David Leask's Maddiston Pages

Muiravonside Parish, the way it was.

First Log Book, Maddiston School. From 16.10.11 to 22.2.26,

Headmaster. Mr. J. D. Wilson

1911

Oct 16th Examined Classes I & II Jr in Dictation and Arithmetic.

Oct 20th During the week ending at this date 1 pupil was admitted and none left. Roll 187, average 174.1.

Oct 26th The School will be closed to-morrow as arranged, being the Autumn Holiday. During the week ending at this date 1 pupil was admitted and none left. Roll 188, average 174.1

Nov 1st School opened for admission of pupils up to and including the Qualifying Classes, with the exception of pupils presently in the Qualifying Classes of Muiravonside School, and 56 pupils presented themselves for enrolment in the respective Classes.

Mr John Holden, Convener of the School Committee, visited the School, and checked Registers.

Nov 2nd Miss Catherine Ross Wilson, Certificated Teacher, began her duties in this school.

The accommodation of the School being as follows:-

Infant - room 119 pupils

Class – room adjoining Infant - room 38 pupils

No.1 Class – room of new buildings 50 pupils

No.2 Class – room of new buildings 50 pupils

No.3 Class – room of new buildings 50 pupils

And the numbers on the of the respective Classes being

Infants 98 pupils

Classes II and III Jr. 46 pupils

Class I Jr. 52 pupils

Class III Sr. 26 pupils

Class II Sr. 15 pupils

Class I Sr. 11 pupils

Nov 2nd

I advised the Committee to exclude the Qualifying Class meanwhile and utilise the existing accommodation thus –

Infant room and small adjoining class – room Acc.119. Infants Roll 98

No. 1 Class – room of new buildings Acc 50

Classes II and III Jr. Roll 46

No. 2 Class – room of new buildings Acc. 50

Class I Jr. Roll 52

No. 3 Class- -room of new buildings Acc. 50

Classes II and III Sr. Roll 41

To the arrangement described above the Committee agreed, and, in respect that I consider the Infant - room to be understaffed, I advised the appointment of a Certificated Assistant for that department, and the Committee are taking the necessary steps for this appointment.

Nov. 3rd During the week ending at above date 59 pupils were admitted and 6 left. Roll 241. Average for Infants and I, II and III Jr. 171.5 and for Classes II and III Sr. 43.1

Nov.11th During the week ending at this date13 pupils were admitted and 6 left. Roll 248. Average 222.3.

Nov.11th Miss Alice Rose, Certificated Teacher (Glasgow Provincial Committee 1909-1911) began her duties in this School.

Nov.17th During the week ending at this date 1 pupil was admitted and 4 left. Roll 245. Average 226.9

Nov.22nd Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the School would be officially known to the Scotch Education Department in future as “Muiravonside, Maddiston Public School”.

Nov.24th During the week ending at this date 3 pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 246. Average 229.1

Dec.1st During the week ending qt this date 6 pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 252. Average 230.4

Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that it had been arranged to close the School for the New Year Holidays on Thursday the 28th Dec. and reopen on Tuesday the 9th of January.

1912

Decr.8th During the week ending on this date 2 pupils were admitted and 5 left. Roll 249. Average 226.1.

Decr.15th During the week ending at this date 4 pupils were admitted and 1 left Roll 252: Average 237.1

Decr.25th The School was closed on the afternoon of this day, on the instruction of the Convener of the School Committee as practically all of the R.C. pupils had absented themselves in the forenoon.

Decr.28th The School was closed on this day for the New – Year Holidays, which extended to Tuesday the 9th Jan. 1912.

During the week 1 pupil was admitted and 2 left. Roll 252: Average 230.2

Jan.8th The school was re-opened to-day after the New-Year Holidays.

12th Jan. During the week ending at this date 14 pupils were admitted and 4 left. Roll 262:Average 244.6

19th Jan. During the week ending at this date 4 were admitted and none left. Roll 266: Average 245.4.

25th Jan. Checked Register & found correct.

(Signed) John Haldane. Member

26th Jan. During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and two left. Roll 265: Average 247.6

31st Jan. During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 265: Average 253.6.

2nd Febr. During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 265: Average 253.7.

9th Febr. During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and one left. Roll 265: Average 243.3.

16th Febr. During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and none left. Number on Roll 268: Average Attendance 248.5.

Febr. 23. During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and six left. Number on Roll 265: Average Attendance 248.8

Febr.29th Checked Registers

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

Mar.1st During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and two left. Number on Roll 265: Average Attendance 245.3.

Mar. 4th Dr Skinner, Medical Inspector visited the School.

Mar. 8th During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and four left. Number on Roll 263: Average Attendance 247.5.

Mar.15th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and nor withdrawn. Number on Roll 263: Average 247.5.

Mar.22nd During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and none left. Number on Roll 264: Average 240.9.

Mar.28th Visited School Checked Registers

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

Mar.29th During the week ending at this date there were no admissions or withdrawals. Roll 264: Average 248.8.

April 3rd School visited by H. M. Inspector. N. H. Bell Esq.

April 4th The Medical Inspector of Schools made his examination of the pupils of this School, aged 7yrs, and under 8. The School was closed on this day for the Easter Holidays, extending to Tuesday the 16th April.

During the week ending 5th April 16 pupils were admitted and 5 left. Roll 275: Average 253.1.

Of the pupils beginning school attendance on 1st April, the greater number were found to have delayed enrolment beyond the statuary age.

Schedule of Grants received from the Clerk

Schedule of Grants for the Year ended 3rd Jan. 1912

Claim on average attendance. (a) Under 7

Art. 19 B.1. (Subject to increase No. for payment

or decrease under Art.19B2&3. At 18/- 53

(b) Between 7 and 10

No. for payment

At 20/- 76

(c) Over 10

No. for payment

At 22/- 25

Apr.4th Art.19. (a) Between 7 and 10

B.4. No. for payment

At 1/6 76

(b) Over 10

No. for payment

At 1/9 25

Sent under

Art.19 B.1. (a) £ 47-14- 0

Art.19 B.1. (b) £ 76- 0- 0

Art.19 B.1. (c) £ 27-10- 0

Art.19.B.4. (a) £ 5-14- 0

Art.19 B.4. (b) £ 2- 3- 9

Total Claim £159- 1- 9

Reductions _________

Balance after Reductions £159- 1- 9

Less Contributions to Deferred Annuity Fund £ 5-10-9

Total Amount £153-11-9

April 16th School resumed after the Easter Holidays with a satisfactory attendance.

April 18th A report by H.M. Inspector on this School is as follows.

“The two lower Infant Classes make fairly good progress. The senior class, which is more immediately under the charge of the Infant Mistress, has been taught with much success: reading is creditably fluent, writing is neat, and arithmetic is accurate and covers a wide range of operation. A perusal of the Admission Register showed that the age of pupils entering School for the first time is still in many cases too high.

April 18th In the lower class of the Junior Division, there is much promise of good work, and already reading is quite fluent, writing is neat, and many of the class can do simple sums in Arithmetic with creditable accuracy. The upper class is taught with great skill and with marked success in such subjects as recitation and geography.

Uniformity cannot be expected for some time in arithmetic and composition, subjects which demand a long training.

The tests applied to the Senior Division Class gave results which must be considered very satisfactory in the circumstances of the school.

Records of temperature have been kept in all class – rooms throughout the winter and spring. Taking Miss Dunne’s room as representing the others, it may be noted that the temperature at 10 a.m. from 4th March to 3rd April only reached fifty degrees four times, and that on Febr. 5th the temperature was only thirty-four degrees” (Signed I. N. L.)

Apr.19th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 277: Average 261.1.

Apr.26 During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and none left. Roll 278: Average 261.1.

Apr.29th The following instruction was received from the Clerk, dated 26th April 1912 :-

“At the meeting of the Board it was unanimously agreed to rescind the resolution by which fixed dates were prescribed for commencing and terminating school attendance. The resolution will take effect after the summer Holidays and pupils will thereafter be at liberty to leave school on attaining the age of 14 years.”

Intimation given by the Clerk that, in view of the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme, the Board will in future deduct 4% from all teachers’ salaries.

May 3rd During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and two left. Roll 277, average 260.7.

May 10th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and three left. Roll 274, average 258.9.

May 24th During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and four left. Roll 273, average 253.9.

May 31st During the week ending at this date nine pupils were admitted and seven left. Roll 274, average 244.7.

Intimation received from the Clerk that the Board have arranged to close the Schools for the Summer Holidays on the afternoon of Thursday 27th of June and reopen them on the morning of Tuesday 13th of August.

June 7th During the week ending at this date four pupils were admitted and two left. Roll 276, average 246.

June 14th During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and two left. Roll 276, average 254.9.

June 18th This being the Linlithgow Marches the School was closed.

June 21st During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and one left. Roll 277, average 256.6.

June 27th After the Distribution of Prizes by Miss Stirling of Tarduff, Member of the Board, the School was vacated for the Summer Holidays – 27th June to 13th August.

Aug.13th Following the Summer Holidays the School resumed on this date. There was a satisfactory attendance of pupils, and all of the Staff was present.

Notifications dated 9th Aug 1912 have been received from the Medical Officer of Health respecting cases of Scarlet Fever in the houses of John Bruce, Carron View; Andrew Arthur, 58 Carron View; William Jack, 42 Carron View; Archibald Robertson, 47 Carron View; and Martin Russell 48 Carron View.

Medical Certificates, giving permission to resume school attendance, were received on the 13th Aug. in respect of the cases notified.

Aug. 14th Notification received from the Medical Officer of Health reporting Scarlet Fever in the house of John McNee, 23 Carron View.

The Classes were adjusted for the session by promotion of 34 Infants to Class II and III Jr. : 41 pupils of Junior II and III to Junr.I Class; and 34 pupils of Jr. I Class to Senior II and III Class. Owing to the limited accommodation 36 pupils of Class II and III Sr, had to be asked to attend other schools.

These changes resulted in the Classes being constituted as follows: - Infants 109: Jr.II and III 51: Jr. I 51: Sr II and III 51.

Aug.16th During the week ending at this date 29 pupils were admitted; eight left and 36 were asked to attend other schools, as, without these, the accommodation of the School was completely utilised. Roll 262, average 238.6.

Aug. 21st Notification received from the Medical Officer of Health reporting Scarlet Fever on the house of John McNee, 23 Carron Terrace as no longer necessitating absence from school.

Aug. 23rd During the week ending at this date four pupil were admitted and four left. Roll 262, average 239.

Aug.30th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and none were withdrawn. Roll 265, Average 240.3.

Class I Jr. examined in Dictation, Composition and Arithmetic and papers filed for reference.

Sept.6th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and one left. Roll 264, Average 242.3.

Sept.13th During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 264, Average 245.5.

Sept.19th Class II and III Jr. examined and papers in Arithmetic and Dictation filed for reference.

Sept. 20th During the week ending at this date five pupils were admitted and six left. Roll 263, Average 242.3.

Sept.23rd Notification received from Medical Officer of Health, reporting Scarlet Fever in the house of Neil Bryson, Brae, Maddiston, and Walter Wilson, Carron View.

Sept.26th Checked Register & found correct.

(Signed) John Haldane. Member

Sept.27th Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health authorising the re-admittance of the children of Neil Bryson, after exclusion on account of Scarlet Fever.

During the week ending at this date four pupils were withdrawn and there were no fresh admissions Roll 259, Average 243.1.

Sept.30th Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health that Diphtheria exists in the house of Robert Jack, Forsyth Buildings, Maddiston.

Intimation received from the Clerk that it had been arranged to close the School on Monday, 7th October, for the Autumn Holiday.

Octr.2nd Miss C. R. Wilson is absent through illness, and Miss Ross is withdrawn from the Infant Department to take charge of her Class.

Octr.3rd Miss Wilson resumes duty.

Octr.4th During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and none left. Roll 260, Average 236.7.

Octr.8th The School resumed to-day after observing yesterday as the Autumn Holiday.

Octr.11th During the week ending at this date no pupils were enrolled or withdrawn. Roll 264, Average 238.7.

Octr.15th Miss Annie Shanks began her duties to-day as an assistant teacher in this School. Miss Shanks will assist the Headmaster so as to give him more time for clerical work and the general supervision of the Classes.

Clearance Certificate received in the case of Diphtheria in the house of Robert Jack, Maddiston.

Octr.18th During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and one withdrawn. Roll 266, Average 242.

Octr.25th Notification received from Medical Officer of Health, of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Francis Spears, Manuelrigg.

During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and four were withdrawn. Roll 256: average 241.8.

Novr.1st The attendance this forenoon has been reduced by the abstention of twenty – five Roman Catholic pupils, owing to the rumour being spread around that the school was to be closed in respect of All Saints Day.

During the week ending at this date no pupils were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 256, Average 235.0.

Class I Jr. examined and the papers in Arithmetic Dictation and Composition filed for reference.

Novr.8th Classes II and III examined and the exercises in Dictation and Arithmetic filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date one pupil left and there were no fresh admissions. Roll 255; average 237.1 : percentage attendance 92.9.

Novr.11th Notification received from Medical Officer of Health, of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of James Hunter, Maddiston.

Novr.15th During the week ending at this date nine pupils were admitted and one withdrawn. Roll 264, Average 236.2. The attendance of the Infant Department is very bad.

Novr.21st School visited by H. M. Inspector. N. H. Bell Esq.

Novr.22nd During the week ending at this date one pupils was admitted and none left. Roll 264; Average 241.4; Percentage 91.4.

The attendance of the Infant Department continues very much below the average, the percentage of attendance for that Department being 88.2, and for the other Divisions of the School 93.8.

Novr.29th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted or withdrawn Roll 264; Average 232.2; Percentage of attendance 87.9.

The attendance of the Infant Department is most unsatisfactory, and is in a very large measure, due to the continuous absence of children, whom the medical attendant declares to be unfit for school. The Percentage of attendance for the Infant Department was 81.7 and for the other Divisions of the School 92.7.

Decr.2nd Intimation, received from the Clerk of the Board, that the School would close in the afternoon of the 27th Decr. And reopen on the morning of the 7th Jan. for the New – Year Holidays.

The Clerk also intimates that at a meeting of the Board on the 28th inst the following regulations were adopted regarding exemptions:-

  • Applications must be in the hands of the Clerk the week before the meeting:
  • Parents must attend the Board meeting in person in support of the application.
  • Pupils exempted must attend a full and complete session at a Continuation Class, failing which the Certificate will be withdrawn.
  • Applications applying for exemption papers must be informed of the requirements. 

    Decr.4th H.M.Inspector reports on the School as follows: - “The heating arrangements which proved to be so unsatisfactory last winter, are unaltered”.

    Decr.6th During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and one left. Roll 263; Average 241.2; Percentage of attendance 91.7.

    The Percentage attendance in the Infant Department has risen to 88.2, while that of the other Division is 94.4.

