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First annual report published by the Board of School Trustees City of Vancouver for the year ending December… Vancouver School Board 1903

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 Hrst Annual iReport
Published Dg the
Board of School Trustees
Cilv of Vancouver
Tor Year Ending December 31st, 1903
With which is printed a Brief Historical Review from the
first establishment of Granville School, 1573. BOARDS OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
From 1886 to 1903
Dr.  D.  B.  Beckingsale,  Secretary
J.  B.  Henderson
D.  B.'Charleson
John  Devine,   Secretary
G. I. Wilson
Dr. W.  J.  McGuigan, M.  D.
Wm. Brown
A.  G. Johnson
G.  F.  Baldwin   '
G.   I.   Wilson
John   Devine
C. W. Murray
Wm.   Brown
A. H.  B.  Macgowan,  Secretary
G.  F.  Baldwin
G.   I.  Wilson
Chas. Whetham,  M. A.
C   W.   Murray
Wm.   Brown
A.  H.  B.  Macgowan,   Secretary
G.   F.   Baldwin
Appointed  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
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
Wm.   Brown
A.   H.   B.   Macgowan,   Secretary
Henry  Collins
G.   I.   Wilson,   Chairman
Wm.   Templeton
G.  R.  Gordon
A. H. B. Macgowan,  Chairman
C   W.   Murray,   Secretary
John   McAllister
Wm.   Templeton
C C Eldridge
G.   R.   Gordon
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
Wm.   Templeton,   Chairman
C   C   Eldridge
G.   R.   Gordon
C F. Foreman
A.   H.   B.   Macgowan
C   W.   Murray,   Secretary
W.   D.   Brydone-Jack,   M.   D.
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
C.  C.  Eldridge, Chairman
Mrs.  C.  Reid
Wm.   Brown
James   Ramsay
W. J.  McGuigan,  M. D.
W.  D.   Brydone-Jack,  M. D.
C.   W.   Murray,  Secretary
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
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.
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.
C. W.   Murray,    Chairman
W.  J.  McGuigan,  M.  D.
Thos.   Duke
G.  R.  Gordon
J.  J.  Banfield
W.   D.   Brydone-Jack,   M.   D.
James   Ramsay,   Chairman   from   July   1st
1902,  to  Dec.   1st,   1902
Secretary  of the  Board,   Geo.   S.   B.  Perry
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. BOARD  OF  SCHOOL TRUSTEES, 1904
Thomas Duke
D.   Donaldson W.  J.  McGuigan,  M.D.
James Ramsay William Clubb J. J.   Dougan
W.   B.   McKechnie,  M. D.
Chairman Thomas  Duke
Chairman School  Management Committee James  Ramsay
Chairman Building Committee D.   Donaldson
Chairman Finance Committee I James  Ramsay
City Superintendent W.   P.  Argue,   B. A.
Secretary and Building- Inspector C.   W.   Murray
Assistant Secretary Miss  F.   Parker
Attendance  Officer John Paul
School Management—
James  Ramsay,   Chairman
W.   B.   McKechnie,   M. D. W.  J.   McGuigan,   M. D.
Building and Grounds—
D.   Donaldson,   Chairman
William Clubb J. J.   Dougan
James  Ramsay,   Chairman
D.   Donaldson Thomas  Duke
The Chairman of the Board is ex officio a member of all Committees.
Board—Second  Friday in each month  at 8 p. m.
Management Committee—First Friday in  each month 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. 88096
From contemplating the present magnificent modern school system
of the City of Vancouver, it is interesting to turn for comparison to the
beginning of school history here.
The beginning was thirty years ago, when the Hastings Mill Company, then in operation with a large staff of employees, forming the
nucleus of the old "Town of Granville," built a school-house and asked
the Provincial Government to provide a teacher. At that time there
were some twenty children of school age within the limits of the proposed new district. The sehool was opened as Granville School District, and the first trustees were Mr. R. H. Alexander and Mr. Jonathan
Miller, both of whom are still resident in Vancouver, and, now as then,
prominent citizens.
The. first teacher of the new Granville school was Miss Sweeney,
followed later by Mrs. Richards  (now Mrs.  B. Springer).
The school continued for a period of thirteen years with one teacher,
and conducted in the original building which was erected near the Hastings Mill. The Government returns record the date of the commencement of school teaching, as officially recognized, and the change later
from Granville to Vancouver in the following terms:
"Granville School began 12th February, 1873. Boundaries altered
and redefined and name changed from 'Granville' to 'Vancouver,' 4th November, 1886," ,
with the further note added as to the boundaries,—
"The same as those defined on the Official Map of the City of Vancouver."
This change recorded in the official documents published by the
Department of Education marks the transition of the old Town of Granville into the new City of Vancouver. It was not until the advent of the
Canadian Pacific Railway to the shores of Burrard Inlet, that the transition period was reached. Then, as noted above, the School District of
Granville, with one teacher at the beginning of 1886, was transformed on
November 4th of the same year into the Vancouver School District, and
before the end of the school year (in June, 1887), the teaching staff had
increased from the one teacher of Granville School to a principal and
three assistants, the increase having occurred in less than one year.
The then principal, Mr. J. W. Robinson, opened the new school
(which had been erected in the latter part of 1886) on January 23rd,
1887, with one assistant, Miss A. Christie. This new building, which
was located on Cordova Street East and still stands, though not now used
as a public school, was soon taxed to its utmost capacity. The number
of pupils in attendance when the school opened was 93. In June, at the
close of the term, the enrolment had increased to 285- pupils.
So rapidly had the City of Vancouver sprung up during the year, that
at June 30th, 1887, the termination of the school year, it had already been
found that the new four-roomed school did not meet the requirements
for accommodation of all the pupils who had applied for admission. To
meet this increase it was even then proposed to add to the school accommodation by erecting another building in the western part of the city,
then beginning to settle very quickly. During the first year of the existence of the Vancouver School District the expenditure was $1,172.01, in addition to the cost of the new
building erected by the Government. The average cost per pupil was
$4 72 on the enrolment, and $6.96 on the average attendance. 1 he principal of the new school received a monthly salary of $70.00, and the two
assistants $50.00 each, while the monitor engaged m 1887 received $25-00
per month. The first Board of School Trustees consisted of Dr. D. L/.
Beckingsale, D. B. Charleson and J. B. Henderson, the first-named acting
as Secretary. The cost of the new building with equipment was $3,500.
The building was 67 x 37 feet, and erected on a site 100 x 132 feet.
