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 THIRTIETH ANNUAL REPORT
OP THE
PROVINCIAL INDUSTRIAL
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
OF THE PROVINCE OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
APRIL 1ST, 1943, TO MARCH 81ST, 1944
PRINTED  BY
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE  ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA,  B.C. :
Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1045.  To His Honour W. C. WOODWARD,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Thirtieth Annual Report of the
Provincial Industrial School for Girls for the year ended March 31st, 1944.
G. S. PEARSON,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
Victoria, B.C. Provincial Industrial School for Girls,
Vancouver, B.C., April 1st, 1944.
The Honourable G. S. Pearson,
Provincial Secretary, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit herewith Annual Report of the Provincial
Industrial School for Girls, covering the fiscal year April 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944.
AYRA E. PECK,
Assistant Superintendent of the Provincial Industrial
School for Girls. PROVINCIAL INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
REPORT OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT.
Honourable George S. Pearson,
Provincial Secretary, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit herewith the Thirtieth Annual Report of the
Industrial School for Girls from April 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944.
In spite of unsettled conditions and many changes in our staff during the year,
our usual programme of household training was carried on.
Sewing-room instructions was, as before, in Miss M. E. Murray's charge, and all
our household needs were supplied by the girls who received training there. Uniforms,
aprons, table linen, bed linen, personal garments, kitchen needs such as aprons, caps,
tea-bags, and medical supplies have been produced, as well as mending and remodelling
being taught. This year again, several dozen dolls were dressed in the sewing-room
for Neighbourhood House Christmas.
Laundry instruction, which includes all branches of this necessary training, was
under the capable direction of Miss M. Parton. All household linen, personal garments,
and staff uniforms are handled in the laundry, and the girls learn the use of electric
machines as well as sorting, listing, and hand-ironing.
Main floor and second floor stress general household training with emphasis placed
on dining-room work on main floor. This includes serving of meals, waiting on table,
care of silver and linen. On second floor, the care of dormitories and bath-rooms is
stressed.
Gymnasium classes were carried on under the efficient supervision of Miss Lamb,
a trained Pro-Rec. Instructor. The girls derived much benefit and enjoyment from
these classes, which included varied games, basketball and baseball, as well as more
formal gymnastics.
The kitchen continued to be a popular form of training. Here meals are prepared
for staff and girls. An average of six girls receive instruction in this department at
a time.
Owing to difficulty in obtaining wool, not so much knitting was done as in the past,
but all girls received some instruction in this art.
During the season a plentiful supply of fresh vegetables was produced and some
fruit for table use and preserving.    Groups of girls assisted.
Picnics, hikes, and usual twice monthly trips to picture-shows were much enjoyed
by the girls. During fine weather both staff and girls welcomed the pleasure of supper
on the lawn. Swimming at Windermere pool added variety to our outdoor programme,
including as it did the walk to and from the pool
A continued source of satisfaction to the girls was the opportunity of purchasing
cosmetics, personal accessories, and candy from our tuck-shop. Our library, as previously, functioned successfully, providing instruction and recreation to a large group
of girls. Gramophone and radio supplied music for dancing, news and stories for
leisure time. AA 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EXPENSE AND REVENUE STATEMENT OF SCHOOL,
MARCH 31st, 1944.
Total inmate-days from April 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944        12,672
Per capita cost, one year        $882.06
Per capita cost, one day  2.41
Operating expenditure by voucher—
Salaries      17,411.63
Cost-of-living bonus        2,176.17
Office and school supplies, etc.—
Postage, office and school supplies       $282.91
Telephone and telegraph         160.22
  443.13
Travelling expenses    427.83
Farm operations        1,664.63
Household equipment (other than furniture)   321.11
Clothing—
Clothing       $339.73
Boots and shoes         449.70
  789.43
Janitors'  supplies  1  225.68
Fuel, light, and water—
Fuel   $2,105.10
Water  .        289.75
Light and power         536.96
       2,931.81
Provisions—
Groceries   .  $3,426.40
Meat       1,079.36
Fish         232.57
Medical attendance, medical supplies, and dental cost—
Medical attendance   $476.75
Medical supplies    147.45
Dental cost  256.00
4,738.33
880.20
Good Conduct Fund   217.00
Incidentals and contingencies  , 92.53
Total expenditure for year by voucher  $32,319.48
Maintenance and repairs (expended through Public Works Department)         603.23
Inventory, March 31st, 1943        1,468.51
$34,391.22
Less board   $2,009.42
Less rent        476.52
Less refund, Workmen's Compensation Board         117.86
Less inventory, March 31st, 1944     1,243.23
■       3,847.03
$30,544.19 REPORT OP INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 1943-44.
AA 7
POPULATION OF SCHOOL, MARCH 31st, 1944.
