|15th||Children of Standard IV showed a little more intelligence than usual in working their sums.|
|21st||Four girls of Class I had to work some sums after school hours for being very late in the morning.|
|20th||Called over the Registers on behalf of the Managers of the School, & found them correctly marked.|
|27th||Children of class I were much interested with their lesson on “Scandinavia.” Mrs Robert Smith and Mrs Mansel-Playdell visited.|
|4th||The pupil-teacher M. Wallis took charge of school as I was unable to attend through illness.|
|5th||School as usual.|
|6th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited and examined the Registers.|
|7th||Attendance good all the week.|
|10th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|14th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|17th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited|
|19th||The Rev. J.C.M. Mansel-Playdell visited in the afternoon.|
|20th||A holiday in the afternoon.|
|21st||School as usual.|
|24th||Children of Standard IV worked their sums very inaccurately.|
|28th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|1st||Reproved monitress for not keeping her class in better order.|
|2nd||The Examination in Religious Knowledge was held from 2 to 4 o’clock in the afternoon.|
|7th||Class I repeated Poetry very inaccurately this morning.|
|13th||Copy of Diocesan Inspector’s Report on the Religious Teaching.|
“It is two years since I last visited this school. I find that the religious teaching continues to be as it has always been thoroughly satisfactory.
The answering was very intelligent and the children seem thoroughly interested in their work and are in excellent order.
I need not enter into details of the examination, it shews that all the work has been thoroughly and faithfully done.
The children in the Lower Divisions have been well taught also and their answering was decided good. Some of the Repetition of this Division needs to be carefully watched.”
|16th||Attendance very good all week.|
|19th||Admitted a new scholar eleven years of age. examined her in reading & found she did not know her letters.|
|27th||Children of Class IV enjoyed their Kindergarten lesson “Mat Maiding.”|
|13th||The school was inspected in the morning by H.M.I. J.W. Danby, esq. and Mr. Ladd.|
A holiday in the afternoon.
Poetry for 1885
St: I. “The boy who could not lie.”
“ II. Tit for Tat.
“ III. The Inchcape Rock.
“ iv, v vi Wolsey & Cromwell (Shakespeare)
List of School Songs and Poetry.
I. For Elder Scholars.
(a.) Songs. The fisherman.
On the water.
Standards IV. V. VI. Selections from King John. (Shakespeare)
“ III The wreck of the Hesperus.
“ II. Meddlesome Matty.
“ I. “Good night”
II For Infants.
Songs. “Hold the right hand up.”
“Now we are happy.”
“A little bird built a warm nest.”
“ The shoemaker.
Poetry The clocking-hen.
The little Kitty.
Prose The Mole trap
The Lost dog.
|16th||School as usual.|
|23rd||Several children absent with “Mumps.”|
|26th||Attendance much better.|
|9th||Summary of Inspector’s Report and Remarks|
Mixed School. “The discipline and general tone of this school are excellent. The only weak point in the instruction is the Arithmetic of the Higher Standards.
The intelligence of the Scholars in Reading, Recitation and Geography is very commendable.”
Infant Class. “Both discipline and Instruction were thoroughly commendable.”
M. Wallis has passed well
Principal Teacher – Martha Cordell (Certified Teacher of the 1st Class)
Pupil Teacher – Martha Wallis , of the fourth year
Signed on behalf of the School managers
|15th||Attendance very good and children were very diligent.|
|31st||A holiday. School-treat in the afternoon.|
|4th||The children were very sleepy over their lessons owing to the great heat.|
|8th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited in the morning and examined Registers. School closed in the afternoon for the Harvest Holidays.|
|15th||Re-opened School. Attendance good. The Rev. H.L. Wright visited. Also Miss Emmeline Smith.|
|17th||Miss Emmeline Smith visited and gave money-prizes to those children who had attended over 410 times during the year ended May 31st /84|
|18th||Examined Registers &c. Thoroughly satisfactory.|
|22nd||Punished two boys for continued naughtiness. Two children absent through illness.|
|24th||Classes III & IV very much enjoyed their lesson given by Pupil teacher on the “Making of Butter.”|
|2nd||One child absent through illness.|
|3rd||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|6th||Three children absent through illness.|
|10th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited|
|13th||Miss Emmeline Smith visited.|
|15th||Mrs. R. Smith visited.|
|16th||School in charge of Martha Wallis, part of the afternoon because I was unable to attend through illness.|
|17th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited in the morning, and examined the Registers. Praised children for their good behaviour yesterday during my illness.|
|20th||Two children absent through illness.|
|24th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|27th||Mrs. R. Smith visited.|
|29th||Children of Class I much interested in their lesson in Geography.|
|31st||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.|
|7th||Children very diligent all the week. Several children absent on account of Scarlet Fever.|
|10th||Nine children absent through illness.|
|21st||Several absent with Scarlet Fever.|
|28th||In consequence of the spread of scarlet fever among the children, and the low attendance the school was closed in the morning, by orders of the managers, for one week.|
|8th||Re-opened school. Fourteen children still absent.|
|15th||Many children still absent.|
|23rd||Average still low. School closed for the Christmas holidays.|