David Leask's Maddiston Pages

Muiravonside Parish, the way it was.

First Log Book, Maddiston School. From 22.2.26 to 4.9.33

Headmaster. Mr. W.M. Bowden

1926

Feby.22nd New Headmaster – Mr. William M Bowden. – commenced duty to-day, being introduced to the Staff and pupils by Mr. Brown, Chairman of the Education Authority and by Mr. Coults Morrison. Education Officer.

Feby.23rd Made up and sent to Mr. Blane a Retinue showing the number and size of classes in this school.

Granted leave of absence to Miss Macdonald who was asked to meet the Staffing Committee of the Authority in Stirling at 12 noon to-day.

Feby.24th Miss Macdonald returned to duty.

Attendance Officer called for list of absentees.

Feby.25th Visited School to-day and found that Lavatories, Woodwork, and Stonework require immediate repairs, Instruction highly satisfactory, and conduct good.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

March 1st Miss Kirk absent owing to illness.

Miss McOwan, though feeling unwell, was able to commence duty at 10-15am.

March 3rd Miss Kirk returned to duty.

Mr. Gowling and Mr.Malcolm visited school re. repairs.

March 5th Miss Phebe E Macdonald M.A. left to take up duties at Allains School Stirling.

March 8th Miss Jessie S. Peterkin M.A. commenced duty.

March 9 Nurse Doughty visited school.

March 10 Reported to Convenor that smoke was issuing from wood lining in room 2a behind fireplace of room 3.

He called and examined parts.

March 12 Attendance very bad – the percentage present being 76.3.

March 15th Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school.

March 19th Slight improvement in the attendance – percentage being 82.2

March 30 Mr. Gowling visited school and signed Registers

March 31 Dr. Rutherford , S.M.O. medically inspected children born in 1917.

April 1st Dr. Rutherford tested two mentally defective cases to-day.

School closed for Easter Holidays.

April 13th School re-opened. All staff present.

The newly appointed Attendance Officer, Mr. Bonallo. – called here to-day and received a list of defaulters.

April 16th Mr. Peter Roy M.A. Assistant Master, left to take up an appointment in Fifeshire.

April 19th No successor to Mr. Roy sent. Senior I class taken by Headmaster.

April 20th Visited School today and found necessary repairs for Summer Vacation to be listed and report. Conduct very good. Instruction excellent.

(Signed) T.A. Gowling

April 30th Attendance still adversely affected by the prevalence of Measles among the Infants.

May 7th Mr. McKenzie, Woodwork Teacher, absent.

Q.E. Forms sent to Stirling.

Headmaster still in charge of Qualifying class.

May 12th Qualifying Examinations, under the supervision of Mr. Bonallo, was held to-day.

May 14th The Additional Qualifying Examination was conducted under Mr. Bonallo’s supervision.

Attendance improving.

May 17th During the week end one large pane of glass in the roof lights of the Cookery Room was completely smashed, a door of the Latrines taken off it’s hinges and laid on the floor, and many slates destroyed.

Reported facts to the Police Sergeant and Mr.Gowling, School Convenor.

May 18th A religious service was conducted in the Cookery Room by Rev.

D. Bayne, Minister of Muiravonside Parish. The Senior pupils with their Teachers were present.

May19th Mr. Gowling called and signed registers.

He also inspected damage done to school property.

May 21st Commenced feeding necessitous school children. As Cookery room was required for the purpose of preparing the meals no manual work was done until 2-30pm.

Allowed Miss Peterkin off duty this afternoon to attend brother’s wedding in Sheffield.

May24th Miss Marion Fraser commenced duty as a Temporary Teacher.

Cookery Room still occupied by Committee in charge of the feeding of the children. Miss Harrison was unable to conduct her class.

Mr. W.Webb, Member of the Education Authority, visited school.

Miss Peterkin still absent, Class taken by Miss Harrison.

May 25th Miss Peterkin returned to duty.

May 27th Dr. Rutherford medically inspected several children who were absent at her last visit.

June 1st Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination

No French papers sent Informed Mr. Morrison.

June 2nd Have arranged that the Manual and Cookery Room will be required daily between the following hours. 10 am-11-30 am and 1-30pm to 3-30 pm. The work and instruction being maintained at a high standard. Attendance greatly improved.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

Member of Authority.

June 4th Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination.

June 7th French paper sent by Mr. Patrick. Examination given this afternoon.

June 14th Miss Annie C.Main commenced duty as a Temporary Teacher.

Miss Isabella C.A. Hendry, Cookery Teacher, commenced duty.

June 15 Linlithgow Marches day. – a holiday.

June 16 Mr. Gowling visited school.

June 18 Form E 15. sent to Miss Harrison for her signature, and thereafter forwarded to Mr. Blane 

June 22 Rev. Mr. Bayne conducted a Religious Service this morning.

Qualifying Class Examination Results received.

June 25 School closed for Summer Vacation.

August 17th School re-opened.

Miss Jessie S. Peterkin M.A. commenced duty as a permanent Teacher.

Mr. Kenneth J. MacKenzie M.A. commenced duty. Received intimation that Miss Georgina Whyte would take up temporary duty as Cookery Teacher here in place of Miss Harrison, commencing Monday 23rd August.

18th August Mr. Gowling visited school and note the need for extra accommodation.

20th Aug. Received intimation Mr. McQueen, School Dentist would visit school on 30th Aug. and on 31st (if necessary).

25th Aug. Mr. Morrison. Education Officer, visited school visited school and discussed with the Headmaster the question of accommodation.

27th Aug. Returned Form F2, duly filled up and signed, to Education Office.

Received notice that Miss Elsie park, Teacher of Cookery would visit this school on Mondays as from 30th August 1926.

Signed Registers, seen accommodation bad, which must have attention, attendance Good, Instruction excellent, alteration in time table signed.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

Aug.30th Miss Elsie B. Park commenced duty as Teacher of Cookery in place of Miss Harrison.

Mr. McQueen, School Dentist examined the teeth of all the children.

Sept.3rd Owing to the breakdown of the omnibus, the Headmaster and several of the staff were a quarter of an hour late having had to walk from Laurieston.

The School Management Committee with Mr. Palmer from the Education Office, Stirling visited the school.

Sept.6th Mr Ralph Dickson, Attendance officer, obtained list of absentees.

Sept.10th The attendance has been good, percentage present being 92.

Sept.13th Mr.Gowling visited school, and discussed with Headmaster the resolution, regarding Feeding and Clothing Necessitous Children, passed by the Education Authority at a meeting held on the 9th Sept.

Sept.16th Mr. Patrick, H.M.I. visited school.

Sept17th Headmaster left school at 1-50pm. To attend Conference with Mr. Patrick. H.M.I. in the Board Room, Park St. Falkirk.

Sept.23rd School closed for Autumn Holiday – 24th to 27th inclusive.

Sept.28th School re-opened

Miss M. Fraser, absent suffering from an acute attack of tonsillitis.

1st Oct. Received notice from Dr. Adam that Membranous Croup exists in the house of George Mulholland, 6 Rumford Square.

4th Oct. Miss Fraser returned to duty.

8th Oct School Dentist has been busy in school all week. Mr. Morrison. Education Officer, Mr. Malcolm. Architect and Mr Gowling, School Convenor, visited school.

11th October 1926 Visited school today and found everything satisfactory, Staff fully interested in children, Certain repairs require attention, Feeding of Children receiving careful attention, also Boots and clothing being looked into, attendance very good.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

12th Oct.1926 School Dentist completed dental treatment of pupils.

20th Oct.1926 Miss Baxter absent.

21st Oct. Medical Certificate received from Miss Baxter. Forwarded it to Education Officer.

28th Oct. Miss Baxter returned to duty.

3rd Nov. Miss Baxter unable to attend suffering from sore throat.

8th Nov. Medical Certificate on behalf of Miss Fraser sent to Education Officer who was requested to send a Relief Teacher.

10th Nov. Miss Mary Cunningham commenced duty in place of Miss Fraser

1926

11th Nov. Armistice day – Two minutes silence observed in classrooms.

15th Nov. Miss Binnie absent. At Infirmary with a relative.

17th Nov. Miss Binnie returned to duty.

The Property Committee visited school.

19th Nov. Mr. Gowling, School Convenor, visited school.

23rd Nov. Miss Fraser returned to duty, Miss Cunningham left.

29th Nov. Dr. Rutherford medically examined children born in 1913 and 1921.

Miss Kerr sickened in school and had to be sent home. Headmaster took charge of her class.

30th Nov Dr. Rutherford continued her examination.

1st Dec. Dr. Rutherford finished her duties here. She reports that there are many verminious cases, and cases of impetigo.

6th Dec. Miss Kerr returned to duty.

Mr. Gowling visited school. Fire Drill practiced.

8thDec. Received intimation of the procedure to be adopted with regard to the withdrawal of scholar’s names from the register of the school.

9thDec. Dr. Adam intimates that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of John Smith at Police Station, Maddiston.

13th Dec. Mr. Malcolm, Architect, called to consult regarding the erection of a temporary partition in the Cookery Room.

