SEVENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OF THE PROVINCE OF
BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OP EDUCATION
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.
Minister of Education:
The Honourable H. G. T. PERRY.
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.
STAFFS OF THE NORMAL SCHOOLS.
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.
Miss Z. M. Manning.
Miss M. Macdonald, B.A., A.T.C.M.
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.
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.
Report of the Superintendent of Education 7
Report of the Chief Inspector of Schools 82
Report on Normal Schools—
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—
New Westminster 86
North Vancouver (City and District) and West Vancouver 88
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
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.
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..
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:—
Junior high schools..
* 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
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 Correspondence School classes, regular students
Classes formed under section 13 (g) of the " Public Schools
Classes under the Dominion-Provincial Youth
Training and War Emergency Training Programmes 14,612
Vocational classes (Provincial Government) not
supported by Dominion grants
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
36,293 B 8
PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPORT, 1943-44.
Summer School of Education (1943 Session)
Normal School, Vancouver
Normal School, Victoria
University of British Columbia 2,569
DISTRIBUTION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND SEX.
Grade IV. _~
Grade V _. _~ _
Grade VII ... _ _
Grade IX- _
Grade XII. „. . _ . ...
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:—
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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)