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 FIFTH
ANNUAL  REPORT
PUBLISHED BY THE
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
CITY OF VANCOUVER
For Year Ending December 31st, J 907
THE NEWS-ADVERTISER, PRINTERS
Vancouver, B. C.  BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
1908
J. J. Dougan
W.H. P. Clubb
RETIRE   DECEMBER   31,    1908
R. P. McLennan
RETIRE   DECEMBER   31,    1909
C. E. Hope
J. D. Breeze
Thos. Duke
W, E. Flummerpelt
EXECUTIVE  OF  BOARD
Chairman jj  C. E. Hope
Chairman School Management Committee R. P. McLennan
Chairman Building Committee W. H. P. Clubb
Chairman Finance Committee  W. H. P. Clubb
Superintendent of Schools W. P. Argue, B.A.
Secretary and Building Superintendent C. W. Murray
Assistant Secretary Miss F. I. Parker
Attendance Officer -. James Inglis
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STANDING   COMMITTEES
SCHOOL  MANAGEMENT
R. P. McLennan, Chairman
J. J. Dougan
Thos. Duke
BUILDING   AND   GROUNDS
W. H. P. Clubb, Chairman
■ J. D. Breeze
W. E. Flummerpelt
finance
W. H. P. Clubb, Chairman
R. P. McLennan
C. E. Hope
The Chairman of the Board is ex officio a member of all Committees
DATE   OF   MEETINGS
Board—Third Monday in each month at 4 o'clock p.m.
Management Committee—First Friday preceding Board meeting at 4 p.m.
Building Committee—Monday preceding Board meeting at 4 o'clock p.m.
Finance Committee—Monday evening after Board meeting. BOARD  OF   SCHOOL TRUSTEES
FROM 1886 TO
1907  INCLUSIVE
1886-1887
1892-1893
Dr. D. B. Beckingsale, Secretary
Wm. Brown
J. B. Henderson
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
D. B. Charleson
Henry Collins
G. I. Wilson, Chairman
1887-1888
Wm. Templeton
G. R. Gordon
John Devine, Secretary
G. I. Wilson
1893-1894
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
Wm. Brown
A. H. B. Macgowan, Chairman
A. G. Johnson
C. W. Murray, Secretary
G. F. Baldwin
John McAllister
Wm. Templeton
1888-1889
C. C. Eldridge
G. R. Gordon
G. I. Wilson
John Devine
1894-1895
C. W. Murray
Wm. Brown
A. H. B. Macgowan, Chairman
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
C. W. Murray, Secretary
G. F. Baldwin
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
Wm. Templeton
1889-1890
C. C. Eldridge
G. R. Gordon
G. I. Wilson
C. F. Foreman
Chas. Whetham, M.A.
C< W. Murray
1895-1896
Wm. Brown
A. H.B. Macgowan, Secretary
Wm. Templeton, Chairman
G. F. Baldwin
C. C. Eldridge
G. R. Gordon
1890-1891
C. F. Foreman
A. H. B. Macgowan
Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor
C. W. Murray, Secretary
J. M. Browning
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
G. I. Wilson
Henry Collins
1896-1897
Appointed by the Council
Wm. Brown, Chairman
G. R. Gordon, Chairman
A. H. B Macgowan, Secretary
Wm. Templeton
C. W. Murray
C. C. Eldridge
G. F. Baldwin
J. J. Logan
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
1891-1892
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
C. W. Murray, Secretary.
Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor
B. Springer
1897-1898
G. I. Wilson
C. C. Eldridge, Chairman
Henry Collins
Mrs. C. Reid
Appointed by the Council
Wm. Brown
Wm. Brown, Chairman
Jas. Ramsay
A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
C. W. Murray
W. D. Brydone-Jack, M.D.
G. F. Baldwin
C. W. Murray, Secretary BOARD  OF   SCHOOL TRUSTEES
FROM  1886  TO  1907  INCLUSIVE
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
C. W. Murray, Chairman
G. R. Gordon
J. J. Banfield
J. J. Logan
Jas. Ramsay
W. D. Brydone-Jack. M.D.
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
J. J. Woods, Secretary
1900-1901
C. W. Murray, Chairman
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
Thos. Duke
G. R. Gordon
J. J. Banfield
J. J. Logan
Jas. Ramsay
J. J. Woods, Secretary
1901-1902
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 1st July,
1902, to 31st Dec, 1902
Geo. S. B. Perry, Secretary
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
C. W. Murray, Secretary
1903-1904
Thos. Duke, Chairman
D. Donaldson
W. J. McGuigan, M.D.
Jas. Ramsay
William Clubb
J. J. Dougan
W. B. McKechnie, M.D.
W, P. Argue, B.A., Superintendent
C. W. Murray, Secretary
1904-1905
W. B. McKechnie,M.D., Chairman
William Clubb
Jas. Ramsay
J. J. Dougan
Thos. Duke
R. P. McLennan
J. B. Ferguson
W. P. Argue, B.A., Superintendent
C. W.Murray, Secretary
1905-1906
Wm. H. P. Clubb, Chairman
Jas. Ramsay
W. B. McKechnie, M.D.
Thos. Duke
R. P. McLennan
J. B. Ferguson
"Victor Odium
W. P. Argue, B.A., Superintendent
C. W. Murray, Secretary and Building
Superin tendent
1906-1907
R. P. McLennan, Chairman
W. H. P. Clubb
James Ramsay
W. B. McKechnie, M. D.
Thomas Duke
J.J. Dougan
V. W. Odium (Jan. to Oct)
Charles Hope (Oct. to Dec).
W. P. Argue, B.A., Superintendent
C. W. Murray, Secretary and Building
Superintendent. Vancouver First High School  8
Board of School Trustees
REPORT OF  CHAIRMAN.
To the Board of School Trustees:
Gentlemen,—
The Reports of the Management and Building Committees and the
City Superintendent cover so completely the work of the Board of School
Trustees for the year that has passed, that there is little left for me to
deal with except to take a general survey of the work and to suggest in
which direction our efforts might be directed during the coming year.
A year ago we planned the erection of four large schools which are
just about completed. Three of these are handsome brick structures, and
will be a credit to the city for many years to come. In the matter of
safety, convenience, light, automatic heating and ventilation, I doubt if
it would be possible to find schools better equipped anywhere, and the
children of this city are in probably ninety cases out of one hundred, in
safer keeping and breathe purer air than in their own homes.
These new schools will provide accommodation for 1,200 pupils, but so
rapidly is the population of our city increasing that we anticipate this
accommodation will require to be duplicated during the incoming year.
Whilst we are improving our buildings and equipment very materially
each year, I think we are also making some headway in the more material
matter of education itself, and yet, if we are to judge by the results of the
recent entrance examinations held throughout the Province, our Vancouver schools are doing mere average work, and average work is not what
we wish for or expect.
At the beginning of the year we advanced the salaries of our teachers.
Whilst we were merely doing them an act of justice, and whilst the teaching profession as a body may have to look to the next world for a large
part of their reward, yet we consider we have a right to insist upon
receiving from them work of the best class, and we must judge by the
results obtained.