15th Dec. Received from Clerk to S.M. Committee copies of letters from the Education Authority, relating to the Feeding and Clothing of Necessitous School Children, dated 25th Dec. 1925 and 11th Dec. 1926. The special arrangement authorised by the Authority to meet with the distress which resulted from the stoppage in the mining industry will cease as from January 1st 1927.

17th Dec. Visited school today and found everything very satisfactory, attendance good, Instruction excellent, staff deeply interested in Pupils. No Complaints.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

20th Dec. Miss Janet K.H. Wilson, Falkirk, commenced duty as Temporary Teacher in place of Miss Fraser who is ill.

24th Dec. School closed for Christmas Holiday.

Miss Wilson left.

Sent report to Mr. Gowling re Complaint against Mr. Mackenzie for punishment of John Hunter yesterday.

1927

11th Jany. School re-opened

13th Jany. Mr. Gowling visited school.

17th Jany. Mr. Morrison, Education Officer, visited school.

24th Jany.

Admonished three pupils who had been in school last night. (Sunday).

25th Jany. Enquiry held regarding case of John Hunter. Teacher exonerated.

26th Jany. Rev. Mr. Bayne, conducted religious service.

Form E15, sent to Mr. Morrison.

2nd Feby. Mr. Cunningham, Missionary. Conducted a religious service with Juniors.

3rd Feby. Nurse Doughty examined a number of cases reported by Dr. Rutherford.

7thFeby. Headmaster absent this afternoon, attending Heritor’s’ meeting

8th Feby. Dr. Adam reports that Diphtheria exists in the house of Annie Ferguson, Cabberton.

Received Copy of Day School Certificate (Lower) Circular 73.

14th Feby. Mr. Gowling visited school.

1927

18th Feby. Received Circular No. 103. Re. Withdrawal of Scholars’ Names from Register.

New Time Tables for Domestic Science, Needlework, Woodwork, and Technical Drawing received. The new arrangements to come into operation on Monday. 21st February 1927.

21st Feby. Miss Alice Thomson. Domestic Science Teacher commenced duty.

22nd Feby. Mr. John Mackay. Teacher of Handwork, commenced duty.

25th Feby. Miss Agnes Brand, Teacher of Needlework and Dressmaking, commenced duty this afternoon.

1st March. Another case of Diphtheria reported to exist in the house of Mrs. Annie Ferguson, Cabberton. Maddiston.

2nd March. Mr. K. Mackenzie absent, attending Edinburgh Infirmary.

Religious Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Bayne who addressed the pupils in the Senior Classes and Mr. Cunningham who addressed the Juniors.

3rd March. Mr. Patrick. H.M.I. visited school.

7th March. Dr. Adam intimates that Diphtheria exists in the house of John Bryce Jnr.

8th March. Headmaster granted leave of absence to visit Drumpark Special School. Bargeddie, Glasgow.

11th March. Mr. Patrick visited school and examined Senior I Class.

15th March. Dr. Rutherford medically inspected pupils born in 1918.

23/3/27 . Visited school today, in connection with requirements in regards to repairs etc, to be carried out during summer vacation, also inspected classrooms etc, and find these taxed to utmost capacity. High Standard of instruction maintained, Staff keen and diligent attendance satisfactory.

(Signed) T.A. Gowling Convenor.

23rd March. Received copy of Rules and Regulations relating to the absence of teachers from duty.

28th March. Headmaster off duty this afternoon, was attending meeting of Heritors at Airth.

30th March. Rev. Mr. Bayne conducted a Religious Service.

4th April. Private and Confidential March 1927

Report by His Majesty’s Inspector on Maddiston P. School

“The work of this school, which was developed with remarkable zeal and success under the Headmaster who retired a year ago, continues to be prosecuted with praise-worthy energy and initiative.

“With a reservation in respect of Classes Senior 2 and Junior 2 in which the work of the current session has not been attended with complete success, the the general standard of attainment and progress indicates diligent and effective instruction.

The school population of the area has again outgrown the accommodation provided in the existing premises.”

6th April. Mr. Cunningham conducted a religious service with the Juniors.

12th April. Nurse Doughty called regarding several special cases.

13th April. Mr. Gowling. School Convenor, visited school.

14th April. School closed for Easter Holidays.

26th April. School re-opened – Attendance Good – all staff present.

28th April. Received intimation that Qualifying Examination will be held on 18th and 19th May.

4th May. Mr. Cunningham, Missionary at Standburn, conducted religious service with the Juniors.

Received intimation to have, during the School intervals, the gates of the playgrounds locked so that all pupils may be prevented from playing on the public highway during these intervals.

18th May. Qualifying Examination. Rev. Mr. McLellan acted as Supervisor.

19th May. Qualifying Examination – (additional papers) Rev.Mr.McLellan again acted as Supervisor.

23rd May. Headmaster absent during afternoon – attending a Heritor’s meeting at Airth.

Miss Thomson, Cookery Teacher, was off duty today.

23rd May. Nurse Doughty called - handed in list of pupils who will attend Eye Clinic at Falkirk on 27th May.

24th May. Miss Smart returned to duty this afternoon.

25th May. Despatched Qualifying Exam. Papers to the Education Officer.

Received notice from Mr. Morrison that permission to take Advanced Division pupils for instructional visit to Scottish Co-operative Society’s Soap Work at Grangemouth had been granted.

30th May. Visit to Soap Works as arranged.

Mr. Mackenzie left in charge of the School.

1st June. Hoilday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches day.

3rd June. Time Table and Papers for the Test for the Day School Certificate (Lower) received today.

Average attendance 345.8. Percentage 90.2 – the best percentage since January 14th.

6th June. Tests in English, Geography and History for Day School Certificate (Lower)

7th June. Tests in Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry given.

8th June. Test in French given.

Papers corrected and despatched to Mr. Patrick, H.M.I.S.

14th June. E15. in duplicate sent to Mr. Morrison..

15th June. Religious address delivered by Mr. Cunningham, Missionary at Standburn, to Senior Classes.

20th June. Having visited School today, found everything most satisfactory, Staff keen on instruction, pupils alert and attentive, school clean and tidy. Advancement during session excellent, attendance good.

(Signed) T.A. Gowling.

24th June. Miss Brown absent- leave granted.

27th June. Miss Brown returned to duty.

28th June. Letter from Mr.Patrick H.M.I. re., Form E15. and pupils who had passed Day School Cert. (Lower) Exam. Form H3M D.S.C. (Lr) forwarded to the Education Department.

30th June. School closed for summer holidays.

Miss Binnie left to be married.

23rd July. School re-opened. Miss Jessie Milne, Grangemouth, Miss Binnie’s successor, commenced duty.

Mr K. Mackenzie absent, completing language course.

Attendance good. Classes formed. A satisfactory beginning made.

29th August. Mr. Mackenzie resumed duty today.

Dr. Adam reports that Diphtheria exists in the house of Robert Storrie.

2nd Sept. Received Form E7.

7th Sept. Visited school today, and found everything satisfactory, There is several small matters needing attention, attendance satisfactory in view of sickness which is most prevalent.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

9th Sept. Two cases of Diphtheria reported by Dr, Adam. Some R. C. children have gone to Falkirk R.C. School, others to Grangemouth R.C.School.

13th Sept. Messrs J. C. Smith and Patrick. H.M.Inspector of School inspected premises.

14th Sept. Headmaster at Stirling this forenoon consulting with Mr. Stark, Librarian to Education Authority, regarding the introduction of a Juvinile Library in the school.

15th Sept. Completed marks on eight Day School Certificates (Lower), and returned those with Form E15. to the Office.

20th Sept. Another case Of Diphtheria reported existing in the house of John Jackson, Burnside Cottage.

29th Sept. Mr. Gowling, School Convenor, and Mr Lawson. Clerk to S.M.C. visited school.

30th Sept. Attendance very good.

6th Oct. School Closed for Autumn Holiday.

11th Oct. School re-opened.

14th Oct. Books from Juvenile Library distributed to Advanced Division Pupils.

17th Oct. Visited school today and found attendance very good. Staff keen on their duties. School clean and tidy. I note with pleasure that Juvenile Library started, and that Adult section will commence in a few days.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling

18th Oct. Medical inspection of pupils born in 1922 and 1914.

19th Oct. Medical Inspection continued. Several children excluded from school by Dr. Rutherford. S.M.I.

20th Oct. Medical Inspection continued.

24th Oct. Day School Certificates (Lower) were presented by Mr. T.A.Gowling, Convenor of the School. Rev D. Bayne Minister of the Parish also addressed the pupils.

27th Oct. Dr. Adam intimates that Diphtheria exists in the house of James Kane.

28th Oct. Attendance not quite so good as on the three previous weeks, bad weather, and the exclusion of a few by S.M.O. for various reasons being the chief causes.

1st Nov. Another case of Diphtheria reported to be in the house of John Jack. 59 Carrion View.

8th Nov. Mr. Gowling. Convenor, visited school and signed Register of Manual Instruction Class.

11th Nov. Armistice Day – Two minutes silence observed.

16th Nov. Miss Kirk absent – suffering from a chill and sore throat. Class taken by Headmaster.

18th Nov. Miss Kirk resumed duty.

