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■Second ■
Annua 11 Report
Published by the
Boardlof School Trustees
111111 City of Vancouver 111111
Tor Year Ending December 31st, 1904
With account of High School Opening. BOARDS OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
From 1886 to 1904
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1886-1887
Dr. D. B. Beckingsale, Secretary
J. B. Henderson
D. B. Charleson
1887-1888
John Devine, Secretary
G. I Wikon
Dr. W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
Wm. Brown
A. G. Johnson
G. F. Baldwin
1888-1889
G. I. Wilson
John Devine
C. W. Murray
Wm. Brown
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
G. F. Baldwin
1889-1890
G. I. Wilson
Chas. Whetham, M.A.
Wm. Brown
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
G. F. Baldwin
1890-1891
A ppointed by the Lieutenant-Governor
J. M. Browning
G. I Wilson
Henry Collins
Appointed by the Council
Wm. Brown, Chairman
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
C. W. Murray
G. F. Baldwin
1891-1892
Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor
B. Springer
G. I. Wilson
Henry Collins
Appointed by the Council
Wm. Brown, Chairman
A. H B. Macgowan, Secretary
C. W. Murray
G. F. Baldwin
1892-1893
Wm. Brown
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
Henry Collins
G. I. Wilson, Chairman
Wm. Temple con
G. R. Gordon
1893-1894
A. H. B. Macgowan, Chairman
C. W. Murray, Secretary
John McAllister
Wm. Templeton
C. C Eldridge
G. R. Gordon
1894-1895
A. H. B. Macgowan, Chairman
C W. Murray, Secretary
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
Wm. Templeton
C. C. Eldridge
G. R. Gordon
C. F. Foreman
1895-1896
Wrn||Templeton, Chairman
C. C. El^Mge
G. R. Gordon
C. F. Foreman
A. H. B. Macgowan
C. W Murray, Secrgfcary
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
1896-1897 '
G. R. Gordon, Chairman
Wm. Templeton
C. C. Eldridge
J. J. Logan
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
C. W. Murray, Secretary
1897-1898
C. C. Eldridge, Chairman
Mrs. C. Reid
Wm. Brown
Jas. Ramsay
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
C. W. Murray, Secretary
1898-1899
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D., Chairman
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
C. W. Murray, Secretary
C. C Eldridge
Mrs. C. Reid
Wm. Brown
Jas. Ramsay
1899-1900
G. R. Gordon
J. J. Banfield
J. J. Logan
Jas. Ramsay
W  D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
C. W. Murray, Chairman
Secretary of the Board. J. J. Woods
1900-1901
C. W. Murray, Chairman
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
Thos. Duke
G. R. Gordon
J. J. Banfield
J. J. Logan
Jas. Ramsay
Secretary of the Board, J. J. Woods
1901-1902
C. W. Murray, Chairman
W. J. M<f§uigan,M.D.
Thos.p!uke
G. R. Gordon
J. J. Banfield
W. D. Brydone-Jpek, M.D.
James Ramsay. Chairman fr
1902, to Dec 1st, 1902
Secretary of the Board, Geo. S
1902-1903
J. J. Banfield, Chairman
Thos. Duke
Jas. Ramsay
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
G. R. Gordon
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
D. Donaldson
Secretary of the Board, C. W. Murray
1903-1904
Thos. Duke, Chairman
D. Donaldson
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
James Ramsay
William Clubb
Up J. Dougan
W. B. McKechnie, M.D.
Superintendent, W. P. Argue
Secretary, C. W. Murray
July 1st,
. Perry BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
1905.
RETIRE DECEMBER 31, 1905
William Clubb J. J. Dougan
W. B. McKechnie, M. D.
Thos. Duke
RETIRE DECEMBER 31, 1906
R. P. McLennan
Jas. Ramsay
J. B. Ferguson
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EXECUTIVE   OF   BOARD
Chairman W. B. McKechnie, M.D.
Chairman School Management Committee Thos. Duke
Chairman Building Committee  Wm. Clubb
Chairman Finance Committee Thos. Duke
STANDING   COMMITTEES
School Management—
Thos. Duke, Chairman
J. B. Ferguson J. J. Dougan
Building and Grounds—
Wm. Clubb, Chairman
James Ramsay R. P. McLennan
Finance—
Thos. Duke, Chairman
Wm. Clubb W. B. McKechnie, M.D.
The Chairman of the Board is ex officio a member of all
Committees
DATES   OF   MEETING
Board—Second Friday in each month at 8 p. m.
Management Committee—First Monday preceding Board
meeting at 8 p. m.
Building   Committee—Tuesday evening preceding   Board
meeting at 8 p. m.
