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SEVENTY-THIRD ANNUAL; REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 1943-44 BY THE… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1946

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 SEVENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
OF
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OF THE PROVINCE OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
1943-44
BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OP EDUCATION
PRINTED BY
AUTHORITY OP THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA,  B.C. :
Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1945.  To His Honour W. C. Woodward,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
I beg respectfully to present the Seventy-third Annual Eeport of the Public
Schools of the Province.
H. G. T. PERRY,
Minister of Education.
February, 1945.  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
1943-44.
Minister of Education:
The Honourable H. G. T. PERRY.
Deputy Minister
and Superintendent of Education: Assistant Superintendent of Education:
S. J. Willis, B.A., LL.D. D. L. MacLaurin, B.A., Ph.D.
Chief Inspector of Schools:
H. B. King, M.A., Ph.D.
Inspectors of High Schools :
Vancouver. A. Sullivan, B.A., Victoria.
J. B. DeLong, B.A.
Inspectors of Elementary, Superior, Junior High, and High Schools:
J. E. Brown, M.A., Penticton.
P. G. Calvekt, Vancouver.
T. G. Carter, M.C. (in Active Service).
E. G. Daniels, B.A., New Westminster.
J. P. K. English, M.A., B.Paed., Trail.
C. J. Frederickson, B.A., Cranbrook.
W. G. Gamble, B.A., Victoria.
G. H. Gower, M.A., Courtenay.
P. A. Jewett, B.A., Nelson.
V. Z. Manning, B.A., Vancouver.
A. S. Matheson, B.A., Kelowna.
A. P. Matthews, M.A., Kamloops.
H. McArthur, B.A., Kamloops.
H. H. Mackenzie, B.A., Vancouver.
F. A. McLellan, M.A., B.Paed., Pouce Coupe.
W. A. Plenderleith, M.A., D.Paed., F.R.S.A.,
F.C.P., A.M.R.S.T., Nanaimo.
T. F. Robson, Prince George.
H. D. Stafford, B.A., Prince George.
B. Thorsteinsson, B.A., Prince Rupert.
A. S. Towell, M.A., Abbotsford.
A.. Turnbull, B.A., M.C, Revelstoke.
Municipal Inspectors of Schools:
H. L. Campbell, B.A., M.Ed., Victoria. C. G. Brown, M.A., Burnaby.
R. S. Shields, B.A., New Westminster. John Gough, M.A., Saanich.
W. Gray, M.A., North Vancouver. K. B. Woodward, B.A., B.Paed., Surrey.
A. R. Lord, B.A., Principal.
T. R. Hall, B.A., Vice-Principal.
W. P. Weston, A.R.C.A., F.R.S.A.
H. B. MacLean.
A. E. C. Martin, B.Sc.
Ewing, B.A., D.Paed.
Boyes, M.A.
J. M.
F. C.
STAFFS OF THE NORMAL SCHOOLS.
Vancouver :
Ernest Lee, B.A., B.Sc. in P.E.
Miss L. G. Bollert, B.A.
Miss M. McManus, B.Mus., M.A.
Miss Margaret Maynard, B.A.
Model School:
Miss Z. M. Manning.
Miss M. Macdonald, B.A., A.T.C.M.
Victoria:
V. L. Denton, B.A., D.C.L., Principal. Mrs. N. E. Murphy, B.Sc.  (on leave of
H. O. English, B.A., B.S.A., Vice-Principal. absence).
Miss H. R. Anderson, M.A., Ph.D. Mrs. Barbara Smith, B.Sc.
F. T. C. Wickett, A.R.C.O. Mrs. Ethel Reese-Burns.
SPECIAL OFFICIALS.
Registrar:   T. W. Hall.
Officer in Charge of Industrial Education:   F. T. Fairey, B.A.
Inspector of Technical Classes:   H. A^ Jones.
Director of Home Economics:   Miss J. L. McLenaghen, B.Sc.
Assistant Inspector in Home Economics:   Miss B. Rogers, B.Sc.
Officer in Charge of High Correspondence School:  Miss E. E. Lucas, B.A., D. es L.
Officer in Charge of Elementary Correspondence School:   Miss Anna B. Miller.
Organizer of School and Community Drama:
L. Bullock-Webster, A.R.C.M., F.T.C.L., M.R.S.T.
Officer in Charge of Text-book Branch:   P. G. Barr.
Chief Clerk:  R. D. SMITH.
Principal, School for the Deaf and the Blind:   C. E. MacDonald, LL.B., B.S. in Ed., LL.D.
Director, Recreational and Physical Education:  Ian Eisenhardt (in Active Service).
Director, School Radio Broadcasts:   K. P. Caple, M.S.A. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page.
Report of the Superintendent of Education       7
Report of the Chief Inspector of Schools     82
Report on Normal Schools—
Vancouver     39
Victoria     40
Report of the Director of the Summer School of Education     42
Report of the Officer in Charge of Industrial Education     51
Report of the Assistant Inspector of Home Economics     59
Report of the Superintendent of Schools, Vancouver     61
Report of Municipal Inspectors—
Victoria     80
New Westminster     86
North Vancouver (City and District) and West Vancouver     88
Burnaby_     89
Saanich     91
Surrey     93
Report of the Principal, School for the Deaf and the Blind     96
Reports of Officers in Charge of Correspondence Schools—
High School and Vocational Courses 98
Elementary School Courses  105
Report of the Officer in Charge of the Text-book Branch  107
Report on Work of Adult Education  110
Report of the Executive of Recreational and Physical Education  124
Report of the Organizer of School and Community Drama  129
Report of the Secretary, Local Committee, Strathcona Trust  132
Report of Commission on " Education of Soldiers' Dependent Children Act"  135
Statistical Returns—
High Schools (Cities)  138
High Schools (District Municipalities)  152
High Schools (Rural Districts)  157
Superior Schools (District Municipalities)  163
Superior Schools (Rural Districts)  164
Junior High Schools (Cities)  I69
Junior High Schools (District Municipalities)  179
Junior High Schools (Rural Districts)  183
Elementary Schools (Cities) ______ jgg
Elementary Schools (District Municipalities)  218
Elementary Schools (Rural Districts)  237
Elementary Schools (Community Districts)      256
Summary of Enrolment in the Schools of each City  258
Summary of Enrolment in the Schools of each District Municipality  261
Enrolment (Recapitulation)  265
Names of Schools, Number of Teachers, etc., in each of the Electoral Districts  266 REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF EDUCATION, 1943-44.