I consider the critical time of the school boys and girls is when they
reach the entrance class. If the pupil gets along well here and passes in
reasonable time into the High School, it is encouraging to him and it is
usually not difficult to keep him at his studies in the High. School for a
year or two longer at least. If, on the contrary, a pupil does not make the
usual reasonable progress in the Entrance class he becomes discouraged
and discontented and after two or three failures he quits school with the
poorest kind of an elementary education. Because he failed, perhaps, to
master all the rules of grammar or to spell all his words properly, the boy
who might otherwise have become a clever scientist or skilled engineer
becomes merely a good mechanic or a poor office man.
It is therefore important that the best men should be selected for the
Entrance classes, and it is a step in the right direction that the Board has
recently adopted a form to be made out each term, and filed for reference Strathcona School—G. H. Tom, Principal
Fairview School— G. W. Clarke, Principal 10
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showing the percentage and measure of success each Entrance teacher
shows with his pupils at the examinations. A backward pupils' teacher
could do valuable work amongst the backward pupils in the Entrance
classes.
We have good teachers doing good work in the manual training
schools, as far as we allow them to go, but I feel sure we cannot feel proud
of our own work with reference thereto. There has been practically no
advance in this work since the schools were established by Sir W. C Macdonald eight years ago. The boys have been doing the same elementary
work, and whittling the similar sticks all this time when they pass into
the High School and forget what tiiey were only beginning to learn. It
is true we are opening three more centres, but there is no advance in the
work. The Board has made several abortive attempts to establish an
advanced manual training centre, but we seem to be so surrounded by an
Arts atmosphere that whilst there is no open antagonism to anything
along technical lines, yet we receive no support or encouragement therein
from those who should mature the plans outlined by the Board. This is
the more amazing when it is considered that whilst our young Province is
calling aloud for mining, mechanical and electrical engineers, and the
inestimable waste from our smelters, sawmills and canneries, is calling for
chemists to utilize, yet all this time our schools are gravitating toward
the Arts degrees while men with such degrees are stumping land on the
outskirts of the city in the attempt to earn a living. It is a significant
fact, and one showing the trend of public opinion that the endowments
given to McGill University College of B. O. are without exception for
technical subjects.
In this connection we should aim to establish an advanced Manual
Training Centre at the High School this year, and we should also
endeavor to allow the pupil entering High School who wishes to prepare
himself for an engineering or scientific course to do so in a more direct
way than at present, and leave other subjects alone which have no direct
bearing on such a course. The dead languages and kindred subjects
should be entirely optional with such a pupil.
The matter of free text books is one that is ever recurring, and it
appeais to me that the first step which should be taken would be for the
representatives of the different provinces to meet and decide upon as many
text books as possible to be used in common throughout the Dominion.
They could then be published in large quantities at a minimum cost. The
initiative in this, however, lies beyond this Board.
The Board appointed Dr. Georgia Urquhart as Medical Inspector for
the schools, and the good work she has done has justified the action taken
and her appointment.
In the deaths of Principals Shaw and Gilchrist, the city lost two men
who did much in the matter of education here, and who were ever anxious
to see the standard raised higher.
City Superintendent Argue is seeing the result of his labor in an
improvement in the schools each year, and the work is growing so fast
that it will be but a short time until we must provide an assistant for him. Dawson School—F. M. Cowperthwaite, Principal^
Model School, Fairview—E. H. Murphy, Principal 12
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Our Secretary and Building Inspector, Mr. Murray, has had his hands
full again this year, and we are fortunate in having a man who can fill the
combined position so efficiently.
I wish to thank the members of the Board for the support given me
during the year, and the pleasant manner in which the duties devolving
upon them have been performed.
r. p. Mclennan,
Chairman.
REPORT OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, 1907.
Mb. Chairman and Gentlemen:
I have pleasure in presenting to you the report of the Management
Committee for the year 190$jT
Enrollment and average attendance for each month of 190#~:
Enroll.        Avge. Att.
January 6342 5300.92
February 6471 5447.86
March 6455 5640.08
April 6628 5704.46
May 6591 5548.69
June 5868 4988.11-
Enroll. Avge. Att.
August 5939 5236.11
September .. .7229 6267.78
October 7370 6235.21
November.... 7267 6127.74
December 6865 6153.16
Enrollment for the month of October for each year since 1897 :
Year Enroll. Year Enroll.
1898 2724 1903 4416
1899 3117 1904 4994
1900 3393 1905 5609
1901 3710 1906 6437
1902 4087 1907 7370
f(for -- -    ~r?&*
Number of teachers on the Vancouver Staff in December for each
year since 1902:
Males Females Total
December, 1903. 29 63  92
1904 30 71 ' 101
1905 29 83 112
1906 38 92 130
" 1907 47_ .-..103 150
Special instructors employed by the Board :
Manual Training | 4t
Domestic Science 2 3
Supervisor of Music. ..a /
Supervisor of Drawing h /
Supervisor of Drill, &c 1 /
U Mt. Pleasant School—G. W. Jamieson, Principal.
&S3M
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Dawson School—Physical Drill. 14
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Special officers employed by the Board :
Medical Health Inspector 1
Attendance Officer 1
Number of teachers holding the different grades of certificates : j
University Graduate wi^i^eade^e^ertrfjiparte^..... J|^| 4|L lf<f
Academic Certificate rfT^.rr^^...fy^.^^^T^T^?777:...  4 ^e
First Class Certificate 4B &*
Second Class Certificate      61 G&~
T-oni por'ftri. v Qui tificate^. SrjjU* ....>. .f^f^j/^rfrr^itr:.  1    /
Total       -       r50/73
Number of pupils from each school passing the Entrance Examination
into the High School during the years 1905, 1906 and 1907 :
1905
Central 22.
Dawson 41.
Fairview 18.
Mt. Pleasant 17.
Roberts 35.
Seymour 17.
Strathcona 24.
-^l0d£U TTT	
1/74
1906
..23.
..47.
..31.
..44.
..38.
..21.
..25.
1907
..31
..54
..24
..52
..14
..12
..22
...22
*w
231
The average enrollment for each public school division for the month
of October was 53.25. To bring the average enrollment per room down to
fifty pupils, would require the addition of nine teachers to the staff. At
present there are nine classes using temporary rooms or buildings. Three
class rooms are unoccupied and as soon as the Roberts, Aberdeen and
Seymour schools are completed, twenty-four more rooms will be available,
making in all twenty-seven rooms. After taking into account the nine
rooms which would have to be opened to reduce the enrollment to fifty
per room and the nine classes now occupying temporary quarters, there
are left nine class rooms with which to provide for a probable increase in
school population for 1908 of 1250 pupils. When we consider that fifty
pupils per teacher is too heavy an enrollment, some conception may be
obtained of the necessity for a large increase of school accommodation for
1908.