Finance   Committee—Thursday evening preceding Board
meeting at 8 p. m.
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Vancouver, B. 0., 10th January, 1905.
To the Board of School Trustees.
Gentlemen,—As customary, it is my privilege to give a short account of the more important events which have taken place during the
year just ended.
The most important is the completion of our new High School. This
building is one of the finest and most up-to-date which can be found in
Canada. It has all modern equipments ; such as heating and ventilating
with the Fan System; the heat being under thermostatic control. An
electric programme clock of the best make is installed, which will be a
source of undoubted convenience to the principal and teachers, as well as
the pupils. The building throughout is finished in the most workmanlike
manner and is so planned as to give unlimited scope for further extension. In connection with this building we have erected a building which
is intended to be used as a gymnasflnn and club room for the young ladies
and gentlemen attending the High School. A portion of the land has, as
you are aware, been put into condition for a recreation ground. In this
connection permit me to suggest that the land to the west of the High
School building be properly graded and seeded. When this is done you
will have a splendid ground for the girls.
The erection of the Fairview West School Building assisted very materially in removing the crowded condition of Fairview School, besides
placing a school within easy reach of the little ones, who were attending
for the first time.
During the early part of the year the High School had the honour of
sending the first Rhodes Scholar from this Province, in the person of Mr.
A. W. Donaldson, who had previously taken the two years' course in Arts
given in Vancouver College by virtue of its affiliation with McGill University. I may here mention that the graduates of Vancouver College
who are continuing the course at McGill are reported to be doing very
good work and are upholding the honour of their old school in a very
creditable manner, having taken several prizes in their classes.
Early in the Fall Term Mr. G. P. Hicks was appointed Musical
Instructor of the City Schools, and this innovation will, I am confident,
be a pleasing and elevating departure to both the teachers and pupils and
in the near future have results which will be deeply appreciated by the
parents as well as themselves.
The attendance at the City Schools is still rapidly increasing, about
700 pupils having been added to the roll this past year, which necessitated
the appointment of nine additional teachers. The Cadet Corps, which
was organized last year from the boys attending the High School, has become a full-fledged body, having received their rifles early in the year.
The training received by these young men during the drill will, I am
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convinced, tend to make them smart and orderly in appearance, besides
making them familiar with the use of firearms. In addition to this corps
Sergeant-Major Bundy has been drilling the pupils in the graded schools
regularly, and to this we can credit the orderly manner in which the
pupils enter and leave the school and the great benefit which the regular
and steady exercises will have in building up the body in strength and
vigor without which no learning is truly valuable. The keen interest
taken by the boys in the rifle competition shows that the introduction of
this training was a move in the right direction.
As the Management and Building Committees will report more in detail on the affairs affecting the schools, I must confine myself to a very
short account of the work done during the year.
Under the able guidance of our City Superintendent the schools have
shown a marked improvement as evidenced by the very satisfactory pass-
list at the recent examination for entrance to the High School.
The work in connection with manual training is very much appreciated by the parents and pupils, and the Board will be called upon in the
near future to provide further accommodation for this course owing to
the large number of boys who cannot avail themselves of this opportunity
on account of the few centres there are for imparting instruction in this
class of work.
A thorough commercial course in connection with our school system
is a matter that should receive careful and energetic consideration, and I
trust that the system which I am credibly informed is now in preparation by the Education Department will be one that will meet in full the
requirements of this progressive era of commercial activity.
As the following districts, viz; Grand View and Cedar Cove, are
rapidly becoming settled, it will be necessary for the incoming Board to
provide new school buildings in both these localities; and, from present
indications, more accommodation will also be needed in Fairview West.
I would also suggest for the consideration of the new Board that the ventilation of several of the old School Buildings be carefully gone into and
improved in the most thorough manner possible.
In conclusion, I beg to thank the members of the Board for the many
courtesies received during my term of office, and also to express my appreciation of their promptness and regularity in attending the several
meetings of the Board, often I have no doubt, at considerable inconvenience to themselves. To the officers of the Board 1 have also to extend
my sincere thanks for the very efficient manner in which they have carried out their several duties.
While the past school year has been the most progressive in the history of the City, I trust the year upon which we are now entering, will
see a still further improvement in the educational advantages of this
young and flourishing city of the west.
THOS. DUKE,
Chairman. Annual Report of Chairman of Management Committee,
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To the Board of School Trustees, Vancouver, B. C.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen,—I have the honor to submit a report of the Management Committee for the year 1904.
The Management Committee congratulate themselves and the Board
on having Mr. W. P. Argue, B. A., as City Superintendent, a position
which he is eminently qualified to fill, being a practical teacher with good
executive ability and sound judgment. We are satisfied he is the right
man in the right place, and we venture to say there never has been a time
when the teaching staff has worked so much in harmony and with such
marked success. There is no question the good results of the year's work
are largely due to his good judgment and able management.
