|7th||Re-opened school. Attendance good.|
|8th||A class for Instruction in Cookery was held for St: iv. v. vi from 9 to 12. Misses H. & E. Smith visited. Misses H. & E. Smith visited.|
|14th||Taught some Kindergarten Games to Infants.|
|15th||A Cookery Class was held from 9 to 12. Mrs Robert Smith, Mrs Albert Smith & the Misses Smith visited.|
|22nd||Children of St. iv. v. vi. had three hours instruction in Cookery from 9 to 12.|
|29th||A Cookery Class was held this morning for St. iv. v. vi from 9 to 12.|
|1st||Every child in Class I. present all the week.|
|11th)||School closed on account of the snow.|
|12th)||School as usual. Attendance fairly good.|
|13th||School as usual. Attendance fairly good.|
|19th||The Rev. H.L. Wright visited and took Class I. to a Reading Lesson.|
|24th||Selina Clark and Ruth Draper show great dullness in their lessons.|
|5th||Attendance very good. Only two children absent in the morning (through illness). 57 children present.|
|6th||Ash Wednesday. A holiday in the afternoon.|
|18th||Reproved a child for being absent three days without leave.|
|20th||Children of St. I. & Infants’ Class answered very nicely in their Object lesson this morning.|
|16th||Diocesan Inspection in the morning. A holiday in the afternoon.|
|18th||School closed for the Easter holidays.|
|29th||Re-opened school – 57 children present. The Rev. H.L. Wright visited in the afternoon.|
|30th||The Infants of the Five year class did their transcription very nicely this afternoon.|
|1st||Diocesan Inspector’s Report|
Number of children present 57.
Division I. The children passed a very satisfactory Examination – particularly so considering the difficulty of teaching so many Standards in one group. The written work was I think very good.
Division II has been nicely and carefully taught. The children passed a very creditable Examination. The Repetition was very good.
Signed H.J. Lane DI.
|22nd||Classes III. & IV. liked their lesson very much given on “A penny.”|
|6th||The school was examined & inspected this morning by H.M.I. J.W. Danby Esq. & his assistant Mr. Hayward.|
The Rev. J.C.M. Mansel-Playdell visited.
|10th||Whit Monday )|
|11th||“ Tuesday. ) Holidays.|
Summary of inspector’s Report and remarks
Mixed School. The work of this school is thoroughly and very well done. Discipline is very good. The girls’ needlework is good. In the fifth Standard, Group ?, the darning does not fulfil the purpose of the exercises, viz. to track the mending (by darning) of a hole in stocking – not ???. The layout? of the Classroom is most advantageous to the School.”
Infants Class The Infants are well instructed in their elementary subjects. Needlework is very good. No grant can be given for Cooking, as the requirements of article 109(?) have not been satisfied. If a grant is to be claimed for this subject in future, a duly qualified Teacher must be appointed. A. Hart is recognised under article 84.
Principal Teacher – Martha Ryle. Certified Teacher of the 1st Class.
Signed on behalf of the Managers – H.L. Wright
List of Lessons for the Year
Ending May 31st 1890
1. Cat Tiger. Lion Leopard.
2 Cow. Butter making.
5. A Clock.
Silk worm. Silk
7. Cotton Tree.
Spinning & weaving cotton clothing
8. The Oak-tree.
9. A Railway.
10. Iron Iron-mine. Uses of Iron.
11. Making of a penny.
12. Water & its Forces.
Pieces selected for Recitation
St. I. Bruce & the Spider
“ II. & III. The Inchcape Rock.
“ IV. V. VI. Wolsey & Cromwell.
|July 12th)||School in charge of Assistant Miss A. Hart as illness prevented my attendance.|
|to )||The Rev. H.L. Wright frequently visited and reported that the children were in good order|
|Aug 1st )||and working well in their lessons.|
School closed for the Harvest Vacation.
|9th||Scholars re-assembled after the holidays. Several children absent with Chicken-pox.|
|17th||Children of St. iv. v. & vi. Received three hours instruction in cookery from 9 to 12. Teacher – Mrs Ward.|
|20th||School in charge of Miss Hart, as I was too ill to attend.|
The Rev. H.L. Wright visited.
|24th||Class for Cookery held from 9 to 12.|
|4th||Mayor & Mrs Childers visited in the afternoon.|
|22nd||Mrs Robert Smith & a lady visited to see the Cookery Class.|
|1st||All scholars in Class I. present all the week.|
|19th||Mrs R. Smith, Mrs Abel Smith, the Hon. Mrs C Fremantle & a lady visited both the school and the Cookery Class. The Rev. H.L. Wright visited and distributed Club tickets. Children had a holiday in the afternoon to enable them to spend their club money.|
|19th||School closed for a fortnight’s holiday.|