Each school now has a small but well selected library of books of
reference, professional books for teachers and books for pupils' use. The
books of reference were furnished by the Board, five sets of | The American Encyclopedia" being purchased during the year, as well as a number
of dictionaries. The professional books were furnished by the teachers
themselves, while the books for pupils- were furnished, some by the
teachers and some by the Board. The equipment of maps, globes, etc.,
has been kept up to the requirements. After experimenting for some time
with clay for modelling, it was found unsatisfactory, and sufficient
plasticine was purchased to meet the needs of the schools. A good supply
of large drawing models was placed in the schools.
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The work done by the teachers and pupils during the year has been
satisfactory. Special mention might be made of the very creditable
showing made by Vancouver Students at the McGill Matriculation Examinations in June. Not only did a large number pass, but the marks made
were exceptionally good. Special mention might also be made of the
results of the last Entrance Examination, at which 193 pupils wrote and
128 were successful. The work in music, drawing, drill, manual training
and domestic science has steadily improved as is indicated in the reports
of these departments, which are appended.
Two years ago last August a two years commercial course was opened
in the High School. The first graduating class wrote for the Provincial
Commercial Diploma in July, and nine passed out of fourteen writing. It
is pleasing to note that every student of the graduating class obtained
employment in the city at good wages. The reports received from
employers have been very creditable to the pupils.
Vancouver College and High School in conjunction with The Royal
Institution for the Advancement of Learning of British Columbia, now
offers to students first and second year work in Arts, and first and second
year work in Applied Science. First and second year work in Arts and
Applied Science is carried on in the old hospital building, which was
placed at the disposal of the Royal Institution by the City Council. This
arrangement enables a division to be made between what are strictly High
School Classes and what are University Classes, to the advantage of both.
During the year the Board lost through death the services of Mr. J.
C. Shaw, Principal of Vancouver College and High School. He had been
in poor health for some time and had planned to travel in Europe, hoping
to regain his health. He was unable to take the trip and died April 18th,
1907. Mr. Shaw become a member of the High School staff in September,
1892, and became Principal August, 1899. The growth, excellent record
and present high standing of our College and High School, stand a fitting
monument to his scholarship and executive ability. Later in the year the
Board lost through death the services of Alexander Gilchrist, Principal of
Fairview School. Mr. Gilchrist came to the staff September, 1897, and
became Principal of Fairview School August, 1904. He was very successful
as a teacher and an organizer, and his death was felt keenly by pupils,
teachers and the School Board.
Acting under the provisions of the Provincial Health Act, the teachers
composing the staff have for years endeavored to protect the pupils by
sending from school any who were suspected of having or of having been
exposed to infectious or contagious diseases. They have also, for about
three years, systematically examined the eyes of pupils. As few teachers
have the professional knowledge necessary to do this work thoroughly, it
was felt that in the public interest it was advisable to appoint a medical
doctor, to give full time during school hours to the work. Accordingly,
Dr. Georgina Urquhart was appointed, and began work in September A
number of pupils were sent from school because of contagious skin
diseases and uncleanliness.    In order that those sent from school might Seymour School (New) 18
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not have to remain away longer than necessary, arrangements were made
so that the Medical Inspector has office hours at the School Board office,
Tuesday and Thursday mornings of each week, when pupils are examined
for re-admission to school. The results of the work thus far have proved
conclusively that such an inspection of pupils was greatly needed.
In February last the Board revised the salary schedule for teachers.
The cost of living had increased to such an extent that the Board found
it difficult to obtain first-class teachers, and also found it difficult to retain
the services of teachers who had been some time on the staff. Salaries
for the year 1907 were paid according to the revised schedule.
It is important at this time to call attention to the necessity for suitable offices for the different School Board officials. The City Superintendent, Medical Inspector, Supervisors of Drawing, Music and Drill, have
one office in common. At times when the doctor is examining pupils, it
is impossible for other officials to carry on their work. Much of the work
of the City Superintendent is of such a nature that it should be carried on
in a private office, yet all business has- to be transacted in a room which is
both office and waiting room. Under present conditions it is impossible
to secure the best results from the work of the School Board officials.
I cannot conclude this report without referring to the excellent work
done by the City Superintendent. He has shown that he thoroughly
understands every department of school work, and that he has tact and
good judgment in administration. At present he is an overworked official,
and the Board must soon take into consideration the necessity of giving
him more assistance.
Yours respectfully,
W. H. P. CLUBB,
Chairman Management Committee.
ATTENDANCE,
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir:
I beg to submit to you a report of my work since May 1st, 1907.
I visited all the schools in the city once a week, a total of 231 visits,
and investigated the complaints handed to me by the various Principals,
a total of 1038. Out of that number 69 cases were of truancy. During the
Spring term a large number of pupils suffered from measles, but during
the Fall term the medical examination was the cause of most pupils being
absent.
I investigated the cases of 39 pupils who were working at various
occupations. All who were under the age limit fixed for compulsory
attendance were forced to attend school. '«■;■:■
Old High School (now Central)
SS3
D. M.Robinson,  Principal
Central School 20
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I must here draw your attention to the unsatisfactory results of this
part of the work. No sooner does one boy leave his work and go to school
than another boy takes his position. Something should be done whereby
it would be impossible for a boy who should be at school to obtain work
during school hours.
The parents of thirteen boys were charged with violation of the Compulsory Clause of the Public Schools Act (one being charged twice). In
six cases warnings were given, in five cases fines were imposed, in two
cases boys were allowed to attend night schools, and in one case a boy
was sent to the Reformatory, in nearly every case the action resulted in
a better attendance at school.
Yours respectfully,
(Sgd.) JAMES INGLIS,
Attendance Officer.
DRILL,
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to submit a report on the work of my department
for the year 1907.
During the first school term, January Jbo June inclusive, the usual
lessons of drill, consisting of preliminary military movements applicable
to school work only were dealt with. The lessons were given principally
in the different class rooms, and on other occasions (weather permitting),
in the school grounds. At the commencement of the Fall term, a class of
instruction for teachers was held at the Central School. It is gratifying
to state that those attending this class succeeded in rapidly covering the
work assigned, and in some cases even doing more.
Physical drill movements have been taught and practised at intervals.
Rifle Teams.—The rifle teams of our city schools have been doing
excellent work. Sixteen teams, eight of which are senipr, and eight
junior, have received all the instruction it is possible to give in the mina-
ture shooting gallery at the Drill Hall. During the year no less than
two hundred and eighty eight boys have received instruction in the use of
the rifle. Three practices are held each week, after school hours. The
organization and attendance of the teams have been exceedingly good
throughout the year. The value of this part of training for our boys
is not lost sight of by a large number of our citizens who have decided to
reward them for their labors,
Respectfully yours,
(Sgd.) A. C. BUNDY,
Instructor and Supervisor of Drill.  Board of School Trustees
MUSIC
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir :
In presenting this my third annual report of the work done in the
music department, I am pleased to be able to report progress ; notwithstanding the wonderful growth of our school population necessitating so
many changes, we have been enabled to maintain a fair standard. In
most rooms very satisfactory progress has been made. Much better
singing can be heard in our schools to-day than ever before. Also a
decided improvement is noticed when the children are reading, their
voices are produced much easier and with clearer enunciation. I hope to
be able to give more attention to voice cultivation (which means voice
preservation), next year. This I consider a very important part of our
work.