Mr. Stewart. H.M.I. visited school – examined Infant and Junior Classes.

22nd Nov. Miss Smart absent suffering fom sore throat.

23rd Nov. Headmaster was absent this afternoon, attending a Meeting of Heritor’s at Airth. 

24th Nov. R.C.1 and R.C.2 completed and returned to Mr. Blane.

25th Nov. Miss Smart resumed duty today.

28th Nov Circular No. 140 received today. Housewifery Classes commenced.

29th Nov. Visited school today and found classes were well up to standard, Examination being held in Qualifying Classes. Everything is so far as instruction being of a very high standard. Smoke still coming through woodwork in Infant Room, as apparently nothing can be done to stop this, it will be necessary to remove class, which will make a very serious congestion. Windows not attended to, also snow-boards. Bookshelves for new Library now in position, attendance good. No complaints by staff, who are carrying out their duties under unsatisfactory conditions.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

2nd Dec. Attendance lower than last week. A case of Measles reported.

7th Dec. Religious service conducted by Rev. D. Bayne.

12th Dec. Headmaster absent, attending a funeral at Creiff.

Mr. Mackenzie absent, owing to illness.

15th Dec. Mr. Mckenzie resumed duty.

19th Dec Miss Thomson conducted cookery class today.

22nd Dec Inlement weather has had a detrimental effect on the attendance.

23rd Dec. Percentage in average attendance is 82.3 for the week.

School closed for Christmas and New-Year Holidays.

1928

10th January School re-opened. All Staff present.

11th Jany. Mr. McQueen, Dental Officer, examined the teeth of all the children.

12th Jany. A lecture on Temperance was delivered to the Senior pupils by Mr. John Sutherland from Scottish Band of Hope Union.

17th Jany. Received intimation from Dr. Adam that Diphtheria exists in the house of Andrew Millar, Croft Cottage.

25th Jany. Another case of Diphtheria reported.

1st Feby. Religious service conducted by Rev. D. Bayne.

8th Feby. Form E15. completed and sent to Mr. Morrison.

10th Feby. Dr. Adams reports that Diphtheria exists in the house of Robert Stowe.

Visited school today and found everything very satisfactory so far as school attendance is concerned also instructions. Several repairs receiving attention, Rain percolating through roofs, Corridor water logged and most disagreeable, and requires attention of Authority.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

Mr. Kenneth J. MacKenzie M.A. left to take up an appointment in Plockton. Rosshire.

13th Feby. Mr. John Paterson M.A. commenced duty.

14th Feby. Mr. McQeen. School Dentist, commenced operations.

20th Feby School Dentist concluded treatment of cases.

21st Feby. Miss Smart absent suffering from a chill and a sore throat.

24th Feby. Requested assistance in Infant Department in room of Miss Smart whose Medical Attendant states she is suffering from acute Tonsillitis.

27th Feby Visited school today and found everything satisfactory, attendance good, Pupils attentive and alert, Staff well up in their duties, and moral standard of the school excellent.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

In response to the request sent out 21st. Miss Jane McFarlane commenced temporary duty, today.

28th Feby. Circular letter, re “Prize Drawing”, was read to the staff.

29th Feby. Mr. Patrick visited school.

2nd March Report received of a case of Diphtheria in the house of Thomas Finnie.

5th March Miss McFarlane – temporary teacher – left this afternoon.

6th March Miss Smart returned to duty.

7th March Rev D. Bayne conducted religious services.

12th March Mr. Gowling, Convenor, visited school , and conferred with Headmaster regarding Repairs to be executed during Summer Vacation.

With consent of Convenor school was closed early and combined markings made in Registers owing to severe snow storm.

16th March Attendance adversely affected by the inclement weather. Average for week being 313.6, percentage being 80.2.

21st March Dr. Rutherford S.M.O. medically examined Children born in 1919.

22nd March Medical examination continued.

29th March Boisterous, wintry weather causes fall in attendance.

3rd April Junior Class attended Musical Festival this forenoon, and Senior Class in afternoon.

4th April Rev. Mr. Blayne conducted religious service.

5th April School closed for Easter Holidays.

17th April School re-opened. Good attendance.

Miss Kirk absent suffering from Tonsillitis and Lumbago.

Intimation received that Diphtheria exists in the house of Mrs. Helen Higgins at Craigs, Polmont.

23rd April Miss Margaret Hutchieson commenced temporary duty.

Form C1 completed and returned to Education Officer.

30th April Much damage to school property on Sunday evening. Reported damage to police who are making investigations.

4th May Miss Hutchieson left this afternoon.

7th May Miss Kirk resumed duty.

17th May Notice, re requisitions, etc, received.

18th May Form E15 forwarded to Central Office.

25th May Good attendance, percentage 92.

4th June Holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches Day.

5th June Qualifying examination. Mr. Mackay, Supervisor.

Day School Certificate (Lower) exam. Arithmetic and Algebra, Geometry.

7th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – French

8th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – English, Geography and History.

Q.E.(1.) etc, and Worked Papers sent to Education Office.

12thJune Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination Papers sent to H.M.I.

15th June Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school

23rd June Form D.S.C.H3M(Lr) sent to Education Department.

26th June Results of Qualifying examinations received.

28th June School closed for Summer Holidays.

21st Aug. School reopened. All the staff present. Attendance very good.

24th Aug. Attendance well maintained. Percentage present 95.

29th Aug. Mr. Cunningham. Missionary, conucted religious service with Juniors.

4th Sept. Headmaster granted leave of absence

7th Sept. Headmaster returned to duty.

Attendance for week shows a percentage of 93.8.

13th Sept. I visited school today and found everything satisfactory, there are several small repairs needing attention.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

17th Sept. Staffing Return completed and sent out to Education Officer.

19th Sept. Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to Senior Classes.

9 Day School Certificates (Lower) received.

26 Sept. I visited the school to-day and examined the Registers, there are several small matters needing attention.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

Case of Scarlet Fever reported.

3rd Oct. Re. Mr. Bayne conducted religious service.

Convenor visited school, and inspected Cesspool and Closets which required the attention of a tradesman.

8th Oct. Mr.Kerr H.M.I. visited school.

9th Oct. Dr. Rutherford called to medically inspect a few necessitous children.

Completed Form showing Size of Classes, and returned it to Mr. Blane.

10th Oct. Two cases of Scarlet Fever and one case of Diphtheria reported by Dr. Adam.

11th Oct. School closed for Autumn Holiday – 12th to 15th inclusive.

16th 0ct. School re-opened.

31st Oct. Mr. Cunningham addressed Junior Classes.

Mr. Weir, Convenor, visited school.

5th Nov. Miss Isabella Hendry, Domestic Science Teacher, commenced duty

6th Nov Dr. Rutherford, School Medical Inspector, medically examined children born in 1923 and 1915.

7th Nov. Medical examination continued.

8th Nov. Dr. Rutherford concluded the medical inspection.

16th Nov. Inclement weather and want of boots all causes which have reduced the attendance.

23rd Nov. Dr,Adam reports a case of Diphtheria exists in the house of Thomas Miller, 61, Carron View.

28th Nov. I visited the school to-day and found every thing Satisfactory.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

30th Nov. Case of Scarlet Fever reported.

7th Dec. Miss Brown absent. Class taken by Headmaster.

10th Dec. Miss Brown returned to duty.

Miss Hendry, Cookery Teacher, absent.

14th Dec. An Epidemic cold among the Infants has greatly reduced attendance. Average percentage for week is 85.9.

19th Dec. Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior Classes and Mr. Cunningham, missionary, addressed the Junior Classes.

21st Dec. School closes for Christmas and New Year Holidays.

1928

10th January School re-opened. All Staff present.

11th Jany. Mr. McQueen, Dental Officer, examined the teeth of all the children.

12th Jany. A lecture on Temperance was delivered to the Senior pupils by Mr. John Sutherland from Scottish Band of Hope Union.

17th Jany. Received intimation from Dr. Adam that Diphtheria exists in the house of Andrew Millar, Croft Cottage.

25th Jany. Another case of Diphtheria reported.

1st Feby. Religious service conducted by Rev. D. Bayne.

8th Feby. Form E15. completed and sent to Mr. Morrison.

10th Feby. Dr. Adams reports that Diphtheria exists in the house of Robert Stowe.

Visited school today and found everything very satisfactory so far as school attendance is concerned also instructions. Several repairs receiving attention, Rain percolating through roofs, Corridor water logged and most disagreeable, and requires attention of Authority.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

Mr. Kenneth J. MacKenzie M.A. left to take up an appointment in Plockton. Rosshire.

13th Feby. Mr. John Paterson M.A. commenced duty.

14th Feby. Mr. McQeen. School Dentist, commenced operations.

20th Feby School Dentist concluded treatment of cases.

21st Feby. Miss Smart absent suffering from a chill and a sore throat.

24th Feby. Requested assistance in Infant Department in room of Miss Smart whose Medical Attendant states she is suffering from acute Tonsillitis.

27th Feby Visited school today and found everything satisfactory, attendance good, Pupils attentive and alert, Staff well up in their duties, and moral standard of the school excellent.

(Signed) T.A.Gowling.

