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Annual Examination of the Victoria Street School, 1877The Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser, December 29, 1877
|The Annual Examination of this school took place on
Thursday, the 20th inst. At 11 o'clock we found the School Room
beautifully decorated for the occasion with mottoes, evergreens & c.,
and crowded to the door with spectators - among whom were many of our
leading citizens, the Trustees, of the School, and the parents and friends
of the pupils - all thus manifesting the deep interest they take in the
progress of the School, and the hold it has taken on the community. And
from that hour until 2 p.m., the interest in the various exercises never
flagged. The children were subjected to a most searching examination in
the various branches which formed the subjects of instruction during the
past term; and the manner in which they stood this testing process was
such as reflected the very highest credit upon their painstaking and
highly-accomplished Teacher. Miss Ellis has had the charges of the School;
for only six months, but during that short period she has fully
established herself in the confidence and esteem of the whole community.
The deportment of the children was truly admirable; the order they were
questioned on the various branches of study was such as we have seldom
seen equalled and never excelled. We were particularly delighted with the
class in chemistry.
The Victoria Street School is now one of our established and most valued institutions in Harbor Grace. Although under Presbyterian direction and control, there is nothing narrow or sectarian in its management; and accordingly, its benefits are freely availed of by all denominations.
May it long continue to prosper and prove more and more a blessing in our midst!
Honour marks were awarded during the term for daily recitations and good conduct; and at the close of the examination, the following prizes were given by the Chairman, John Munn, Esq., to those of the pupils who had received the highest number of "marks" during the last term, viz: -
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