I have carefully examined several children that have come to us from
other places where music is taught, and find that our pupils compare very
favorably with any of them.
On June 7th, we gave our first public concert, which was well
patronized by the public. The pupils acquitted themselves well, particularly those classes that had been prepared by the regular grade teachers.
Again I desire to express my thanks to the Principals and teachers of
the various schools for their uniform kindness and hearty co-operation
which has made my work very pleasant indeed; and to the Board of
Trustees and yourself for the confidence reposed in me.
Respectfully yours,
(Sgd.) GEO. P. HICKS,
Supervisor of Music.
DRAWING,
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir:
During the year 1907 considerable progress has been made in drawing
and coloring throughout the schools.
The power of reproducing what is seen, and in drawing what is in the -
mind, is gradually growing stronger; confidence and freedom in handling
the materials are now quite evident, and the various classes seem to know
clearly what is expected of them.
Much remains to be done, however, in the study of Geometry, and the
making of working drawings.  24
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The teachers are in sympathy with the work and greater development
is sure to take place during the coming year. I purpose having an exhibition sometime in the Spring, when they will have a chance of showing the
best drawings and paintings.
The decision of the Education Department to make drawing compulsory during the first year of the High School course is a wise step.
Why they should stop there, I know not, but look forward to the time
when there will be a thoroughly well equipped Art Department in the
building.
Respectfully yours,
(Sgd.) JOHN KYLE,
Supervisor of Drawing.
MEDICAL SUPERVISION*
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir:
I beg to submit the following annual report of the medical inspection
of schools.
The schools inspected include the Strathcona, Mt. Pleasant, Kitsilano,
Dawson, Dawson Primary, Seymour, FairvieNv, Model, Macdonald,
Roberts and Grand view. Amongst these I found 312 children suffering
from abnormal conditions of nose and throat and requiring medical
attention.
Children found to be suffering from contagious diseases of any kind
were excluded from school until satisfactory certificates presented showed
their recovery. In most instances I have met with the co-operation of
parents in my endeavor to render the schools entirely free from sources
of contagion.
In one school alone deficiency in eye and sight was discovered in 128
cases, demonstrating the necessity of systematic examination of the eyes
of school children. /
I have to thank the members of the Board, the Medical Health Officer
of the city, and the teachers of the various schools for the kind support
and assistance they have given me in my work.
Yours respectfully,
(Sgd.) GEORGINA L. URQUHART. Work Done by Pupils of Senior Grade 26
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DOMESTIC SCIENCE.
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
City Superintendent.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to submit a report of the work done in the Domestic
Science department of the public school for the year 1907.
During this year, the plan of the girls receiving instruction in Domestic
Science, while the boys are given manual training, was continued.
Previous to this year, as there was but one Domestic Science centre,-and
three Manual Training centres, but one-third of the girls, or ten classes,
received instruction in foods and cooking. A second teacher, Miss L.
Cumming, was engaged at the beginning of the year, and systematic
instruction in Sewing was given to fourteen more classes. When the
new centre at the Model School was opened in May, all but two of these
classes were discontinued by Miss Cumming, and nine more classes sent
to regular lessons in foods and cooking. The two classes in Mt. Pleasant
School have continued their lessons in sewing, and some very creditable
models have been produced
The increase in the number of classes receiving instruction in foods
and cooking, allows not only more pupils the opportunity of attending,
but allows a pupil to attend longer Another satisfactory change was
that girls in the Entrance Classes were allowed to attend. No more
results can be hoped for from four or five lessons in Domestic Science
than would be expected from a pupil who received but a few lessons in
any other subject, and therefore, every effort should be made by parents
and pupils to secure a regular attendance.
Though the attendance was encouraging during 1906, it was more so
during 1907. Less effort had to be made to secure the same result, and in
most cases attendance at Domestic Science was taken as a matter of
course. When this becomes the case, results can be expected. The
influence of the regular teacher can be felt in every case, either for help
or hindrance.
The progress has also been encouraging. The pupils begin to take a
broader view, and adapt themselves, when practising, to home conditions.
As the matter and method of instruction become known to the mothers,
more encouragement is given at home. Special visiting days were set
apart before the elose of each term, and again, many availed themselves
of seeing a class lesson. In all cases the pupils served their visitors with
the dishes made during the lesson.
An effort is being made to collect specimens of foods and their constituents or of foods in the different stages of manufacture. This is found
to be not only interesting in class, but awakens an. outside interest in the
selection of foods and the necessity for vigilance and pure food laws.
I am,
Yours respectfully,
(Sgd.) ELIZABETH BERRY. Board of School Trustees
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MANUAL TRAINING*
W. P. Argue, Esq.,
Superintendent of Schools.
I have the honor to submit the following report of the year's work in
the Manual Training Department.
Owing to the great increase in the number of pupils attending our
schools, and in order that as many as possible might participate in the
manual work, it became necessary at the beginning of 1907 to divide the
morning session into two parts, 9 to 10.45 a.m., and 11 to 12 a.m., and to
work different classes between those hours. By this means three classes
in the Dawson centre and one in the Mt. Pleasant centre were gained. For
various reasons the work in these classes has been less than the rest in
proportion to the time spent, and it is unfortunate that such an arrangement was necessary.
It is therefore with much pleasure I welcome the appointment of an
additional instructor, Mr. N. H. Gardner, and the equipment of new
centres at Lord Roberts School, Seymour School and Fairview School.
These will be opened early in 1908, the Fairview centre being already
available.
The establishment of a Manual Training Department in the High
School has been deferred owing to the lack of a suitable building. It was
hoped that an arrangement could be made with the University authorities to use their buildings, but their present and future workshops are too
far away from the High School to be of any use to us. The School Board
must therefore adopt some other plan.
The inclusion of the Entrance Classes this year has had a marked
effect on the character of the work. Each pupil has had liberty of choice
as to models within certain limits demanded by the nature of our equipment, and the range of models has been great as may be seen from the
photographs enclosed.
The centres have been visited twice during the year by the Government Inspector of Drawing and Manual Training, Mr. H. Dunnell, who
has expressed his satisfaction at the high standard of the drawing and
woodwork in all the centres.
The close of the year was marked by an evening exhibition of work at
each of the centres. These were very well attended and much appreciated
by the parents, and will be of advantage in preserving the sympathy
between parent and teacher that is so desirable.
Respectfully yours,
(Sgd.) S. NORTHROP,
Supervisor Manual Training. 28
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SALARY  SCHEDULE
One Primary Teacher in each School—Receiving: Teacher
Probation 5th year and
6 months.        1st year.        2nd year.       3rd year.        4th year.      succeeding years
$47 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70
Junior and Intermediate Grade Teachers, except Receiving; Teachers
Probation
6 months
$47
1st year. 2nd year. 3rd year.
$50 $55 $60
SENIOR    GRADE   TEACHERS
4th year and
succeeding years.
$65
1st year.
$60
1st year.
$75
1st year.
$90
1st year.
$100
1st year.
