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 PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
SEVENTY-FOURTH
ANNUAL EEPOET
1944-45
BY THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF EDUCATION
PRINTED BY
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.
1944-45.
Minister of Education:
The Honourable H. G. T. PERRY.
Deputy Minister
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 .
Rupert.
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.
Vancouver:
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-
Principal.
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.
Model School:
Miss Z. M. Manning.
Miss M. MacDonald, B.A., A.T.C.M.
Victoria:
Mrs. N. E. Murphy, B.Sc.  (on leave of
absence).
Mrs. Barbara Smith, B.Sc.
Mrs. Ethel Reese-Burns. Y 6 PUBLIC SCHOOLS REPORT, 1944-45.
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 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.
Page.
Report of the Superintendent of Education       9
Report of the Chief Inspector of Schools     34
Report on Normal Schools—
Vancouver    45
Victoria    46
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—
Victoria     89
New Westminster    96
North Vancouver (City and District) and West Vancouver    99
Burnaby  102
Saanich  104
Surrey  106
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
Statistical Returns—
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.
Education Office,
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.
ENROLMENT.
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 :—
Schools.
High schools	
Superior schools.	
Junior high schools	
Elementary schools	
Totals, 1944-45
Totals, 1943-44.
Cities.
15,012
11,163
42,594*
68,769
65,755
District
Municipalities.
4,186
965
4,011
21,403t
30,565
28,634
Rural
Districts.
2,226
2,396
1,403
19,253
25,278
24,234
Community
Districts.
523
523
420
Total.
21,424
3,361
16,577
83,773
125,135
119,043
* 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,
Burnaby.
Students.
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
Adult education—
Classes under the Canadian Vocational Training
Programme    4,963
Night-schools      6,113
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.
Brought forward	
Adult education—Continued.
Summer School of Education (1944 session).
Normal School, Vancouver	
Normal School, Victoria	
Victoria College	
Students.
33,528    2,897
796
154
72
261
University of British Columbia      3,058
37,869
Total  40,766
DISTRIBUTION OF PUPILS BY GRADES AND SEX.
Grade.
Boys.
Girls.
Total.
147
7,956
6,832
6,302
6,016
5,982
5,821
5,920
5,446
4,683
3,546
2,454
1,775
421
113
6,907
6,129
5,936
5,815
5,561
5,515
5,759
5,773
4,975
4,102
2,919
2,063
267
260
14,863
Grade II            	
12,961
12,238
Grade IV.                  	
11,831
Grade V	
11,543
Grade VI.                   	
11,336
Grade VII           	
11,679
Grade VIII.             	
11,219
Grade IX.	
9,658
Grade X                         	
7,648
5,373
3 838
Grade XL    .            	
Grade XII.               	
63,301
61,834
125,135
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.
Z£
Z£
m
o., B
rH   OH
P..C
B B
r.    Org
S   S   «
Q " S
sis
>.*t   r*
«IS
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)	
Community schools	
Totals	
474
152
118
24
89
305
104
41
1,266
588
821
19
147
48
14
2
68
20
4
621
2(10
132
24
91
373
124
45
1,304
600
821
19
15,012
4,186
2,226
965
2,396
11,163
4,011
1,403
42,594
21,403
19,253
523
11.99
3.34
1.78
0.77
1.92
8.92
3.26
1.12
34.00
17.10
15.38
0.42
32
28
19
38
27
37
38
34
34
36
23
35
4,001
4,354
125,135
100.00
32
26
23
16
33
23
32
33
30
30
30
20
21
26
* These figures include 2 teachers