    Decr.13th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and one left. Roll 265; Average 241.7; Percentage 91.2. The Percentage of attendance in the Infant Department has increased to 89.5; while that of the other division is 92.5.

    Decr.20th During the week ending at this date five pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 260; Average 239.1; Percentage 91.9..

    The percentage of attendance of the Infant Department has risen to 91.2; while that of the other division is 92.5.

    Decr.23rd Visited School and found everything satisfactory

    (Signed) John Haldane Member.

    Decr.25th The attendance to-day is exceptionally bad as, being Christmas, the Roman Catholic pupils are almost all absent.

    Decr.27th The School was closed this afternoon for the New – Year Holidays which extended to the 7th Jan.

    During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted nor withdrawn. Roll 260; Average 230.8; Percentage of attendance 88.7.

1913

Jan.7th The School resumed to-day after the New – Year holidays, with an improved attendance.

Jan.10th During the week ending at this date eleven pupils were admitted and one left. Roll 270; Average 256.5; Percentage of attendance 95.0.

Infant Department Percentage 95.3

Jan.13th Visited School and found Registers Correct

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

Of the 5 pupils joining School for the first time on Jan.7th, one should have joined on the 1st April and two on the 1st August of last year.

Jan.17th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 270; Average 249.9; Percentage of attendance 92.5. (Inf Dept. 91.4 Sn. 93.5)

Jan.23rd Miss Shanks is absent from duty through illness.

Jan.24th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and none withdrawn Roll 273; Average 252.5; Percentage attendance 92.4. (Inf. Dept. 90.2 Sr. 94.3.)

Jan.24th Miss Shanks resumed duty to-day.

Jan.30th Dr. S. H. Skinner, Medical Inspector of Schools visited the school for the purpose of inspection.

Jan.31st Medical Inspection of the children by Dr. Skinner is continued.

Owing to the stormy weather, the work of the classes was continued to half past one o’clock, when, after registering a double attendance, the school was dismissed for the day.

During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn Roll 272; Average 246.4; Percentage attendance 90.5. (Inf. Dept.89.0 Sr. 91.9)

Febr.3rd Dr. Skinner concluded his inspection in the forenoon of this day. Jr.I examined.

Febr.7th During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and two were withdrawn Roll 270; Average 248.0; Percentage attendance 91.8.

Febr.14th During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and three left. Roll 268; Average 246.7; Percentage attendance 92.1

18th Febr. Classes Jr.II and III, examined and written work filed for reference.

21st Febr. During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and three left. Roll 268; Average 246.7; Percentage attendance 92.1

24th Febr. Dr. Skinner, Medical Inspector of Schools, visited the School.

25th Febr. An anthracite stove was placed in Class–room No.5, with a view to testing its value in the heating of such class-rooms throughout the school.

27th Febr. Checked Registers

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

(Signed) David Abercrombie.

28th Febr. During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and two left. Roll 270; Average 252.6; Percentage attendance 93.5.

Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the School should close on the afternoon of Friday 21st of March and re-open on the morning of Tuesday 1st April for Easter Holidays.

Jr. I Class examined and written papers preserved for reference.

6th Mar. The Teacher of Class Jr, II and III, Miss Leslie, is absent through illness, and Miss Shanks is given charge of the Class.

7th Mar. During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 272; Average 255.5; Percentage attendance 93.9.

10th Mar. Miss Leslie, teacher of Class Jr. II and III resumes duty.

14th Mar. During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and three left. Roll 272; Average 252.2; Percentage attendance 92.7.

18th Mar. Classes of the Junior and Senior Divisions examined and written work filed for reference.

20th Mar. Visited School

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

21st Mar. During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no fresh admissions. Roll 271; Average 250; Percentage attendance 92.2

The School was closed this afternoon for the Easter Holidays which extend to Tuesday the 1st of April.

1st April The School resumed to-day after the Easter Holidays, with a satisfactory attendance. Owing to the overcrowding in Inf. Dept. 6 children over 5 yrs of age, would be enrolled, the 6 children of 12 children applying being enrolled. A letter, under date 21st of March, was received from the Clerk of the Board in the following terms:-

“A complaint has been made by H.M. Inspector regarding the defective heating of the various class-rooms in your school, pointing out that the rooms as shewn by the records kept were insufficiently heated:

I was instructed by the Board to request the Headmasters and Cleaners to see that proper fires are kept on in the various rooms and that the temperature is kept at the proper height. Please communicate this to your Cleaner,”

4th April During the week ending at this date six pupils were admitted and four left. Roll 273; Average 254.7; Percentage attendance 94.3.

15th April The Schedule of Grants for the Year ended 31st Jan. 1913 was received from the Clerk to-day, and is as follows:-

15th April Claim on average attendance (a) Under 7

Art. 19B1 Number @ 18/- 62

(Subject to increase or decrease (b) Between 7&10

under Arts. 19B2&3) Number @ 20/- 107

(c) Over 10

Number @ 22/- 77

Art.19B4. (a) Between 7&10

Number @ 1/6 107

(b) Over 10

Number @ 1/9 77

Grant Claimable under Art. 19B1 (a) £ 55-16- 0

Grant Claimable under Art. 19B1 (b) £107- 0- 0

Grant Claimable under Art. 19B1 (c) £ 84-14- 0

Grant Claimable under Art. 19B4 (a) £ 8- 0- 6

Grant Claimable under Art. 19B4 (b) £ 6-14- 5

Gross total of Claim £262- 5- 3

Less amount of Contributions

Payable for Deferred Annuity Fund £ 1-11- 8

Net Amount Payable £ 260-13- 7

April 18th During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and five left. Roll 267; Average 251.0; Percentage of attendance 94.0.

April 24th The School was to-day visited by the Convener of Committee, David Abercrombie Esq.; to whom I reported that the smaller room of the infant Department with accommodation for 38, but seats 40, has at date 41 on Roll; while the larger room of the Inf. Dept. with accommodation for 81, but seats for 85, had on roll 84; and then, under these circumstances, of 12 children over 5 yrs of age, who had come forward for enrolment on 1st April, only the six eldest had been enrolled.

April 25th During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and none left. Roll 268; Average 252.3; Percentage attendance 94.1.

April 30th Class Jr. I examined, and written work filed for reference.

May 2nd During the week ending at this date four pupils were withdrawn and none admitted. Roll 264; Average 250.6; Percentage attendance 94.9.

May 9th The Medical Inspector visited the School To-day.

Class Jr. II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date two children were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 262; Average 250.7; Percentage of attendance 95.6.

May 13th Attendance of Class Sr. II and III is very bad.

May 16th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and six were withdrawn Roll 259; Average 242.2; Percentage attendance 93.5.

May 23rd Class II and III Sr. examined and written work filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and one was withdrawn Roll 259; Average 244.5; Percentage attendance 94.4.

May 31st Intimation received from the Association for aiding School Boards in the Inspection of Religious Instruction, that their Inspector, the Rev R.C. Strang, M.A., would examine the School in the afternoon of the 24th June.

Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the Summer Holidays would extend from the forenoon of the 26th June to Tuesday, the 12th August.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and five were withdrawn Roll 256; Average 237.7; Percentage attendance 92.5.

4th June Miss M. B. Nicholson allowed off duty to attend a friend’s marriage.

5th June During the week ending at this date six pupils were admitted and two left. Roll 260; Average 243.2; Percentage attendance 93.5.

13th June During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 257; Average ; Percentage attendance 92.5.

17th June School closes in respect of the Linlithgow Marches, as duly intimated by the Department.

20th June School visited by Nurse Gibson, who examined the pupils in accordance with instructions from Dr. G.H. Skinner, Medical Inspector.

20th June During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 257; Average 241.0; Percentage Attendance 93.7

24th June Rev. R. C. Strang of the Association for aiding School Boards in the Religious Instruction of schools visited this school in the afternoon, and inspected the classes in Bible Knowledge.

25th June Class I Jr. examined and the written work filed for reference.

26th June The School was closed this afternoon for the Summer Vacation extending to the 11th Aug. inclusive. The Prizes given by the Board for regular attendance and merit, were distributed to the recipients by Miss Stirling of Tarduff, a member of the School Board.

12th Aug. The School was resumed to-day after the Summer Holidays. All the Staff were in attendance, and the number of pupils present was satisfactory.

Report by Rev. R. C. Strang, M.A. of the Association for Inspection of Religious Instruction:-

“All the classes in the School made an excellent appearance at the inspection:

Thoroughness characterised all the work presented (?) proffered (?). Memory work was most accurate and the answers in Scripture History most intelligent.

The different classes sang hymns with great task. Religious instruction receives every attention in this school and the results are eminently satisfactory”.

13th Aug. All the pupils in Classes Sr.II and III having been requested before the vacation to enrol in other schools, the officer was instructed to ascertain the names of those enrolled in the different schools.

15th Aug. During the week ending at this date 26 pupils were admitted and 53 withdrawn, including the pupils of Class II and III Sr compulsorily excluded. Roll 229; Average 216.5 Percentage attendance 94.5.

Of 17 children beginning the school at this time three were over six years of age and five more were over the correct age for joining school.

18th Aug. Intimation received from the Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of William Marshall, Maddiston and James Smith, Maddiston.

22nd Aug. During the week ending at this date four pupils were admitted and three withdrawn. Roll 230; Average 213.9; Percentage of attendance 93.0.

25th Aug. Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health authorising the return to school of the children of John Marshall, in whose house a case of Diphtheria had previously been reported.

29th Aug. Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health authorising the return to school of the children of James Smith, Maddiston, in whose house a case of Scarlet Fever had previously been reported..

Class Jr. I examined and written exercises in Dictation and Arithmetic filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 228; Average attendance 216.7; Percentage if attendance 95.0.

6th Sept. During the week ending at this date 3 pupils were admitted and three withdrawn. Roll 228; Average attendance 216.7; Percentage of attendance 92.9.

8th Sept. Miss Nicholson, having asked and obtained leave of absence, was absent to-day.

9th Sept. Miss Nicholson resumed duty to-day.

12th Sept. During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 229; Average attendance 218.8; Percentage of attendance 95.5.

19th Sept. During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and five were withdrawn. Roll 227; Average 211.6; Percentage of attendance 93.2.

22nd Sept. I was off duty on Friday owing to illness.

N. H. Bell Esq. H .M. Inspector of Schools visited this school to-day.

26th Sept. Class Jr. I, examined and papers filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and three were withdrawn. Roll 225; Average 207.2; Percentage of attendance 92.0.

School visited by Convenor of Committee, Mr David Abercrombie.

No Date During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted. Roll 226; Average 208.6; Percentage 92.5.

6th Octr. A Report by H. M. Inspector, of which a copy was received from the Clerk to-day, is as follows:-

32.1130 Muiravonside, Maddiston P. School

3-10-13. C. Stirling

“An anthracite stove has been put in one room, but the records of last winter show that the heating arrangements are still in need of improvement.

It appears that the shelter-shed is frequently flooded after rain; this points to a defect in the drainage of the playground”

Signed S. W. A.

Intimation received from the Medical Officer of Health that the children of William Marshall, in whose house there had been Scarlet Fever, might now return to school.

10th Octr. Requested Clerk to notify H. M. Inspector of the Autumn Holiday on Monday, 27th Octr During the week ending at this date four pupils were admitted and none withdrawn. Roll 230; Average 214.9; Percentage attendance 93.4.

17th Octr. During the week ending at this date four pupils were admitted and two were withdrawn. Roll 232; Average 220.6; Percentage of attendance 95.0.

24th Octr. During the week ending at this date no pupils were admitted and four were withdrawn. Roll 228; Average 217.3; Percentage of attendance 95.3.

28th Octr. School resumed to-day, having observed yesterday as the Autumn Holiday.

31st Octr. During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and two were withdrawn. Roll 228; Average 211.9; Percentage of attendance 97.3.

6th Novr. The Convenor of the Committee, David Abercrombie Esq., visited the School.

7th Novr During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 231; Average 219.1; Percentage of attendance 94.8.

Classes Sr. III , Jr. I, II, and III were examined and written work filed for reference.

14th Novr. During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 231; Average 221.9; Percentage of attendance 96.0.

21st Novr. During the week ending at this date, three pupils were admitted and none left. Roll 234; Average 219.4.

28th Novr. Class Jr. I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn. Roll 235; Average 216.7; Percentage of attendance 91.7.

5th Decr. During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 234; Average 215.8; Percentage of attendance 92.2.

12th Decr Class Jr. II and III examined and papers filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions or withdrawals. Roll 234; Average 215.1; Percentage of attendance 91.9.

19th Decr. During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 233; Average 216.6; Percentage of attendance 92.9.

24th Decr. The School closed for Christmas and New – Year Holidays which extend to the 6th Jan. 1914.

1914

Jan. 6th The School resumed to-day after the Christmas Holidays, with a satisfactory attendance.

Jan. 9th During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and four were withdrawn. Roll 223; Average 212.5; Percentage of attendance 91.5

Jan. 12th The Medical Inspector of Schools visited the school and examined pupils “aged 5 or 6, new admissions not previously examined”.

Jan. 16th During the week ending at this date six pupils were admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 238; Average 215.5; Percentage of attendance 90.5.

There are several pupils absent from school who are said to be suffering from Measles

Jan.19th Miss Nicholson of the Infant Department was absent from duty to-day, owing to illness.

Jan.24th Miss Nicholson resumed duty to-day.

Jan. 22nd Checked Register and found Correct.

(Signed) John Haldane Member.

Jan.23rd During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 236; Average 214.5; Percentage of attendance 90.8.

The attendance is being affected adversely by illness, there being three pupils absent continuously through Measles.

Jan. 30th During the week ending at this date four pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 233; Average 208.7; Percentage of attendance 89.9.

The bad attendance of the last few weeks is partly due to illness, there being three or four cases of Measles.

Febr.2nd Class, Jr. I examined and written work filed for reference.

Febr.5th Class, Jr. II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

Febr.6th During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 233; Average 209.8; Percentage of attendance 90.4. The unsatisfactory attendance is largely due to sickness, while there has not yet been reported to me any fresh cases of Measles. Beyond the three referred to last week.

Febr.6th Class, II and III Sr. were examined and the written work filed for reference.

Febr.13th During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no fresh admissions. Roll 230; Average 209.6; Percentage of attendance 91.1.

The unsatisfactory attendance is largely due to sickness, while no new cases of Measles are reported.

Febr.20th During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 229; Average 211.1; Percentage of attendance 92.2

Febr.27th During the week ending at this date there were nine pupils admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 228; Average 220.6; Percentage of attendance 92.6.

Mar.3rd H. M. Inspectors, Messrs Fraser and Bell, visited the School.