In response to the request sent out 21st. Miss Jane McFarlane commenced temporary duty, today.

28th Feby. Circular letter, re “Prize Drawing”, was read to the staff.

29th Feby. Mr. Patrick visited school.

2nd March Report received of a case of Diphtheria in the house of Thomas Finnie.

5th March Miss McFarlane – temporary teacher – left this afternoon.

6th March Miss Smart returned to duty.

7th March Rev D. Bayne conducted religious services.

12th March Mr. Gowling, Convenor, visited school , and conferred with Headmaster regarding Repairs to be executed during Summer Vacation.

With consent of Convenor school was closed early and combined markings made in Registers owing to severe snow storm.

16th March Attendance adversely affected by the inclement weather. Average for week being 313.6, percentage being 80.2.

21st March Dr. Rutherford S.M.O. medically examined Children born in 1919.

22nd March Medical examination continued.

29th March Boisterous, wintry weather causes fall in attendance.

3rd April Junior Class attended Musical Festival this forenoon, and Senior Class in afternoon.

4th April Rev. Mr. Blayne conducted religious service.

5th April School closed for Easter Holidays.

17th April School re-opened. Good attendance.

Miss Kirk absent suffering from Tonsillitis and Lumbago.

Intimation received that Diphtheria exists in the house of Mrs. Helen Higgins at Craigs, Polmont.

23rd April Miss Margaret Hutchieson commenced temporary duty.

Form C1 completed and returned to Education Officer.

30th April Much damage to school property on Sunday evening. Reported damage to police who are making investigations.

4th May Miss Hutchieson left this afternoon.

7th May Miss Kirk resumed duty.

17th May Notice, re requisitions, etc, received.

18th May Form E15 forwarded to Central Office.

25th May Good attendance, percentage 92.

4th June Holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches Day.

5th June Qualifying examination. Mr. Mackay, Supervisor.

Day School Certificate (Lower) exam. Arithmetic and Algebra, Geometry.

7th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – French

8th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – English, Geography and History.

Q.E.(1.) etc, and Worked Papers sent to Education Office.

12thJune Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination Papers sent to H.M.I.

15th June Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school

23rd June Form D.S.C.H3M(Lr) sent to Education Department.

26th June Results of Qualifying examinations received.

28th June School closed for Summer Holidays.

21st Aug. School reopened. All the staff present. Attendance very good.

24th Aug. Attendance well maintained. Percentage present 95.

29th Aug. Mr. Cunningham. Missionary, conucted religious service with Juniors.

4th Sept. Headmaster granted leave of absence

7th Sept. Headmaster returned to duty.

Attendance for week shows a percentage of 93.8.

13th Sept. I visited school today and found everything satisfactory, there are several small repairs needing attention.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

17th Sept. Staffing Return completed and sent out to Education Officer.

19th Sept. Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to Senior Classes.

9 Day School Certificates (Lower) received.

26 Sept. I visited the school to-day and examined the Registers, there are several small matters needing attention.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

Case of Scarlet Fever reported.

3rd Oct. Re. Mr. Bayne conducted religious service.

Convenor visited school, and inspected Cesspool and Closets which required the attention of a tradesman.

8th Oct. Mr.Kerr H.M.I. visited school.

9th Oct. Dr. Rutherford called to medically inspect a few necessitous children.

Completed Form showing Size of Classes, and returned it to Mr. Blane.

10th Oct. Two cases of Scarlet Fever and one case of Diphtheria reported by Dr. Adam.

11th Oct. School closed for Autumn Holiday – 12th to 15th inclusive.

16th 0ct. School re-opened.

31st Oct. Mr. Cunningham addressed Junior Classes.

Mr. Weir, Convenor, visited school.

5th Nov. Miss Isabella Hendry, Domestic Science Teacher, commenced duty

6th Nov Dr. Rutherford, School Medical Inspector, medically examined children born in 1923 and 1915.

7th Nov. Medical examination continued.

8th Nov. Dr. Rutherford concluded the medical inspection.

16th Nov. Inclement weather and want of boots all causes which have reduced the attendance.

23rd Nov. Dr,Adam reports a case of Diphtheria exists in the house of Thomas Miller, 61, Carron View.

28th Nov. I visited the school to-day and found every thing Satisfactory.

(Signed) Walter Weir.

30th Nov. Case of Scarlet Fever reported.

7th Dec. Miss Brown absent. Class taken by Headmaster.

10th Dec. Miss Brown returned to duty.

Miss Hendry, Cookery Teacher, absent.

14th Dec. An Epidemic cold among the Infants has greatly reduced attendance. Average percentage for week is 85.9.

19th Dec. Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior Classes and Mr. Cunningham, missionary, addressed the Junior Classes.

21st Dec. School closes for Christmas and New Year Holidays.

1929

8th January School re-opened – Good attendance.

9th January Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior Classes.

18th January Greatly reduced attendance, especially in Infant and Junior Classes, owing to an epidemic of Influenza. To-day 130 pupils were absent.

21st January Miss Smart absent owing to illness.

22nd January Miss Smart returned to duty.

Headmaster absent, suffering from Influenza.

23rd January Mr.Kerr, H.M.I. visited school.

24th January Mr. John S. Sutherland from the Band of Hope Union gave a lecture to the senior pupils on “Temperance”.

25th January Attendance still bad. Average 310.9, being 74.3 percent.

28th January Headmaster resumed duty.

4th Feby. Case of Scarlet Fever and one of Diphtheria reported by Dr. Adam.

6th Feby. Religious address delivered to the Senior pupils by Rev. Mr. Bayne.

8th Feby. Attendance has greatly improved – percentage being now 89.5.

14th Feby. Water pipes in Cookery Room frozen and therefore no supply to Hot Water tank. As no fire could be put on, the Advanced Division Class was removed to Room 7.

15th Feby. Above condition continues.

18th Feby. Water pipes still frozen. Suspended Cookery Class, and telephoned Mr. Morrison for instructions. He promised to visit school this afternoon. Lessons given in Housewifery. Mr. Morrison visited school, and discussed with Headmaster possible arrangements for carrying on Advanced Division work during the time the building is under re-construction.

19th Feby. Pipes still frozen. Mr. Mackay conducted classes in Technical Drawing in the Staff Room.

22nd Feby Average attendance for week 375.5,being 90%.

25th Feby. Cookery Room fit for Class to-day.

Received notice from Dr. Adam that Diphtheria exists in the house of John Jackson.

27th Feby. Mr. Cunningham addressed Juniors.

Mr. Cunningham on behalf of School Convenor took notes of repairs required and promised to bring the water before the School Management Committeee to-night.

28th Feby. The S.M.C. granted Headmaster permission to engage labour to remove benches, desks etc. from the Cookery Room which is to be demolished.

4th March Furnishings and apparatus in Cookery Room removed on Saturday.

Housewifery, Technical Drawing and Needlework Classes occupy Staff Room until suitable accommodation be found elsewhere.

8th March Case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

13th March Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

21st March Received notice from Mr. Morrison that he had accepted the offer of the Welfare Society for the use of their rooms during the alteration at the school.

22nd March Received Copy of Regulations for the opening and closing of schools as laid down by the Education Authority.

26th March Mr. Malcolm. Architect. Visited school, and discussed with Headmaster the arrangements for carrying on school work in Welfare Hall.

27 March Visited School and found everything Satisfactory.

(Signed) W. Weir

28th March. School closed for Easter Holidays.

9th April School re-opened. Commencing hour 9am.

16th April Headmaster absent this forenoon, attending J.P. Court as witness in

the prosecution against Ernest Dagless.

Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school this afternoon.

23rd April Mr. Geo. Gray., Convenor, visited school.

19th April Form C1 and time table forwarded to Mr. Morrison.

24th April Mr. Cunningham addressed the Junior Classes.

Dr. Rutherford. S.M.O. medically examined children born in 1920.

25th April Dr. Rutherford completed the examination of routine cases.

26th April Severe snow storm had raged most of the day. The attendance in the Infant Department has been affect thereby.

3rd May Attendance has been good.

6th May Miss Brown absent, suffering from Laryngitis. Doctor’s

Certificate sent to Office. Stirling. Class taken by Headmaster.

7th May No teacher sent in Miss Browns place.

8th May Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

Miss Annie S Stewart, Denny, sent this afternoon to take charge of Miss Brown’s Class.

14th May Miss Brown returned to duty.

17th May Miss Peterkin absent suffering from Laryngitis.

Drs’ Certificate sent. Probable duration of illness – 2 weeks.

20th May Miss Mary Fowler M.A. commenced temporary duty.

23rd May Form C1 received. Result of Control Examination announced.

28th May I have today visited School and found everything in order.

(Signed) George Gray.

31st May Form E.15 in duplicate forwarded to Mr. Morrison.

Form 13D forwarded to Mr. Blane.

Miss Mary Fowler left.

3rd June A holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches day.

4th June Miss Peterkin returned to duty.

Qualifying Examination, - Rev John Mclellan acted as Supervisor.

10th 11th 12th June Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination.

21st June Form Q.E.1 received.

Mr Morrison and Mr Malcolm visited school and arranged accommodation for Classes next session.