In the year 1887-88, the rapid development of the schools of Vancouver again exceeded the accommodation provided, though there were two
new schools erected, one at the corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets,
and still in use, the other on Mount Pleasant, and then called the False
Creek School. The Burrard Street School was a frame building of four
room's. The False Creek School at first contained two rooms. This
building known as the Old Mount Pleasant School was removed from its
former site three years ago, and one portion now stands on the southwest
corner of the Mount Pleasant School grounds, where it is used *as a
Manual Training School, and the other on the southeast corner is rebuilt
as a caretaker's cottage.
1887-88—The total teaching staff for this year was 7, divided between
the three schools as follows: East School, 3; West School, 3; False
Creek School, 1. Even with that large increase in one year, the official
report notes that "this large increase in the number of teachers fails to
meet the present urgent demands of the district. Two additional assistants, one for the East School and one for the West School, should be
added to the staff at the earliest possible date."
But that was not the end of the recommendations in connection with
increasing school accommodation. The report for the same year proceeds
to say,—
"In order to fully meet the present requirement, as well as to make
provision for a still larger increase in attendance, a commodious
building should be erected on a site eligible for a Central School."
This demand for a Central School was met in the course of the next
year (1889) by the erection of what was termed a "temporary" school-
house on the Central School site then acquired, and this temporary
building was designed to be used until the completion of the brick
structure, containing 8 rooms, which was in course of erection in the
same year.. That "temporary" building did duty for many a day afterwards, first as High School and later to accommodate classes from the
Central School. It is still in use: one room for classes, another as a
Board Room and office for the Secretary and City Superintendent, while
the remaining portion is fitted up as quarters for caretaker. Truly the
builder builded better than he knew!
While the second year of Vancouver School District's existence was
marked by such building expansion, the enrolment which made the
buildings necessary was rising rapidly. From the aggregate enrolment
of 285 at June 30th, 1887, it rose to 642 at June 30th, 1888 The total
cost of education, not including cost of buildings in this year was
$2,620.00 The cost per pupil on enrolment was $4.08, while the cost
per pupil on actual average attendance was $10.99. This high average
cost is partly accounted for by the fact that the number of pupils increased from month to month during the year, necessitating the adding
of teachers to the staff, while the smaller attendance at the beginning of
the year brought down the average. At the end of the year it is noted
I the official reports that "with two graded schools in operation °t is
to be expected that this city will at no distant date be in a position to L.
School    within    its'
Entrance   Examina-
year,  having passed
make  application  for  the  establishment  of  a  High
limits." ||P
The first two pupils  to  pass  the  High  School
tions from Vancouver schools  are recorded in  this
at midsummer, J?888, the close of the school year.
1888-89—The continuance of the development of the schools in this
year is gathered easily from the additions to the teaching staff:. The
East School increased to 5 teachers, the West School to 4 teachers, and
the False Creek School to 2 teachers, a total of 11 teachers, as against
7 in the previous year. The new Central School building, or temporary
school referre.d to above, was opened with two  divisions during 1889.
The enrolment of pupils for the year shows a total of 1,024. It is
interesting to note the location of population in the various districts of
the cHy as indicated by attendance. The East School had 562 pupils on
the roll, indicating that the weight of population still remained in that
end of the city. The enrolment at the West School was 321, and False
Creek School (or Mount Pleasant, as it soon became known) recorded
141 pupils in attendance.
The advance of the schools in point of attainments of pupils is
clearly indicated by the fact that a total of 18 pupils passed the High
School Entrance Examinations, and three secured teachers' certificates.
The East School passed 6 pupils at the Christmas Examinations, 1888,
and 10 at midsummer, 1889; from the West School two passed -at midsummer, 1889. Again in the official report of this year is the fact mentioned that the trustees will be in a position at an early date to ask for
the establishment of a High School under the provisions of the School
1889-90—The completion and occupancy of the first eight-roomed
brick school building erected in Vancouver, the Central School, the
commencement of another .eight-roomed brick school, situated in the
east end of the city, and the establishment of the Vancouver High
School, mark the progress of education in the city for the year ending
June 30th, 1890.
The new Central School was completed and ready for occupation at
the beginning of January, 1890, and was almost filled at once. The
rapid growth of the school population made it necessary to move at
once in the direction of securing further large additions to school accommodation. Before the end of 1890 the eight-roomed school erected
in the east end was under way, and the Superintendent of Education in
his annual report refers to the .necessity which already existed for the
Government to provide for a third large school to be erected in the west
end  of the  city.
Vancouver's High School was established January 1st, 1890. At
that time the principal of the Vancouver schools was Mr. R. Law, B.A.,
and he was appointed first principal of the new High School. There
were in attendance at the public schools, and holding certificates of
having passed the High School Entrance Examinations, 32 pupils, so
that, other requirements being fulfilled, the Government provided the
necessary equipment and placed these pupils under a teacher.
In July, 1890, Principal Law, reporting to the Superintendent of
Education on the first six months of the Vancouver High School, gives
the following particulars:
"Enrolment during the term, 31; average attendance, 24.67."
Gold medals were plentiful in that day. The principal mentions
that three of his pupils received gold medals on the results of their examinations: Miss Barnes for being head pupil, presented by Mayor
Oppenheimer;  Miss  Mclntyre for being first  in  mathematics,  presented
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by Rev. Father Fay; and Miss Johnston for being first in English subjects, presented by old Victoria High School pupils.
The enrolment of the Vancouver schools for the year showed- an
increase of 441 over the previous year, the total being 1,405. 1 he enrolment at the Central School was 480; East School, 467; West School,
306: Mount Pleasant School, 181; High School, 31- The expenditure on
the schools for the year was $12,468.46; cost per pupil on enrolment,
$8.51; on actual average, $15-24-
The teaching staff numbered 17 this year: High School, 1; Central,
6; West, 4; East, 4; Mount Pleasant, 2. There were passed to the High
School during the year 21 pupils.
1890-91—In this year the increase in pupils over the previous year
was less than in any one of the preceding years since the formation of
the district. The number enrolled was 1,748, an increase of 283 over the
previous year. On the other hand, the increase in the percentage of
average monthly and daily attendance during the year is noticeable,
indicating a more settled and established condition in the city. The
teaching staff in this year was increased to 21. The enrolment by
schools was: Central School, 547; East School, 512; West School, 391;
Mount Pleasant School, 256; High School, 42. The cost of the schools
to the Government in this year was $18,280.77; cost per pupil on enrolment, $10.45; on average attendance, $18.08.
The new East End School, a brick building of eight rooms, .was
completed and occupied in March, 1891, and the grounds, a whole block,
were commented on as a very attractive improvement in giving pupils
needed space for play and recreation. The immediate necessity of
increasing the school accommodation still further by building another
large school in the west end of the city is again noted in the official
reports of the year.