Mar.6th During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and there were three withdrawals. Roll 236; Average 217.4; Percentage of attendance 92.1

Mar.10th Miss A J Shanks is absent from duty through illness, and Classes Sr.II and III are entirely under the charge of the Headmaster.

Mar.13th During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn. Roll 237; Average 218.3; Percentage of attendance 92.1.

Mar.16th Miss A. J. Shanks resumed duty to-day.

Mar.20th School visited by Nurse Gibson.

During the week ending at this date, two pupils left and there were no fresh admissions. Roll 236; Average 221.3; Percentage of attendance 93.8.

Mar.23rd The Infant Mistress informed me that she had omitted to record the admission on 2nd May of Maggie Hamilton, in the return for the week ending 6th March, while her attendances were included in the return of attendances for that week.

Mar.27th During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average 218.2; Percentage of attendance 92.0.

Mar.30th The Compulsory Officer visited the School to-day. Class II and III examined.

Apr.1st Visit of Compulsory Officer.

The following is a copy of the Report of H.M.Inspector on this School:-

“23.1130 Muiravonside, Maddiston P. School, 27.3.14. C. Stirling.

The lower class of Infants consisting mainly of children who have only been at school for a few weeks only is making good progress. Class 2 read and write well for their years, have mastered the poetry they have been taught, and are fairly well advanced in Arithmetic. The highest class are far advanced in Reading and Writing, but have not got on quite so fast in Arithmetic. The work of the Infant classes is judiciously varied with Music, Physical Exercises, and Kindergarten occupations.

Apr.1st “The lower Junior Class performed a test in Dictation with generally good Spelling, but in a variable style of Handwriting; a test in Arithmetic was well done; Reading was fluent and accurate, and the Poetry professed was well known; oral examination in arithmetic met with a satisfactory response and a good beginning is made in this class with Geography and Grammar.

“In the upper Junior Class, Writing is excellent, Composition is very fluent, and Arithmetic, which is advanced for this stage, is creditably accurate. Reading is quite fluent, but is somewhat monotonous: on the other hand, the Poems committed to memory are recited very expressively. The children answered extremely well in History and Geography. Nature Study is on observational lines.

“The Junior Class has been very well taught, and the results of both oral and written tests are highly creditable. The only point which calls for adverse criticism is the style of delivery in Reading and Recitation.

“Singing and Drill receive careful attention, and Drawing and Needlework are of a very good quality.

“The drainage of the play-ground has been improved, and the sheds are now free from inundation: The heating arrangements are as recently reported. It is perhaps natural that the Board should hesitate to make much change in a building that is as yet incomplete: but unless the scheme of building is to be completed before next winter, it is hoped that something will be done to secure that the rooms may not be too cold.”

(Intd) H.M.I.

Apr.1st

Staff at date:-

Headmaster: - James S. Wilson

Infant Mistress: - Elizabeth H. Dunne.

Class III of Infant Department: Margaret B. Nicholson.

Class II of Infant Department: Alice Ross.

Class I of Infant Department: Elizabeth H. Dunne.

Class II & III of Junior Department Marion P.Leslie.

Class I of Junior Department Catherine R. Wilson.

Classes II&III of Senior Department James S. Wilson and

Annie J. Shanks.

Miss Dunne and Miss Ross having been transferred to Blackbraes School, Miss McOwan and Miss Sandilands of Blackbraes entered on their duties here, Miss McOwan succeeding Miss Dunne as Infant Mistress and Miss Sandilands taking charge of Class II of the Infant Department.

Form 13/Part B completed and re-mitted to the Clerk, in respect of Miss Dunne and Miss Ross.

April 2nd Visit of Compulsory Officer.

April 3rd During the week ending at this date seven pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn. Roll 243; Average 231.6; Percentage of attendance 95.3.

April 6th Form 13/Part A completed and re-mitted to the Clerk, in respect of the transfer from Blackbraes to this school of Miss Helen McOwan and Miss Roberta Sandilands,

8th April Visit of Compulsory Officer.

9th April Visit of Compulsory Officer.

18th April The attendance to-day is very unsatisfactory owing to the observance of Good Friday by the Roman Catholics, 16 out of 30 Roman Catholics on the Roll being absent.

The school closes to-day for the Easter Holidays which extend to Tuesday, the 21st April.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and two were withdrawn. Roll 242; Average 215.3; Percentage of attendance 88.9.

21st April The School resumed to-day after the Easter Vacation with a satisfactory attendance. Visited by Compulsory Officer.

22nd April The School was visited to-day by the School Committee, Messrs Thomas Harper, Convenor, and James Hunter, when the Registers were checked and certified correct.

22/4/14 Register checked and found correct.

(Signed) James Hunter.

The right hand section of the boys’ closets is not flushing, and this was reported to the Committee.

23-4-14 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

24-4-14 During the week ending at this date, seven pupils were admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 249; Average 232.7; Percentage of attendance 93.4.

Class, Jr. I, examined and papers filed for reference.

27-4-14 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

A number of the brighter pupils of each class, from Inf. I upwards promoted, as shown in the transfers in Register.

29-4-14 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

1-5-14 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and two were no admitted. Roll 250; Average 234.2; Percentage of attendance 93.6.

Isabella McArthur, Admission No. 1006, having been continually absent since 19th No. 1913, her name was this week withdrawn from the Roll, as the Medical attendant is of the opinion that she should be permanently withdrawn from school, while he will not give a formal certificate to this effect unless the Board pay therefore.

Intimation was received from the Clerk that, on Miss Nicholson’s resignation taking effect, Miss Maggie Binnie of Drumbowie School would take her place.

4-5-14 Classes II and III Jr. were examined and papers filed for reference.

Miss Nicholson of the Infant Department was absent from duty to-day by permission.

The schedule of Grants for the School for the Year ended 31st Jan. 1914 is as follows:-

4-5-14 Claim for average attendance, (a) Under 7

Art. 19B, 1. (Subject to No’s for

increase or decrease payments @ 18/- 60

Under Art. 19B, 2&3 (b) Between 7&10

No’s for

payments @ 20/- 108

(c) Over 10

No’s for

payments @ 22/- 62

(a) Between 7&10

No’s for

payment @ 1/6+3D 108

Art. 19B, 4 (b) Over 10

No’s for

Payment @ 1/9+3D 62

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (a)£ 54. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B.1, (b)£108. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (c)£ 68. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (a)£ 9. 4. 0

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (b)£ 6. 4. 0

Gross Total of Claim £245.17. 0

5th May Compulsory Officer called.

8th May Attendance Certificate and Medical Record Card of Francis Davie, Adm. No. 116, sent to Northern School Falkirk.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 249; Average 231.4; Percentage of attendance 92.9.

11th May Compulsory Officer called, but did not visit parents of absentees, as he had to go to see the Clerk anent an Attendance Order.

Compulsory Officer called again in the afternoon.

14-5 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

15-5 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 249; Average 227.1; Percentage of attendance 91.2.

18-5 Compulsory Officer called.

20-5 Compulsory Officer called.

22-5 During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 249; Average 224.9; Percentage of attendance 90.3. There are several cases of Whooping-cough.

25-5 Compulsory Officer called.

26-5 Visited School, checked Register and found correct.

(Signed) James Hunter.

28th May Visit of Compulsory Officer. The attendance was below average owing to illness, especially whooping cough.

29th May During the week ending at this date, five pupils were admitted and there were one withdrawn. Roll 253; Average 230.1; Percentage of attendance 90.9. The attendance in the Infant Department is seriously reduced by whooping-cough.

1st June Intimation received from the Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Anderson, Rainhill.

Mrs Margaret Binnie began her duties in the Infant Department to-day in place of Miss M. B. Nicholson who had resigned in view of marriage. The Compulsory Officer visited the school.

1st June Intimation received from Clerk that the Summer Holidays would extend from 26th June to Tuesday 11th August.

3rd June Class Jr. 1 examined and written work filed for reference.

Compulsory Officer visited school.

5th June During the week ending at this date, three pupils were admitted and three were withdrawn. Roll 253; Average 222.7; Percentage of attendance 90.0.

The attendance still remains below the average owing largely to Whooping-cough amongst the younger pupils.

8th June Miss Shanks left off work to-day owing to illness.

Compulsory Officer visited school.

11th June Compulsory Officer visited school.

12th June Compulsory Officer visited school.

During the week ending at this date, three pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn. Roll 255; Average 230.2; Percentage of attendance 90.2. Attendance still bad.

15th June Miss Shanks resumed duty to-day.

16th June The School had a holiday to-day on the occasion of Linlithgow “Marches”

17th June School resumed to-day.

18th June Compulsory Officer visited school.

19th June During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 255; Average 234.3; Percentage Attendance 91.9

23/6/14 Visited School

(Signed) James Hunter

Compulsory Officer visited school.

Jr. II and III examined and worked papers filed for reference.

24th June Compulsory Officer visited school.

Notification from M. O. of Health, of Scarlet Fever in the house of David Chrystal

25th June Medical Inspection by Dr. Gardener

26th June School vacated for Summer Holidays

11th Aug. The school resumed to-day after Summer Holidays.

12th Aug. Compulsory Officer visited school.

14th Aug. Compulsory Officer visited school.

During the week ending at this date there were 16 admissions and 50 withdrawals inclusive of 34 pupils compulsorily excluded owing to the lack of accommodation. Roll 219; Average 203; Percentage of Attendance 92.6.

18th Aug. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

20th Aug. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

21st Aug. During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 220; Average 204.5; Percentage of attendance 92.9.

25th Aug. Compulsory Officer called.

Off the children joining school for the first time two are practically one year late in beginning their school career.

26th Aug. James Hunter Examined Register and found correct.

28th Aug. During the week ending at this date there were three withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 217; Average 202.2; Percentage of attendance 93.1.

Draft Time Table of Infant Department transmitted to Inspector for his approval.

Compulsory Officer called.

31st Aug. Miss C. R. Wilson is off duty to-day on account of illness.

1st Sept. Compulsory Officer called.

4th Sept. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and one admission. Roll 216; Average 200.9; Percentage 93.0.

9th Sept. Miss Wilson returned to duty to-day.

No Date Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Nurse Gibson of the School Medical Inspection Staff, called and examined several pupils.

11th Sept. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 215; Average 202.5; Percentage of attendance 94.1.

14th Sept. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Class Jr,I examined and written work filed.

16th Sept. Visited this School. Everything Satisfactory.

(Signed) Thomas Harper Convenor.

18th Sept. Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and two admissions. Roll 215; Average 204.5; Percentage 95.1.

Sept.22 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Sept.24 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Sept.25 During the week ending at this date there were one admission and six withdrawals. Roll 210; Average 200.8; Percentage of attendance 95.6.

Sept.28 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Sept.29 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Class Sr. III examined and papers filed for reference.

Octr.2nd Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date, three pupils were admitted and two left. Roll 211; Average 201.5; Percentage of attendance 95.4.

Octr.6th Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.8th Class II and III Jr. examined and papers filed for reference.

Octr.9th Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Intimation, from Medical Officer for the County, of Diphtheria in the house of William Carmichael, Maddiston.

Octr.9th During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 212; Average 197.1; Percentage of Attendance 92.9.

Octr.12 Intimation received from the Medical Officer for the County of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house Mrs Cousland, 20 Carron Terrace, Rumford.

Intimation made to H.M.Inspector that the school would be closed on Monday, the 26th Octr, being the Autumn Holiday.

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.14 Visit by W.S. Fraser Esq., H.M.Inspector of Schools.

Octr.16 During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and two admissions. Roll 211; Average 194; Percentage of attendance 91.9

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.19 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.23 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 212; Average 195.9; Percentage of attendance 92.4.

1914

Octr.23 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.27 The School resumed to-day, Monday the 26th, having observed the Autumn Holiday.

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Octr.29th During the week ending at this date there were one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 212; Average 193.6; Percentage of attendance 91.3.

Novr.2nd Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.4th Class Sr.III examined and papers filed.

Novr.6th During the week ending at this date there were one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 213; Average 195.6; Percentage of attendance 91.8.

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.9th Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.10th Intimation from Medical Officer of Health of Scarlet Fever in the house of S. Hutchieson, N Rosemount Maddiston and Archibald Graham, Carron Terrace.

Novr.11th Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.13 Class Sr. I examined and papers filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 215; Average 190.2; Percentage of attendance 88.4. The low attendance is mainly due to illness, there being several cases of Scarlet Fever.

Novr.16 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Archibald Graham and George Hutchison.

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.18 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.20 During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and two withdrawn. Roll 214; Average 191.1; Percentage of Attendance 89.2.

Novr.23 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.25 Visit of Compulsory Officer

Novr.26 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Novr.27 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 215; Average 194.3; Percentage Attendance 90.3.

Decr.1st Miss M.B. Sandilands was off Duty to-day owing to illness.

Mr. Brown, Dental Surgeon attends at this School on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week for the treatment of the teeth of the pupils attending the Schools of this Parish, as arranged by the Central Medical Committee.

Decr.2nd Notification received from the Clerk that an Attendance Order had been issued in respect of Susan McAuley, daughter of Henry McAuley Knowhead.

Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.4 Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 214; Average 182.3; Percentage attendance 85.2.

The low attendance is chiefly due to the stormy weather during the last week.

Decr.7 Officer called.

Intimation received from the Clerk that the New-Year Holidays would extend from Thursday, 24th Decr. To Tuesday, 5th Jan. 1915

Decr.9 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Class Jr. I examined and written work filed for reference.

Decr.11 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 212; Average 190.4; Percentage Attendance 89.8.

Decr.14 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Class Sr. III examined and written work filed for reference.

Decr.16 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

Decr.18 Visit of Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were no withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 212; Average 189.2; Percentage of attendance 89.2.

Decr.18 The attendance is still unsatisfactory, chiefly through illness.

Decr.21 Visited School and found everything satisfactory.

(Signed) T. Harper.

Decr.22 Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.23 Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.24 Intimation from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Tulloch, N. Craigend, Maddiston.

The School closed to-day for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays which extend to Tuesday, the 5th Jan. 1915

Decr.25 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 212; Average 191.6; Percentage Attendance 90.3.

Decr.29 Intimation from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Cummings, The Close, Maddiston.

1915

Jan.1 Clearance Certificate received in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Tulloch, N.Craigend, Maddiston.

Jan.5 School resumed to-day after the New-Year Holidays, but the attendance, which was below normal previous to the Holidays, is still unsatisfactory. That illness is still largely the cause is shown by the existence of several cases of Scarlet Fever and one case of Diphtheria.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of John McArthur, 37 Carron View, Polmont.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Cumming, The Close, Maddiston.

Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.6 Intimation received from Dr. A.S.Gardner, Medical Inspectress Schools, that she would inspect the pupils of this school of the age of 5 or 6 in the morning of the 18th inst.

Jan.7 Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.8 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Alexr. Gow, Woodside Cottage, Maddiston.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 213; Average 186.1; Percentage attendance 87.3.