$115
1st year.
$90
2nd year.
$65
2nd year.
$80
2nd year.
2nd year.
$100
3rd year. 4th year and succeeding years.
$70 $75
Second Assistants
3rd year. 4th year and succeeding years.
$85 $90
First Assistants
3rd year and succeeding years.
$95 $100
Principals, Small Buildingrs
2nd year. 3rd year, 4th year and succeeding years.
$110 $120 $125
Principals, Largre Buildingrs 6th year and
2nd year.        3rd year.        4th year.        5th year.       succeeding years.
$125 $135 $140 $145 $150
HIGH   SCHOOL
Principal, $175 a month;   Vice-Principal, $145 a month.
Male Assistants 6th year and
3rd year.        4th year.        5th year.       succeeding years.
$110 $120 $125 $130
Female Assistants
3rd year.        4th year.        5th year and succeeding vears.
$95 $100 $105 $110
SUPERVISORS—DRAWING,  MUSIC,   MANUAL TRAINING
2nd year, 3rd year. 4th year and succeeding years.
$110 $120 $125
Instructors—Manual Training;
2nd year. 3rd year and succeeding years.
$95 $100
Supervisor, Domestic Science
2nd year. 3rd year. 4th year and succeeding years.
$80 $85 $90
Instructors, Domestic Science
2nd year. 3rd year. 4th year and succeeding years.
$65 $70 $75
1. Schedule based on twelve monthly payments each year.
2. A teacher going from any position to a higher position shall suffer no
diminution of salary. If salary in lower position be equal to or greater than salary
in higher position, teacher shall for one year in new position receive the' same salary
as was received in the lower position.
3. Minimum salary for Graduate in Arts with Normal Training, $55 per
month.
4. The Board of School Trustees shall determine what schools will be classed
/as large schools, and what a« small schools.
5. No schedule increase to go into effect without the same being recommended
by the City Superintendent.
6. The salary of any teacher may be fixed at a sum not indicated in the
schedule by a special resolution of the Board,
1st vear.        2nd year.
1st year
$100
1st year.
$90
1st year.
1st year.
$60 Board of School Trustees
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Report of Building Committee.
To the Board of School Trustees.
Mr. Chairman and G entlembn :
Possibly the year 1907 was one of the busiest for this committee in
the history of public school education in the city of Vancouver. Considerable new building was undertaken for the purpose of increasing educational
facilities to meet the greatly augmented demand consequent upon the
rapid addition to the population of the city.
The work accomplished has been well done, and while new buildings
have not been completed with that measure of promptitude desirable
under the circumstances, it is well known to the Board that conditions
over which no control could be exercised were responsible for unexpected
delays. Considering the loss of time sustained we feel that the stage
reached to-day by the various undertakings shows that all possible haste
was made to the end of completion of all school buildings, the erection of
which was commenced during the year 1907.
As briefly as possible your committee presents a review of the work
accomplished* and appends a few suggestions for its successors in office in
respect to undertakings for the ensuing year.
SEYMOUR SCHOOL  (New).
Owing to the unsettled condition of labor in the building trades last
Spring the start of construction on this building was delayed fully two
months ; it was not till early in May that work was commenced. We do
not expect that the structure will be completed till the middle of
February, 1908. In the new building there will be ten class rooms, an
assembly hall and a teachers' room.
The committee devoted a great deal of attention to the heating and
ventilating question, and four large furnaces, operated on the approved
hot air fan system, have been installed and temperature regulators will be
placed in each class room, this system of control being simple, efficient and
convenient.
The building, of three stories and basement, is of pressed brick and
stone after a handsome design by W. T. White way, Esq., architect. The
fire escape provision is considered ample to meet any possible demand.
One of the features of the building will be the ventilation of the
lavatories in the most up-to-date fashion. The contractors for construction are Messrs. McDonald & Wilson, and the cost of the building will be
approximately $60,000.
SEYMOUR  SCHOOL (Old).
The furnaces were given a thorough overhauling, and minor repairs
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LORD ROBERTS SCHOOL (New).
This new building may be said to be an exact duplicate of the new
Seymour school, the plans being the same, and the architect and builders
the same.
LORD ROBERTS SCHOOL (Old).
The furnaces were repaired and minor repairs were made to walks and
building.
ABERDEEN SCHOOL.
This much needed addition to the school facilities of the west end of
the city was built during the year at the corner of Burrard and Barclay
streets, on the site of the old Dawson primary school erected in 1889. It
will be opened at the commencement of the January term, 1908.
The building is three stories and basement, and consists of eight
rooms and assembly hall. The heating and ventilating are after the
system carried out in the Lord Roberts and Seymour additions, the heat
being furnished by three furnaces which were formerly installed in the
Dawson school. The lavatories are ventilated in the most modern and
up-to-date manner.
The architect was E. E. Blackmore, Esq., and the contractors of construction Messrs. McPherson and Sinclair.
HIGH SCHOOL.
In order that the auditorium of this commodious school might be used
as a study room it was equipped with tables, this furniture being so constructed as to be easily moveable on occasions when the hall is required
for public lectures or gatherings.
The increasing number of pupils attending the classes in chemistry
made it necessary that the room devoted to that study should be altered.
This was done, and the accommodation is far better than formerly.
Arrangements were made so that pupils living at a distance from the
school could secure luncheon on the premises at very small cost. This
convenience has, we believe, met with general appreciation.
Two doors were placed in the basement so that direct ingress or egress
would be possible; formerly access to the basement was only possible by
descending from the main floor.
The lavatories were equipped with gas stoves to maintain an equable
temperature during school hours, as well as to prevent the freezing of
waterpipes with consequent injury to plumbing during extremely cold
weather.
Dampers were placed on the heating pipes to force the hot air in
required directions, as well as to control the volume of heat.
DAWSON SCHOOL.
At this school your committee installed a more powerful electric
motor in connection with the heating and ventilating system, the old one
having failed to meet the demands made upon it.
The old plank walks were repaired and the slating on a number of
spots on the roof was renewed. Board of School Trustees
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CENTRAL SCHOOL
In order to afford easier egress and ingress from and to the rooms on
the upper floor the hallway in this school was widened.
A platform was also built in front of the school, and owing to the
lowering of the grade on Hamilton Street the gate entrances had to be
lowered.
STRATHCONA SCHOOL.
The furnaces in this building were thoroughly overhauled, the plank
walks repaired and a number of other minor repairs effected.
MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOL.
During the year a new residence was erected for the use of the janitor,
the plank walks were repaired and some minor repairs to the building
carried out.
FAIRVIEW SCHOOL.
An addition, four.rooms of which were occupied last September, was
completed, and the old portion of the building was altered and generally
overhauled; the cost of this work was approximately $12,500. The grounds
were graded and seeded at a cost of $450.
KITSILANO SCHOOL.
Minor repairs were made during the year to building and furnaces.
GRAND VIEW SCHOOL.
New walks were laid and the grounds graded and seeded ; some minor
repairs were made to the building.
MODEL SCHOOL.