1891-92—The increasing need of further school accommodation was
emphasized in this year by the large increase in the number of pupils
in attendance at the various schools. It was then that the decision was
arrived at to erect three new eight-roomed brick buildings, one of which
was to. be .used as a High School. Before these three buildings were
erected the value of school buildings and grounds is reported in the
annual returns as $294,700.00.
A very important change went into effect in this year whereby the
Government, by an amendment to the School Act, placed on the cities
the burden of providing for the salaries of teachers, giving in aid a per
capita grant based, as it is still, on average actual daily attendance.
In this year the attendance enrolled was 2,004, the average actual
being 1,168.34. The total expenditure on education was $21,608.83, the
average cost per pupil on enrolment being $10.78; on actual attendance,
$18.49. The increase in attendance in this year was 256. The teaching
staff was increased to 27 in this year, and later a third teacher was added
to the High School staff.
1892-93—In this school year were begun the three new school buildings, High School, Mount Pleasant and West End, two by-laws being
passed to raise $150,000 for purchase of grounds and the erection of
buildings. The total expenditure on account of buildings and incidental
account m the year was $146,723.00. Another addition to the school
accommodation was the opening, in November, 1892, of the East End
Branch School in the old Cordova Street building. This was rendered
necessary by the rapid increase in attendance at the East End School
which had been completed and occupied but two years before.
The total number of pupils enrolled at the schools was 2 175 the
average actua attendance being 1,542. Of this number the High School
had 107   pupils   enrolled.      The   amount   spent   on   education   proper according   to the   departmental report, was   $27,155.91.      The   cost per
capita on enrolment was $12.48, on actual average attendance, $17.60.
The teaching staff had increased to 41 teachers in this year. The
High School staff numbered 5- The number of pupils who passed the
High School examinations this year was 51.
1893-94—After midsummer, 1893, the three new buildings, High
School, Mount Pleasant and West End, were opened. Each was an
eight-roomed brick building, with every modern appliance and fully
equipped. It was also found necessary to open a school in Fairview in
this year, but no funds were available for building and the School Board
was compelled to lay the matter over for a year, making temporary arrangements for the accommodation of the new classes.
The total expenditure in this year for salaries was $37,188.66, and for
improvements and incidentals, $13,333.41, a total of $50,522.07. It is to
be noted that in this year the Government grant first took the form of
a per capita amount, the sum received being $14,696.84. The total enrolment of pupils was 2,247 in this year, the average actual attendance
being 1,575- The enrolment in the High School was 144, with average
of 92.77.
The teaching staff this year increased to 43 teachers. The number
of pupils who passed the High School Entrance Examinations during
the year was 60.
1894-95—The first school building in Fairview (a four-roomed, two-
story school) was erectecl in this year, and three of the rooms were
occupied at once. The original cost of the building was a little over
As indicating the condition of general business in the city at this
period, it is noted in some of the official reports to the Department that
the Trustees had found it necessary, owing to prevailing hard times, to
reduce salaries of teachers all round. The expenditure on salaries in
the year was $35,269.00, and on other accounts was $8,194.73, a total for
the year of $43,463.73, over $7,000.00 less than in the previous year. The
per capita grant received from the Government this year was .$15,895.28,
an. increase of more than $1,000.00 over the previous year.
The total enrolment in the school's was 2,375; the average actual
daily attendance, 1,640.44. The High School enrolled 159 of these, with
an actual attendance of 108.44. The number of pupils who passed High
School Entrance Examinations this year was 56. The report of the
Secretary for this year notes the necessity for an increase in the teaching staff of the West End and Mount Pleasant Schools.
1895-96—The new Fairview School was opened in October, 1895.
The Secretary of the School Board, in his annual report to the Department of Education, points out the course adopted by the Vancouver
School Board in this year in giving pupil teachers a two months' course
as assistants in the schools of the city. This method had been adopted
on account of the large number of pupils of the High School who had
obtained teachers' certificates, and were without the necessary Normal
training to fit them to take charge of classes. The Board had. thus
made this provision as a substitute for a Normal School Course.
Continued increase in school population had led the Board to recommend an addition of four rooms to each of the Mount Pleasant, East
End and West End Schools. The civic finance committee had laid the
matter over on account of difficulty of financing.
In this year is noted the movement to secure affiliation with McGill
University. The principal of. the High School in his report notes that
negotiations have been going on for two years, and he expects in another report to have some news of definite settlement of this desirable
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The enrolment of pupils in this year was 2,403; the average actual
daily attendance, 1,809,90. The High School enrolment was but 134 m
this year, and the average 87-74- The principal 111 his report notes the
change from semi-annual examinations to annual. But the number passing at the annual examination had not exceeded that passing at previous
midsummer examinations.    The number passed in the year was 47.
The expenditure in this year on salaries was $34,988.60; on general, including cost of Fairview School, $16,062.02. The amount of the per
• capita grant received from the Provincial Government was $16,946.98.
The teaching staff in this year increased to 46.
1896-97—The large special appropriation of $70,000.00 was this year
secured by the School Board by the issue of City Debentures, for the
purpose of extending the school-room accommodation in the East End,
West End and Mount Pleasant Schools. An addition of 8 rooms was
arranged to be built, doubling the capacity of each of the schools named.
Each of the additions was of brick, and uniform with the original portions. It is remarked in the Secretary's Report for this year that these
additions were supposed to be sufficient to provide for increase in the
school population for at least two years.
The need of a Normal Training School for teachers was again urged
on the Department of Education this year. The increase of the High
School attendance, and the large number of pupils being passed for entrance to the High School, are noted. The attendance at the High
School was 153 during the year, and 67 students from the city schools
passed the Entrance Examinations during the year. The teaching staff
of the city schools was this year 49. The total atendance of pupils was
2,644, the average actual being 1898.12.
The expenditure by the School Board for this year rose to a total of
$60,480^73, to which the Government contributed $17,722.68 as per capita.
The amount paid in salaries to teachers for the year was $36,343.35.
1897-98—The previous year's report noted that an increase of 24
class-rooms in the school accommodation would provide for at least two
years. This year, however, the Secretary's Report again notes that the
schools are again filled up. The Secretary in his report says: "In my
last report it was stated that the additional school accommodation would
be ample for the next two years. So rapid has been the increase of
pupils during the last few months that in all probabilities the remaining
vacant rooms will be occupied by January next (1899), and it will be
necessary for the incoming Board to meet the problem of increased
school accommodation."
The expenditure for the year was $106,946.16, including $67,345.27 on
account of the new buildings completed this year; salaries, $38,-
274.00. The school attendance for this year was 2,983 aggregate, and
2070.36 average actual attendance. The per capita grant on that basis
was $19,827,64. The teaching staff now numbered 56. The number of
pupils passing High School Entrance was 65.