The prevalence of illness is still causing a low percentage attendance.

Jan.11 A clearance Certificate was received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria in the house of John McArthur, 37 Caron View, Polmont.

Jan.13 The Medical Inspectress, Dr. A.S.Gardner, visited the school to-day, and examined the children between the ages of 5 and 6, and also a number of non-routine pupils.

Jan.14 The Compulsory Officer called to-day.

Jan.15 During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 216; Average 187.3; Percentage Attendance 86.7.

The attendance still continues to be unsatisfactory, chiefly through illness.

Jan 18 The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.19 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Alexr. Gow, Woodside Cottage, Maddiston.

Miss McOwan absent through illness.

Jan.20 The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.21 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of the following parties:-

John Angus, Rosemount Cottages, Maddiston,

Thomas Docherty, N.Craigend Cottages, Polmont,

Charles Wilson, Rainhill Cottages, Maddiston,

John McGinn, 20 Carron View, Polmont.

Visit from Compulsory Officer.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 216; Average 180.2; Percentage of Attendance 83.4.

1915

Jan.25 Miss McOwan resumed duties to-day.

Jan.26 Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.27 Visited School checked registers and found everything correct.

(Signed) James Hunter.

Jan.29 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported in the houses of the following parties:-

Thomas Docherty, N.Craigend Cottages, Polmont,

Charles Wilson, Rainhill Cottages, Maddiston,

John McGinn, 20 Carron View, Polmont.

Jan 29 During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 214; Average 174.4; Percentage Attendance 81.4.

The attendance still continues most unsatisfactory chiefly to the continuance of the Scarlet Fever epidemic and general illnesses.

Febr.1 Miss Shanks went of duty to-day through illness.

Compulsory Officer called.

Febr.2 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Alexr. Crowe, 46 Carron View, Polmont.

Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the Sanitary Inspector had arranged to disinfect the school on Monday, the 8th inst; and I was further instructed by the Chairman of the Board to arrange for the school being closed on Monday and Tuesday, the 8th and 9th inst. for the purpose of disinfection.

Febr.4 A copy of H.M.Inspector’s report, on his recent visit to this School was received from the Clerk of the Board, and is as follows:-

32.1130Muiravonside, Maddiston Public School.

2-2-15 C. Stirlingshire.

Attention is again drawn to the temperatures recorded, especially in the mornings. Nothing seems to have been done to improve matters.

The attention of the Board is drawn to the terms of Articles 17 (c) and 32(b) of the Code. The Department should be informed without delay of the steps the Board propose to improve the heating of the above named school.

(Intd) H.W.C.

Febr.5 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Brown, Croft Cottage, Maddiston.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, previously reported in the house of Alexr. Crowe, 48 Carron View.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 214; Average 181.4; Percentage attendance 84.7.

The attendance still continues unsatisfactory owing to epidemic of Scarlet Fever and general illness.

Compulsory Officer called.

11th Febr. The School re-opened to-day after having been closed on Monday and Tuesday for the purpose of disinfection by the Sanitary Authorities.

Miss Shanks returned to duty to-day.

Compulsory Officer called.

12th Febr. Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 217; Average 179.8; Percentage attendance 82.8.

16th Febr. Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Hugh Allison, Allison Place, New Craigs, Rumford.

Compulsory Officer called.

18th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called and in addition to the list of absentees was given the following list of children, who are supposed to be of school age, but have not yet joined any school:-

Netty Bryce, Croft Cottage, Maddiston

Hugh Forsyth, Rumford Terrace

Martin Sweeny, Carron Terrace

George Grindlay, Carron View

Sara Brown, Maddiston

Robert Morrison, Rosemount, Maddiston

Agnes Wilson, Close, Maddiston

Chrissie Thomson, Manuelrigg

Mary Baxter, Carron View

Mary Harvey, Rumford Square

John Cairns, Carron View

Janet Taylor, Quarrelhead

19th Febr. During the week ending at this date there was two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 219; Average 187.4; Percentage of Attendance 85.5.

22nd Febr. Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Robert Black, Rosemount, Maddiston.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Hugh Allison, Allison Place, Rumford.

23rd Febr. James Hunter. Visited School checked register and found correct.

Visit of Compulsory Officer.

26th Febr. Class Sr. II and III examined and papers filed.

The following communication was received from the Clerk of the Board:-

“At a meeting of the Board held last night complaint was made of the windows of class-rooms being left open, and I was instructed to request the Headmaster to impress upon every member of the school staff the advisability of taking every precaution to prevent draughts in the class-rooms, and to be particularly careful in keeping the class-rooms at the proper temperature.

To meet the complaint in H.M.Inspectors’ report, it was decided that the fires should be lit much earlier in the mornings. Please instruct the cleaner accordingly or, if you prefer it, I shall write to her direct, Please say.”

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported in the house of Robert Jack, Rosemount, Maddiston. During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 220; Average 190.6; Percentage attendance 86.6.

It is regretted that several of the children joining school for the first time are much over age.

1st Mar. The Compulsory Officer called

3rd Mar Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Alexander Gow, Smithyhill, Maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called.

5th Mar. Class Sr. I examined and papers filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 221; Average 193.2; Percentage attendance 87.4.

The attendance is still kept below the normal by sickness, epidemic and otherwise. The Compulsory Officer called.

8th Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

10th Mar. Class. II and III Jr. examined and written work filed for reference. The Compulsory Officer called.

11th Mar Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever, in the house of Charles Wilson, Rainhill

11th Mar. and of Diphtheria in the house of Alexander Gow, Smithyhill, Maddiston..

12th Mar. Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 224; Average 200.3; Percentage attendance 89.4.

16th Mar. Compulsory Officer called.

17th Mar. A large number of Roman Catholic pupils are absent from school to-day, and, as it was generally reported that this was due to a Special Service in the Chapel, associated with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I investigated the matter and found that the service referred to was held at an hour which would have permitted of due attendance at School.

I instructed the Compulsory Officer to make a special visit to the parents of the absentees.

18th Mar. Owing to severe weather there was to-day a very small attendance, and, as the weather at mi-day was still very variable (?), the school was vacated for to-day. Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Robert Grindlay, 32 Carron View, Polmont.

19th Mar. During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 228; Average 193.1; Percentage attendance 84.6.

Compulsory Officer called.

22nd Mar. I was absent from school from 10 a.m. to 2.30p.m. having been cited for giving evidence, as Secretary of the Prince of Wales Relief Committee, in a case of fraud by a recipient from the S& I Families Association.

23rd Mar Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of John Tulloch, N. Craigend Cottage, Polmont.

Compulsory Officer called.

25th Mar. Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, in the house of Robert Grindlay, 32 Carron View, Polmont, and of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Brown, Croft Cottage, Maddiston.

26th Mar. Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no fresh admissions and five withdrawals. Roll 223; Average 206.7; Percentage attendance 92.6.

29th Mar. Compulsory Officer called.

30th Mar. Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, previously reported in the house of John Tulloch N. Craigend Polmont.

31st Mar. Compulsory Officer called.

Visited School and found every thing in order.

(Signed) John Hunter

1st Apr. The school was vacated to-day for the Easter Holidays, which extend to the 12th April inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 224; Average 200.1; Percentage of attendance 89.3.

The fall in attendance compared to last week is chiefly due to the effect of Falkirk Fair.

April 13th The School resumed to-day after the Easter Holidays with a satisfactory attendance.

The Compulsory Officer called.

April 16th The Compulsory Officer called.

The Schedule of Grants for this school for the year ended 3rd Jan 1915 is as follows:-

Claim for average attendance, (a) Under 7

Art. 19B, 1. (Subject to No’s for

increase or decrease payments @ 18/- 54

Under Art. 19B, 2&3 (b) Between 7&10

No’s for

payments @ 20/- 107

(c) Over 10

No’s for

payments @ 22/- 46

(a) Between 7&10

No’s for

payment @ 1/6+3D 107

Art. 19B, 4 (b) Over 10

No’s for

Payment @ 1/9+3D 46

Grant Claimable:-

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (a)£ 48. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B.1, (b)£107. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (c)£ 50.12. 0

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (a)£ 9. 7. 3

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (b)£ 4.12. 0

Grant under Art. 19F Epidemic £ 1. 1. 3

Gross Total of Claim £ 221. 4..6

During the week ending at this date there were thirteen admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average 225.5; Percentage Attendance 95.1.

Apr. 19th Compulsory Officer called

Class Jr.I examined and papers filed for reference.

Apr.21 Compulsory Officer called.

Apr.23 Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of David Chrystal, Police Station, Maddiston.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 239; Average 220.6; Percentage attendance 92.3.

Apr.26th Compulsory Officer called, and I reported to him that I had discovered that Adam Burt, 7 Carron View, had a child, Andrew, who, while over 5 years of age, had not yet been sent to a school. The boy has now joined this school.

Apr.28th Compulsory Officer called.

Class Jr. II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

Apr.29th Class Sr. II and III examined and written work filed.

Apr.30th Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 241; Average attendance 221.7; Percentage 91.9.

May 3rd Compulsory Officer called.

May 5th Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Thomas Docherty and Robert Paterson, N. Craigend.

May 7th Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 239; Average attendance 219.3; Percentage Attendance 91.7.

May 10th Compulsory Officer called.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, previously reported in the houses of Thomas Docherty, N. Craigend and David Chrystal, Police Station, Maddiston.

May 12th Compulsory Officer called.

May 14th Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and three were withdrawn. Roll 239; Average attendance 217.5; Percentage attendance 91.0.

May 17th Compulsory Officer called.

May 18th Intimation received from Dr A. J. Gardner Medical Inspectress of Schools of a visit to the school on Wednesday, 26th May. The children to be Medically Inspected this time are:-

(a) Those aged seven (June 1907 to May 1908)

(b) Those aged ten (June 1904 to May 1905)

(c) Any exceptional cases of other years.

May 19th Compulsory Officer called.

May 21st Class Jr.I examined and written work filed.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were admitted and one was withdrawn. Roll 240; Average attendance 2126.5; Percentage attendance 90.5.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, previously reported in the house of Robert Paterson, N. Craigend.

May 24th Compulsory Officer called.

May 26 Dr. Gardner, Medical Inspectress, visited the school.

Visited this School and found every thing correct.

(Signed) James Hunter

Compulsory Officer called.

May 28 Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 238; Average attendance 220.4; Percentage attendance 93.8.

May 31 Compulsory Officer called.

June 2 Compulsory Officer called.

June 4 Dr. Gardener, Medical Inspectress, completed her inspection of pupils as specified in her Intimation.

During the week ending at this date, four pupils were admitted and five pupils were withdrawn. Roll 242; Average 223.1; Percentage attendance 92.1.

June 8 Compulsory Officer called.

June 10 Compulsory Officer called.

June 11 During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and two were withdrawn. Roll 241; Average 223.8; Percentage of attendance 92.8.

June 14 Compulsory Officer called.

June 15 The School was closed to-day in respect of Linlithgow Marches.

June 16 Compulsory Officer called.

June 18 Class Jr. II and III examined and written works filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date, one pupil was admitted and three were withdrawn. Roll 239; Average 221.7; Percentage attendance 92.7.

June 21 Compulsory Officer called.

June 23 The School was examined in Bible Knowledge by the Rev. R. Smart, Examiner of the Association for aiding School Boards in Religious Instruction.

June 23 Class Jr. II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

June 24 Compulsory Officer called.

Class Jr I examined and written work filed for reference.

June 25 The School was closed to-day for the summer vacation, extending to Tuesday, the 19th August, after the presentation of prizes by Mr Alexander Smith, Member of the School Board.

Aug. 10 The School resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation. All the Staff were on duty, and the attendance of the pupils was satisfactory.

Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of Peter Wilson, 29 Carron View, Adam Baxter, 36 Carron View.

Aug. 13 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were thirty-two withdrawals and 21 admissions. Roll 230; Average 204.7; Percentage Attendance 89.0

Examined Register and found correct.

(Signed) John B Bryce, Member

The Report by Rev. R. C. Strang M.A., on his visit to this school on the 23rd June is as follows:-

“The Headmaster loyally assisted by an excellent staff, all the members of which seem to realise the importance of Religious 

Aug. 13 Instruction and teach their Bible lessons with conscientiousness and enthusiasm. The result of this careful teaching is that all the classes received the “Excellent” mark. Accuracy, distinct articulation, and a due regard to the meaning characterised all the memory work professed whiled the scholars shewed much intelligence in their ready answers to questions in “Scripture History”.

16th Aug. The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Peter Johnstone, Smithyhill, Maddiston.

18th Aug Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Hunter, 25 Carron View, Polmont.

The Compulsory Officer called.

20th Aug Form 8M was despatched to the Clerk of the Board.

20th Aug. Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Peter Wilson, Adam Baxter and Peter Johnstone.

Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 231; Average attendance 205.6; Percentage of attendance 89.0.

The unsatisfactory attendance is entirely due to the cases of Scarlet Fever recorded during the last two weeks.

23rd Aug. Miss McOwan, Infant Mistress, is absent from school to-day owing to illness and her work is being taken by Miss M. Binnie.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of George Duncan 18 Carron Terrace.

25th Aug. The Compulsory Officer called.

Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of George Smith, Quarelhead.

27th Aug The Compulsory Officer called.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of George Duncan, 18 Carron Terrace.

30th Aug. Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of John Angus, Rosemount, Maddiston.

The school was closed to-day owing to the staffs of all the schools under Muiravonside School Board being engaged in clerical work, connected with the compilation of the National Register.

31st Aug The school was resumed to-day. Miss McOwan, Infant Mistress, resumed her duties to-day, after her absence through illness.

1st Sept. The Compulsory Officer called.

3rd Sept. The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Dr. A. J. Gardner, School Medical Inspector of her intention to visit the school on Wednesday the 18th Sept. to inspect

(a) children aged 5 or 6, new admissions from Jan. 1915.

(b) children aged 13.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 233; Average attendance 199.2; Percentage of attendance 85.5

The attendance has become gradually worse during the last three weeks, and is almost entirely due to infectious disease.

Sept.6 The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation dated 3rd Sept., received from Medical Officer of Health, of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of William Jack, 42 Carron View and John Mooney, 16 Rumford Square, and of Diphtheria in the house of Peter Wilson, 29 Carron View.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Alexander Turner, 15 Carron View.

Sept.7 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of George Smith and John Angus.

Application made to Medical officer for supply of Forms relative to Medical Inspection of school on Wednesday, 18th Sept.

Sept.8 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Adam Wilson, The Close, Maddiston.

Class Sr III examined and papers filed for reference.

Sept.9 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.10 Intimation sent to the Clerk of the days & hours of each week on which instruction is given in Sewing.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of John Mooney, Wm. Jack and Alexr. Turner and of Diphtheria in the house of Peter Wilson.

Class Jr I examined and written work filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were three withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 230; Average attendance 194.5; Percentage attendance 84.5.