24th June Miss Peterkin absent owing to illness.

28th June School closed for Summer Holidays.

2nd Sept. School re-opened. Opening was postponed for two weeks as the building was not ready for occupation.

Miss Margt. Taggart and Miss Barbara Murray commenced duty.

6th Sept. Cookery Room not ready, unable to begin Cookery, Woodwork, Science.

Satisfactory commencement made with Class work.

11th Sept. Mr. McQueen, School Dental Officer, inspected the teeth of all the pupils.

Form E7 sent to Director of Education.

16th Sept. Received intimation that Miss Margaret Bilsland M.A. had been appointed to the staff of this school; that Miss Murray’s temporary appointment would terminate today.

17th Sept. Miss Bilsland commenced duty.

25th Sept. Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school.

Mr. Cumnningham, Missionary, gave religious address to the Junior Classes.

25th Sept. Miss Milne granted leave of absence this afternoon to attend a wedding.

27th Sept. On Roll 434. Average attendance 400.7. Percentage 92.3.

1st Oct. Messrs Gray and Cunningham - a Sub-Committee appointed by the School Management Committee to confer with the Headmaster regarding the appointment of a Janitor – met here and discussed the matter.

3rd Oct. Weather exceedingly boisterous and wet. Many absentees in the afternoon.

4th Oct. On Roll 434: Average attendance 398.7. Percentage 89.7.

10th Oct. Autumn Holiday – Friday and Monday.

15th Oct. School re-opened. All staff present except Miss Peterkin who has sprained her foot.

16th Oct. Miss Amy Riley commenced duty as Temporary Teacher in place of Miss Peterkin.

17th Oct. Private & Confidential Oct.1929

Report by H.M. Inspector of Schools on Maddiston Public School.

“The addition of five new rooms has provided satisfactory accommodation for all divisions except for the Infants, who still occupy two small and inconvenient rooms .

According to the plans approved these rooms were to be converted into one commodious classroom and a staffroom, but a further increase of school population has delayed this improvement, which must not, however, be indefinitely postponed. Some action will, evidently, be necessary in the near future.”

18th Oct. On Roll 427. Average 389.6. Percentage 91.2.

22nd Oct. Miss Peterkin resumed duty. Miss Riley left.

School closed at 2.45pm. Dinner interval was curtailed and no afternoon interval given. This was to allow teachers to attend Art Talk by Mr. Cuthbertson H.M.I. in High School, Falkirk at 3.30pm.

25th Oct. On roll 424. Av. att. 383.8. percentage 90.5. The attendance in the advanced Division is bad. Messrs Patrick and Kerr. H.M.I. called.

30th Oct. I have this day visited this School, signed registers and found everything in order.

(Signed) George Gray.

1st Nov. On roll 424. average 384.1. Percentage. 90.5.

4th Nov. Dr. Rutherford medically examined pupils born in 1924.

5th Nov. Medical Inspection continued – pupils born in 1916.

6th Nov Medical Inspection concluded.

8th Nov. On roll 423. Average att. 376.5. Percentage 89.

Mr. McQueen. School Dentist, treated cases.

11th Nov. Remembrance Day. – Two minutes silence observed - .

Exceptionally boisterous and wet weather has greatly affected the attendance.

13th Nov. Mr. Gray. School Convenor, visited.

School Dentist continued treatment.

15th Nov. On roll 424. Average attendance 380.8. Percentage 89.8.

18th Nov. Commenced Winter Time. Permission granted.

19th Nov. Mr. McQueen. School Dentist concluded his visit.

20th Nov. On roll 240. Average attendance 376.8. Percentage 89.8.

25th Nov. Case of Scarlet Fever reported in the house of Neil Bryson. 15 Bellvue, Rumford.

Received notice that the school will be required for County Council Election on 3rd.Dec.

29th Nov. On roll 417. Av,Att. 371.8. Percentage 89.1.

3rd Dec. School closed – County Council election.

4th Dec. REPORTED TO Dr. Adam that several pupils in Room 6 are suffering from Measles.

Rev.Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

5th Dec. Intimation received that no further orders for Dusmo will be sanctioned.

6th On roll. 412. Average attendance. 336.6. Percentage 87.9.

Sanitary Inspector called and received list of Measles Cases.

9th Dec. Miss Hendry. Cookery Teacher. Has informed me by telegram that she cannot be present.

13th Dec. On Roll.408. Average. 343.2, being 84.1 percent.

A few more cases of Measles reported.

16th Dec. Miss Hendry at duty.

19th Dec. Headmaster consulted Education Officer at Stirling this afternoon.

20th Dec. One case of Diphtheria reported: Measles increasing.

On Roll 408. Average 338.3. being 82.9.

24th Dec. School closed for Christmas and New Year holidays.

1930

6th Jany. School re-opened. All staff present except Miss Bilsland who has been transferred to Victoria School, Falkirk. Her successor is Miss Areusa Tiplady who commenced duty this morning.

7th Jany. Intimation received that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of John Stewart. 11 Chrisella Terrace. Maddiston.

10th Jany. Measles in on the increase. Attendance greatly reduced. On Roll 418. Average attendance. 332.7, being 79.5%.

17th Jany. Additional cases of Measles reported.

On Roll 420 Average attendance 335.7, being 80%.

20th Jany. Dr.Adam reports the following cases:-

Diphtheria in house of Robert Craig. Rumford.

Scarlet Fever in house of Wm. Hamilton. 4 Bellvue.

24th Jany. On Roll 421. Average attendance 340.9. 80.9%.

29th Jany. I have visited School today, signed registers and found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Gray.

31st January On Roll 421. Aver. Att. 346.9, being 82.3%.

3rd. Feby. Reported to Architect leakages in gas and hot water pipes.

5th Feby. Rev.Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

7th Feby. On Roll 418. Average attendace 365.6, being 87.4 percent.

11th Feby. Property Committee and Officials of the Education Authority visited school.

12th Feby. Form E15. Completed and sent to Education Officer.

14th Feby. Miss Milne granted leave of absence to attend sisters wedding.

On Roll 419. Aver.Att. 374.1. Percentage 82.9.

17th Feby. Miss Milne resumed duty.

18th Feby. Mr. Kerr H.M.Inspector visited school.

Normal time resumed. School closed at 4p.m.

19th Feby. Mr. Kerr concluded inspection of School.

21st Feby. On Roll. 416. Average att. 368.6., being 88.6%

28th Feby. Permission granted to 40 pupils in Senior Dept. to attend entertainment – “The Children’s Theatre” – in Falkirk Town Hall. Two teachers accompanied them.

On Roll. 415. Average Attendance 358.6, being 86.4 %.

A few fresh cases of Measles reported this week.

7th March On Roll. 415. Average Attendance 373, being 90%

11th March Headmaster left school to attend meeting of Head Teachers in Falkirk High School at 3.30 pm.

14th March On Roll 413. Average attendance 376.7, being 91.2 percent.

19th March Excluded two cases of Mumps.

21st March On Roll.411. Average Attendance. 348.4, being 84.7%

Fall in attendance due to stormy weather yesterday and today.

24th March Headmaster was present at Head Teachers meeting in Falkirk High School at 3.30pm.

28th March On Roll 410. Average attendance 378.1, being 90.6%.

1930

2nd April Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior Classes.

4th April On Roll 408. Average attendance 374.1, being 91.6 percent.

8th April School closed. District Council Election.

11th April On Roll. 408. Average attendance 336. Percentage present 89.9.

15th April Miss Brown absent. Leave granted by Director of Education.

16th April Miss Brown resumes duty.

6/4/30 I have today visited School, signed Registers and found all in order.

(Signed) Geo. Gray.

17th April Form C1 completed and forwarded to Director of Education.

18th April Received intimation that the Clerk of the School Management Committee to cancel the Summer – one day – holiday, 2nd June in order that 400 attendance may be made for the year.

School closed this afternoon for the Easter holidays.

On Roll 407. Average attendance 363.8, being 89.3 %.

28th April School re-opened. All staff present.

2nd May On Roll 415. Average attendance 386.2, being 93%.

7th May Rev.Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

9th May On Roll 415. Average attendance 385.6, being 92.9%.

14th May School management Committee visited school.

16th May On Roll 415. Average attendance 381.2, being 91.8%.

23rd May On Roll 413. Average attendance 374.9, being 90.7%.

30th May On Roll 412. Average attendance 382.6, being 92.9%.

3rd June Qualifying Examination held under the supervision of Rev. J. McLellan.

A case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

4th June Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

Form E15, in duplicate, completed and forwarded to Education Office, Stirling.

6th June On Roll 412. Average attendance 380.3, being 92.3%.

9th June Qualifying Examination papers sent to Education Office.

10th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – English and History.

11th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – French.

12th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination – Mathematics.

13th June On Roll 415. Average attendance 388.9. being 93.7 per cent.

16th June Day School Cert.: Exam. Papers forwarded to H.M.I.

20th June Form Q.E.(1) received from Education Officer.

25th June Mr. H.N.Patrick. H.M.I. visited school.

27th June School closed for Summer Vacation.

19th Aug. School re-opened. All staff present.

Intimation received that Diphtheria exists in the house of Robert Broadley, 29 Carron View Maddiston.

