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Examination of Ship Head School, 1894The Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser, January 5, 1894
|The Annual Examination of this School, and distribution
of prizes, was held on Wednesday Dec. 20th. The schoolroom had been
tastily adorned with texts and mottoes. At 11 o'clock quite a number of
the parents and friends of the children had assembled. After prayers and
the repetition of some texts of Holy Scripture, the classes went through
some of their school work. Several classed read, spelled and parsed,
worked examples in Arithmetic, and answered to questions in Geography,
History, and Useful Knowledge. The Senior Classes worked sums in Compound
Proportion, Interest, Fractions, and Square Root. Two girls in the first
class did a couple of propositions in 1st book of Euclid correctly.
Examination papers in 10 subjects had been set, the results of which were
creditable, and an evidence to the parents of what each child had
accomplished. The proceedings were enlivened by manual drill, school
songs, and a recitation of some length was excellently rendered by a girl
of the second class. It is clear that good work is being done by the
Teacher and her Assistant, who throw themselves so enthusiastically into
The examination closed at 1 o'clock. After some remarks the Chairman distributed the Prizes, which have been awarded according to the number of marks earned by each child.
Amongst the visitors was Mr. Carlyle, Emigration Agent for the Dominion of Canada, who addressed the children and expressed his pleasure at being present to witness a proof of their attainments. As an encouragement he very kindly offered a money prize with considerable applause. The Chairman thanked Mr. Carlyle in the name of teachers and scholars when "God save the Queen" brought the proceedings to a close.
It may be fair to add that this School, so well furnished is a credit to the Church of England Board of Education. One scholar has already obtained a certificate of grade, and others are looking forward to another examination to present themselves. Another pupil now holds a second grade certificate and is employed as schoolmistress on the Western Shore. Sixty-four children are at present on the roll, a proof that the school is appreciated in the district.
Highest marks in Chemistry, Grammar, Newfoundland and General Geography, Spelling and Writing - Alice NEIL
Highest marks in Euclid, Arithmetic, Domestic Economy, English History and Newfoundland History - Minnie BROWN
Class II, 2nd Division
Writing - Sophy HUNT
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