The attendance is still seriously reduced by the prevalence of Scarlet Fever.

Sep.13 Compulsory Officer called.

Sep.14 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of Adam Wilson.

Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Patrick McCafferty, Rumford Square, Polmont.

Sep15 Dr. A.J.Gardner, Medical Inspector of Schools inspected to-day the new admissions since 1st Jan., between the ages of 5 and 6.

Compulsory Officer called.

The children of Thomas Convoy, 22 Rumford (Carron Terrace) were to-day excluded from school by Dr. Gardner, Medical Inspector, owing to their verminious condition.

Sept.17 The Compulsory Officer called and I reported to him that a girl Annie Parker, born 30-11-02, had come to this district from Sheildhill about a month ago, and had not yet joined any school.

During the week ending at this date there were no fresh admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 230; Average attendance 198.2; Percentage of attendance 86.1.

Sep.20 The Compulsory Officer called.

The children of Thomas Convoy, 22 Carron Terrace, Rumford, were again excluded from School as they were clearly seen to be still in a verminious condition.

The Medical Officer of Health visited the school and examined the children for any cases of Scarlet Fever which might be escaping detection; but no such cases were found.

Sept.22 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Manus O’Donnell, 10 Carron Terrace, Rumford; and in the house of John Mooney, 16 Rumford Square, Polmont.

Clearance Certificate received in respect of Scarlet Fever, previously reported by the Medical Officer, in the house of Patrick McCafferty Rumford Square, Polmont.

Intimation sent to the Clerk asking him to intimate to the Department that this school would observe Monday Octr. 4th, as the Autumn Holiday, if that was the date arranged for Muiravonside School.

Sept.23 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.24 The School was visited this afternoon by the School Committee Messrs Thomas Harper and John Bell Bryce. Who carefully checked the and thereafter verified the correctness of the registers.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 233; Average attendance 193.6; Percentage of attendance 83.0.

Sep.27 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sep.29 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sep.30 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Manus O’Donnell, Carron Terrace and John Mooney, Rumford Square.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Peter Johnston, Smithyhill, Maddiston.

Octr.1 The Medical Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 232; Average attendance 186.3; Percentage attendance 80.3.

Octr.4 The school was closed to-day in observance of the Autumn Holiday.

Octr.5 The school resumed to-day.

Sep.8 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 232; Average attendance 191.7; Percentage attendance 82.6.

Class Sr I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Octr.11 The Compulsory Officer called.

Class Sr III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Octr.13 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Peter Johnston, Smithyhill and John Hunter.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of James Bryce, Bryce Buildings, Maddiston and Daniel Green, 1 Carron View, Polmont.

Octr.15 Class Sr. III and Sr. II examined and written exercises filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date two were admitted and none were withdrawn. Roll 234; Average 189.2; Percentage of attendance 80.8.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Neil Bryson, The Brae, Maddiston.

Octr.18 Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received that Miss Dowling would visit the school on Monday, the 28inst, at 1.20 to examine Physical Training.

Octr.21 Compulsory Officer called.

Octr.22 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Carmichael, The Close, Maddiston.

During the week ending at this date there was one pupil admitted and none was withdrawn. Roll 235; Average attendance 195.2; Percentage of attendance 83.0.

Octr.25 Miss Dowling visited the school and examined the pupils in Physical Training.

1915

Octr.26 Compulsory Officer called.

Dr. Adam, Medical Officer of Health, visited the school.

Visited the school. Found the work going on Satisfactorily

(Signed) Thomas Harper, Convenor.

Octr.27 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of Neil Bryson, The Brae, Maddiston, having been dealt with so as to allow of the children returning to school.

Octr.28 The Compulsory Officer called.

Octr.29 During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions and nor withdrawals. Roll 235; Average attendance 192.9; Percentage of attendance 82.0.

Novr.1 The Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.1 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of Thomas Forsyth,

11 Carron View, Polmont and Edward Thomson, Parkend Cottage, Maddiston.

Novr.3 Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.4 Class Jr I examined.

Class Sr I examined

Novr.5 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of Thomas Forsyth, 11 Carron View, Polmont.

Class Sr. III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 233; Average attendance 193.1; Percentage of attendance 81.1.

Novr.8 Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Brown, Croft Cottage, Maddiston.

Novr.10 Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.12 Class Jr. II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 233; Average attendance 191.3; Percentage of attendance 82.8.

Novr.15 Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.16 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of John McArthur,36 Carron View and James Bonner, Andersons’ Buildings, Maddiston, respectively.

Novr.17 Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.18 Dr. Gardner, Medical Officer of Schools, called and examined the children of Thomas Convoy, who is at present under probation in respect of having allowed his children to be in a verminious condition, The children were now found to be satisfactorily clothed and free from vermin.

Novr.19 John B. Bryce Esq. called and examined the boys Closets which are at present in an unsatisfactory condition, the flushing mechanism failing to work regularly. The matter is receiving the attention of the Board.

The Compulsory Officer called and arranged for the summoning of to the next meeting of the Board of Mrs Henry McAulay, in respect of her daughter Susan McAulay, whose attendance has been most irregular.

Novr.22 Visited school and found everything correct.

(Signed) Thomas Harper. Convnenor.

Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.23 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Fenwick, Red Raw, Maddiston.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of John McArthur, 37 Carron View, George Donaldson, Abercrombie Cottage, Manus O’Donnell, 10 Carron Terrace, Rumford and James Bryce, Bryce’s Buildings, Maddiston.

Novr.24 Compulsory Officer called. 

Novr.26 Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the school would be closed for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays on the 24th Decr. And re-opened on Tuesday 11th Jan. 1916.

Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 236; Average Attendance 183.7; Percentage attendance 77.8.

Novr.29 Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.30 The Boys Closets are again unsatisfactory.

Decr.1 The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.2 Class Jr I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Decr.3 Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were 5 pupils withdrawn and no admissions. Roll 231; Average attendance 189.3; Percentage Attendance 91.9.

Decr.6 The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.8 The closets were to-day inspected by the patentees.

Decr.10 During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 230; Average Attendance 192.7; Percentage Attendance 83.7

Decr.14th The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.16 The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.17 Miss Shanks is off duty, owing to illness.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 230; Average Attendance 195.7; Percentage of absenteeism 15.0

Decr.20 Visited School. Found all correct.

(Signed) Thomas Harper, Convenor.

Medical Certificate received from Miss Shanks in respect of her absence from duty.

Decr.21 School visited to-day by the Dentists of the Joint Medical Treatments Committee.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.22 The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.24 The school was closed to-day for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays, which will extend to Tuesday the 11th Jan 1916.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and six withdrawals. Roll 224; Average attendance 192.5; Percentage attendance 85.9

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Wm. Carmichael, William Brown, Edward Thomson and Thomas Bonner, respectively.

Decr.27 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Adam Burt, 7 Carron View.

1916

Jan.7 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Edward Thomson, John Fenwick and Adam Burt respectively.

Jan.11 The school re-opened to-day with the full staff.

Jan.12 The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.14 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 228; Average attendance 208.8; Percentage attendance 91.6.

The following intimation was received from the Clerk relative to the salaries of Teachers during illness:-

“Teachers with service under the Board not exceeding 3 years, to be paid full salary for the first month in all.

“Teachers with service under the Board, not exceeding five years, full salary for first month and half-salary for second month in all.

“Teachers with service under the Board not exceeding 10 years, full salary for first month and half-salary for second and third months in all.

Jan.17 The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.19 The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.21 During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and there was no withdrawal. Roll 229; Average attendance 201.9; Percentage attendance 90.3.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.24 The school was visited to-day by J.B.Bryce Esq., member of School committee.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.25 The school was closed this afternoon owing to the funeral of Thomas Harper Esq., Convenor of the School Committee.

Jan.28 During the week ending at this date there were one admission and two withdrawals. Roll 230; Average 214.1; Percentage attendance 93.0.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.31 The school year terminates at this date, the current registers were closed and new registers issued for the year beginning 1st.Feb1916.

Febr.2nd Class Sr. III examined and papers filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Febr.3rd Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Donald Cameron, Rainhill, Maddiston.

Febr.4th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were neither withdrawals nor admissions. Roll 230; Average attendance 210; Percentage attendance 91.3.

Febr.7th Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the houses of David Wilson, Parkend Cottage, Maddiston and Andrew Couser, 19 Carron Terrace; and of Diphtheria in the house of George Hutchison, Rosemount.

Febr.8th The school was closed for the afternoon to-day, with the permission of the Member of Committee, owing to the stormy weather.

Febr.9th Compulsory Officer called.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Donald Cameron, Rainhill.

Febr.10th Class Jr. II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

Febr.11th Compulsory Officer called.

Class Jr I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Archibald Couser, 19 Carron Terrace.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 229; Average attendance 191.8; Percentage attendance 83.7.

Febr14 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria, in the house of George Hutchison, Rosemount

The Compulsory Officer called.

Febr16 Class Sr. II examined and written work filed for reference.

The Anthracite stove is smoking so badly as to make its use impossible till the flues are cleaned.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Febr.18 During the week ending at this date there were one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 229; Average 200.5; Percentage attendance 87.5.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Febr.21 I visited this school to-day, examined the Registers and found them

Correct.

(Signed) J.B.Bryce Member Committee.

Febr.22 The Compulsory Officer called.

Febr.25 During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 229; Average attendance 205.8; Percentage attendance 89.9.

The Compulsory Officer called.

28th Febr. Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of George Morrison, Rosemount, Maddiston.

28th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called.

!st Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

3rd Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and one withdrawn. Roll 229; Average attendance 200.1; Percentage attendance 81.3.

7th Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of George Morrison, Rosemount, Maddiston, together with Clearance Certificate in respect of the notification for the same house on 28th Febr.

9th Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

10th Mar. During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one pupil was withdrawn. Roll 228; Average attendance 191.8; Percentage attendance 84.1. Class Jr I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

13th Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

15th Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

17th Mar During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and one admission. Roll 227; Average attendance 189.4; Percentage attendance 83.4.

21st Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of David Wilson, Parkend, Maddiston.

22nd Mar. Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Alexander Gow, Woodside, Maddiston.

23rd Mar. The Compulsory Officer called.

24th Mar. Class Jr. I and II examined and written exercises filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

24th Mar. During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 228; Average attendance 185.0; Percentage attendance 81.1.

27th Mar. Visited this school to-day and found everything satisfactory.

(Signed) J. B. Bryce.

The Schedule of Grants for this school for the year ended 31st Jan 1916 is as follows:-

Claim for average attendance, (a) Under 7

27th Mar. Art. 19B, 1. (Subject to No’s for

increase or decrease payments @ 18/- 49

Under Art. 19B, 2&3 (b) Between 7&10

No’s for

payments @ 20/- 101

(c) Over 10

No’s for

payments @ 22/- 51

(a) Between 7&10

No’s for

payment @ 1/6+3D 101

Art. 19B, 4 (b) Over 10

No’s for

Payment @ 1/9+3D 51

Grant Claimable:-

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (a)£ 44. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B.1, (b)£101. 0. 0

Grant under Art. 19,B,1, (c)£ 56. 2. 0

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (a)£ 8.16. 9

Grant under Art. 19B,4, (b)£ 5. 2. 0

Grant under Art. 19F £ 9 12. 0

Gross Total of Claim £ 224. 14..9

The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Andrew Pender, Smithyhill, Maddiston.

31st Mar. The Compulsory Officer called and reported that an Attendance Order had been issued in the case of Susan McAuley, Knowhead.

A Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of John Burt, Carron View.

31st Mar. During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 229; Average attendance 196.5; Percentage attendance 85.8.

3rd Apr The Compulsory Officer called.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Paterson, N.Craigend.

4th Apr. Class Sr. II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of Andrew Pender, Smithyhill.

5th Apr. The Compulsory Officer called

7th Apr. During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 229; Average attendance 206.1; Percentage attendance 90.0.

7th Apr The Compulsory Officer called

10th Apr. Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the houses of Wm. Paterson and George Morrison respectively.

The Compulsory Officer called.

12th Apr. The Compulsory Officer called.

13th Apr. Intimation received from Medical Officer of the existence of Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria in the house of Archibald Couser, 19, Carron Terrace, Polmont..

15th Apr. The School was Inspected to-day W. H. Bell Esq., H.M.Inspector of Schools.

The Compulsory Officer called and arranged to summon Mrs Alexander Turner, in respect of the irregular attendance of her child, David Turner. During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 230; Average attendance 209.1; Percentage attendance 90.9.

April17th The Compulsory Officer called.

The School was visited to-day by John Bell Bryce, Member of the Board.

April 19th The Compulsory Officer called

April 20th The School was closed this afternoon for the Easter Holidays, extending from 20th April to 2nd May inclusive.

April 21st During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 231; Average attendance 201.3; Percentage attendance 87.1

April 21st Relative to the Annual Revision of the Salaries of the staff, the following intimation was received from the Clerk of the Board :-

“The Teachers Salaries were revised by the Board at their meeting yesterday. An increase of £5 was granted to yourself and £2.10/- each to Misses Binnie, Leslie and Shanks, all increases to take effect one year from the date of the last increase. No increase was granted for Miss McOwan, she having attained the maximum. As regards Miss Sandilands and Miss Wilson an increase of £2.19/- will be granted if they are trained; but no increase will be granted if they are untrained.”

May2nd The school returned to-day after the Easter Holidays.

May3rd The Compulsory Officer called

May5th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were seventeen admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 248; Average attendance 229.5; Percentage attendance 92.5

May8th The Compulsory Officer called

May10th The Compulsory Officer called

May11th Attended at Falkirk Sherriff Court to-day and gave evidence in the case of the prosecution of Mrs Henry McAuley for failing to keep her child – Susan McAuley regularly at school. Mrs McAuley was found guilty and fined 10/-.

May12th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 249; Average attendance 224.1; Percentage attendance 90.0.

May15th The Compulsory Officer called.

May17th The Compulsory Officer called.

May19th During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 250; Average attendance 230.6; Percentage attendance 92.2.

May22nd The Compulsory Officer called.

May24th The Compulsory Officer called.

May 26th During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 250; Average attendance 221.3; Percentage attendance 88.5.

The Compulsory Officer called.

May29th The School was visited to-day by the Chairman of the Board, James Hunter Esq. and by John Bell Bryce Esq., and Hugh Nisbet Esq., Members of the School Committee. The Registers were checked throughout the school and are certified correct by H. Nisbet.

May29th The Compulsory Officer called.

May31st Class Sr. I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

June 2nd During the week ending at this date there were 7 admissions and 6 withdrawals. Roll 251; Average attendance 226.6; Percentage attendance 88.6.

The attendance during the past week has been adversely affected by an epidemic of Mumps.

The Compulsory Officer called.

June 5th Intimation received from the Clerk of the Board that the school would be closed for the Summer Holidays on Friday, 30th June and re-open on Tuesday, 1st August, and that two weeks holiday would be given towards the end of September.