On roll, April 1st, 1943 1    51
Girls admitted during year April 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944    50
101
Released as wards of Juvenile Court  43
Transferred to Essondale Mental Hospital     2
Transferred to Women's Division, Oakalla Prison Farm     3
— 48
Total in School, March 31st, 1944     53
GIRLS ADMITTED FROM APRIL 1ST, 1943, TO MARCH 31st, 1944.
Residence previous
TO BEING ADMITTED
No
to School.
British
Columhia.
Canada.
Years.
Years.
667
Smithers, B.C  -
Scandinavian-American —-	
17
17
Undefined.
668
Nordegg, Alta 	
Irish-English — —	
17
17
Undefined.
669
Montreal, Que 	
Vancouver, B.C - -
7
16
670
English —- — -  -
17
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
671
6
17
Sec. 20, J.D A
672
14
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
673
Gull Lake, Sask 	
French-Canadian -  	
7/l2
14
Undefined.
674
2
14
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
675
3
17
flee. 20   J.D A
1929
676
13
15
677
Trail, B.C  - -
English-Irish   	
18
18
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
678
12
15
Sec. 20, J.D A.
1929.
679
17
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929
680
10
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
681
14
16
17
16
16
16
17
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
682
1929.
683
1929
684
Brentwood Bay, B.C -
685
t42
17
15
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
686
Vancouver, B.C.	
English- -	
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
687
Everett, Wash 	
English-American 	
i2y2
121/2
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
688
Indian  - -     -         	
IB
15
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
689
Cache Creek, B.C	
Irish - —     —-
16
16
Indeterminate.
690
Chilliwack, B.C.-- -
Russian-American  —-	
16
16
Indefinite.
691
17
17
692
Irish-Norwegian -    -
18
18
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
693
Estevan, Sask	
German   	
1%
15
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
694
1%
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
695
16
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
696
1.4
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
697
15
171/2
4
15
17%
17%
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
698
Welsh-English 	
1929.
699
1929.
700
Chilliwack, B.C  -
Chinese  - — -
17%
17i/_
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
701
Chilliwack, B.C	
Chinese - 	
15%
15%
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
702
17 y2
17%
703
14
10
14
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
704
New Zealand  	
English  ---	
1929.
705
8
15
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
706
Cassidy, B.C 	
Italian-American - 	
16
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
707
Vonda, S'ask - -
French-Canadian   —
2
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
708
Halifax, N.S 	
English  -  	
16
17
Industrial School for Girls Act.
709
Polish —	
9
15
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
710
7
13
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
711
7
14
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
712
Langley, B.C  —
Rumanian —  	
17
17
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
713
15
16
Sec. 20, J.D.A.
1929.
714
15
15
,
715
Westholme, B.C.- 	
16
16
716
Russian —	
9
15
Indeterminate AA 8
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
NATIONALITY OF PARENTS.
English (both)  8
Irish (both)   2
Indian (both)   4
Russian (both)   1
French-Canadian (both) __ 2
Chinese (both)   2
Scotch (both)   1
Polish (both)   1
Swedish (both)   1
Negro (both)   1
Rumanian (both)   1
German  (both)   2
Scandinavian-American  ... 1
American-Russian   1
Dutch-Irish     1
Russian-German   1
Welsh-English   1
English-Scotch   1
English-Irish   2
English-American  3
English-Austrian   1
English-French   1
Irish-English   2
Irish-Norwegian __
Scotch-English ____.
Scotch-American __
Hungarian-Irish __
Polish-Russian _____
Italian-American _
Polish-German 	
Swedish-Welsh 	
Russian-American
Total   50
WHERE GIRLS WERE BORN.
Alberta      4 Saskatchewan
British Columbia   26 Quebec 	
Manitoba      4
Nova Scotia      1
New Zealand     2
  9
  1
United States  1
Poland   2
Total   50
AGES OF GIRLS.
12% years  1
13 years  1
14 years  5
15 years :  10
15% years  1
16 years   13
17 years  13
17% years      4
18 years     2
Total   50
PLACES OF APPREHENSION.
Vancouver   33 Ashcroft 	
Victoria      4 Vernon	
New Westminster    3 Quesnel 	
Chilliwack      2 Alberni 	
Prince Rupert     2 Kelowna 	
Nanaimo      1
Total
1
1
1
1
1
50
OFFENCES COMMITTED.
Incorrigible    18
Juvenile delinquency   1
Sexual immorality  13
Theft  11
Recidivist   1
Intoxication  4
Contempt of Court      1
In possession of unlawful
registration card      1
Total   50 ~
REPORT OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 1943-44. AA 9
LENGTH OF SENTENCE.
Sec. 20, J.D.A., 1929  37 Indeterminate       3
Industrial School for Girls Undefined      4
Act      2 Three months      1
Indefinite       3 —
Total   50
RELIGIOUS STATISTICS.