25th Aug. Mr. George Simpson, School Convenor, and Mr. John Anderson, Sub. Convenor, visited school.

29th Aug. On Roll 442. Average attendance 399, being 90.2%.

1st Sept. Miss Milne absent, owing to family bereavement.

3rd Sept. Miss Milne reumed duty.

Rev. Mr. Bayne conducted Religious service.

5th Sept. On Roll 444. Average attendance 394.5, being 88.8%.

8th Sept. Headmaster absent owing to illness.

9th Sept. Headmaster present.

12th Sept. On Roll 440. Average attendance 385.5, being 87.6%.

Several cases of Whooping Cough have been reported.

Another case of Diphtheria in the house of Robert Broadley. 29 Carron View, Maddiston.

16th Sept. Headmaster at funeral this afternoon.

18th Sept. Weather all morning very wet: many of the roads flooded. Attendance badly affected.

19th Sept. On Roll 440. Average attendance 368.3, being 83.7%.

26th Sept. On Roll 442. Average attendance 383.2, being 87%.

2nd Oct. On Roll 440. Aver. Att. 388.4, being 88.2%.

School closed for Autumn Holiday.

7th Oct. School re-opened – all staff present.

10th Oct. Fire Drill should be practiced approximately once a month.

(Signed) H.N.Patrick.

On Roll 438. Average attendance 384.3, being 87.7%.

13th Oct. Fire Drill at 2.50 pm.

17th Oct. On Roll 438. Average attendance 385.9, being 88.1%.

20th Oct. Miss Tiplady unfit for duty, suffering from Mumps. Medical Certificater sedt to Education Officer who sent a temporary teacher – Miss Amy Riley – this afternoon.

24th Oct. On Roll 440. Average attendance 390.2, being 88.6%.

Low attendance due to prevalence of Mumps and Whooping Cough.

27/10/30 I visited the school today and checked the Registers I found everything in good order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor.

28th Oct. Dr. Rutherford medically examined pupils born in 1925.

Several pupils suffering from Whooping Cough were unable to be present at the inspection at which a few cases were discovered.

29th Oct Medical Inspection continued.

Sanitary Inspector called and received a list of Whooping Cough cases.

30th Oct. Medical Inspection continued. – pupils born in 1917.

31st Oct. On Roll 440. Average attendance 380.5, being 86.4%.

5th Nov. Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

Quarterly Examination conducted this week.

7th Nov. On Roll 440. Average attendance 368.9, being 84.6%.

Winter time-table submitted to Director of Education who has given his approval.

11th Nov. Remembrance Day – Two minutes silence observed - .

14th Nov. On Roll 440. Average attendance 373.7, being 86.1%.

17th Nov. Miss Tiplady resumed duty. Miss Riley left.

18th Nov. Fire Drill at 10.45 am.

21st Nov. On Roll 440. Average attendance 374.3, being 86.2%.

28th Nov. On Roll 440. Average attendance 368.2, being 86%.

1st Dec A deputation from the S.M.Committee discussed with the Headmaster a case in which the Derpartment of Health for Scotland was also interested.

4th Dec. Mr J. Paterson absent. – attending granfathers’ funeral.

Intimation received that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of Martin Wilson, 26 Bellvue.

5th Dec. Mr Paterson present.

10th Dec. Rev.Mr.Bayne gave religious address to senior pupils.

12th Dec. On Roll 428. Average attendance 360.3, being 83.2%.

19th Dec. School closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday.

On Roll 429. Average attendance 357.2, being 83.2%.

1931

6th January School re-opened. All staff present.

Case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Robertson.

8th January M.J.S. Sutherland from the Scottish Band of Hope Union delivered a lecture on Temperance to the Senior pupils,

9th Jany. On Roll 436. Average attendance 384.8, being 88.2%.

15th Jany. Miss Smart absent owing to illness. Telegram received.

16th Jany. On Roll 438. Average attendance 387.8, being 88.2%.

19th Jany. Miss Smart returned to duty.

Form E15 with Day School Certificates (Lower) received.

21st Jany. Form E15 returned to Education Officer.

22nd Jany. Fire Drill at 1.25 pm.

26th Jany. Miss Hendry. Domestic Science Teacher, absent owing to illness.

I the undersigned visited the School and Signed Registers Found everything in good order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson. Convenor.

28th Jany. Mr. Cunningham. Missionary. Addressed the Junior pupils.

30th Jany. On Roll 43340. Average attendance 383.190.2, being 88.6%.

2nd Feby. Miss Hendry present.

4th Feby. Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to Senior pupils. Headmaster and Infants’ Mistress attended the Teachers’ meeting which was arranged by the Director of Education in Victoria School, Falkirk.

6th Feby. On Roll 429. Average attendance 377.4, being 87.9%.

No Cookery Class this afternoon – Miss Hendry attending a Conference of Domestic Science Teachers at Stirling.

13th Feby. Fire Drill at 11.15am.

Form E15 completed and returned to Director of Education.

On Roll 429. Average attendance 384.8, being 89.6%.

20th Feby. On Roll 428. Average attendance 389.2, being 90.9%.

23rd Feby. School visited

(Signed) H.N. Patrick.

2nd March On Roll 428. Average attendance 385.3, being 90%.

Reported several cases of Chickenpox.

6th March On Roll 424. Average attendance 379.9, being 89.5%.

9th March Miss Kirk absent owing to illness.

10th March Miss Kirk resumed duty.

13th March Very stormy weather has affected the attendance in the Infant Department.

On Roll 424. Average attendance 376.4, being 88.7%.

17th March Dental Inspection of all pupils.

Instructions, re School Lavatories, read to Cleaners and Staff.

20th March On Roll 421. Average attendance 381.1, being 90.6%.

25th March Fire Drill at 10.5 am.

27th march On Roll 420. Average attendance 388.3, being 92.4%.

1st April Rev.Mr.Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

2nd April Double attendance marked by permission of School Convenor and Director of Education.

School Closed for Easter Holidays.

14th April School re-opened.

Mr. John Paterson M.A. has been transferred to Larbert Village School and Mr. John Campbell M.A. has been appointed in his place.

15th April Fire Drill was given in the presence of a deputation from the Education Committee.

17th April Miss Kerr absent owing to illness. Class taken by Headmaster.

On Roll 422. Average attendance 384.5, being 91.1%.

20th April Miss Mary Thatcher commenced temporary duty.

22nd April Form C1 in duplicate completed and forwarded to Education Officer

24th April On Roll 422. Average attendance 389.3, being 92.2%.

27th April Miss Kerr resumed duty. Miss Mary Thatcher left.

Visited School today. Signed Registers and foun the attendance good and everything in order.

(Signed) Arch’d Young.

29th April Mr. Cunningham, Missionary, gave religious address to Juniors.

1st May On Roll 427. Average attendance 396.2, being 92.7%.

4th May Fire Drill at 1145 am.

6th May Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to Senior pupils.

8th May On Roll 423. Average attendance 387.3, being 91.5%.

15th May On Roll 419. Average attendance 394.6, being 94.2%.

Best attendance yet recorded this session.

22nd May A still further improvement on the attendance recorded this week.

On Roll 417. Average attendance 397.9, being 95.4%.

25th May Miss Taggart absent this forenoon owing to illness.

27th May Form E15 sent to Director of Education.

29th May On Roll 416 Average attendance 393.6, being 94.6%.

1st June A holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches.

2nd June Qualifying Examination. Mr. Mackay was Suoervisor.

4th June Headmaster granted leave of absence for one day.

5th June On Roll 416. Average attendance 388.8, being 93.4%.

8th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination, English, History, Geography.

9th June Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination, Arithmetic, Geometry.

Fire Drill. At 11.10 am.

11th June Miss Kerr given leave of absence to visit Kilsyth Acadamy.

Infant Department. Class taken by Miss Taggart.

12th June On Roll 420. Average attendance 399.5, being 95.1%.

15th June Day School Certificate Exam. Papers sent to H.M.I.

Results of Control Examination received.

18th June Mr. Patrick H.M.I. visited school.

24/6/31 Visited school today. Signed and checked Registers, also witnessed the Fire Drill. I found everything in perfect order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson.

25th June Qualifying Examination results received.

School closed for Summer Vacation.

18th Aug. School re-opened. All staff present.

21st Aug. On Roll 448. Average attendance 423.5, being 94.5%.

27th Aug. Fire Drill at 10. 45.

28th Aug. On Roll 446. Average attendance 429.9, being 95.2%.

31/8/31 Visited School today. Signed and checked Registers Found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor

iss Marion Fraser left to join the staff of Kippen School.

1st Sept. Miss Margaret Ross commenced duty.

2nd Sept. A case of Diphtheria reported by Dr. Adam.

4th Sept. On Roll 443. Average attendance 410.2, being 92.5%.

7th Sept. Day School Certificate (Lower) results received.

9th Sept. Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to senior pupils.

11th Sept. On Roll 442. Average attendance 405.8, being 91.8%.

17th Sept. Fire Drill at 2.25 pm.

18th Sept. On Roll 440. Average attendance 415.9, being 94.5%.

25th “ On Roll 437. Average attendance 405.9, being 92.7%.