The growth of the city as indicated by the increase in school population has been rapid.
Number of pupils attending school during the month of November in
the year 1900, 3316: 1901, 3634; 1902, 4063; 1903, 4334; 1904, 5003.
Number of pupils enrolled and average attendance for each month
of 1904:
January 4501 3893.38
FebMary 4532 3880.94
March 4512 3874.01
April 4626 4151.41
May 4688 4089.18
June 4508 4082.45
August 4608 3970.37
September 4933 4339.30
October 4994 4419.42
November 5003 4440.53
December 4799 4423.66
Number of teachers employed for the month of December, 1904:
Public School, males, 21; females, 70; total, 91. High School, males, 9;
females, 1: total, 10.
Total teaching staff' for December, 1904: Males, 30; females, 71;
total, 101.
Total teaching staff for December,  1903:
total, 92.
Males, 29; females, 63
The following special instructors were employed by the Board: Manual Training teachers, 3: Music Supervisor, 1; Drill Instructor, 1.
Your Committee has experienced considerable difficulty in providing
school accommodation, It has been necessary to use buildings and rooms
which were never intended for school purposes, and which were poorly
lighted and ventilated. It has been necessary in many cases to increase
the size of the classes. This is indicated by the fact that while about 700
additional pupils have been enrolled, the staff of teachers has been increased by nine. The opening of the West Fairview school and the New
High school has remedied to a large extent these difficulties. If, however,
the City continues to grow as it has done, the present accommodation
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will be taxed to its utmost, and in less than three months it may be necessary to again suffer the inconvenience of the year just ended.
As a result of resignations and of the growth of the school system, a
comparatively large number of new teachers have been appointed. These
have been selected from the list of applicants after the most careful consideration. Your Committee in making its recommendations has endeavored to secure the best teachers available. On account of the difficulty
experienced in securing and retaining the services of first class teachers,
the salary schedule was revised early in the year, and came into operation
November 1st, 1904.
SALARIES.
1. Any teachers below the second assistant appointed by the Board,
shall have a salary of $40.00 per month during six months of trial and
afterwards, if satisfactory, shall be appointed to the permanent staff.
After appointment to the permanent staff the salary shall be—
For the First year at the rate of $45.00 per month.
1       Second I | 1 50.00
Third     1 1 I 50.00
Fourth I I I        52.50
"       Fifth and subsequent years 55.00 1
Teachers who have received the salary of $55.00 per month for one
year and who are teaching senior grade classes or the lowest primary
classes, shall receive yearly increases of $30.00 until a salary of $65.00 per
month is reached.
2. The second assistant shall commence with $35.00 per month, and
shall receive a yearly increase of $30, until a salary of $80 per month is
reached.
3. The first assistant shall commence with $80 per month, and shall
receive a yearly increase of $30, until a salary of $90 per month is reached.
4. Principals of eight-roomed schools shall receive $90 per month to
commence with and shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a salary of
$100 per month is reached.
5. Principals of sixteen-roomed schools shall receive $100 per month
to commence with and shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a
salary of $110 per month is reached.
6. The salary of principals having less than five assistants, shall be
arranged by the Board, but no principal shall receive less than $75 per
month.
7. Graduates in Arts of regularly Chartered Universities, who hold
provincial certificates, shall commence with a salary of not less than $50
per month.
8. The Board reserves to itself the right of not increasing the salaries
as above, should circumstances indicate the advisability, and the above
increases can only come into effect upon a vote of the Board. High   School   Ladies'   Hockey   Team
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HIGH SCHOOL SALARIES.
1. The Principal shall receive $140 per month to commence with, and
shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a salary of $150 per month is
reached.
2. The First Vice-Principal shall receive $120 per month to commence
with and shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a salary of $130 per
month is reached.
3. The Second Vice-Principal shall receive $115 per month to commence with and shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a salary of $125
per month is reached.
4. Teachers appointed to the staff shall receive $90 per month to
commence with and shall receive a yearly increase of $60 until a salary of
$100 per month is reached.
One member of the public school staff was removed by death early in
the spring, Miss M. L. Fletcher, of the Central School staff, after many
years of faithful service passing to her long reward.
The teachers of both the public and high school staffs are efficient and
have been most faithful in the discharge of their duties. Many meetings
for teachers were held during the year and the attendance was in all
cases most gratifying. The professional interest of the teachers is shown
by the efforts they have made to establish a permanent library in each
school. Over 200 books have been contributed by the teachers, an average
of over two books by each teacher. As a library is as essential to success
in public school work as in High School work, it is hoped that the Board
may see its way clear to assist in this important movement. Steady progress has been made by the pupils in all the departments of school work.