Education Office,
Victoria, B.C., February, 1945.
To the Honourable H. G. T. Perry,
Minister of Education.
Sir,—I beg to submit herewith the Seventy-third Annual Report of the Public
Schools of British Columbia for the school-year ended June 30th, 1944..
ENROLMENT.
The enrolment in the schools of the Province increased during the year from
115,447 to 119,043 and the average daily attendance increased from 93,473 to 102,999.
The percentage of regular attendance was 86.52.
The number of pupils enrolled in the various classes of schools is shown hereunder:—
Schools.
High schools. 	
Superior schools	
Junior high schools..
Elementary schools-
Totals, 1943-44..
Totals, 1942^.3..
Cities.
13.B61
10,844
41,350*
65,755
64,668
District
Municipalities.
3,732
3,816
20,147t
26,867
Rural
Districts.
2,030
2,749
1,338
18,117
24,234
23,386
Community
Districts.
420
19,323
3,688
15,998
80,034
119,043
115,447
* These figures include an enrolment of 46 in the Provincial Model School (Vancouver).
t These figures include an enrolment of 87 in the Provincial Government School for the Deaf and the Blind
(Burnaby).
Students.
In addition to the numbers given above, there were enrolled in the-
High Correspondence School classes, regular students (exclusive of the 1,812 officially registered in high, superior, or
elementary schools) 	
Elementary Correspondence School classes, regular students
Classes formed under section 13 (g) of the " Public Schools
Act" 	
Adult education—
Classes under the Dominion-Provincial Youth
Training and War Emergency Training Programmes   14,612
Vocational classes   (Provincial Government)   not
supported by Dominion grants	
Night-schools _	
1,451
1,584
23
91
4,520
729
227
Vancouver School of Art	
Vancouver School of Navigation	
High Correspondence School (adults only)      1,432
Elementary Correspondence School (adults only)       179
Recreational and Physical Education classes  14,503
Carried forward
36,293
36,293 B 8
PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPORT, 1943-44.
Brought forward	
Summer School of Education (1943 Session)
Normal School, Vancouver	
Normal School, Victoria	
Victoria College
  36,293
  697
  149
  72
  194
University of British Columbia  2,569
Total
43,032
DISTRIBUTION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND SEX.
Grade.
Boys.
Girls.
Total.
7,395
6,370
6,055
5,939
5,747
5,862
5,927
5,259
4,309
3,065
2,056
1,764
323
6,505
5,738
5,676
5,466
5,381
5,662
5,816
5,410
4,849
3,779
2,512
1,945
233
13,900
12,108
Grade III.                                                                    	
11,731
Grade IV.                    _~	
11,405
Grade V _.  _~ _	
11,128
Grade VI.                                                                   	
11,524
Grade VII ...  _ _  	
11,743
Grade VIII.                                                               	
10,669
Grade IX- _                                                                      	
9,158
Grade X  	
6,844
Grade XI  	
4,568
Grade XII.          „.                                                           . _   .   ...
3,709
556
Totals                              _	
60,071
58,972
119,043
DISTRIBUTION OF TEACHERS AND PUPILS ACCORDING TO THE
DIFFERENT CLASSES OF SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS.
The number of teachers employed in the different classes of schools, the number
of pupils enrolled in each class of school, and also the average number of pupils per
teacher are shown in the following table:—
Schools.
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High schools (cities)  	
High schools (district municipalities) 	
High schools (rural districts) 	
Superior schools (district municipalities)	
Superior schools (rural districts)  	
Junior high schools (cities) 	
Junior high schools (district municipalities)..
Junior high schools (rural districts)	
Elementary schools (cities) * 	
Elementary schools (district municipalities) t
Elementary schools (rural districts) 	
Community schools   	
Totals  ... 	
454
137
105
23
107
328
106
45
1,179
558
799
18
124
57
21
4
23
7
63
4
578
194
126
23
111
351-
113
45
1,242
562
799
18
13,561
3,732
2,030
939
2,749
10,844
3,816
1,338
41,350
20,147
18,117
420
11.39
3.14
1.71
0.79
2.30
9.11
3.21
1.12
34.74
16.92
15.22
0.35
30
27
19
41
26
33
36
30
35
36
23
23
3,859
303
4,162
119,043
100.00
31
25
22
16
33
22
29
33
25
31
31
20
19
* These figures include 2 teachers employed by the Provincial Government and 46 pupils enrolled in the Provincial Model School, Vancouver.
t These figures include 12 teachers employed by the Provincial Government and 87 pupils enrolled in the Provincial Government School for the Deaf and the Blind, Burnaby. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT.
B 9
TEACHERS' CERTIFICATES.
The following table shows the number of teachers of each sex employed and also
the number of certificates of each class:—
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82
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187
51
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176
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67
77
44
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794
410
415
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204
99
133
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138
61
17
72
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36
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20
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14
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216
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347
104
74
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27
160
36
16
259
89
71
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231
90
52
20
84
191
77
29
983
473
728
17
578
194