28th “ Mr. Kerr H.M.I. visited school.

1st Oct. It has been arranged that Mr. Mackay – Woodwork Teacher - will visit school on Thursday instead of Tuesday.

School closed this afternoon for Autumn Holiday.

On Roll 437. Average attendance 413.7, being 94.6%.

6th Oct. School re-opened. All staff present.

9th Oct. On Roll 436. Average attendance 403.5, being 92.5%.

Attendance much affected by wet stormy weather this afternoon.

16th Oct. Fire Drill 2.50pm.

On Roll 437. Average attendance 410.7, being 93.9%.

23rd Oct. On Roll 434. Average attendance 399, being 91.9%.

27th Oct. School closed. General Election.

28th Oct. Mr. Campbell granted leave of absence for one day.

Dr. Rutherford medically examined pupils born in 1926.

29th Oct. Medical Examination continued.

30th Oct. On Roll 437. Average attendance 391.3, being 89.5%.

4th Nov. Rev.Mr.Bayne conducted religious service.

9th Nov. Commenced winter time. Half hour off at dinner interval.

11th Nov. Remembrance Day – Two minutes silence observed.

13th Nov. On Roll 439. Average attendance 393.7, being 89.6%.

16th Nov. Headmaster absent: at funeral of Mr. Gray, late Headmaster of Comely Park School, Falkirk.

20th Nov. Attendance very much reduced: several cases of Impetigo and colds.

On Roll 439. Average attendance 382.1, percentage present – 87.

26th Nov. Fire Drill. – 2.20pm. – When boys were at Woodwork.

27th Nov. On Roll 438. Average attendance 388.9, being 88.7%.

2nd Dec. Rev.Mr.Bayne conducted religious service.

4th Dec. Completed Examination of Senior classes, and Advanced Divisions.

On Roll 438. Average attendance 389.5, being 88.9%.

10th Dec. Headmaster and Infants’ Mistress left school at 2.20 to attend meeting of teachers in Falkirk.

11th Dec. On Roll 436. Average attendance 395.7, being 90.7%.

16th Dec Fire Drill. – A science lesson was in progress.

18th Dec. On Roll 435. Average attendance 396.8, being 91.2%.

21/12/31 Visited school today Checked Registers found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson.

24th Dec. On Roll 435. Average attendance 387.6, being 89.1%.

School closed for Christmas and New Year Holiday.

1932

12th January School re-opened. All staff present. Attendance good.

15th Jany. On Roll 445. Average attendance 417.7, being 93.8%.

22nd Jany. On Roll 444. Average attendance 393.8, being 98.6%.

Colds prevalent . Attendance reduced in consequence.

25th Jany. Miss Peterkin abdent owing to illness.

Received intimation that Mr. John Hoggan B.Sc. will take the Science with Advanced Division Classes on Fridays, commencing on Friday, 29th January.

Fire Drill. Cookery Class In progress.

26th Jany. Doctors’ Certificate received from Miss Peterkin who is suffering from Tonsillitis. Have requested the Director of Education to send a temporary teacher. Meantime Miss Taggart has charge of two classes.

29th Jany. Miss Peterkin still absent. The arrangement noted above continues, as a temporary teacher was not sent.

On Roll 444. Average attendance 391, percentage present 88.

1st Feby. Miss Peterkin present. Miss Smart absent.

2nd Feby. Doctors’ Certificate received from Miss Smart. Temporary teacher; Miss Clelland, arrived to take Miss Smarts place.

3rd Feby. Rev. Mr. Bayne conducted religious service.

5th Feby. Mr. John S. Hoggan B.Sc. commenced duty.

On Roll 444. Average attendance 391, being 88%.

12th Feby A case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

On Roll 443. Average attendance 389.4, being 87.9%.

15th Feby. Headmaster absent on account of illness.

16th Feby. Headmaster still absent.

17th Feby. Headmaster returned to duty.

Provisional copy of Form E15 sent to Director of Education.

Several cases of Measles reported by the attendance officer.

19th Feby. On Roll 443. Average attendance 380.1, being 86%.

22nd Feby. Miss Hendry absent, suffering from influenza.

23rd Feby. Notified Dr. Adam of Measles and Whooping Cough cases.

24th Feby. Fire Drill.

26th Feby. Attendance very bad, due to influenza epidemic.

On Roll 443. Average attendance 343.3, being 77.4%.

29th Feby. Sanitary Inspector called for list of Measles Cases.

Mrs. Waldie, Domestic Science Inpectress, visited Cookery Class.

Miss Ross was not well this forenoon and had to go home. Combined Junior I and Senior III Classes under Miss Tiplady.

3rd March More cases of Measles reported. Leave of absence granted for one day to Miss Kerr.

4th March On Roll 442. Average attendance 283.6, being 64.1%.

9th March Rev. Mr. Bayne conducted Religious service.

10th March Miss Ross returned.

11th March On Roll 442. Average attendance 292.7, being 66.2%.

18th March Influenza abating. Measles increasing. Slight improvement on the attendance.

On Roll 442. Average attendance 320.9, being 72.6%.

21st March Medical Inspection carried out by Dr. Rutherford.

22nd March Medical Inspection concluded.

23rd March Fire Drill.

24th March On Roll 442. Aver.att.320.8, being 72.5%.

School closed for Easter Holiday.

5th April School re-opened. All Staff present except Miss Smart who is still unfit for duty.

Miss Clelland contiues to do duty in place of Miss Smart.

8th April On Roll 452. Average attendance 383.8, being 84.9%.

14th April Miss Ross absent on account of illness.

15th April Miss Ross present.

On Roll 453. Average attendance 401.5, being 88.6%.

22nd April Miss Kirk absent.

On Roll 454. Average attendance 406.1, being 89.4%.

25th April Miss Kirk Resumed duty.

Miss Hendry unfit for duty owing to illness.

Fire Drill.

26/4/32 Visited School today checked Registers found everything in good order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor.

27th April Miss Milne granted leave of absence this afternoon to attend brother’s wedding.

29th April Miss Kirk granted leave of absence.

On Roll 455. Average attendance 408.1, being 89.6%.

2nd May Miss Kirk returned.

Miss Smart resumed duty. The Temporary Teacher – Miss Mary Clelland – left.

6th May On Roll 458. Average attendance 412.5, being 90%.

9th May Mr. Patrick. H.M.I. and Mr. Morrison, Director of Education visited school and discussed the question of accommodation in the Infant Department.

13th May On Roll 460. Aver.att.409.9, being 89.1%.

20th May Case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

On Roll 459. Aver.att.415.3, being 90.4%.

23rd May Miss Smart absent owing to illness. Doctor’s Certificate sent to Director of Education.

Results of Control Examination received.

Form E15, in duplicate, completed and forwarded to the Director of Education.

25th May Fire Drill.

27th May On Roll 462. Aver. Att. 412.1, being 89.2%.

Miss Tiplady absent owing to a bereavement in the family.

31st May Miss Tiplady returned to duty.

Qualifying Examination was supervised by Mr. John Buchanan.

2nd June Mental Survey carried out to-day.

3rd June Property Committee visited school.

On Roll 462. Aver.Att. 416.4, Percentage 90.1.

6th June Holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches Day.

7th “ Qualifying Examination Papers with Forms. Q.E.(1); Q.E. Flyleaf (1) Q.E.Flyleaf (2) and (3) sent to the Office.

10th “ On Roll 460. Aver. Att. 413, being 89.7%.

Miss Smart still unfit for duty. No teacher sent to take her place. Telephoned Mr. Morrison who promised to do his best to obtain assistance.

13th & 14th June Day School Cert. (Lower) Examination.

17th June Result of Qualifying Examination received.

On Roll 460. Aver. Att. 420.6, being 91.4%.

22/6/32 I visited School today, checked Registers and everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor.

23rd June Miss Smart resumed duty today.

24th June On Roll 460. Aver. Att. 424.9, being 92.3%.

30th “ School closed for Summer Holiday.

23rd August School re-opened. All staff present. Attendance Good

Received Form E15 showing results of Day School Certificate (Lower) Examination , together with nine Certificates gained.

25th August Mr. J. Coults Morrison. Director of Education, and Mr. Maclaren, Member of Education Committee visited school, and intimated that all the Advanced Division Classes would be transferred to Redding School on Tuesday 30th August.

26th August. On Roll 465. Average attendance 447.7, being 96.2%.

30th “ Advanced Division classes transferred to Redding School. Miss Peterkin and Miss Taggart also transferred to Redding School.

Miss Annie E. BowieM.A. commenced duty in Infant Department.

I visited school today checked Registers. Found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo Simpson Convenor.

2nd September On Roll 379. Aver. Att. 357.4, being 94.3%.

5th “ Case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr.Adam.

6th “ Miss Ross absent, was called home as her mother and sister were seriously ill. Requested Mr. Morrison to send substitute. Class taken by Headmaster.

7th Sept. Another case of Scarlet Fever reported.

9th “ Mr. Patrick H.M.I. and Mr. Morrison visited school.

On Roll 381. Aver. Att. 353, being 92.6%.

12th “ Miss Ross Returned to duty.