The Compulsory Officer called.

June 7th The Compulsory Officer called.

June 8th Intimation was received from the Clerk of the Board that no prizes would be given the pupils for attendance etc. in respect of the present session.

June 9th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 252; Average attendance 233.9; Percentage attendance 92.8.

June 12th The Compulsory Officer called.

June 14th The Compulsory Officer called.

June 16th During the week ending at this date there were four withdrawals and one admission. Roll 251; Average attendance 228.3; Percentage attendance 90.9.

June 19th The Compulsory Officer called.

June 21st The Compulsory Officer called.

June 23rd During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 251; Average attendance 229.3; Percentage 91.3.

The Compulsory Officer called.

June 26th I Have visited this school and found everything in order.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet.

June 27th The Compulsory Officer called.

June 30th The School was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation, which extends to Tuesday 22nd August.

Aug.22nd All the pupils presented for enrolment under Art. 29I of the Code were passed by H.M.Inspector.

The School resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation with a fairly satisfactory attendance.

Aug.23rd The Compulsory Officer called.

Aug.25th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there 14 pupils were admitted 7 withdrawn and 31 excluded owing to the lack of accommodation for senior classes. Roll 227; Average attendance 208.2; Percentage attendance 91.7.

Aug.28th The Compulsory Officer called.

Aug 30th The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.1 During the week ending at this date there were 3 admissions and 1 withdrawal. Roll 229; Average attendance 215.7; Percentage attendance 94.1

Sept.4. The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.6 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of N. Penman, 56, Carron View.

Sept.7 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.8 During the week ending at this date there were 5 admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 234; Average attendance 216.9; Percentage attendance 92.6.

Sept.10 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.12 A Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of N.Penman 56 Carron View.

Sept.13 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.15 The Compulsory Officer called.

The School was visited to-day by Dr. Gardner for the purpose of medically inspecting pupils.

The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was no withdrawals and 3 admissions. Roll 237; Average attendance 223.5; Percentage attendance 94.3.

Sept.19 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.21 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.22 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no withdrawals and 3 admissions. Roll 237; Average attendance 222.3; Percentage attendance 93.7.

Sept.25 The School was visited by the Convenor of the School Committee, Mr. J.B.Bryce.

Sept.26 The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.27 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Jackson, Mafeking Place, Maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.29 Class Jr.I examined and Composition test filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 239; Average attendance 218.5; Percentage attendance 91.4.

2nd Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

3rd Octr. Miss C.R.Wilson was granted leave of absence by the Convenor of the School Committee in respect of the illness of her Aunt.

Mr.Hood, Drawing Inspector visited the school to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called.

5th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever previously reported, in the house of John Jackson, Mafeking Place, Maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Class Sr. III examined and tests on Composition, Dictation and Arithmetic, filed for reference.

6th Octr. During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 239; Average attendance 218.4; Percentage attendance 91.3.

9th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

11th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

13th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called and his attention was specially called to the case of David Turner of Sn.III.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 239; Average attendance 212.7; Percentage attendance 88.9.

16th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called and reported that the excuse for absence in the case of David Turner of Sn.III is for want of boots.

18th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

20th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called and arranged for the prosecution of Mrs Henry Turner, Carron View.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 240; Average attendance 221.4; Percentage attendance 92.2

23rd Octr. Visited this school, examined the registers and found same correct.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet.

The Compulsory Officer called.

25th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

26th Octr. Class Jr.I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

27th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was two admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 240; Average attendance 215.7; Percentage attendance 89.8.

30th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called.

1st Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

6th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

8th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

9th Novr. The Candidates for the vacancy on the Staff, caused by the resignation of Miss Wilson, were interviewed by the Chairman and the Convenor of the School Committee, J.B.Bryce Esq., and Miss C.L.Black was appointed.

10th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was admitted and four left. Roll 237; Average attendance 217.7; Percentage attendance 91.8.

13th Novr. Miss Christina Lister Black began her duties to-day succeeding Miss Wilson in charge of Class Jr.I.

The Compulsory Officer called.

17th Novr. During the week ending at this date one pupil left and one was admitted. Roll 237; Average attendance 213.2; Percentage attendance 89.9.

1916

18th Novr. Class Sr. II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

20th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

22nd Novr. The Compulsory Officer called and arranged for the prosecution of Mrs. Hugh Allison, Walkers Buildings in restect of her boy, Hugh Allison.

24th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date one pupil was withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 236; Average attendance 206.6; Percentage attendance, 87.5.

27th Novr. Examined Register and found everything correct.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet.

The Compulsory Officer called 

29thNovr. The Compulsory Officer called.

1st Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 236; Average attendance 210.8; Percentage attendance 89.3.

4th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

Relative to the Teachers’ application for an increase in Salary, in view of the enormous increase in the cost of living, the following communication was received from the Clerk of the Board:

“At a meeting of the Board held on Wednesday it was agreed to grant an increase of 10% to each teacher whose salary is under £80:, or such less sum as will bring the salary up to £80: an increase of 71/2 % to each teacher whose salary is £80 or under £100, or such sum as will bring the salary up to £100: an increase of 5% to each teacher whose salary is £100 or over.

Said increase to be given as a War Bonus and to take effect as from 1st Decr., 1916.”

6th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

8th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no admission. Roll 234; Average attendance 205.8; Percentage attendance, 87.9.

1916/17

11th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

12th Decr. Classes II and III Sr. examined and written work filed for reference.

13th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

15th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 233; Average 194.2; Percentage 83.3.

18th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

Class Jr.I examined and written exercises filed for reference. Miss Blacks’ work generally, gives promise of being satisfactory.

19th Decr. Owing to the stormy weather the middle interval was dispensed with and a double attendance marked.

20th Decr. The Compulsory Officer called.

Class Jr.II and III examined and found them making normal progress. The written tests are filed for reference.

22nd Decr. The school was closed to-day for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays which extend to Tuesday, the 9th Jan. 1917.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 233; Average 189.1; Percentage attendance 81.1.

1917

Jan.9th The school resumed to-day after the Christmas Holidays, with a satisfactory attendance.

Jan.10th The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.12th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and one withdrawn. Roll 235; Average 210.6; Percentage 83.6.

Jan.15th The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.18th The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan.19th During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 235; Average 202.3; Percentage 86.0.

Jan24th The Compulsory Officer called.

Jan 26th The Compulsory Officer called and arranged for the prosecution before the Board of Alexr. Laird, 58 Carron View in respect of his daughter, Mary Laird.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 235; Average 212.2; Percentage 90.2.

Class Jr.II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

29th Jan. Examined Registers found everything in order.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet

Class II and III Sr. examined and written exercises filed for reference.

30th Jan. The financial Year of the school closed to-day.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 235; Average 214.3; Percentage attendance 91.2

The Compulsory Officer called.

2nd Febr. During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 235; Average attendance 200.8; Percentage attendance 85.7.

&th Febr. The Closets are in a most unsatisfactory start.

9th Febr. During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 235; Average attendance 200.8; Percentage attendance 85.4.

12th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called.

13th Febr. Mr Brown, Dentist, examined children between the age of 6 and 8, and made a list of those whose cases treatment was advised.

14th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called.

16th Febr. During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average 207.8; Percentage 87.6.

The Compulsory Officer called.

19th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called.

21st.Feb The Compulsory Officer called.

23rd Febr. During the week ending at this date there were 3 admissions and 2 withdrawals. Roll 236; Average 212.3; Percentage 89.8.

Febr.26th Called at school and found everything correct.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet.

The Compulsory Officer visited the school,

Febr.28th The Compulsory Officer visited the school.

Mar.1st Classes Jr.I examined and the work found to be satisfactory. The written tests were filed for reference.

Classes Sr.I, II and III examined and written exercises filed.

Mar.2nd The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were two pupils were admitted and there was no withdrawals. Roll 238; Average 218.5; Percentage attendance 91.5.

Mar.5th The Compulsory Officer called.

Mar.7th The Compulsory Officer called.

Mar.8th Miss Nan Goodall, H.M.Inspector of Physical Exercises, inspected the school.

Mar.9th Class Jr.II and III was examined and satisfactory progress was shown. The written tests were filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 238; Average attendance 217.3; Percentage of attendance 91.3.

Mar.12th The Compulsory Officer called and the cases of Mary Gillespie, Mary Walton and Susan Mooney were specially brought to his notice.

Mar.14th The Compulsory Officer called.

Mar.16th The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 238; Average 213.5: Percentage of Attendance 89.7

Mar.19th The Compulsory Officer called.

Mar.21 The Closets have been put into a satisfactory condition by Messrs. Borland, Falkirk.

The Compulsory Officer called and arranged to summon before the Board the parents of Mary Gillespie, Susan Mooney and Mary Walton for failing to keep these pupils in regular attendance.

Mar.23 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 238; Average attendance 215.0; Percentage attendance 90.7. The flush closets are again unsatisfactory.

Mar.26 The School was visited to-day by Mr. Hugh Nisbet, Member of School Committee, who examined and attested the Registers correct.

Mar.27 The Compulsory Officer called.

Mar.29 The following list of pupils, certified by the Medical Officer of Health as requiring dental treatment was received from the Clerk:-

Eliz. Duncan, 39 Carron View: Eliz Rae, Gowanlea, Maddiston: Jeanie Hoggan, 10 Carron View: Nellie Smith, Quarrolhead: Henry Laird, 56 Carron View: Henry Meechan, Rumford Square: Thomas Forsyth, 11 Carron View: Robert Gow, Greenwell Terrace: John McNiven, Rainhill: Boner Hunter, Co-operative Store: Kate McCafferty, 12 Rumford Square; Maggie Williamson, 13 Rumford Square.

Mar.30 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 238; Average 212.6; Percentage of attendance 89.3.

April 2 The Compulsory Officer called.

The Closets are again in a most unsatisfactory condition; but their condition is having the attention of the Board.

April 3 Owing to the stormy weather the school was closed for the afternoon.

The Schedule of Grants for this school for the year ended 31st Jan 1917 is as follows:-

April 3 Claim on average attendance, (a) Under 7

Art. 19B, 1. Numbers for

payments @ 18/- 55

(b) Between 7&10

Numbers for

payments @ 20/- 95

(c) Over 10

Numbers for

payments @ 22/- 59

(a) Between 7&10

Numbers for

payment @ 1/6+3D 98

Art. 19B, 4 (b) Over 10

Numbers for

Payment @ 1/9+3D 59 Grant Claimable:-

Under Art. 19,B,1(a) £ 49.10. 0

Under Art. 19,B.1(b) £ 98. 0. 0

Under Art. 19,B,1(c) £ 64. 18. 0

Under Art. 19B,4(a) £ 8. 11. 6

Under Art. 19B,4(b) £ 5. 18. 0

Under Art. 19F £ 5. 6. 8

Total Claim 224. 14..2

Staff as at 31st Jan 1917

Infant Department: Helen McOwn, Infant Mistress

M.B.Sandilands, Assistant

M.Binnie Assistant

Mixed School J.S.Wilson Headmaster

M.P.Leslie Assistant

C.L.Black Assistant

A.J. Shanks Assistant

No detailed report is made by H.M.Inspector on the work of the Session; 1916-17.

Apr.4 The Compulsory Officer called.

Apr.5 The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holiday, and owing to the stormy weather the school was closed at mid-day. The Vacation extends to the 16th April.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 238; Average 199.1; Percentage of attendance, 83.6.

April 17 The school resumed to-day after the Easter Recess. All the staff were in attendance.

April 18 The Compulsory Officer called.

April 20 The Compulsory Officer called and arranged for the prosecution of Alexander Laird, Caron View, in respect of his daughter, Mary Laird, whose attendance has been most unsatisfactory over a long period.

Notification received from the Medical Officer of Health reporting Diphtheria in the house of Patrick Harvey, 14 Carron Terrace, Polmont, and of Scarlet Fever in the house of Mr. Alexander Robertson, where Miss Black of this school resides.

April 20 During the week ending at this date there was nine admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 247; Average attendance 230.6; Percentage of attendance 93.3.

April 23 The Compulsory Officer called.

Visited School. Examined Registers. Found them correct.

(Signed) Hugh Nisbet.

April 25 The Compulsory Officer called for monthly attendance Report, and list of absentees.

Clearance Certificate received from the Medical Officer of Health in respect of the houses of Patrick Harvey and Alexander Robertson.

April 27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date three pupils were admitted and two were withdrawn. Roll 248; Average attendance 233.7; Percentage attendance 94.2.

April 30 The Compulsory Officer called, and reported that an Attendance Order had been issued in the case of Mary Laird Carron View.

Intimation received from the Clerk that at their meeting on the 25th inst.

April 30 The Board had granted increments of £2.10 to each of the

following teachers, in accordance with the Scale of Salaries, and an increment of £5 to the Headmaster.

Mary Roberts Sandilands, as from 1st May

Margaret Binnie, as from 1st May

Marion Pearson Leslie, as from 1st May

Christine Lister Black on the expiry of her 1st year’s service.

May 1st Intimation received from the Clerk of the Committee appointed for the school for the ensuing session is constituted as follows:

Mr.A.Smith, Mr. Garvie and the Chairman, ex officio. Mr Smith, Convenor.

May 2nd The Compulsory Officer called.

Class Sr.II and III was examined and the written work filed for reference.

May 4th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and two withdrawals. Roll 249; Average attendance 236.2; Percentage attendance 94.8.

May 7 The Committee along with the Plumber, inspected the Closets, with a view to having them put in proper order.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 11 During the week ending at this date there two pupils were admitted and one withdrawn. Roll 257; Average attendance 234.2; Percentage attendance 93.3.

May 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 18 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 251; Average attendance 232.9; Percentage attendance 92.7.

May 21 The school was visited to-day by N.H.Bell Esq., H.M.Inspector of Schools.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss McOwan, Infant Mistress was absent from duty owing to the serious illness of her mother.

May 22 Miss McOwan resumed duty to-day.

May 23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

1917

May 25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 249; Average attendance 228.1; Percentage attendance 91.6.

May 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees, and Monthly Statement of Attendance.

The Convenor of the School Committee – Mr.A Smith called.

June 1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were five withdrawals and one admission. Roll 245; Average attendance 229.9; Percentage attendance 90.9.

June 1 Intimation received from the Clerk, that the School would close for the Summer Holidays in the afternoon of Friday, 29th June and re-open on the morning of Tuesday, 31st July, the remainder of the Holidays to be given during the Potato Harvest, the exact date to be fixed later.

June 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Jr.II and III was examined in Dictation and Arithmetic, and papers filed for reference.

June 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees. During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 242; Average attendance 217.5; Percentage 89.8.

June 11 The Infant Mistress was absent from duty to-day owing to the serious illness of her mother.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 12 The Infant Mistress resumed duty to-day.