1898-99—The salary list in this year rose to $42,200.00—nearly $4,-
000.00 over the previous year. The attendance was 3,296 in the aggregate, with an actual average daily attendance of 2,459.12. The per capita
received from the Government was $22,010.00, and the teaching staff
numbered 64, of which the High School staff was 5. The number of
pupils passing the High School Entrance was but 35. Two rooms were
opened in a building on Campbell Avenue to meet requirements in the
east end. Tt is also noted in the annual report to the Department that
lHairview needs increased accommodation.
In this year Mr. Alexander Robinson, B. A., principal of the High
School, was appointed Superintendent of Education for the Province II
i899"I9°°—More schools were pressingly required to meet the demands of increasing population, and this year a by-law was submitted by
the City Council to raise $80,000.00 for new buildings. Two new ones,
the Lord Roberts in the west end and the Admiral Seymour in the east
end of the city, were erected, each containing eight rooms, and fitted up
in the most modern style. An addition of four rooms was also built at
the Fairview School. The Secretary reports that the rooms are filled
to overflowing. The report of the Inspector of Schools for that year
says: "The system of education maintained in the City of Vancouver
may be properly described as one of a most comprehensive character; it
reaches from the Primary School to the University. For a city to maintain such a complete system is a matter of surprise as well as for congratulation. Vancouver College is the nucleus of the future University
of British Columbia."
Mr. David Wilson, the Inspector whose report the above is quoted
from, says he had not been able to visit Vancouver for some years to inspect its schools.
Drawing, with a special instructress, Miss E. M. Burnett, Physical
Culture and Drill, were some of the additions to the range of teaching
in this year. The expenditure for salaries was $46,990.00, and for other
expenses $11,921.12. The attendance of pupils in this year rose almost
to 4,000, the actual figures being 3907, with the average at 2,659.26. The
teaching staff was 68, and 47- pupils passed the High School Entrance.
The per capita grant from the Government was $25,000,04.
1900-01—In this year the teaching staff was 84, the very rapid increase being accounted for by the opening of two new schools and increases in the staffs of nearly all the others. The High School enrolment for the year was 219. The total enrolment of pupils was 4,669,
over 700 of an increase from the past year. The average attendance was
3>374-59- The Government contributed in this year $28,020.64 per capita
grant. The total expenditure on schools was $145,576.84. Of this sum
$74,544.90 was spent on school buildings, etc. The teaching staff
reached a total of $50,974.85 in salaries.
The opening of the Provincial Normal School and the establishment
of two Manual Training Centres, under the gift from Sir William Mac-
donald, were additions to the educational advantages of the city in this
year. The School Board was unable to secure from the City Council the
appropriation they asked for, the latter body taking on itself the authority
to strike off a sum of $10,000.00 from the estimates submitted. Despite
that fact, the Board had a great deal of excellent work done in the way
of repairs and extensive grading and other improvements to the grounds
of the schools.
1901-1902—A 42 per cent, gain in enrolment of High School pupils
marks this year. The aggregate was 312 enrolled. Those in attendance
also did remarkably well in departmental examinations. The needs of
the High School for more room were greatly emphasized by this rapid
increase in attendance. The total aggregate enrolment in the city
schools for the year was 4,510, with an average attendance of 3,335.88.
The teaching staff numbered 83, and the Government contributed in per
capita grant $36,718.24, with an additional $1,200.00 for special High
School grant, the first time such a grant was paid.
The salaries paid in the year were $57,316.50, and the toal expenditure of the School Board for the year was $81,097.97. NEW   HIGH   SCHOOL,   FAIRVIEW,
Containing 18 Class Rooms, Lecture Room, Waiting Room, Teachers' Room,
Principal's Room, 2 large Cloak Rooms and an Assembly Hall. 13
Like the City of Vancouver itself, this institution is a striking instance of rapidity of growth and development. Established in January,
1890, and opening in temporary quarters in the Central School building
with one instructor and thirty-one students, by June, 1893, it had outgrown the three-roomed wooden building into which it had moved
three years before, having for 1893-94, the first academic year of its
occupancy of its present eight-roomed building of brick, a staff of five
and an enrolment of one hundred and forty-four; and this building it
will next year exchange for an eighteen-roomed structure of stone,
increased accommodation being necessary for its present staff of ten and
its three hundred and forty-five students. Equally great, too, has been
the expansion of its work, the range, by a system of substitution, now
including Matriculation and the first half of a University Course in Arts
in addition to the first two years of the ordinary High School Curriculum.
In 1894, at the instance of friends of higher education in the province, who desired such relations between provincial high schools and
universities in other parts of the Empire as would tend to the inception
and promotion of university work in British Columbia, legislation was
passed which empowered the affiliation of high schools to recognized
universities; and this was supplemented in 1896 by an act providing for
the incorporation of high schools as colleges in accordance with the
charters and constitutions of such universities. Under these enactments
Vancouver High School became Vancouver College; and it was admitted
to affiliation for the First Year in Arts by the Corporation of McGill
University. Two years later, in the session of 1899-1900, First Year
work opened with a class of six undergraduates. The present class
doing this work numbers nineteen undergraduates and three partial
students. Recognition, also, of the character of the work was given by
McGill in 1902, when an extension of affiliation was granted which
should cover the first two years in Arts and the University Intermediate
Examination. Second Year AVork was taken up at onee with a class of
six. The class for the current academic year remains at the same figure;
but that for next year should be materially larger in view of this year's
greatly increased enrolment of First Year Students from whom the
Second Year Class is recruited.
The preparation of students for university examinations was at first
hampered by the fact that their curriculum prescribed texts which
differed from those prescribed for prospective teachers, whose non-professional training, then as now, must be undertaken by institutions of
learning such as this. This dual preparation, with its duplication of
instruction, was felt to be against the best methods of education; and
the difficulty was removed in 1901 by legislation which recognized
university examinations passed by bona fide students of provincial high
schools or affiliated colleges as the non-professional equivalents of provincial  departmental  examinations  for  teachers'  certificates. 14
In 1900 a Leaving Certificate was instituted to mark the completion
of the High School, as distinguished from the University, Course. These
certificates are awarded to students who have passed University Matriculation in Arts. Taking this as constituting graduation, the list of
graduates of the Vancouver High School at the date of the last Matriculation Examination numbers ninety; and of these twenty-three have
passed the more advanced stage indicated by the First Year Examination, and four the still higher Second Year Examination. For non-
university students, however, whose examinations have been those set
by the Provincial Department of Education, the requirements of the old
Second A might serve as minimum qualification for High School
Leaving, which would supplement the list of graduates by fifty-three, of
whom thirteen proceeded farther to First B, and six still farther to First
A. While the number of graduates forms but a small percentage of the
total enrolment of students, the figures lor recent years, and particularly
for last year, indicate that the percentage is increasing.