Below is a resume of the results of the year's Entrance and High School
Examinations.
Number of successful Entrance candidates  from   each   school  for
he year 1904:
Dawson 48
Strathcona 30
Roberts 25
Central 22
Mt. Pleasant 14
Fairview  8
Total 147
Number of successful candidates at the various High School exainin-
ations:
Rhodes Qualifying Examination  2
University Second Year  4
University First Year 11
Matriculation in Arts and Applied Science I Conditioned   %
Junior Examination 63
Preliminary High School 64
Scholarships, prizes and medals:
Rhodes Scholarship for British Columbia, Arthur William Donaldson.
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B. C. McGill Graduates' Society's prizes to " Best Matriculants from
Province":   1, $50, Arthur Tinniswood Dalton; 2, $25, John Emerson.
Governor-General's medals to "Head of School" and to "Best Entrance Pupil," respectively : 1, Marguerite Shaw; 2, Frances Marguarite
Stone.
During the year 1904 the Drill Instructor has given systematic instruction in physical exercise to each public school class. He has also
given each class instruction in preliminary drill. The object of this work
is to improve the discipline of the schools and give such exercise as
will preserve the health of pupils and aid their physical development.
Rifle teams have been organised in each school. Each team has a practice
once a week at the Drill Hall, under the supervision and Direction of A.
C. Bundy, S. M. While the attendance on the part of the pupils is purely
voluntary, so many boys are anxious to take advantage of the instruction
given, that it has been found necessary to form new teams each term in
order to allow as many as possible to be benefitted. The Cadet Corps,
comprised of High School pupils, is fully equipped, and satisfactory progress in drill is being made.
The Manual Training department has given instruction regularly to
over 600 boys, taken from the senior and intermediate grades of the public
schools. The report of the Provincial Inspector on the work of this department is alike gratifying to the teachers and the Board of School
Trustees.
The first of September last Mr. George P. Hicks entered upon his
work as Supervisor of Music. The task before Mr. Hicks was a difficult
one, as the subject was new, and many of the teachers were without
musical training. In spite of these conditions good progress has been
made. In some classes the progress has been excellent, which is an indication of what it is possible to accomplish under favorable circumstances.
In connection with the work of the High School there is to be established during 1905 a definite Commercial Course. In the past shorthand
has been taught, but only as an extra subject added to one of the regular
High School courses. Only a small percentage of the pupils in our public
schools ever enter the High School. By forming a course specially
adapted to pupils who intend to follow some business pursuit, it is hoped
that the percentage of pupils entering the High School will be greatly
increased. Such courses have already been established in all the large
American cities. Toronto has one of its High schools specially set apart
for this work, and Winnipeg has for a number of years had a strong
Commercial Course in its Collegiate Institute. We feel that the steps
being taken by the Education Department to extend the usefulness of our
High School should meet with the hearty approval of all interested in
secondary education.
On account of the prevalence of defective eyesight, the Board of
School Trustees for 1903 adopted a system for testing the eyes of pupils,
known as the card system.     By this system the regular teachers conduct
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the examination and record the names and notify the parents of all pupils
whose eyesight is defective. 3386 pupils were examined; 576 pupils had
defective eyesight; 135 pupils consulted a physician. In all probability
more pupils consulted a physician than have been reported.
The attendance of pupils in the various schools of the city has been
regular. Advantage has been taken of the compulsory clauses of the
School Act, and several parents have been summoned to appear before
the magistrate. The fact that some parents have been fined has had a
salutary effect on others who were not so careful to keep their children at
school as they should have been. To the Attendance Officer is due much
of the credit for the improved attendance.
It has been felt for some time that some form of Domestic Science
should be taught in the public schools. Early in the year the Board of
School Trustees expressed their approval of such a course, but left the
matter over for the new year. We hope that steps will be taken at an
early date to provide for the teaching of this subject.
Respectfully submitted,
(Sgd)' JAS.   RAMSAY,
Chairman.
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Annual Report of the Chairman of the Building Committee
for the Year 1904.
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To ths Board of School Trustees, Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen,—In order that the report from the
chairman of the Building Committee may be of a strictly practical character, we shall confine the contents to a review of the work done in the
various schools during the year which has just closed, and also take the
liberty of drawing the attention of our successors in office to certain
repairs, improvements, additions and new buildings that will require to
be undertaken by them during the present year.
High School.—In regard to the work of the past year the most important has been the erection of the new High School in Fairview, which
was opened on Thursday, January the 5th, 1905, under so very favorable
auspices.