June 13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees. His attention was especially called to the case of Mary McCafferty, who has been absent for 9 days owing to the illness of her mother.

During the week ending at this date two pupils were withdrawn and there were no admissions. Roll 240; Average attendance 220.3; Percentage attendance 91.7.

June 18 Notice received from Medical Treatment Committee that Mr. Brown, Dentist, and the Nurse will visit this school on Wednesday, 20th Inst. to attend to several cases of defective teeth.

June 19 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees. As Mary McCaffrey is still absent, he proposes summoning the parent.

June 20 Mr.Brown, Dentist, visited the school, and attended to several cases of defective teeth.

June 22 The Compulsory Officer visited the school for list of absentees, and obtained the necessary particulars for summoning the patent of Mary McCafferty.

June 22 Rev.R.C.Strang of the Association for aiding School Boards in the examination of Religious Instruction in schools, visited this school and examined the pupils.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 240; Average attendance 218.9; Percentage 91.2.

June 25 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees.

June 26 N.H.Bell Esq., visited the school to-day and examined the Qualifying Class.

June 27 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees, and statement of Attendance for the past month.

Visited the school to-day and examined the Registers and found every thing correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith, Convenor.

June 29 The school was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation; extending to the 31st July.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 241; Average attendance 216.4; Percentage attendance 89.8.

1917

July 31 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation with a satisfactory attendance, The 12 pupils, who had qualified for enrolment in Supplementary Courses in Higher Grade Departments an accordance with Art. 29 I of the Code, as from the fixed date 1st Aug. 1917, were excluded.

Aug.1 The Infant Mistress Miss McOwan, got leave of absence from the Convenor of the School Committee in view of the condition of her mother.

Aug. 2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.3 During the week ending at this date there were seven admissions and thirteen withdrawals. Roll 235; Average attendance 219.8; Percentage attendance 93.5.

Aug 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug. 9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Notification received from the Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Heeps, 23 Carron Terrace.

Aug.10th During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 235; Average attendance 214.6; Percentage attendance 91.3.

Aug. 13th Miss McOwan, Infant Mistess, resumed duty to-day.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Heeps, 23 Carron Terrace.

Aug.14th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.17th Form 8 M remitted to the Clerk for transmission to H.M.Inspector.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 236; Average attendance 221.6; Percentage 93.8.

Aug.20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.24 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average attendance 219.3; Percentage attendance 92.5.

Aug. 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees, and reported that John Pender had been withdrawn from school attendance by Dr.Hamilton.

Aug 29 The Convenor of the School Committee called and checked Registers, and found them correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Aug.29 Classes of Junior and Senior Divisions were examined in Arithmetic; Dictation and Composition. The results are as follows:

Jr.II& III

Jr. I

Sr. II & III

Aug.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees, and monthly Attendance Report.

Aug. 31 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 237; Average attendance 217.5; Percentage attendance 91.7.

Sept.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received from the Clerk that the postponed part of the Summer Vacation would extend from the 21st Sept. to the 15th Octr.

Sept.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.6 The attendance is adversely affected by the distribution of sugar to members of the Co-operative Society being confined to one day.

Sept.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were six admissions and no withdrawal. Roll 243; Average attendance 226.9; Percentage attendance 93.3.

Sept.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.12 Notification of Diphtheria in the house of Wm. Walker 16 Carron Terrace

Sept.14 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 244; Average attendance 222.2; Percentage attendance 92.0.

Sept.17 The Compulsory Officer called

Sept.19 Visited the school and found every thing correct including Registers.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Clearance Certificate received in respect of Diphtheria in the house of Wm. Walker, 16 Carron Terrace.

Sept.20 The Compulsory Officer called and received list of absentees.

Sept.21 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 244; Average attendance 225.9; Percentage attendance 92.5.

Septr.21 The school was closed to-day for the postponed part of the Summer Holidays, Vacastion extending to the 15th October.

Octr.15 The School resumed to-day with all the staff present.

Octr.16 The Compulsory Officer called and received list of absentees.

Octr.17 The Compulsory Officer called and received list of absentees.

Octr.18 Owing to the scarcity of butter the attendance was very bad, some of the children having been at the Co-operative Store the whole day.

Octr.19 The Compulsory Officer called

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 215.7; Percentage attendance 87.6. The unsatisfactory attendance is partly due to the number of children being engaged either with lifting potatoes or in keeping house while their mothers are engaged at this work.

Octr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.26 Owing to the stormy weather the school was vacated in the afternoon.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 246; Average attendance 213.4; Percentage attendance 86.7.

Octr.29 The Compulsory Officer called.

Octr.31 The School was visited by the Commottee, Mr Alexander Smith, Convenor and Mr. William Murray.

Nov.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.2 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions but two pupils were withdrawn. Roll 244; Average attendance 211.1; Percentage attendance 90.6.

Class Sr.II and III was examined and written tests filed for reference.

Novr.5 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees.

Novr.7 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees.

Novr.9 The Compulsory Officer visited the School for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and three withdrawals. Roll 242; Average attendance 218.9; Percentage attendance 90.4.

Novr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 242; Average attendance 226.1; Percentage attendance 93.4. Class Jr.II and III examined.

Novr.19 Intimation received from Compulsory Officer that Mrs. Joseph McAuley had been fined 7/6 for failure to comply with Attendance Order.

Novr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

23rd Novr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 238; Average attendance 217.1; Percentage attendance 91.2.

26th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received from the Medical Officer of Health of his intention to visit the school and examine pupils of 5 years of age and examine any of 6 years of age not previously examined, and also pupils of 13 years of age.

28/11/17 Visited the School and found everythin in order.

(Signed) Alex. Smith, Con., Wm. Murray.

30th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called and received list of absentees.

Class Sr.II and III was examined and written tests filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average attendance 214.2; Percentage attendance 90.3.

30th Novr. Intimation received from the Clerk that the Christmas and New-Year Holidays would extend from the 21st Decr. to the 8th Jan. 1918.

3rd Decr. The Compulsory Officer called and received list of absentees.

5th Decr. Class Jr.I examined and written tests were filed.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

7thDecr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 237; Average attendance 212.3; Percentage attendance 89.5.

10th Decr. Intimation received from The Medical Inspector of Schools that he would visit the school in the afternoon of the 20th Decr.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.12th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.14th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 236; Average attendance 205.9; Percentage attendance 87.2

Decr.14th The bad attendance is partly due to illness but more to do with children being kept at home to go messages, through the difficulty in the distribution of provisions at the Co-operative Store.

Decr.18th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited the School, checked Registers, found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex. Smith, Wm.Murray.

Decr.19th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.21 Dr. Findlay. Medical Officer of Schools, visited the school.

The school was closed to-day at Mid-day for the Christmas Holidays, extending to the 7th Jan. 1918, inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 236; Average attendance 176.5; Percentage attendance 84.2.

The low average attendance is partly due to the inclement weather, but also so the children being frequently sent to the shops for messages and, owing to the irregular supply of provisions, being kept there for hours at a time.

1918

Jan.8th The school resumed to-day after the Christmas Holidays. All the Staff were on duty, but the attendance is not satisfactory.

Jan.9th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.10th The attendance was reduced to-day by a number of children having been kept late in the store, waiting for provisions.

Jan.11th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 239; Average attendance 208.7; Percentage attendance 87.3.

The unsatisfactory attendance is due t inclement weather, illness, and the scarce and uncertain distribution of food-stuffs.

Jan.15th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.17th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.18th During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 240; Average attendance 202.8; Percentage attendance 84.5.

Inclement weather and the difficulty of procuring food-stuffs account largely for the unsatisfactory attendance.

Jan.22nd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.25th The Compulsory Officer called, and arranged for the prosecution of the parents of Mary Duncan, in respect of irregular attendance.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 240; Average attendance 206.8; Percentage attendance 86.1.

The attendance is still being adversely affected by the scarcity and irregular distribution of food-stuffs.

Jan.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.29 The school was visited to-day by N.H.Bell Esq., Inspector of Schools; and was given a half holiday.

Jan.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited the school to-day and found every thing correct and checked the Registers and found them correctly entered.

(Signed) Wm. Murray

Jan.31 During the week ending at this date, which ends the financial year, there were no withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 239; Average 207.8; Percentage attendance 87.3.

The attendance continues to be seriously reduced by the scarcity of food-stuffs and the irregular distribution of these.

Febr.1st The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 239; Average attendance 206.0; Percentage attendance 86.1.

Febr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.8 During the week ending at this date there were six admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 243; Average attendance 215.7; Percentage attendance 88.7.

Febr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.15 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 225.7; Percentage attendance 92.1.

Febr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.22 Class Jr.II and III was examined and written work filed for reference.

The attendance continues to be adversely affected by the scarcity of food-stuffs.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 220.2; Percentage attendance 89.8.

Febr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited the school examined the Registers and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex.Smith.

Mar.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 244; Average attendance 204.2; Percentage attendance 83.6.

Mar.4 The Compulsory Officer visited the school and received list of absentees.

Mar.5 Class J.I examined and the written tests filed for reference.

Mar.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.7 About 16 pupils were absent from school in the fore-noon to-day; and the excuse given was that they had to wait their turns in the Co-operative Store. This cause of irregular attendance was brought to the notice of the Board at their last meeting.

The Compulsory Officer called and his attention was brought to the matter referred to above; and he arranged to warn the parents involved.

Mar.8 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawal. Roll 245; Average attendance 220.8; Percentage attendance 90.1.

Mar.8 The uncertainty of the supply of provisions at the local store is still adversely affecting the school attendance.

Mar.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 219.8; Percentage attendance 89.3.

Mar.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.21 A large number of pupils kept from school to-day to stand in the C-operative Store awaiting a supply of food-stuffs.

Mar.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 246; Average attendance 218.9; Percentage attendance 88.9.

Mar.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

The school was closed to-day for the Easter Vacation extending to April 8th. Owing to the miserable attendance through the Roman Catholic pupils being absent at Chapel, the Registers were marked but with the approval of the Convenor of the Committee the children were afterwards dismissed and the attendance cancelled.

Class Jr. II and III, Jr. I and Sr. II and III and Sr. I were examined from the 27th to the 29th Mar. and their written exercises filed for reference.

The Schedule of Grants for this school for the year ended 31st Jan 1918 is as follows:-

Claim on average attendance, (a) Under 7

Art. 19B, 1. Numbers for

payments @ 18/- 53

(b) Between 7&10

Numbers for

payments @ 20/- 95

(c) Over 10

Numbers for

payments @ 22/- 7

Mar.29 Art. 19B, 4 (a) Between 7&10

Numbers for

payment @ 1/6+3D 95

(b) Over 10

Numbers for

Payment @ 1/9+3D 70

Grant Claimable:-

Under Art. 19,B,1(a) £ 47.14. 0

Under Art. 19,B.1(b) £ 95. 0. 0

Under Art. 19,B,1(c) £ 77. 00. 0

Under Art. 19B,4(a) £ 8. 6. 3

Under Art. 19B,4(b) £ 7. 18. 0

Under Art. 19F £ 5. 7. 6

Staff as at 31st Jan 1918

Infant Department: Helen McOwn, Infant Mistress

M.B.Sandilands, Assistant

M.Binnie Assistant

Mixed School J.S.Wilson Headmaster

M.P.Leslie Assistant

In charge of Jr.III &II

C.l.Black Assistant

In charge of Jr. I

A.J. Shanks Unqualified Assistant,

Associated with the

Headmaster in charge

of SrI and SrII and III

April 8th The school resumed to-day after the Easter Vacation with a fair attendance.

April 9th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 11th About twenty-five pupils were absent to-day, who gave detention in the Co-operative Store as an excuse; and these pupils names were reported to the Compulsory Officer.

April 12th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April12th During the week ending at this date five pupils were admitted and there were no withdrawals. Roll 251; Average attendance 226.6; Percentage of absenteeism 11.4.

Apr.15th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.19th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 252; Average attendance 229.0; Percentage attendance 89.7.

The attendance is still suffering from children being sent to the Co-operative Store and being kept there for hours at a time.

Apr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited the School and examined the Registers and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

26th Apr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 233.9; Percentage attendance 92.0.

Apr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.30 Class Jr.II and Sr.II and III examined and written exercises filed.

May.2 Class Sr.I examined and written tests filed.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 3 Class Jr.II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 250; Average attendance 228.1; Percentage of attendance 91.2.

The attendance is still suffering from the irregularity in the distribution of food-stuffs.

May 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May10 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 249; Average attendance 229.6; Percentage attendance 92.2.

May 13 Intimation received from Dr. Findlay, Medical Inspector of Schools, of his intention to examine this school on the on the 22nd inst.

May 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 17 he Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 249; Average attendance 216.3; Percentage attendance 86.8.

May 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 22 Dr. Findlay, Medical Officer of Schools began his examination to-day, of pupils aged 7 or 10.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 23 Dr. Findlay continued his examination of pupils aged 7 or 10.

May 24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 249; Average attendance 225.5; Percentage attendance 89.3.

While the unsatisfactory attendance is partly due to sickness, it is still largely due to parents keeping their children at home to go to the shops for messages.

May 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 31 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 250; Average attendance 220.7; Percentage attendance 88.2.

June 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Jr.I and Sr.I and II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

June 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 7 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 249; Average attendance 225.7; Percentage attendance 90.6.

June 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 249; Average attendance 225.2; Percentage attendance 90.4.

June 18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 21 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 249; Average attendance 224.3; Percentage attendance 90.0.

June 24 Miss Binnie is off duty to-day owing to home circumstances.

June 25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 26 Visited the school, examined the Registers and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

N.H.Bell Esq., Inspector of Schools examined the Qualifying Class.

June 28 The school was closed ay mid-day for the Summer vacation, which extends to the 13 August.

Aug.13 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation. All the staff are present and the attendance is satisfactory.

Aug.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug 16 During the week ending at this date there were 30 withdrawals, including the 18 excluded on passing the Aualifying Examination; and there were 10 admissions. Roll 229. Average attendance 208.5; Percentage attendance 91.0.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.19 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Mrs Russell, Penders Buildings, Maddiston.

Aug.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug21 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Andrew Gillespie, 40 Carron View, Maddiston.

Aug.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.23 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house ofMrs Russell, Penders Buildings, Maddiston.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 229 Average attendance 212.4; Percentage attendance 92.7.

Aug.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.28 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Andrew Gillespie, 40, Carron View.

Visited the School, examined the Registers and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.29 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Peter Lithgow, 27 Carron View.

Aug.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 230; Average attendance 213.0; Percentage attendance 92.6.

Miss Christina Lister Black, who had charge of Jr.I left the service of the Board to-day to take up her duties as assistant in St. John’s Episcopal School, Edinburgh.