The institution has been in charge of three principals.     Mr. R. Law,
B. A., was principal from January, 1890, to June 30th, 1891. His successor was Mr. A. Robinson, B. A., who resigned at Easter, 1899. He
was succeeded by Mr. J. C. Shaw, M. A., the present principal.
i!i HIGH SCHOOL—8 Rooms
Annual Report of Chairman of Board,
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 8, 1904-
To the Board of School Trustees.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen,—I have pleasure in submitting the
Chairman's Annual Report to your honorable body, and also a short
synopsis of the history of our school system from its inception.
About thirty years ago the Hastings Mill Co., then in active operation, with a staff of employees, forming the nucleus of the old Town of
Granville, entered into negotiation with the Provincial Government and
built the first school-house, the Government providing the teacher. At
this time there were some 15 pupils within the limits of the district. The
first trustees were Mr. R. H. Alexander and Mr. Jonathan Miller. The
first teacher was Miss Julia Sweeney, daughter of the mill foreman.
This school continued for a period of thirteen years, being conducted in the original building erected near the mill. On November 4th,
1886, the Government officially recognized the change from Granville to
Vancouver School District, and defined the boundaries of the school district to be as on the official map of the City of Vancouver.
After the advent of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, development was
rapid, and the following spring a new school of four rooms was built
and occupied on Cordova Street East. The following schools were
erected within the period of 1887 and 1893: Old Burrard Street School;
old Central School, Mount Pleasant School, Central School (brick, of
eight rooms), East End, West End, Mount Pleasant and High School
buildings, all of brick and eight rooms.
The number of teachers had increased to 37 in that period, and the
enrolment from 285 in 1886 to 2,175 in 1893.
This period also saw the organization of a High School, and also its
affiliation with McGill University tof Montreal. The High School was
first opened in January, 1890, Mr. R. Law, B. A., being principal. In the
following year negotiations were begun for the affiliation with McGill.
In that year Mr. A. H. B. Macgowan, then Chairman of the Board, while
in Montreal, visited the McGill University, and arranged with Sir William Dawson and Acting Principal Johnson, of McGill, preliminaries
looking to the affiliation, so that the first two years of the Arts Course
might be taught in Vancouver. On his return to Vancouver Mr. Macgowan drafted a bill to secure from the legislature the necessary powers
to affiliate. There was some hitch in the passing of this measure, and
two or three sessions elapsed before it was finally passed as originally
drafted by him. In connection with the work of arranging the affiliation, Principal Robinson of the High School, now Superintendent of
Education, and Mr. C. W. Murray, then a member of the Board and
Secretary, are entitled to share with Mr. Macgowan the credit of having
effected this desirable arrangement.
For the past ten years the growth of our schools has been steady and
rapid, the difficulty having been to provide the necessary accommodation. At the beginning of 1903 we found an overcrowded condition, with
every prospect of it being more so. After careful consideration, we, as
a Board, requested the City Council to submit a by-law for $125,000, in
order to meet the requirements of our graded schools and the future
growth of our High School. This by-law was carried. We secured a
site, covering almost seven acres, in Fairview, between Laurel and Oak
Streets, for the* erection of a new High School building. This location
is one of the best, overlooking as it does the city and harbor.     It has an 17
outlook that is pleasant to the eye, and will give the building prominence. This building when completed will contain eighteen rooms, and
for the next few years can be used not only for High School purposes,
but for graded schools, to meet the. needs of East Fairview, and thus relieve the lack of accommodation in Mount Pleasant and Fairview
By the removal of our High School to this section, we are enabled
to use the present building and thus relieve the crowded condition of
both the Dawson and Strathcona Schools. We also secured a site in
Fairview West and on it will be erected a two-storey frame building; also
one at Grandview and one at Cedar Cove. On both of these locations
small buildings are required. The. incoming Board should lose no time
in the erection of these buildings.
During the year we appointed as City Superintendent of Vancouver's
schools, Mr. W. P. Argue, late of the Department of Education at Winnipeg, Man. Our schools were in need of just such a man. With a staff
of 93 teachers, and a school population of almost 4,500, a superintendent
was required. I have no hesitation in stating that the extra expenditure
was amply justified. My hope is that the incoming Board will give him
all possible assistance. Thus will our schools become strong and be a
credit, not only to our city, but to the province.
During the year our increase in school population was over 300.
You will note that this at least necessitates the construction of one^
eight-roomed building each year. The drills in our schools and the rifle
companies which were the outcome of our drills, have certainly been of
immense advantage to the boys, and will build up stronger and more
healthy manhood in our city. I hope the incoming Board will continue
this work. It is a branch of our educational system which should be encouraged. We also considered the question of free school books and
night schools during the year, but found in both cases that no provision
was made in the School Act to carry on this work, or to authorize the
expenditure in connection with them.
We have also considered the necessity of giving teachers instructions
as to the testing of pupil's eyes, as there'is such a prevalence of defective
vision. I am pleased to report that arrangements have been made to
meet this requirement. We have had several meetings in connection with
the Children's Memorial Fund, which was organized to commemorate
the life of our late Queen Victoria. The children had raised the amount
for this fund of $1,306.70, with $25 due from the Sons of England, and
about $40 interest accrued, making a total to the credit of this fund of
$1,371.70. This amount is to the credit of the fund, our city treasurer,
Mr. G. F. Baldwin, being the treasurer. The committee, which is composed of the principals of the schools, regret that there has not been
sufficient raised to erect a suitable monument, and propose instead to
erect a memorial fountain.
In connection with our High School, I would be pleased to note the
organization of a cadet corps during this year, and also the development
of the commercial course. It would meet the views of our School Board
if this course were taken up and proper diplomas given by the Government for the graduates of the class. Some of the subjects of the High
School might be dropped to meet this requirement.
There are several other branches, such as engineering, electricity and
metallurgy, which might be considered by the incoming Board upon the
completion of the High School.M These subjects might be instituted in a
small way. The Government should be approached in due course for
powers to enable the Vancouver College to confer the degree of Arts.
We also hope the Provincial Government will build a Normal School. We
are pleased with what has been done in this branch of education in the  19
city, and consider that the time has arrived for the province to build a
Normal School here.
Upon the completion of our new buildings, the school boundaries
of the city will have to be changed. I have now pleasure in submitting
a statement showing the number of meetings held during the past year,
and attendance at each by the trustees.
