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The H.E. School. ) EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND ITS POSSIBILITIES. "W hen the re-staffiing of schools was being considered at the meeting of the Borough Education Committee on Wed- nesday evening, Aid. H. D. Rees re- ported that the sub-committee had not yet completed their investigations rela- tive to the Higher Elementary School. It I as felt that before a formal report was presented the Committee should pay a j visit of inspection. It was very gratify- ing to find that the school was exceeding- ly well attended. The order in certain directions was well maintained, but this was better in other places. He was al- ready satisfied that the Committee should | take into consideration the question of manual instruction. It was a shame to the town that it only had space for the instruction of thirty scholars in manual instruction, and that the facilities were far from being adequate. The weakness of the school as far as he could see was ji really in the manual instruction room wnere the teaching was quite all right. It had a very promising future, but un- fortunately during the next three mouths j they would find children drifting away bef ore they would have had the full bene- fit of the tuition in the school. The head- teacher had been instructed to try and ascertain from the scholars the periods for which they intended remaining ;:t the school and also whether they intended going in for any profession. The Chairman (Coun. J. Walter Thomas) said the head teacher urged that a teacher should be appointed for j geography, but the sub-committee were not convinced on this point. One thing was however certain, and that was that this school ought to have the Committee's urgent attention. They were satisfied thai there were great possibilities for the school, but worked as it was at present ir was not as emcient as it should be and it was not carried on in the best interest or the scholars or the town. The Higher ucji.nj, School was costing a large sum of money and they were net getting out of it what they should. Coun. D. Jennings pointed out that this year there were 407 pupils on the register while last year the number ws 329. The Chairman: That is the failing at this particular school. Unfortunately the scholars will be gradually leaving the school in a very short time. In some places a definite rule has been framed wherby scholars are precluded from leaving the school except at specified periods. Coun. W. E. Clement: How will the increased age for leaving school affect the Higher Elementary P Aid. Jos. Roberts: It will improve it because scholars now leave at 13 whereas then the age will be 16. 'I The furtiier consideration of the matter was deferred

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