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, Haverfordwest Grammer School.


Haverfordwest Grammer School. THE HEADMASTERSHIP. Mr. R. T. P. Williams presided at a special meeting of the governors of the Haverford- west Free Grammar School on Monday, called for the purpose of considering the applications for the post 'of headmaster in place of Mr. J. S. O. Tombs, who has resigned. There were also present Rev. J. Phillips, Dr. Williams, Mr. James Thomas, Mr. T. L. James, Alder- man T. James, and Mr. H. J. E. Price (mayor). Before proceeding with the selection of can- didates, the governors, on the motion of Mr. T. L. James, seconded by Mr. James Thomas, decided to re-elect Mr. W. Davis George and Dr. Henry Owen as co-opted governors, their terms of service having by effluxion of time expired on January 31st. THE HEADMASTERSHIP. The other item on the agenda was to con- sider applications for the post of headmaster." The Chairman explained that a mistake had been made in calling the meeting for that purpose on that date. It was quite under- stood, at the meeting at which the adver- tisement asking for applications to be sent in was drafted, that the first meeting to cosider them should be held on March 5th, and the second one on March 12th. When, however, the last date for the recent-ion of applications was reached he, forgetting all about the ar- rangement as to date, called the meeting. The Clerk also overlooked the arrangement, not having made a note of it. He (the chairman) had in consequence had an indig- nant letter from Dr. Owen, but he had replied explaining the matter, and he thought every- thing was now all right. It would, therefore, be quite impossible for them to take any definite action that day, but they might con- sider the applications sent in. He might mention that 55 applications had been, re- ceived, and he thought they would all agree that at least 10 or 15 of them were from really good men. RECOGNISED AS A P.T. CENTRE. The Chairman read a letter from the Board of Education, stating that the Grammar School had been placed on the list of those schools recognised by tfie Board as P.T. centres for the year beginning August 1st, 1905. The Secretary was, however, asked to call the attention of the governors to the conditions of the grant. In a covering letter it was stated that it was understood by the Board that the governors intended to improve he equipment of the school at an early date by building a laboratory. It was hoped that the work would be pressed forward, as the present facilities for teaching science were inadequate, and the future recognition of the centre would be dependent on the progress made this ses- sion. The inclusion of systematic physical drill and instruction in vocal music in the curriculum was also desirable. The Charman remarked that the letter was very satisfactory, and would relieve the county Authority very considerably. The governors afterwards went into commit- tee to consider the applications for the post of headmaster.

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