Before closing the report, I congratulate the citizens upon the
efficient staff of manual training school teachers, and the benefits derived from this practical education, the training of the eye and the hand,
as well as the incidental development of the faculty of exactness. These
schools, three of which were established by Sir William Macdonald, were
in June of the past year handed over to the School Board, according to
the agreement when they were first established.
We have connected with our schools a painstaking and efficient staff
of teachers. This profession requires patience and special training of
a high order. It is a worrying occupation, and our citizens should assist
the teachers in their work in every way. Thanking you, gentlemen, and
our efficient Secretary for the many courtesies extended, and regretting
that with the expiry of my term of office I must sever such pleasant
relations as have existed between us, my hope is that the schools in the
future will be handled with as great care for their development on right
lines as in the past.
Annual Report of Chairman of Management Committee,
1 9 o 3.
To the Board of School Trustees.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen,—We beg to submit herewith a report
of the Management Committee for the year 1903. Owing to the retirement of two members of the Committee from the Board, and as this will
be the last report from this Committee it will deal more fully with some
matters than would ordinarily be the case.
Twelve meetings have been held during the year. At several of
these meetings the principals were present, and various matters affecting
the schools were discussed, and we are satisfied that good results have
followed these conferences. We would heartily recommend to the incoming Board the continuance of these conferences with the principals at
stated periods. The principals have shown themselves at all times
willing to co-operate with and assist the Management Committee in
their efforts to cope with the school problem, which has been intensified
through the congested condition of all our schools, and to find accommodation for all pupils, has not been an easy task—one of the unavoidable contingencies in an ever growing and prosperous city.
Special praise is due the High School staff for their unselfishness
and loyalty, for, without any reference to school hours or their own
comfort, they have met the demands-made on them occasioned by having
a staff of ten teachers in an eight-roomed building, and we trust that in
their new and commodious home in Fairview they will forget the past
inconveniences and enjoy to the full the larger and more complete equipment which they will possess after midsummer. 20
The Management Committee congratulate themselves on securing
the services of Mr. W. P. Argue, B. A., of Winnipeg, as City Superintendent, a position which he is eminently qualified to fill. A practical
teacher, one capable of dealing with all matters pertaining to his office,
and discharging them in a manner which cannot fail to benefit those
over whom he is placed—Mr. Argue is conceded by all disinterested
parties to be the right man in the right place and, as our staff has nearly
reached the century mark, his office is no sinecure.
During the year 14 teachers (6 male and 8 female) have changed
from ..our staff for the following reasons: One died; one left the province; one has left the profession to study law; one dismissed; seven
resigned to take permanent positions in smaller kingdoms; three have
accepted positions elsewhere. We have appointed 20 teachers (9 male
and 11 female).
We wish to give some facts bearing on the progress of o'ur schools
for the last four years, during which time I have had the honor of filling
the position of Chairman of the Management Committee.
1900      1904
Enrolment,  High School          155       276
Enrolment, Public School        3004     4058
Total   . .        3159
Teachers, Public School            61
Teachers, High School    5
Total            66 93
Teachers, male (total, 1900), 24 (36.3 per cent, of staff).
Teachers, male (total, 1904) 33 (3A.4 per cent, of staff).
1900'       1904
Teacher's  average salary    $59 82    $62 53
Average salary, male      76 56      82 70
Average salary, female      50 24     52 00
Salary total for January,  1900, $3,947 50
Salary total for January, 1904    5,815 00
Of the 24 male teachers on our staff in 1900, 13 are still on the staff,
and every one is receiving increased salary—increases from $2.50 to
$50.00 per month; two are in the employ of the Provincial Department
of Education, four have left the profession, one resigned on account of
ill-health, three dismissed, and one teaching elsewhere.
Of the 42 female teachers on our staff in 1900, 24 are still on our
staff (12 of whom are receiving increased salaries); one died, three have
left the province, thirteen married, one teaching elsewhere.
It is said that comparisons are odious; but a few facts from the
Public School Report, 1901-2, the last one published, and which has not
materially changed:
P.C. of
Staff Male.
12   l/2
33 l/3
Av. Male
$76  90
66 70
P.S.T. Male. Female.
Victoria     54 7 47
Westminster     22 8 14
Nanaimo     16 2 14
Rossi and    12 4 8
Nelson     7 2 5
Vancouver     83 23 60            27 1/2      74 25
<   To-day Vancouver has as many male teachers on the Public School
staff as Victoria, New Westminster, Rossland and Nelson; and the Vancouver College staff equals the combined High School staff of Victoria,
New Westminster and Nanaimo.    When you consider that of those who-
attended the Normal School since it was opened less than   12 per cent.j 21
were males, the percentage of male teachers employed by us does not require any comment.
In conclusion, let me say that the work of the School Board, and of
the management committee in particular, has not been free from worry.
The City Superintendent will relieve future Boards of a great deal of
the worlc which necessarily was attended to by the Management Committee. As Chairman of the Management Committee I beg to state that
the Committee and the Board are prepared to discuss any and all appointments, promotions or dismissals with any taxpayer or any citizen
who can show the Board that he is actuated by the best motives, and that
his aim and desire is to benefit our school system. Charges, absolutely
without foundation, and which reflect on the integrity of the Board, have
been made by one of the Government Inspectors. We have demanded
lan ki'vestigation which, if held, will show that the trust imposed on us
by the citizens has not been betrayed. Should the investigation not be
held, we will give the citizens an opportunity later to form an unbiased
opinion as to the work done by the Committee during the last four years,
and will probably throw light on some subjects upon which the public
are at present not fully posted.
I am, respectfully yours,
Annual Report of Chairman of Building Committee,
To the Board of School Trustees.
Mr.    Chairman   and    Gentlemen,—In    preparing   this    report,    we
thought it wise tg revise briefly the work that has been done during the
past year in connection with our schools.     Some "people   have   thought
that the School   Board   has   not   looked   far enough ahead in providing
for the accommodation of pupils, but I would poin*t out that your Board
has always labored under difficulties in this respect.     First of all, it was
our duty as citizens to keep down taxes as far as possible, and, secondly,
it was our duty to provide school accommodation for all children between
the ages of six and sixteen years; and when we consider the rapid growth
of the city and the increase in our   school population,   which   is   almost
unprecedented in any other city, I think that the Board has done all that
could be expected of it.     It is a matter of regret that some of the rooms,
owing to this rapid increase, are somewhat over-crowded, but we hope
that this year the school accommodation will be sufficiently in advance of
the requirements to obviate any such over-crowding in the future.     It
will be necessary, though, if the present increase of population goes on
at the same rate as heretofore, to again submit, within the next two or
three years, a by-law for further expenditure in connection with school
extension.     I would like here to express to the general public the thanks
of this Board for voting favorably on the money by-law heretofore submitted for the extension of our school system, and thus indicating that
the general   public   has   had   confidence in this Board.     If   this   by-law
had not passed it would have been a   serious blow   to the   educational
progress of this city.     At the beginning of this year a by-law was submitted to the people authorizing an expenditure of $125,000 in connection with our schools, and which was approved by the ratepayers.     Out  23
of this amount our Board set aside $90,000   for   a   new   High   School.