Some minor repairs were made to furnaces and building during the
annual overhauling ; wire screens were placed on the basement windows
and a door built in the tower to afford the janitor ready access to the flagpole surmounting the building.
MACDONALD  SCHOOL.
Drains were laid through the grounds. Owing to the fact that Princess street is not graded, a large volume of surface water is constantly
flowing over the ground in wet weather, and it is the opinion of the
committee that the civic authorities should lay drains to carry it off. The
grounds were graded and seeded and additional walks laid. Screens were
placed on the basement windows and minor repairs made to the building
in the usual course.
REQUIREMENTS FOR 1908.
Owing to the rapidly increasing population of school age, and the
consequent great demand for school accommodation, the Board will
require the sum of $137,500 net during 1908 for the erection of new schools
and additions to present ones.     It is also absolutely essential that the 32
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Board should have offices and storerooms. The new buildings which
should be undertaken during 1008, together with the estimated cost of
each, are as follows :
New School between Mount Pleasant and Model Schools $75,000.00
Addition to Macdonald School (four rooms)  12,500.00
Addition to Grandview School (four rooms)  12,500.00
Addition to Kitsilano School (four rooms) ,. 12,500.00
Offices and Storerooms  25,000.00
$137,500.00
During 1907, approximately $160,000 was expended on account of
buildings, and about $15,000 will be required to complete them.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE EXTENSION.
The success of tuition in domestic science led to arrangements for the
establishment of a room in the new Seymour School, to be devoted to
instruction of pupils in that important branch of the education of girls.
IMPROVING  SCHOOL  GROUNDS.
In line with the idea of gradually improving school grounds in appearance, those surrounding the Fairview, Grandview and Macdonald schools
were graded and seeded, and the City Council requested to put the
boulevards in presentable shape.
The beautifying of the grounds surrounding public schools means
the adornment of the city in a way bound to attract attention as favorable
as ill-kept grounds are sure to draw forth harsh criticism. Your committee well understands this, but lack of funds has prevented work in this
direction; our predecessors in office doubtless encountered the same
obstacle. It is a right of the Board of Trustees to obtain from the civic
treasury funds for the construction and maintenance of schools, but not a
right to obtain funds for the adornment of grounds, hence the lack of
beauty of many of the grounds of Vancouver's public schools. Were funds
available much could be done to enhance the appearance of the surroundings of the buildings.
In explanation of the unsightly appearance of the grounds of the
Central School fronting on Pender and Hamilton Streets, owing to the
lowering of the grade on those thoroughfares, it may be stated that the
civic authorities have been requested to erect retaining walls along the
school ground frontage on those streets.
HEATING AND VENTILATING.
In regard to heating and ventilating of schools in general, the committee believes that the installation of the hot air and fan system in the
improved manner will make possible much better results than could be
formerly obtained. The lavatories in the various new buildings have been
provided with forced draft which continually ejects foul atmosphere into
the open air.
Kitsilano school was connected to the city sewers during 1907. FLAG POLES ERECTED.
Flag-poles have been erected in all the school grounds in order that the
Union Jack may be flown during school hours and the ideas of the Board
in this respect carried out.
SUGGESTIONS FOR ENSUING YEAR.
The members of your committee feel constrained to respectfully offer
to their successors in office in 1908 a few suggestions borne to their minds
by the experience of the year just ended.   These are as follows :
Asphalt walks at the Mount Pleasant and Dawson Schools instead
of the present wooden ones.
Asphalt walks at the Fairview School.
Improvement of lavatory ventilation in old schools such as carried out
in the construction of buildings in 1907. It might be pointed out that the
new lavatory system only requires about) one-third as much water to
operate as the old. It would not be necessary to have all the schools
changed over at one time, but one or more could be improved each year
till all were in satisfactory condition.
OFFICES AND STOREROOM REQUIRED
Mention has been made of the necessity of school offices of an adequate character and also the need of storerooms. For years the Board
and its officials have struggled along as best they could with quarters in
the little wooden building on Cambie Street. The work of the Board
and its officers has multiplied prodigiously and for several years the
offices have been entirely too small and have been a source of expense
because of the necessity of almost constant repairs to the structure which
years ago had outlived its period of usefulness. The civic authorities will,
at the elections in January, 1908, again place before the ratepayers a
money by-law in which is incorporated an appropriation of $25,000.00 for
the erection of offices and a storeroom.
At present the secretary and the superintendent of schools occupy
quarters of the most cramped character, the former being forced to make
use of the board room for the transaction of the business of his office. No
offices are available for the superintendent of manual training, superin-
dent of music, .superintendent of drawing or the medical superintendent.
Facilities for the storage of school equipment are also urgently required. At present much equipment has to be stored in various school
buildings throughout the city. It is often impossible to place it in convenient locations, and transportation to available accommodation involves
expense which could be avoided were a central storehouse at hand.
BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT'S WT>RK.
Your committee wishes, in concluding, to refer to the invaluable
services of Mr. C. W. Murray, Building Superintendent, during the year
1907. During the twelve months the committee has been in office a large
amount of new work and repairs has been carried out, and the suggestions
of the building superintendent, and his unfailing care in the execution of 34
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the desires of the committee, have won the esteem and confidence of the
members. The utmost reliance has been placed upon the executive ability
and capacity of the superintendent in all matters under the supervision
and direction of the committee, and it is gratifying to be able to state that
his services have been of a character surpassingly satisfactory under circumstances at times of a most trying, nature.
THOS. DUKE,
Chairman Building Committee.
MONTHLY SALARIES
MANAGEMENT
W. P. Argue, City Superintendent $208 35
C. W. Murray, Secretary, Building and Supply Agent    150 00
Miss F. I, Parker, Assistant Secretary     55 00
James Inglis, Attendance Officer     50 00
MANUAL TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
S. Northrop, Dawson School $120 00
J. Geo. Lister, Mt. Pleasant School   100 00
W. A. McKeown, Strathcona School   100 00
MUSIC   INSTRUCTOR
Geo. P. Hicks $110 00
DRAWING   SUPERVISOR
John Kyle , $110 00
DOMESTIC  SCIENCE   INSTRUCTORS
Miss E. Berry, Supervisor     $85 00
Miss Lucy Cummings     65 00
DRILL   INSTRUCTOR
Sergt-Major Bundy  .$100 00
MEDICAL  INSPECTOR OF  SCHOOLS
Dr. G. L. Urquhart.
$100 00
JANITORS
H. Keeley, High School .* $110 00
S. Holmes, Central and Old High School  90 00
J. Dorman, Dawson School  85 00
J. W, Ellis, Strathcona School  95 00
H. W. Howes, Mount Pleasant School  85 00
T. Dodge, Fairview School  65 00
W. Doig, Seymour School   60 00
J. H. Killman, Kitsilano School  60 00
Thos. Price, Roberts School  70 00
James McPhie, Grandview School  50 00
H. Harris, Model School    25 00
W. T. Kelly, Macdonald School  50 00
Mrs, M. Hall, Dawson Primary School  25 00 Board of School Trustees
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LIST OF TEACHERS, SHOWING MONTHLY SALARIES
As per Payroll for the Month of December, J 907.