The new High School building has been erected on the finest building
site in the city, and the members of the School Board for 1903 are deserving of special thanks for the splendid selection made by them. The
grounds on which the building stands are nearly seven acres in extent.
The buildings (exclusive of furnishings), viz., the High School, the
gymnasium and the caretaker's residence (the latter two now nearing
completion) have been erected at a cost of about $89,000.
The cost of the two blocks of land, including clearing and grading,
drainage, seeding recreation grounds, 500 x 320 feet, architects' competitive
plans, etc., etc., amount to about $10,000 more, making a total cost of
nearly $100,000
The High School building has 18 large, airy, well-lighted class-rooms,
also library and reading-room, lecture-room, Principal's room, teachers'
room, reception-room, two large cloak-rooms, where each pupil has suitable
accommodation for hat, coat, umbrella and rubbers, a large assembly hall,
with stage and dressing-rooms, and capable of seating nearly six hundred
people. The lavatory arrangements are a special feature of the building
from a sanitary standpoint, also the very spacious and well-lighted basement with cement floor is by no means the least important part of the
building. The entire building is heated with hot air, on the fan system,
the heating in all the rooms being under thermostatic control. Every
precaution has been taken in planning the building, looking to the safety
of the pupils in case of panic, by providing numerous entrances, as well as
extra wide halls and stairways. All the rooms are lighted by electricity.
The chemistry and science rooms have been fitted up with the most
modern appliances. An electric programme clock and annunciator are
being installed in the teacheis' room, with a return call in each of the
various class-rooms.
The purpose of the school authorities being to prepare for life's duties
thoroughly capable all-round young men and women students, who will 15
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be strong, not only intellectually and morally, but physically as well,
another important feature in connection with this new High School will
be the gymnasium and athletic rooms, now in course of erection. The
size of the gymnasium proper is 70 x 35 feet, with a 20-foot ceiling. The
athletic hall is 35 x 35. The lower flat in the athletic hall will have dress-
ingrrooms, shower baths, lavatories, etc., while the second flat will be
used for mutual improvement work, debating classes, etc.
In the by-law to raise $75,000 for new school buildings, a small amount
has been included to enable the Board to make the necessary improvements on the grounds around the school, as besides the further improvement of the recreation grounds for lacrosse, football, cricket and other
exercises, it is also the intention to construct a quarter-mile running
track for the boys and young men students, as well as to lay out and seed
down hockey and tennis lawns for the girls and young lady students, besides grading and planting the remaining part of the grounds.
The splendid view of the city and the outlook on the surrounding
country, as viewed from the observatory at the top of the building, where
proudly waves the Union Jack ("Heaven bless the old flag of freedom
which has braved a thousand years the battle and the breeze"), will be
found to be a veritable eye-opener, and this observatory will prove to be
a popular and attractive point for tourists and visitors.
The plans and specifications for the High School edifice reflect great
credit on the architect, Mr. W. T. Whiteway, of this city, and as regards
the work of erection, as carried out by the contractor, Mr. John McLuckie,
the Building Committee, whose duty for the past twelve months has been
to watch carefully the progress of the building, takes great pleasure in
testifying in this public manner to the exceedingly satisfactory way in
which the work has been carried on from start to finish. In fact, in
several instances Mr. McLuckie has given the School Board even better
work than the plans and specifications called for; these are facts which
have already been publicly testified to by two such well-known building
experts as Aid. Robert Grant and Building Inspector George McSpadden.
West Fairview School.—Another new building erected during the
year was the West Fairview School, also the grounds were graded and
seeded.
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REPAIRS   AND   IMPROVEMENTS.
The repairs and improvements made during the year in the various
schools are as follows:—
Fairview School.—Interior of building was kalsomined and the
drainage improved.
Roberts School.—Interior was kalsomined and woodwork varnished.
Dawson School.—The fan system of heating and ventilating was
installed in the old part of the building, where the ventilation was defective, furnaces were repaired, and woodwork painted.
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Central School. —Interior was kalsomined, woodwork painted and
new stairway erected.
Strathcona School.—Interior of building was kalsomined, woodwork varnished and furnaces overhauled.
Mount Pleasant School.—Old part of building was kalsomined,
interior woodwork varnished, and outside woodwork painted.
SUGGESTED   IMPROVEMENTS   FOR   1905.
High School.—For the benefit of next year's Board we might mention that, besides other improvements, as suggested in the Building
Committee's statement, there will be considerable filling in required
around the new High School, and a roadway will be required to be made
. in front of the building, reaching from Oak to Laurel Streets. The gymnasium should also be moderately equipped as soon as funds will allow of
it being done.