After considerable deliberation as to the best site for the High School,
they decided to purchase 6 45/100 acres in Fairview, between Tenth and
Twelfth Avenues, and Oak and Laurel Streets.     The  price paid for this
ground was $6,506.00.     During the year the grounds have been cleared,
and a recreation grounds about 500 feet by 320 feet cleared and leveled.
The cost of grading the grounds, including the tools, amounted to about
$2,320.00.     The total amount of expenditure on these grounds up to the
present   time,    and in   connection   with   the    new    building,    is    about
$10,866.98.     About $150.00 more expended in harrowing and seeding the
recreation grounds will put them in very fair shape for next year.     We
hope to have the new building completed and ready for occupancy some August, 1904.     When this building is completed it will relieve
the congested condition of other schools in the city.
In order to make provision for the future, and as the grounds could
now be purchased much cheaper than at a later date, we bought half a
block in Fairview West for $2,509.00, and half a block in Grand View for
$1,385.00, and half a block in Victoria Drive, corner of Hastings Street,
for $2,012.25.
Owing to our having taken over the Manual Training Course during
the last year, it was necessary to provide accommodation for them, as
it was found where rooms were used in our school buildings the noise
interfered very much with the other teachers, so we erected on the
Strathcona School grounds a Manual Training School, and another on
the Dawson School grounds; Mount Pleasant had already a building that
could be utilized for that purpose.
The cost of repairs for the Strathcona School and the fencing of the
grounds during the past year amounted to about $2,798.40. In the west
end it was found absolutely necessary to repair thoroughly the Dawson
Primary School at the corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets, and this
was done at an expenditure of $1,918.11.
The cost of the Manual Training School on the Dawson School
grounds was $925.10. The fencing of the Seymour Street School
grounds is nearly completed, as also that of the Roberts School
grounds. We have had to expend about $150.00 in providing a new
room at the Roberts School.
During the year 1904 the roof of the Strathcona School will need to
be repaired. In connection with our High School building, we would
suggest that the new Board make arrangements for the erection of a
club room and gymnasium on a small scale, with dressing and bath
rooms and other necessaries.
In order to relieve the congestion in the Fairview School it will be
necessary that tenders be called at once, or as soon as possible, for the
erection of a new building in West Fairview. At the present time the
grounds are being graded, and it will not be long before they are ready
for the erection of the building.
We would suggest that the grounds at Grand View and Victoria
Drive be graded, and arrangements made for a school building at an early
We would suggest that in future when trees are planted at our
school grounds they should be outside of the grounds proper, and along
the boulevard.
' We consider that wherever our school grounds permit, it will be
wise to have residences erected for the caretakers. This can be done at
a small outlay, and should not only be a safeguard to the buildings but
also a saving financially.
Respectfully submitted,
Teachers' Salaries-—
High  School $12,150 00
Central  School        6,630 00
Dawson  School      12,758 00
Strathcona   School       12,091 25
Mount  Pleasant       10,891 60
Fairview   School        5>375 °°
Roberts School    4,240 00
Seymour School        4,128 65
Total Teachers' Salaries    - -$68,264 50
Maintenance, Repairs, Caretakers' Salaries, etc.—
High School    $ 1,626 81
Central   School         1,947 07
Dawson  School        3,447 86
Strathcona   School        5,404 08
Mount Pleasant School       3,042 81
Fairview   School        *,776 57
Roberts   School         1,040 42
Seymour   School         1,407 55
Contingencies        3,473 23
 $23,166 40
Total  expenditure    '  91,430 90
Appropriation     97,800 00
Balance   unexpended     $ 6,369 10
Certified correct.
Total expenditure for 1903   $91,430 90
Government Grant     50,527 34
Paid by  City    $40,903 56 iif^^iiP^KJ^^^^f^
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47,537 33
43,300 00
48,162 87
48,051 20
56,380 00
56,296 27
66,184 62
78,542 18
88,526 75
89,822 14
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68,937 26
61,054 83
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*Also 3 Manual Training- Instructors. 29
List of Teachers, showing Monthly Salaries,
j High School.
Jas.  C.  Shaw    $140 00
Geo.  E. Robinson      120 00
J.   K.   Henry'N    120 00
Miss Maude Hunt       90 00
L. Robertson     100 00
Jas. Henderson       90 00
S. W.  Mathews      100 00
D. B. Johnston       85 00
Thos.   Pattison        90 00
F. W. Suter       95 00
Central School.
D. M. Robinson    $100 00
R.    Sparling      80 00
Wm.   McDonagh;     60 00
Miss G. Mcintosh    55 00
Miss  M.  L.  Fletcher     52 50
Miss   A.   Hay     50 00
Miss A. L. Buttimer    57 50
Miss A. E. Elmsly  50 00
Miss A. Moore   . .. . 50 00
Lord Roberts School.
Thos.  Leith    $100 00
Miss   R.   McFarlane        60 00
Miss M. B. Johnstone   ....    55 00
Miss   A.   Newsom        55 00
Miss E. N. Macken       50 00
Miss W.  Moonie        50 00
Dawson School.
F. M. Cowperthwaite   $100 00
A.    Gilchrist      80 00
E. Caspell ..    57 50
Miss M. Burns   50 00
Miss M. Paul   45 00
Miss   M.   Hamilton      50 00
Miss E.  C.  Carter    50 00
Miss J.  P. Johnstone     50 00
Miss L. MacLaren   50 00
Miss M. Creech  50 00
Miss M. McFarlane   57 5°
Miss   C.   McNair     50 00
Miss R. Tanner     50 00
Miss  M.  Hatt     50 00
Miss W. Creech    45 00
Miss  E.   E.   Fletcher     57 50
Miss   R.   Springer     45 00
Miss   E.   LeFeuvre    ... 40 00
Miss M. M. Beharrel  60 00
Fairview School.
G. W. McRae   $100 00
Angus   Clarke     60 00
M.  McMillan     50 00
Miss A. J. Davidson    50 00
Miss I. Henderson   50 00
Miss J. Trembath     50 00
Miss J. Campbell    45 00
Miss  E.  Olding     50 00
Strathcona   School.