HIGH   SCHOOL
Geo. E. Robinson  $175 00
J. K. Henry  145 00
D. Robertson   130 00
S. W. Mathews   130 00
Jas. Henderson   130 00
R. W. Suter    130 00
D. B. Johnston    130 00
Thos. Pattison    125 00
Henri Chodat    100 00
D. C. Little   120 00
R.N. Davy   100 00
John Stafford     90 00
Thos. Brough   120 00
Miss Maud Hunt   110 00
Arthur E. Boak     90 00
J. T. Dunning     90 00
Miss A. B. Jamieson     90 00
B. J. Woods     90 00
CENTRAL SCHOOL
D. M. Robinson $135 00
R. Sparling  100 00
A. W. Petapiece  85 00
Miss E. Wickett  50 00
|   M. MacLachlan  65 00
I   C. Lindseth  50 00
1   E    Lawrence  60 00
|  L. St. James  60 00
"  K. Bajus  65 00
§|   G. L. Brethour  65 00
1   M. Stephens  50 00
1  A. Moore  65 00
| A. B. Elmsley  70 00
I  E. M. Johnson.  47 00
DAWSON   SCHOOL
F. M. Cowperthwaite $135 00
E. Caspell     95 00
Miss I. Van Blaricom     60 00
F. H. Dobson     85 00
Miss S. Donald     65 00
I   L. Maclareu    65 00
"  I. Green  §j  50 00
C. R. Evans  85 00
Miss E. LeFeuvre  65 00
|   J.Patterson  50 00
I  A. Lewis  55 00
1   D. Hornby  50 00
I   W. W. Creech  65 00
I  R. Tanner  65 00
I  C McNair  65 00
I   E.J. Carter  65 00
"   M. Hastings  60 00
I  M. Macfarlane  75 00
|   E. E. Fletcher  70 00
I  Mary E. Ross  55 00
GRANDVIEW  SCHOOL
M. E. Shaver	
Miss E. L, George.
I  E. C. Parker .
I  E. G. Clark ..
$80 00
65 00
70 00
47 00
MACDONALD   SCHOOL
J. A. Hamilton  $70 00
Miss J. K. Anstie. /      50 00
P Fannie I. Grant  47 00
I  E. McQueen  47 00
STRATHCONA  SCHOOL
G. H. Tom $135 00
John Martin     95 00
Miss B. Johnston    90 00
1  M. G. McKay  75 00
James Beath  80 00
Mrs. E. A. Huggard  55 00
Miss G. Wilson  65 00
|   C. Barnes  65 00
" T.J. Cameron  50 00
"   H. Mackay  60 00
"  H. Carter  65 00
"  E. Leek  65 00
"   A. E. McEwen  55 00
I  D. Cattell  65 00
|  E. Bnrpee  65 00
|   C Granger  50 00
I  M. McKinnon  65 00
ROBERTS   SCHOOL
Thos. Leith   $135 00
G. E. McKee  95 00
S, R. Stephens  80 00
Miss M. E. Sibbald  65 00
|  R.  McFarlane    65 00
|   C. Langley  50 00
I  L. Dixon  50 00
I  P. Morton  50 00
I   P. Musgrove  55 00
I  M. Johnstone  65 00
I  M. I. Fraser  70 00
|  Nelly Evans  47 00
FAIRVIEW   SCHOOL
A.Clark	
F. H. Mayers    	
Miss A. Mcintosh (Sub.). .   ..
|   M. Burns. 	
|   J. Campbell	
"   I. Henderson	
"  M. McNair.	
"   A. J, Davidson	
p  K. Bethune	
"   M. Sexsmith	
|  E. Olding	
L10 00
85 00
35 00
75 00
65 00
65 00
60 00
65 00
50 00
47 00
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List of Teachers, Showing Monthly Salaries—Continued*
SEYMOUR   SCHOOL
R. S. Sherman $100 00
Wm. McDonagh  100 00
Miss M. Paul  70 00
I M. Truswell  65 00
I F. E. McEwen  50 00
|  E. MacLachlan  55 00
I  E. McDonald  50 00
Mrs. A. G. Shine  70 00
Miss Kathleen Dyke   47 00
Malcolm Reid  60 00
KITSILANO   SCHOOL
Robert Straight ,	
Miss M. N. McKenzie.
|  L. E. Frith	
"  A. MacGregor	
I  E. J.Brown	
| E. Trembath	
|  M. Holloway	
I  Ethel Bryant	
|75 00
60 00
55 00
50 00
60 00
70 00
60 00
47 00
MT.   PLEASANT   SCHOOL
G. W. Jamieson $135 00
H. B. King 100 00
Wm. G. Gourlie        85 00
Robert Robson     70 00
Miss. S. Peppard  $75 00
1  M. Macaulay  55 00
1  L. McGeer  65 00
"  A. M.Callum  65 00
I  F. E. Baker  55 00
i G. Frederickson  50 00
I G. Davidson  55 00
|  A. Dickey  50 00
"  H. Milne  55 00
"  L. Laursen  55 00
I S. McAlpine  70 00
Mrs. A. J. Colbeck  65 00
Miss Jean Cantelon  47 00
I  Jennie Thompson  47 00
I I. Russell (Sub.)  47 00
MODEL  SCHOOL
E. H. Murphy  .$125 00
John C. Robson  75 00
Miss A. Smith  65 00
I  M. Lewis  65 00
" M. McCain  65 00
1 F. M. Currie  70 00
|  B. M, Macken  75 00
i  E. J. Laird  60 00
I  Leila Burpee  65 00
I Janet Pride (Sub.)  47 00 
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Board of School Trustees
Schedule "K." Supplementary to Revenue Account, J907.
SCHOOL BOARD   TRUSTEES,   1
Expenditure on Revenue Account for the Year Ended December 3Jst, 1907.
Salaries, Superintendent $   2,500 00
1       Teachers  135,399 85
I       Caretakers     10,435 00
"       Secretary and Assistant  2,460 00
I       Truant Officer \  550 00
Repairs and Maintenance—
High School  $5,056 80
Central  |  2,424 25
Dawson  1,869 82
Model  3,214 95
Strathcona  903 39
Mt. Pleasant  1,835 42
Fairview  1,928 23
Roberts  1,612 76
Seymour  1,935 82
West Fairview  1,260 55
Grandview  822 14
Cedar Cove  679 82
Aderdeen  273 29
Contingent   8,944 04
Janitor's House, Mt. Pleasant  2,333 92
Manual Training Equipments  2,172 09
Sinking Fund and Interest  29,996 05
$151,344 85
67,263 34
Chargeable to General Revenue $218,608 19
Certified Correct,
G. F, BALDWIN,
City Comptroller.
JOHN KENDALL, F.C.A.,
City Auditor.