Fairview School.—The ground under this building should be excavated and a stone foundation put in. The exterior of building and roof
should be painted, and the fan system of heating and ventilating installed.
West Fairview School.—When the four-roomed building was
erected during the present year, it was thought that the accommodation
would be ample for a couple of years, but owing to the rapid increase of
population in that part of the city, present appearances point to the
fact that an additional four-roomed building will require to be erected
during the present year.
Roberts School.—The grounds around this school should be properly
graded and seeded, and the new Board can make up its mind to the fact
that in the very near future further accommodation must also be provided
at this point.
Dawson School.—The outside brickwork should be renovated, and
the terrace platforms require repairing, also in the Dawson Primary
School there is room for improvement in the ventilation.
Central School. - Central School building, No. 2, i.e., the old High
School, will require a thorough overhauling from foundation to tower.
Strathcona School.—The roof of the old building requires shingling
and grounds should be gravelled.
Seymour School.—Interior will require to be kalsomined, furnaces
will need some repairs, and grounds should be properly graded and seeded.
Mount Pleasant.—The fan system of heating and ventilating should
be installed in this school at the very earliest possible moment that the
weather will permit to start the work, as the ventilation in the old part
of the building is very defective.
New Sites and Buildings.—Owing to the continued rapid increase
of population, the school problem in Vancouver has become a serious
question.     The new sites on West Fairview, Far West Fairview, and
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Mount Pleasant West, as already discussed by the Board, and for which
a By-law has been submitted to the people to vote for, should be secured
without delay. Also during the year new buildings will require to be
erected at Grand View, Cedar Cove and West Fairview. Another new
building that will be required at an early date will be an additional
Manual Training school, and we would suggest to the Board of 1905 the
advisability of utilising for this purpose the old building at present used
as a Board Room and offices. It will also be necessary for the incoming
Board to consider seriously the necessity for erecting at an early date a
more convenient and up-to-date building for Board room and offices, with
a commodious basement warehouse, suitable for storing the very large
shipments of school furniture arriving from time to time. Also a workshop is needed for fitting up desks, repairing school furniture, etc. The
proposed new building to have the necessary offices required, also a
hall for Board meetings, having ample accommodation for the public who
may desire to attend and hear educational matters discussed, and thus
have an opportunity of knowing how the city's business is being transacted, and how the people's money is being spent by their representatives.
In conclusion, we might add that the work of the past year has been
somewhat of a heavy tax on the members of the Building Committee, as
during the year scores of visits (especially to the High School building)
have been a necessity. In the discharge of the Committee's duties many
occasions have arisen where the long practical experience and wise council
of Mr. Murray, the efficient Secretary, has been of the greatest service, in
fact his services during the year have been almost invaluable, and, as
chairman of the Building Committee now retiring from the Board, I have
no hesitation in stating that the School Board is exceedingly fortunate in
having in its employ such a thoroughly competent and reliable official, a
statement that I feel sure will be heartily endorsed by every member of
the Building Committee.
Wishing the new Board a year of great success, and thanking the
members of the present Board and the members of the press for the
courtesy and gentlemanly treatment extended to me during my term of
office.
I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
D.  DONALDSON,
Chairman Building Committee.
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ANNUAL  REPORT.
Statement of Ordinary Expenditure of the Board of School Trustees for the Year
ending 31st December, 1904.
Salaries op Teachers—
High School  $12,495 00
Central School      6,485 00
Dawson, West End     15,047 00
Strathcona, East End   12,701 20
Mount Pleasant School     11,887 00
Fairview School     6,244 00
Roberts School     5,798 00
Seymour School     5,212 00
 $75,869 20
Salaries of Caretakers, Repairs and Maintenance—
High School  $11,258 24
Central School       1,518 45
Dawson School    3,654 51
Strathcona School    2,408 80
Mount Pleasant School    2,781 42
Fairview School     2,502 17
Robert! School     1,732 38
Seymour School     1,397 16
Contingencies     8,749 62
 $36,002 75
$111,871 95
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Auditor.
Vancouver, B.C., 11th March, 1905.
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STATEMENT SHOWING TEACHERS EMPLOYED, PUPILS ENROLLED,
YEARLY EXPENDITURE, ETC., FROM 1893 TO 1904- INCLUSIVE.