G.  H.  Tom    $
R. H.  Cairns   	
James   Beath   	
R.   Brechin   	
Miss  B.  Johnstone   	
Miss   M.   McKay   	
Miss C. A. Barnes  	
Miss  M.   McKinnon   	
Miss A. Fraser	
Miss  M.  McFarlane   	
Miss   L.   McNair   	
Miss   J.   Reid   	
Miss E. C. Parker  	
Miss E. L. George 	
Miss Ethel Burpee 	
Miss M. I. Fraser  .	
Miss   H.   Carter   	
Mount Pleasant School.
G.   W.   Jamieson    $
E.   H.   Murphy   	
R.   S.   Sherman   	
A.   McLeod   	
Miss  F.  Morrison   	
Miss   L.   McGeer   	
40 00
E. McCallum
L.  Sexsmith
G. Donovan
Robinson   . . .
Brethour   ...
A. J. Colbeck
100 00
80 00
60 00
50 00
50 00
50 00
50 00
52 50
50 00
45 00
50 00
50 00
50 00
40 00
40   00
50 00
Seymour   School.
J.   K.   Green    $ 75 00
A. M. Maxwell       55 00
Miss  S.  McAlpine    50 00
Miss  M.  Truswell        50 00
Miss W. Lawson       45 00
Miss  M. Woodward   ......    45 00
Mrs.  A.   G.   Shine        45 00 Management.
W. P. Argue, City Superintendent  $166 65
C. W. Murray, Secretary     100 00
Miss F. I. Parker, Assistant Secretary     30 00
John Paul, Attendance Officer      50 00
Manual Training Instructors.
S. Northrop, Dawson School   $100 00
W. K. McKeown, Strathcona School     75 00
J. G. Lister, Mount Pleasant School        75 00
Drill Instructor.
Sergt.-Major Bundy   $ 55 00
H. Keeley (High $40.00, Central $50.00)   $ 90 00
J. Dorman, Dawson School        90 00
J. W. Ellis, Strathcona School        85 00
H. Howse Mount Pleasant School     70 00
T. Dodge, Fairview School       50 00
W. Doig, Seymour School        50 00 3*
List of Teachers, with Grade of Certificate and
Date of Appointment
Abercrombie,- Margaret, 2nd     October, 1901
Buttimer, Annie, 3rd A    August' 1892
Burns, Margaret, 2nd    October, 1902
Beath, J., 2nd February, 1903
Brechin, R., 2nd    August,  1898*
Barnes, Catherine, 2nd       August, 1890
Burpee,  Ethel,   1st       January,   1903
Beharrell, Mary M., B.A  August, 1902
Brethour, G. Lilian, 2nd    August, 1903
Caspell, E., 1st   August, 1899
Cairns, R., 1st      February,  1903
Clarke, A., 1st     August,  1902
Carter, Ethel J., 2nd     August, 1899
Creech, Mary M., 3rd     April, 1899
Creech, Winnifred, 2nd April, 1902
Colbeck, Mrs. A. J., 2nd    March, 1900
Campbell, Jessie, 1st     October, 1902
Carter, Hilda, 2nd    August, 1903
Cowperthwaite, F. M., B.A    1890-97, 1902-04
Davidson, Augusta J., 2nd  .,.   February, 1900
Donovan, Alice G., B.A September, 1903
Elmsly, Ada B., 1st      November, 1900
Fletcher, Maria L., 1st .   August, 1891
Fraser, Anna E., 2nd    November, 1892
Fraser, Mabel I., 2nd   February, 1897
Fletcher, Lizzie, 2nd     August, 1893
Gilchrist, A., 1st   August,  1897
Green, J. K., 1st    September, 1899
George, Elizabeth, 2nd   August, 1898
Henderson, J., M.A   January, 1902
Henry, J. K., B.A   August,  1893
Hunt, Maude, M.A   August,  1899
Hay, Alice, 2nd     August, 1897
Hamilton, Myrtle, 2nd    August,  1900
Henderson,  Isobel,  1st    j    March,   1901
Hatt,  Myra,  B.A    January,  1902
Jamieson, G. W., 1st     August, 1890
Johnstone, Marion B., 2nd     March, 1891
Johnston, Bessie, 1st .' #   March, 1891
Johnstone, Jean P., 1st   '.   February, 1900
Johnson, D. B., B.A   January,  1902
Lawson, Winnifred C, 2nd   February, 1902
Leith,  Thos,  1st       August,   1897
LeFeuvre, Eva, 1st     August, 1903
MacFarlane, Rachel,  1st     January,  1894
Moonie, Winnifred, 2nd       August,  1902
MacLaren, Louise M., 1st      November,  1895
MacFarlane, Minnie, 2nd    May, 1893
MacFarlane, Mabel C, 2nd   November, 1900
Moore, Annie, 1st     January,  1902
Morrison, Florence, 2nd     August, 1900
Murphy, E. H., 1st     January, 1901
Mathews, S. W., M.A  April, 1902
Macken, B. Norine, 2nd   ,   August, 1901
Maxwell, A. M., B.A   May, 1903 32
Mcintosh, Grace A., B.A August, 1897
McKinnon, Mary, 2nd    January, 1897
McLeod,  Substitute    |	
McRae, G. W., 1st  August, 1893
McKay, Minnie G., 2nd     March, 1891
McNair, Clara, 2nd      March,  1901
McNair, Laura, 2nd     August,  1897
McAlpine, Sarah, 2nd      October,  1900
McGeer, Lucy, 2nd    November,  1901
McMillan, M., 1st    September, 1902
McCallum, Ada E., 2nd  August, 1895
McDonagh, W., rst   February, 1903
Newsom, Annie M., 2nd   March, 1900
Noble, Alice L., 1st j April, 1903
Olding, Elizabeth, 2nd    January, 1902
Parker, Edith C, 2nd  February, 1899
Pattison, Thos., M.A    February, 1901
Paul, Margaret, 1st      October,  1902
Robinson, G., B. A   August, 1893
Robinson, D. M., B. A January, 1894
Robertson, L., B. A   August, 1901
Reid, Jemima, 2nd    March,   1898
Robinson, Leonora, 2nd     April, 1903
Shaw, J. C, M.A.,    September, 1892
Sparling,   R.,   1st    1900
Suter, R. W., B.A., B.Sc   October, 1902
Sexsmith, Frances, 2nd    August, 1902
Sherman, R. S., 1st    February, 1903
Sloan, Marjorie, 2nd       August,  1900
Stewart, Ethel, 2nd    October,  1898
Springer, Ruby, 2nd     February, 1903
Shine, Mrs. A. G., 2nd    April, 1903
Trembath, Jennie, 1st     February, 1900
Tanner, Rebecca, 2nd  August, 1900
Truswell, Mary, 2nd   August, 1899
Tom, G. H., 1st    August,  1891
Woodward, Mary C, 2nd    October, 1902


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