C. W. MURRAY,
Secretary, School Board. Board oe School Trustees
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LIST OF  TEACHERS WITH GRADE OF CERTIFICATE
AND DATE OF APPOINTMENT.
certifcate
DATE OF APPOINTMENT
.1st  '..; August, 1906
, 1st January, 1904
,2nd    October, 1902
B.A '... ..August, 1904
.2nd February, 1903
2nd August, 1890
TEACHER
Anstie, Jennie K	
Bajus, Kathleen	
Burns, Margaret	
Brough, Thos	
Beath, James   	
Barnes, Catherine	
Burpee, Ethel 1st January, 1903
Brethour, Lilian G 2nd August, 1903
Bethune, Catharine 2nd  September, 1906
Brown, Ella J 2nd August, 1905
Boak, Arthur E B. A August, 1907
Bryant, Ethel 2nd November, 1907
Baker, F. Edna B.A January, 1907
Burpee, Leila 1st August, 1904
Caspell, E 1st August, 1899
Chodat, Henri M.A.     August, 1906
Carter, Ethel Jane 2nd August, 1899
Creech, Winnifred J. E 2nd April, 1902
Clark, Angus 1st August, 1902
Currie, Flora M 2nd January, 1904
Campbell, Jessie 1st October, 1902
Carter, Hilda 2nd August, 1903
Cowperthwaite, F. M  B.A 1890-97, 1902-07
Cattell, Dorothy 1st January, 1904
Colbeck, Mrs. A. J 2nd March, 1900
Clark, Ethel G 2nd     September, 1907
Cameron  Tilly J 1st  January, 1907
Cantelon', Jean ... -. 2nd November, 1907
Davy. R. N B.A October, 1906
Dunning, J. T B.A August, 1906
Donald, Sara M.A.    August 1906
Dobson, F. H 1st August, 1907
Dixon, Leah 2nd January, 1907
Dickey, Alberta Academic January, 1907
Davidson, Augusta J 2nd February,1900
Dyke, Kathleen     2nd August, 1907
Davidson, Gwladys   2nd August, 1905
Elmsly, Ada B 1st November,1900
Evans, C. R 1st November, 1907
Evans, Nelly 1st   August, 1907
Fraser, Mabel I.. 2nd 1 February, 1897
Fletcher, Elizabeth, E 2nd August, 1893
Frith, Lilian E 2nd January, 1906
Frederickson, Gertrude        2nd January, 1907
George, Elizabeth L 2nd August, 1898
Green, Inez B.A January, 1907
Grant, Fannie 1 2nd December, 1907
Granger, Constance    2nd January, 1907
Gourlie, Wm. G B.A August, 1907
Henry, J. K B.A August, 1893
Hunt, Maud \ M.A August, 1899
Henderson, Jas M.A January, 1902
Henderson, Isobel 1st March, 1901
Holloway, Mamie 2nd August, 1904.
Hastings, Marion 2nd February, 1905
Hamilton, John A 2nd January, 1906S
Huggard, Mrs. E. A 1  1st January, 1906 40
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CERTIFICATE DATE OP APPOINTMENT
 2nd    January, 1907
 B.A January, 1902
 2nd  March, 1891
 2nd August, 1907
1st August, 1890
Hornby Dulcie	
Johnston, D. B	
Johnstone, Marion B	
Johnson, E. M	
Jamieson, G. W	
Jamieson, Anna B B. A January, 1907
King, H. B Academic January, 1904
Leith, Thos 1st August, 1897
LeFeuvre, Eva 1st August, 1903
Little, DC B.A January, 1906
Lindseth, Clara E 2nd October, 1906
Laird, Edna J 2nd   August, 1906
Lawrence, Edith
Leek, Edith	
Lewis, Margaret...
Lewis, Alice M....
Laursen, Lili J. U.
Langley, Celia	
Moore, Annie	
Martin, John	
Murphy, E. H	
Mathews, S. WT.
, 2nd November, 1904
,2nd March, 1904
, Academic October, 1904
2nd    August, 1905
. 1st August, 1905
, Academic August, 1906
, 1st January, 1902
, 1st January, 1904
, 1st  January, 1901
.M.A April, 1902
Maclaren, Louise 1st November, 1895
Musgrove, Pearl 2nd August, 1905
Mackay, Hattie 1st  April, 1905
Macken, B. Norine 2nd August, 1901
Milne, Helen 1st October, 1905
Macgregor, Annabelle 2nd.. r August, 1906
Macfarlane, Rachel 1st January, 1894
Macfarlane, Minnie J 2nd   May, 1893
Macaulay, Margaret B.A     September, 1907
Mayers, F. H B.A November, 1907
Morton, Pearl 1st January, 1907
McDonagh, Wm 1st   February, 1903
McCain, Minnie C 2nd August, 1904
McNair, Clara 2nd March, 1901
McKay, MinnieG 2nd March, 1891
McKinnon, Mary 2nd January, 1897
McAlpine, Sara 2nd  October, 1900
McCallum, Ada E 2nd   August, 1895
McGeer, Lucy 2nd November, 1901
McKee, Geo. E B.A May, 1905
McEwen, Agnes E 1st August, 1905
McNair, Muriel 2nd July, 1905
McKenzie, Margaret 1st January, 1905
McDonald, Edna C 2nd August, 1906
McEwen, Flora E  1st September, 1906
MacLachlan, Mary 2nd May, 1904
MacLachlan, Etta 1st ' January, 1906
McQueen, Elizabeth B.A December, 1907
Mcintosh, Anna (substitute)	
Olding, Elizabeth 2nd January, 1902
Pride, Janet (substitute)	
Peppard, Sara I B.A October, 1905
Pattison, Thos M.A February, 1901
Parker, Edith Clara 2nd February, 1899
Paul, Margaret 1st   October, 1902
Petapiece, A. W 1st August, 1907
Patterson, Jean 1st January, 1907
Robinson, Geo. E B.A August, 1893
Robinson, D. M B.A January, 1894 Board of School Trustees
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TEACHER CERTIFICATE DATE  OF APPOINTMENT
Bobinson, Leonora 2nd April, 1903
Robertson, L B.A August, 1901
Robson, John C. 2nd August, 1907
Russell, Isabel (substitute)	
Robson, Robert 2nd  January, 1907
Ross, Mary E B.A August, 1907
Reid, Malcolm 2nd August, 1907
Suter, R. W B.A., B. Sc October, 1902
Sparling, R 1st August, 1900
Sherman, R. S 1st February, 1903
Shine, Mrs. A. G  2nd April, 1903
Shaver, Morris 2nd February, 1904
Smith, Annie 2nd August, 1905
Sibbald, M. E B.A August, 1906
Stafford, John B.A October, 1906
St. James, Lea B. A..., January, 1906
Stephens, Margaret 2nd January, 1907
Stephens, S. R B.A January, 1906
Sexsmith, Myrtle 2nd August, 1907
1st August, 1907
 August, 1900
Straight, Robert.
Tanner, Rebecca 2nd
Trembath, Jennie 1st February, 1900
Truswell, Mary    1st August, 1899
Tom, G. H 1st August, 1891
Thompson, Jennie 2nd August, 1907
Van Blaricom, Ida B.A January, 1907
Wilson, Grace B.A August, 1904
Wood, B. J B.A October, 1906
Wlckett, Evelyn B.A , January, 1907 42
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