Years
No. of
Teaohers
No. of
Pupils
Yearly Expenses
Expended
on Buildings and
Grounds
1893	
1894	
41
44
45
49
54
60
65
72
78
88
92
*101
2175
2247
2375
2403
2644
2983
3296
3493
3639
4036
4334
5003
$39,450.43
47,537.33
43,300.00
48,162.87
48,051.20
56.380.00
56,296.27
66,184.62
78,542.18
88,525.75
89,822.14
102,351.84
$16,082.04
1895	
1896	
3,172.02
	
68,937.26
1898	
1899	
1900	
1901	
61,054.83
1902	
1904	
18,721.17
96,044.78
*Also 3 Manual Training Instructors, Drill Instructor and Supervisor
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Jas. C. Shaw $140 00
Geo. E. Robinson  120 00
J. K. Henry  120 00
Miss Maude Hunt  100 00
Sidney Gunn    90 00
James Henderson  100 00
S. W. Mathews  100 00
D. B. Johnston  100 00
Thos. Pattison  100 00
R. W. Suter  100 00
Central School.
D. M. Robinson $100 00
P.. Sparling  87 50
Wm. McDonagh  67 50
Miss M. McCain  40 00
Miss M. McLachlan  45 00
Miss A. L. Buttimer  57 50
Miss A. B. Elmsly  52 50
Miss A. Moore  50 00
Miss K. Bajus  45 00
Dawson School*
F\ M. Cowperthwaite $110 00
Miss M. M. Beharrell  80 00
Miss M. Burns  55 00
Thos. Brough  65 00
W. E. Bavis  65 00
E. Caspell  65 00
MissM. Paul  50 00
Miss M. Hamilton  52 50
Miss E. J. Carter  50 00
Miss J. P.  Johnstone  55 00
Miss L. McLaren  55 00
MissM. Creech  55 00
Miss M. MacFarlane  65 00
Miss C. McNair  52 50
Miss R. Tanner  50 00
Miss W. Creech  50 00
Miss E. E. Fletcher  65 00
Miss R. Springer .'. 50 00
Miss E. LeFeuvre  45 00
MissF. M. Currie  55 00
Miss Emily Beattie  40 00
Fairview School*
A. Gilchrist $90 00
Angus Clarke  70 00
M. McMillan  60 00
Miss A. J. Davidson  50 00
Miss I. Henderson  52 50
Miss J. Trembath  55 00
Miss J. Campbell  50 00
Miss E. Olding  50 00
Miss R. Monro  45 00
Miss E. Lawrence  40 00
Mount Pleasant School*
G. W. Jamieson $110 00
H. B. King  80 00
J. Martin  65 00
Morris Shaver  60 00
Miss L. F. McGeer  50 00
MissM. Sloan  55 00
Miss A. E. McCaUum  55 00
Miss D. C. Caldwell  50 00
Miss A. G. Donovan  50 00
Miss A. Noble  50 00
Miss L. Robinson  50 00
Miss G. L. Brethour  45 00
Miss M.M. Kyle  50 00
Miss M. Holloway  40 00
Miss Emma S. Snider  40 00
Miss D. Allison  40 00
Miss M. Lewis  40 00
Roberts School.
Thos. Leith $105 00
R. S. Sherman  85 00
Miss R. MacFarlane  60 00
Miss M. B. Johnstone  60 00
Miss A. Newsom  60 CO
Miss M. I. Fraser  65 00
Miss W. Mooney  55 00
Miss H. Allan  50 00
Seymour  School.
E. H. Murphy $90 00
James Morrison  60 00
Miss S. McAlpine  52 50
Miss M. Truswell  55 00
Miss W. Lawson  50 00
Miss M. Woodward  50 00
Miss L. Renwick  40 00
Miss L. Burpee  40 00
Mrs. A. G. Shine  50 00
Strathcona School*
G. H. Tom $110 00
R. H. Cairns  82 50
James Beath  60 00
Miss G. Wilson  50 00
Miss B. Johnston  80 00
Miss M. McKay  65 00
Miss C. Barnes  55 00
Miss M. McKinnon  55 00
Miss A. Fraser  55 00
Miss L. McNair  60 00
Miss E. C. Parker  55 00
Miss E. L. George  55 00
Miss E. Burpee  50 00
Miss H. Carter  45 00
Miss E. Leek  45 00
Miss D. Cattell  45 00
Miss J. Curtis  40 00 23
MONTHLY SALARIES*
Management.
W. P. Argue, City Superintendent $175 OO
C. W. Murray, Secretary  100 00
Miss F. I. Parker, Assistant Secretary    35 00
John Paul, Attendance Officer    50 00
Manual Training Instructors*
S. Northrop, Dawson School $100 00
W. K. McKeown, Strathcona School    83 35
J. Geo. Lister, Mount Pleasant School    75 00
Music Instructor.
