OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 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-fourth Annual Report of the Public
Schools of the Province.
G. M. WEIR,
Minister of Education.
January, 1946. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Minister of Education:
The Honourable H. G. T. PERRY.
and Superintendent of Education:
S. J. Willis, B.A., LL.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Education:
D. L. MacLaurin, B.A. Ph.D.
Chief Inspector of Schools :
H. B. King, M.A., Ph.D.
Inspector of High Schools:
J. B. DeLong, B.A., Vancouver.
Inspectors of Elementary, Superior, Junior High, and High Schools :
J. E. Brown, M.A., Victoria.
J. N. Burnett, B.A., Penticton.
F. G. Calvert, Vancouver.
T. G. Carter, M.C. (on leave of absence).
E. G. Daniels, B.A., New Westminster.
J. P. K. English, M.A., B.Paed., Trail.
C. J. Frederickson, B.A., Cranbrook.
F. A. Jewett, B.A., Nelson.
V. Z. Manning, B.A., Vancouver.
A. S. Matheson, B.A., Kelowna.
A. P. Matthews, M.A., Kamloops.
H. M. Morrison, Ph.D., Courtenay.
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., M.B.A., Prince .
A. S. Towell, M.A., Abbotsford.
A. Turnbull, B.A., M.C, M.M., Revelstoke.
Municipal Inspectors of Schools:
H. L. Campbell, B.A., M.Ed., Victoria.
R. S. Shields, B.A., New Westminster.
W. Gray, M.A., North Vancouver.
C. G. Brown, M.A., Burnaby.
John Gough, M.A., Saanich.
K. B. Woodward, B.A., B.Paed., Surrey.
STAFFS OF THE NORMAL SCHOOLS.
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.
F. C. Boyes, M.A.
Ernest Lee, B.A., B.Sc. in P.E.
H. 0. English, B.A., B.S.A., Principal.
Miss H. R. Anderson, M.A., Ph.D., Vice-
H. C. Gilliland, B.A.
F. T. C. Wickett, A.R.C.O.
Miss L. G. Bollert, B.A.
Miss M. McManus, B.Mus., M.A.
Miss Margaret Maynard, B.A.
Mrs. Marjorie Lee.
Miss Z. M. Manning.
Miss M. MacDonald, B.A., A.T.C.M.
Mrs. N. E. Murphy, B.Sc. (on leave of
Mrs. Barbara Smith, B.Sc.
Mrs. Ethel Reese-Burns. Y 6 PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPORT, 1944-45.
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 I>
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.
Superintendent, School for the Deaf and the Blind:
C. E. MacDonald, LL.B., B.S. in Ed., LL.D.
Director, Recreational and Physical Education: J. Mathisen.
Director, School Radio Broadcasts: P. J. Kitley, B.A.
Director, Educational and Vocational Guidance: H. P. Johns, M.A. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Report of the Superintendent of Education 9
Report of the Chief Inspector of Schools 34
Report on Normal Schools—
Report of the Director of the Summer School of Education 49
Report of the Officer in Charge of Industrial Education 58
Report of the Director of Home Economics 67
Report of the Superintendent of Schools, Vancouver 69
Report of Municipal Inspectors—
New Westminster 96
North Vancouver (City and District) and West Vancouver 99
Report of the Superintendent, School for the Deaf and the Blind 108
Reports of Officers in Charge of Correspondence Schools—
High School and Vocational Courses 109
Elementary School Courses 115
Report of the Officer in Charge of the Text-book Branch 117
Report on Work of Adult Education 120
Report of the Director of Recreational and Physical Education 136
Report of the Organizer of School and Community Drama 141
Report of the Secretary, Local Committee, Strathcona Trust 144
Report of Commission on " Education of Soldiers' Dependent Children Act " 146
Report of the Director of Educational and Vocational Guidance 147
Report of the Director of School Radio Broadcasts 149
High Schools (Cities) 152
High Schools (District Municipalities) 167
High Schools (Rural Districts) 172
Superior Schools (District Municipalities) 178
Superior Schools (Rural Districts) 179
Junior High Schools (Cities) 183
Junior High Schools (District Municipalities) 193
Junior High Schools (Rural Districts) 197
Elementary Schools (Cities) 200
Elementary Schools (District Municipalities) 233
Elementary Schools (Rural Districts) 253
Elementary Schools (Community Districts) 1_ 272
Summary of Enrolment in the Schools of each City 274
Summary of Enrolment in the Schools of each District Municipality 277
Enrolment (Recapitulation) 281
Names of Schools, Number of Teachers, etc., in each of the Electoral Districts______ 282 ■rfcWCT^^
S. J. Willis, B.A., LL.D.
Deputy Minister and Superintendent of Education.
Retired on superannuation, September 30th, 1945. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF EDUCATION, 1944-45.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1946.
To the Honourable G. M. Weir,
Minister of Education.
SIR,—I beg to submit herewith the Seventy-fourth Annual Report of the Public
Schools of British Columbia for the school-year ended June 30th, 1945.
The enrolment in the schools of the Province increased during the year from 119,043
to 125,135, and the average daily attendance increased from 102,999 to 107,599. The
percentage of regular attendance was 85.99.
The number of pupils enrolled in the various classes of schools is shown hereunder :—
Junior high schools
* These figures include an enrolment of 44 in the Provincial Model School, Vancouver.
t These figures include an enrolment of 101 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 1,966 officially registered in high, superior, or
elementary schools) 1,391
Elementary Correspondence School classes, regular students.. 1,495
Classes formed under section 13 (g) of the " Public Schools
Act " 11
Classes under the Canadian Vocational Training
Vancouver School of Art 1,058
Vancouver School of Navigation 245
High Correspondence School (adults only) 1,835
Elementary Correspondence School (adults only) __ 172
Recreational and Physical Education classes 19,142
Carried forward 33,528 2,897
9 Y 10
PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPORT, 1944-45.
Summer School of Education (1944 session).
Normal School, Vancouver
Normal School, Victoria
University of British Columbia 3,058
DISTRIBUTION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND SEX.
Grade XL .
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:—
S S «
Q " S
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)
Elementary schools (rural districts)
* These figures i