that the school would be reopened on the 20 bh January, 1879,

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Otago Witness, Otago Witness, Issue 1413, 21 December 1878

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SOUTH DISTRICT SCHOOL. Otago Witness, Issue 1413, 21 December 1878