Baptist      5 Pentecostal Mission      2
Church of England  13 Presbyterian       2
Foursquare Gospel      2 Roman Catholic  13
Gospel Mission      1 United Church   11
Lutheran      1 —
Total   50
GIRLS AND THEIR PARENTS.
Number who have both parents living  30
Number who have father living, mother dead     5
Number who have mother living, father dead _'.     5
Number who have mother living, father unknown     7
Number who have mother dead, father unknown     2
Number who have both parents dead __     1
Total  50
Of the above, the parents of ten girls are separated;   two parents are divorced;
three girls have stepfathers;  and four girls have stepmothers.
STAFF OF OFFICIALS.
The following is the present staff of officers:—
Superintendent and Nurse Mrs. Annie G. Westman.
Assistant Superintendent and Teacher ___ Miss Ayra E. Peck.
Clerk and Commercial Teacher Miss Margaret W. Sibbald.
Teacher Miss Marion D. Tulloch.
Supervisor Miss Anna C. Martin.
Sewing Supervisor Miss M. E. Murray.
Night Supervisor Mrs. V. C. Travis.
Laundry Supervisor  Miss Mabel Parton.
Cooking Supervisor Mrs. Mary A. Cochrane.
Supervisor Miss Victoria Moodie.
Supervisor Miss Lena C. Patten.
Supervisor Mrs. Nellie Woodard.
Relief Supervisor  Mrs. Alice McCormack.
Engineer and Janitor Claude S. Gardner.
Gardener George B. Boving.
Night-watchman John B. McLennan.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
AYRA E. PECK,
Assistant Superintendent. AA 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA.
MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT.
Mrs. A. G. Westman,
Superintendent, Industrial School for Girls,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Madam,—The following medical report applies to the period from April 1st,
1943, to March 31st, 1944:—
Calls made by physician     43
Patients seen by physician, including treatments  203
Complete physical examination     40
Patients in isolation for Neisser infection       9
Smears taken for Neisser infection     70
Blood taken for Kahn test     56
Girls treated for syphilis intravenously       2
Treatment for syphilis intravenously       5
Prontylin tablets for Neisser infection (5 grains)  810
Urine tests     51
Chest clinic     29
Admitted to General Hospital—
Basal metabolism  1
Maternity cases  3
Emergency  3
Ward X for observation  2
—      9
Examination by eye specialist       4
Glasses provided        4
The general health of the girls has been very good.    Each girl on admission
receives a complete physical examination and is kept in quarantine for fourteen days.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
M. B. Campbell,
Medical Officer.
DENTIST'S REPORT.
Mrs. A. G. Westman,
Superintendent, Industrial School for Girls,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Madam,—During the past year each new girl has been examined and necessary dental work done for all.
The following is the report of dental services rendered at the Industrial School for
Girls during the year ended March 31st, 1944:—
Visits to dentist  12
Number of girls seen i  38
Amalgam fillings  68
Porcelain fillings     1
Cement fillings  38
Extractions  25
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Stanley M. Owen, D.M.D. REPORT OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 1943-44. AA 11
GENERAL REPORTS.
Mrs. A. G. Westman,
Superintendent, Industrial School for Girls,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Madam,—Following are movements of high school pupils from April 1st,
1943, to March 31st, 1944 :—
On roll April 1st, 1943     0
Enrolled during year  10
— 10
Grade IX     8
Grade X     2
Released or left class     6
On roll March 31st, 1944     4
None of the girls completed even their partial course this year. Many of our girls
do not find the academic subjects of a great deal of use in their activities after leaving
this institution, and I feel that perhaps some more practical course of subjects could
be arranged. Practically none of our girls of high school rating ever attend school
after release.
The girls have on the whole been interested and anxious to progress in their
school-work.
Ayra E. Peck,
Assistant Superintendent and School-teacher.
Mrs. A. G. Westman,
Superintendent, Industrial School for Girls,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Madam,—The number of pupils enrolled in the elementary school class from
April 1st, 1943, to March 31st, 1944, totalled thirty-three, seven in Grade VIII., fifteen
in Grade VII., five in Grade VI., three in Grade V., and three in Grade IV. Of this
number twenty-four were enrolled in the Government Elementary Correspondence
School Course and the remaining nine were given individual instruction in subjects
pertaining to language.
Three of the twenty-four taking the Correspondence Course completed their grade
in all subjects, two of these in Grade VIII. and one in Grade VII.; seven completed a
partial course in literature, language, health, spelling, and mathematics; seven were
withdrawn and the remaining eight are continuing.
Some attended school for three hours a day while others were present for five
hours, the length of time depending on the pupil's ability and her progress in other
departments.
A number of handkerchiefs received through the Junior Red Cross were hemmed
by the school class.
Marion D. Tulloch,
School-teacher, VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1945.
405-145-4835

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