15th “ Another case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam

16th “ On Roll 382. Aver. Att. 352.9, being 92.3%.

19 “. Fire Drill at 1.50 pm.

21 “. Sir Walter Scott Centenary. School closed for the afternoon. Holiday recommended by the Education Committee.

23 “ On Roll 382. Aver. Att. 352.3, being 92.2%.

26 “ Very wet. Many pupils absent.

30 “ On Roll 383. Aver. Att. 338, being 88.2%.

3rd Oct. Mr Campbell absent on account of illness.

Class Senior I (a) taken by Headmaster.

7th Oct. On Roll 381. Aver. Att. 338.4, being 88.8%.

10th Oct. Mr. Campbell still unfit for duty.

Enrolled fifteen pupils from Blackbraes School.

14th Oct. On Roll 339. Aver. Att. 364.5, being 90.5%.

17th Oct. Mr. Campbell resumed duty.

20th “ Fire Drill.

24th “ Miss Ross absent owing to family bereavement. Class taken by Headmaster. Received intimation from the Director of Education that he had terminated the services of Miss Bowie – temporary teacher – from 28th October, and he had asked her to resume temporary duty on 1st November.

27th Oct. On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 367.1, being 86.5%.

School closed for Autumn Holiday.

1st Nov. School re-opened. All teachers were present , Miss Ross having returned to duty; Miss Bowie also.

Dr. Rutherford – School Medical Inspector – medically examined pupils born in 1927.

2nd Nov Medical Inspection concluded.

4th Nov. On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 386.2, being 91%.

7th Nov Received notice from County Clerk that Margaret Crawford has been granted exemption from further attendance on condition that she attends Continuation Classes until the age of 16.

10th Nov. Dr. Adam reports that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of Thomas Gray. Allison Pl. Rumford.

11th Nov. Remembrance Day. Two minutes silence observed

On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 381.1,being 90%.

18th Nov. On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 376, being 88.4%.

23rd Nov. Miss Tiplady absent owing to family bereavement.

Class taken by Headmaster.

24th Nov. A case of diphtheria on one of scarlet fever reported by dr.Adam.

25th Nov. On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 376.9, being 88.6%.

28th Nov. Miss Tiplady Returned to duty.

29th Nov. Mr. Campbell absent , suffering from sore throat.

30th Nov. Mr. Campbell returned to duty.

Fire Drill.

Miss Bowie left.

1st Dec. Miss Joan Guthrie Mitchell commenced duty.

2nd Dec. On Roll 422. Average attendance 371, being 87.9%.

6th Dec. School closed: required for County Council and District Council Elections.

7th Dec. Mr. Campbell absent. Class taken by Headmaster.

9th Dec. On Roll 422. Aver. Att. 371, being 87.9%.

12th Dec. Mr. Campbell returned to duty.

16th Dec. Very stormy and wet day. Double mark.

On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 368.1, being 86.6%.

21st Dec. Fire Drill 9.55. am.

23rd Dec. On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 368.1, being 86.6%.

School closed for Christmas and New Year holidays.

1933

10th Jany. School re-opened. Miss Ross absent, suffering from Influenza. All other members of staff present.

13th Jany. Attendance much reduced, many cases of iInfuenza.

On Roll 428. Aver. Att. 348, being 81.3%.

17th Jany. Miss Ross resumed duty.

20th Jany. Mr. McQueen. Dentist, visited school and examined teeth of all the pupils.

On Roll 429. Aver. Att. 357.8, being 82%.

25th Jany. Fire Drill at 10.10am.

Rev. Mr. Bayne gave religious address to Senior pupils.

27th Jany. On Roll 429. Aver. Att. 369.9, being 86.2%.

End of Quarter. Percentage absent is much higher than in the last quarter due mainly to the prevalence of bad colds and Influenza.

31st Jany. Messrs Patrick and Kerr H.M.Inspectors of Schools, visited school.

Another case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

3rd Feby On Roll 431. Aver. Att. 362.5, being 84.1%.

6th Feby. 1933. Visited School checked Registers found everything in order.

7th Feby. Mr. McQueen, Dentist. Commenced treatment of pupils.

Mrs Carmichael, School Cleaner, off duty suffering from a sore leg. Substitute has been arranged, and the Clerk of the S.M. Committee notified.

10th Feby School Convenor has sanctioned the arrangements made; re cleaner as stated above.

On Roll 430. Aver. Att. 384.4, being 89.3%.

15th Feby. Received intimation from Dr. Adam that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of Michael McGuckin.

17th Feby. Mr. McQueen finished with dental treatment of pupils.

On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 383.9, being 90.5%.

20th Feby. Fire Drill.

23rd Feby. Miss Mitchell absent owing to illness.

24th Feby. Miss Mitchell still absent. Miss McOwen, Infants’ Mistress, and Miss Milne are sharing the charge of her class.

On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 381.4, being 89.7%.

27th Feby. Miss Mitchell resumed duty.

2nd March. Dr. Adam reports that Scarlet Fever exists in the house of G. McCalden.

3rd March On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 377.4, being 88.8%.

8th March Another case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

10th March Several cases of Whooping Cough reported by the Attendance Officer.

On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 368.7, being 86.7%.

13th March Received intimation from Dr. Adam that Diphtheria exists in the house of Mrs. Jeanie McCutcheon.

Fire Drill.

17th March On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 362.4, being 84.5 percent.

Miss Mitchell left.

20th March Miss Christina Forrest Hamilton commenced duty.

Another case of Scarlet Fever reported.

21st March Dr. Rutherford medically inspected pupils born in 1924.

22nd March Medical Inpection continued.

23rd March Exceptional cases examined by Dr. Rutherford.

24th March On Roll 424. Aver. Att. 362.4, being 85.5 percent.

Several cases of Whooping Cough reported.

31st March On Roll 425. Aver. Att. 369.8, being 87%.

Most of the Whooping Cough cases are in the lowest Infant Class.

5th April Rev. Mr. Bayne delivered religious address to Senior pupils.

7th April On Roll 422. Aver. Attendance 363.9, being 86.2%.

10th April Received intimation from Dr. Adams that Diphtheria exists in the house of Andrew Gillespie, 98 Carron View.

12th April Frre Drill.

13th April On Roll 422. Aver. Att. 364.9, being 86.4%.

School Closed for Easter Holidays.

25th April School re-opened. All staff present.

27th April Another case of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

28th April On Roll 432. Aver. Att. 392.6, being 90.8%.

1st May Mrs. Carmichael, School Cleaner, resumed duty.

Have notified County Clerk.

Received Admission cards for pupils entering for the Control Examination to be held on Saturday. 6th may.

5th May On Roll 431. Aver. Att. 380.1, being 88.1%.

8th May Miss Campbell absent. Class taken by Headmaster.

Another case of Scarlet Fever reported.

10th May Miss Campbell returned to duty.

Rev. Mr. Bayne addressed Senior pupils.

11th May. Visited School today Signed Registers found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor.

12th May On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 389.3, being 90%.

15th May As so many cases of Scarlet Fever have been reported from this school Dr. Rutherford, School Medical Officer, together with the District Sanitary Inspector, visited school and examined all the pupils in the Infant Department in an endeavour to trace the source of infection but without success.

18th May Two cases of Diphtheria reported.

19th May On Roll 431. Aver. Att. 371.9, being 85.8%.

22nd May Result of Control Examination received. Copies of Applications for Bursaries were handed out to the successful pupils

24th May Three cases of Scarlet Fever and one of Diphtheria reported by Dr.Adam.

26th May Fire Drill.

On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 365.5, being 84.3%.

30th May One case of Diphtheria reported.

Qualifying Examination held today.

Mr. Manus O’ Donnell acted as Supervisor.

2nd June Two cases of Scarlet Fever reported.

On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 368.1, being 85%.

5th June Holiday in lieu of Linlithgow Marches day.

6th June All the papers in connection with the Qualifying Examination sent to the Office.

9th June On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 372.5, being 86%.

13th June Two cases of Scarlet Fever reported by Dr. Adam.

15th June Headmaster absent, suffering from a sore throat.

16th June Headmaster returned to duty.

On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 372.5, being 86%.

19th June Visited School today and checked Registers I found everything in order.

(Signed) Geo. Simpson Convenor.

Miss Kirk allowed leave of absence this forenoon in response to an urgent message from home.

20th June Miss Kirks’ father died suddenly yesterday forenoon.

22nd June Miss Kirk returned to duty.

23rd June On Roll 433. Aver. Att. 384, being 88.6%.

26th June Headmaster attended Sherriff Court where Patrick Golden was charged with failing to educate his child, Susan Golden, and found guilty.

29th June School closed for summer holidays.

22nd August School re-opened - enrolled 33 new pupils –

Arranged classes for Session 1933-34.

Miss Mary A Clelland M.A. - temporary teacher in place of Miss Janet Brown who left to be married – commenced duty.

25th Aug. On Roll 420. Average Attendance 400, being 95.2%.

30th Aug. Completed, in duplicate, Form E7, and sent it to Director of Education

1st Sept. On Roll 420. Average. Attendance. 393.6, being 94.3%.

Mr Bowden retired today.