Geo. P. Hicks $83 35
Drill Instructor*
Sergt.-Major Bundy $55 00
Janitors*
H. Keeley, High  $90 00
J. Dorman, Dawson School  90 00
J. W. Ellis, Strathcona School  90 00
H. Howse, Mount Pleasant School  75 00
G. A. Stevens, Fairview School  55 00
W. Doig, Seymour School  50 00
Thos. Price, Roberts School  50 00
Wm. Carter, Fairview West School  25 00
S. Harris, Old High School  50 00
S. Holmes, Central School and office  45 00 \J.,
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Teacher Certificate Appointed
Allan, Helen 0  2nd   January, 1904
Allison, Dorothy   2nd   August, 1904
Bnttimer, Annie   3rd   August, 1892
Bajus,  Kathleen  1st     January, 1904
Beharrell, Msiv M I  B.A  August, 1902
Burns, Margaret
2nd   October.
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Brough, Thos  B.A  August, 1904
Bavis, Walter E  Academic   August, 1904
Beattie, Emily   1st     September, 1904
Beath, James   2nd   February, 1903
Barnes, Catherine   2nd   August, 1890
Burpee, Ethel  .;  1st     January, 1903
Burpee, Leila   1st     August, 1904
Brethour G. Lilian   2nd   August, 1903
Caspell, E ;..  1st     August, 1899
Carter, Ethel J  2nd   August, 1899
Curtis, Julia   2nd   October, 1904
Creech, Mary M  3rd   April, 1899
Creech, Winnifred J  2nd   April, 1902
Currie, Flora M  2nd   January, 1904
Clarke, A  1st    ....;;  August, 1902
Campbell, Jessie    1st     October, 1902
Cairns, R. H  1st     February, 1903
Carter, Hilda   2nd   August, 1903
Cowperthwaite, F. M  B.A  1890-97, 1902-05
Cattell, Dorothy    1st     January, 1904
Caldwell D. Claire   B.A  April, 1904
Davidson, Augusta J  2nd   February, 1900
Donovan, Alice G  B.A  September, 190&
Elmsly, Ada B  lstff  November,  1900-
Fraser, Mabel 1  2nd   February, 1897
Fletcher, Elizabeth   2nd   August, 1893
Fraser, Anna E  2nd   November, 1892
Grunn, Sidney   B.A  September, 1904
Gilchrist, A  1st    I.  August, 1897
George, Elizabeth L  2nd     August, 1898
Henry, J. K  B.A  August, 1893
Hunt, Maude   M.A  August, 1899
Henderson, Jas  M.A  January, 1902
Hamilton, Myrtle P  2nd   August, 1900
Henderson, Isabel    1st     March, 1901
Holloway, Mamie   2nd   August, 1904
Johnston, D. B  B.A  January, 1902
Johnstone, Marion B  2nd   March, 1891
Johnstone, Jean P  1st     February, 1900
Johnstone, Bessie   1st     March, 1891
1890
Jamieson, G. W  1st     August,
Kyle, Miriam M  Temporary   August,
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?, H. B a... 1st  January
hThos  1st     August,
LeFeuvre, Eva   1st     August,
Lawrence, Edith   2nd   November.  1904
Leek, Edith   2nd   March, 1904
Lawson, Winnifred    2nd   February, 1902
Lewis, Margaret   Academic     October, 1904
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Teachtr . Certifica
Moore, Annie   1st
MacFarlane, Rachel     1st
Mooney, Winnifred   2nd
MacFarlane, Minnie     2nd
Monro, Rose   2nd
Morrison, James   B.A.
Martin, John   1st
Murphy, E. H  1st
Mathews, S. W  M.A
McDonagh, Wm  1st
McCain, Minnie    2nd
McLachlan, Mary   2nd
McLaren, Louise   1st
McNair, Clara  2nd
McMillan, M  1st
McKay. Minnie G  2nd
McKinnon, Mary  2nd
McNair, Lau^i   2nd
McAlpine, Sarah   2nd
McCallum, Ada E  2nd
McGeer, Lucy   2nd
Newsom, Annie M  2nd
Noble, Alice L  1st
Olding, Elizabeth   2nd
Pattison, Thos  M.A,
Parker, Edith C  2nd
Paul, Margaret   1st
B-obinson, Geo. E  B.A.
Robinson, D. M  B.A.
Renwick, Lilian  2nd
Fiobinson, Leonora   2nd .
Shaw, Jas. C I  M.A.
Suter, R. W  B.A.
Sparling, R  1st
Sherman, R. S  1st
Springer, Ruby   2nd
.Shine, Mrs. A.* G  2nd
Shaver, Morris   2nd
SloaUj Marjorie    2nd
Snider, Emma S  2nd
Tanner, Rebecca   2nd
Trembath, Jennie   1st
Truswell, Mary     1st
Tom, G. H  1st
W^ilson, Grace    B.A.
Woodward, Mary C  2nd
te Appointed
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