Sept.2 Miss Alice Lillie Kilgour entered the service of tis Board, as assistant in charge of Jr.I, in succession to Miss C.L.Black

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

The school was visited by N.H.Bell Inspector of Schools.

Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Peter Lithgow, 29, Carron View.

Sept.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 231; Average attendance 214.7 Percentage attendance 92.9.

Classes Sr.I, II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Turner, Viewfield Cottage, Maddiston.

Sept.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.13 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 231; Average attendance 210.9: Percentage attendance 91.3.

Sept.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.20 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 230; Average attendance 205.2; Percentage 89.2.

Sept.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.25 The school was visited by the Convenor of Committee, Mr. Alexr. Smith

22/9/18 Class Sr.I, and II and III examined and found them making satisfactory progress.

26/9/18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

27/9/18 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 233.9; Percentage attendance 92.0.

27/9/18 Class Jr.II and III examined and the work found to be satisfactory.

30/9018 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

2/10/18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

4/10/18 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 210.7Average attendance 233.9; Percentage attendance 90.4.

7/10/18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received of approaching visit of Medical Officer, and request for list of pupils born in the years, 105 and 1913 respectively.

This request was duly complied with.

9/10/18 The school was inspected to-day by Miss Christina S. Ferguson, Inspector of Physical Education.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

11/10/18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 234; Average attendance 205.1; Percentage attendance 87.6.

The attendance during last week was seriously reduced by very stormy weather.

14/10/18 There are a large number of pupils exempted from attendance to-day in order to assist at the potato harvest.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

16/10/18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

18th Octr he Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 234; Average attendance 186.8; Percentage attendance 79.9.

The very low attendance is largely accounted for by the number of pupils exempted for the potato lifting.

21st Octr The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

23rd Octr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

25th Octr. Examined Registers, found correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 234; Average attendance 188.3; Percentage attendance 80.4.

28th Octr. As the headmaster, Miss Shanks and Miss Binnie were off duty through Infuenza, the school was closed for the day by the instruction of Mr. Smith, Convenor of the School Committee.

29th Octr. The school was closed to-day as from 28th Octr. To 19th Novr., both days inclusive, by order of Dr. Adam, Medical Officer of the County owing to Influenza, a considerable number of the pupils, in addition to three of the staff, being affected and absent from duty.

10th Novr. The school re-opened to-day but as four members of the staff – Misses McOwan, Sandilands, Leslie and Kilgours were still off duty owing to Infuenza, the Convenor, in view of the insufficiency of staff and also to show our gratitude for the return of Peace, closed the school, as from Mid-day till Wednesday morning.

13th Novr. The school resumed to-day, Misses McOwan, Sandilands Leslie and Kilgours being still off duty. The Compulsory Officer called.

14th Novr. Miss Sandilands resumed duty to-day.

15th Novr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 235; Average attendance 186.4; Percentage attendance 79.3.

Novr.18th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.21st Miss M.P.Leslie resumed duty to-day after recovery from Influenza.

Dr. Findlay, Medical Inspector, examined pupils at this school.

Novr.22nd Examined Registers and found correct.

Signed) Alex Smith

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.22nd During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 238; Average attendance 205.9; Percentage attendance 86.5.

Novr.25th Miss McOwan returned to duty to-day after recovery from Infuenza.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.27th Miss Kilgour returned to duty to-day after recovery from Influenza.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.29 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal Roll 237; Average attendance 200.4; Percentage attendance 84.5.

The attendance is still affected by the prevalence of Influenza.

Decr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 239; Average attendance 194.8; Percentage attendance 14.5.

Influenza is still prevalent amongst the pupils.

Decr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 242; Average attendance 207.4; Percentage attendance 85.7.

The prevalence of Influenza is still reducing the attendance.

Decr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.18 The Nurses visited the school in connection with cases reported by Dr. Findlay, Medical Inspector.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Jr.I examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Decr.19 Class Jr.II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Decr.20 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 245; Average attendance 211.8; Percentage attendance 86.4

Influenza is still prevalent amongst the pupils.

Decr.23 Miss Leslie is absent from to-day owing to the serious of her mother.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.24 Examined Registers and found correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Decr.25 The school was closed to-day for observance of Christmas.

Decr.26 Classes Sr.II and Sr.II and III examined and written exercises filed for reference.

Decr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 182.4; Percentage of attendance 74.4.

Decr.30 The percentage of attendance to-day is 37.4. Miss Leslie returned to-day.

Decr.31 Attendance to-day is well worse and by instruction of the Convenor the attendance was cancelled and the school dismissed at 11.30 for the New-Year Holiday, which extends to Monday, 6th Jan. inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and nor withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 153.5; Percentage of attendance 62.6.

1919

Jan.7th The school resumed to-day after the New-Year Holiday. All the staff are on duty and the attendance is fair.

Jan.8th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.10 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 210.8; Percentage attendance 85.7.

Jan.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

There are a few cases of Measles.

Jan.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 246; Average attendance 206.4; Percentage attendance 83.9.

There is an increase in the cases of Measles.

Jan.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees. The attendance is very unsatisfactory owing largely to the Measles.

Jan.22 The Compulsory Officer called and reported further cases of Measles.

Jan.24 The Compulsory Officer called and reported further cases of Measles.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 183.0: Percentage attendance 74.6.

The attendance is seriously reduced by a gradual increase in the epidemic of Measles.

Jan.28 The Compulsory Officer called reported fresh cases of Measles..

Jan.29 Examined Registers and found correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith

Jan.31 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 245; Average 170.0; Percentage attendance 69.7. Class Jr.II and III examined. The epidemic of Measles is most seriously affecting the attendance.

Febr3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.5 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Edward Thomson, Parkend, Maddiston.

Febr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.7 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 246 Average attendance 187.8; Percentage attendance 76.3.

he Measles epidemic still continues.

10th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

12th Febr. Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Diphtheria in the house of Edward Thomson Parkend, Maddiston.

13th Febr. Classes Sr.I, II and III examined and written tests filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

14th Febr. During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 247; Average attendance 195.8; Percentage attendance 79.2.

17th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Jr.I examined and written tests filed for reference.

19th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

21st Febr. During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 248; Average attendance 202.4; Percentage of absenteeism 81.6.

The attendance is still being affected by the Epidemic of Measles.

24th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

26th Febr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

28th Febr. During the week ending at this date there was no admission and one withdrawal. Roll 247; Average attendance 205.6; Percentage attendance 83.2.

3rd Mar. Miss Binnie is off school today owing to illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

7th Mar. During the week ending at this date there was one admission and three withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 2189.7; Percentage attendance 81.1.

7th Mar. The Epidemic of Measles still continues to reduce the attendance.

Mar.10th Miss Binnie is still off duty.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.14th During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 245; Average attendance 200.0; Percentage attendance 81.6.

Mar.17th Miss Binnie resumed duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar21st The school was closed for the afternoon owing to a snowstorm.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 2192.2 Percentage attendance 78.1.

Mar.24th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.26th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited the school today and found all correct.

(Signed) Wm. Murray.

Mar.28 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 247; Average attendance 209.1; Percentage attendance 84.6.

Classes Jr.II and III and Sr.I, II and III were examined during the week, the written exercises being filed for reference.

Mar.31 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.4 Miss Kilgour is off duty to-day owing to illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admission and one withdrawal. Roll 246; Average attendance 212.4; Percentage attendance 86.3.

Apr.7 Miss McOwan is off duty to-day owing to the death of her brother; and Miss Kilgour is still absent through illness.

Apr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.9 Dr. Findlay, Medical Inspector of Schools, is examining pupils of this school to-day.

Apr.10 Dr. Findlay completed his examination to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Kilgour returned to duty to-day, having been off school since the 3rd inst.

Apr.11 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 207.1; Percentage attendance 84.2.

The school was closed to-day in respect of the election of the Education Authority of the County of Stirling.

Apr.14 Miss McOwan returned to duty to-day.

The School was examined to-day by H.M.Inspector, N.H.Bell Esq.

Apr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.16 Miss M. B. Sandilands of the infant Department is off duty to-day, owing to illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.17 The school was closed at Mid-day for the Easter Holidays, extending to Monday the 27th Apr.

Apr.18th During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 246; Average attendance 206.2; Percentage attendance 83.8.

Apr.28 The school resumed to-day after the Easdter Holidays, and owing to stormy weather was vacated for the afternoon by instruction of the Convenor.

Miss Sandilands resumed duty to-day.

April 30th Visited the school, examined the Register and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

2nd May. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were eight admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 252 Average attendance 228.3; Percentage attendance 90.6.

5th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

7th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

9th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 251; Average attendance 232.8; Percentage attendance 92.7.

12th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

14th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

16th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawal. Roll 252; Average attendance 232.1; Percentage attendance 92.1.

19th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

21st May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

23rd May During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawal. Roll 253; Average attendance 230.8; Percentage attendance 91.2.

26th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

28th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Attendance Statement, in respect of Year ended 30th April, remitted to Clerk.

30th May The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 230.9; Percentage attendance 90.0.

June 2nd Remitted N.H. Insurance cards in respect of Miss Shanks and Borthwick to the Clerk of the Education Authority.

June 2nd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees. There are a number of cases of ring-worm.

June 4th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 6th School visited by Rev. J. Allan and John Marshall Esq., Convenor of the Property Committee and Executive Officer respectively of the Stirling Education Authority.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 231.9; Percentage attendance 91.2.

June 9th The school was visited to-day by H.M.Inspector, N.H.Bell Esq., who examined the Qualifying Class.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 11th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 13th The school was visited to-day by the Compulsory Officer.

A Control Examination of applicants for Intermediate Bursaries from Muiravonside and Maddiston schools was held to-day under the supervision of Mr. Alexr. Smith, Stirlingshire Education Authority, and Mr. William Murray of Parkhall.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 228.3; Percentage attendance 89.8.

June 16th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 17th The school closed to-day in respect of Linlithgow Marches.

June 19th Form 62a received from the Department. 14 pupils had been presented for approval by their enrolment in Supplementary Courses or Higher Grade Departments, as from the “fixed date”, 1st Aug.1919, and all had been approved by H.M.Inspector.

June 20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 228.1; Percentage attendance 89.8.

June 23rd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 25th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 27th The school was closed to-day, after the distribution of Prizes,

For the Summer Vacation, extending to the 18th of August, inclusive.

June 27th During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 254; Average attendance 222.2; Percentage attendance 87.4.

Aug. 26th The Summer Vacation, having, by request of the King, been extended one week in respect of the Peace, the school resumed to-day. The attendance is good. During the vacation the walls and outside wood-work have been painted. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.28 The following is the results in respect of this school of the Control Examination for the Award of Intermediate Bursaries.

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Qualifying Examination Control Examination Total

Order of Merit                                      Order of Merit Marks

1.Robert Docherty                               1.Robert Docherty 234.

1.Gilchrist Rennie                                2 Gilchrist Rennie 215

2.Douglas Young                                 3.Hugh O’Donnell 211

3.Elizabeth Anderson                          4.Douglas Young 200

3.Hugh O’Donnell                                5.Elizabeth Anderson 185

4 Allan Burt                                          6.Allan Burt 175

Aug29th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees; and was also given a list of children in the district, whom I had reason to believe were of school age, but had not yet been enrolled.

During the week ending at this date there were 21 admissions and 22 withdrawals, including the 14 pupils who, having passed the Qualifying examination, were excluded from this school.

Roll 253; Average 249.1; Percentage attendance 98.4.

Sept.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nurse McKennie called to see certain pupils who were under the special supervision of the School Medical Officer.

Sept.3 During the week ending at this date there were 7 admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 260 Average attendance 247.8; Percentage attendance 95.3.

Sept.8 Form 8M despatched to the Clerk of the Education Authority.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 252.6; Percentage of attendance 95.3.

Of the 30 children, who have, since the opening of the session, been entered for the first time on the roll of a school 3 are one year over the legal age for enrolment and one a year and a half.

Sept.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.19 During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 249.4; Percentage attendance 94.1.

Sept.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.26 During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 238.3; Percentage attendance 89.9.

Sept.29 Owing to the railway strike, Miss McOwan was unable to reach the school till 12 o’clock.

Sept.30 Classes Jr.I and Jr.II and III examined and work found satisfactory throughout.

Octr.1 Classes S.II and II and III examined and work found to be making satisfactory progress.

Oct.2 The school was examined to-day by H.M.Inspectors, Messrs N.G.Fraser and N.H.bell.

Intimation received from N.S.Sharp Esq.,Clerk of the Polmont and Muiravonside School Management Committee that Messrs Alexander Smith and James Thom had been appointed a Visiting Committee for this school.

Mr. Sharp also Intimated that the Committee had granted a holiday from Thursday, the 9th to Tuesday, the 14th inst. At the usual hour.

Octr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were seven admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 272 Average attendance 245.4; Percentage attendance 90.2.

Octr.3 There are a considerable number of cases of whooping-cough in the Infant Department, with a resultant lowering of the attendance.

Octr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Time-Table in respect of Sewing remitted by request to the Clerk of the Authority.

2 tons of coal redeived to-day from Mr. H. Pender.

Octr.9 The school was closed to-day for the Autumn Holiday, extending to the morning of Tuesday the 14th inst. on the usual hour.

Octr.10 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 273; Average attendance 246.2; Percentage attendance 90.2.

Octr.14 The school resumed to-day on the usual hour, after the Autumn Holiday. All the staff were present but the attendance is unsatisfactory, partly through an Epidemic of Whooping-cough which had begun in the Holiday.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.17 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 274; Average attendance 238.0; Percentage attendance 86.1.

A Return relative to the National Scale of Teachers’ Salaries was remitted to the Clerk of the Authority and also a Return relative to the Cleaner.

Octr.20 A copy of a Report by H.M.Inspector, relative to this school, was received from the Clerk of the Authority, and is as follows;

“The numbers in the lowest Infant Class now slightly exceeded those for whom accommodation is provided, and it is understood that more children are awaiting admission. These facts will doubtless be borne in mind when the Education Authority’s Scheme for this part of the County is under consideration. Under the care of a hardworking and enthusiastic Head-Master and Staff the children make very good progress.”

Octr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 275; Average attendance 236.8; Percentage attendance 86.1.

Octr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.31 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 276; Average attendance 236.9; Percentage attendance 85.8.

Whooping-cough and other ailments continue to adversely affect the attendance.

Nov.3 Mr Alexander Smith, Convenor of School Management Committee for this school called and chequed registers and found them correct.

Nov.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.6 Intimation received from Mr. T Sharp, Clerk of the School Management Committee, that the Christmas Holidays had been fixed by the Committee as from Mid-day on Wednesday, 24th of December to Tuesday 6th Jan. at the usual hour.

Intimation was also received that the Committee had granted the use of the School-Hall to the Boys Brigade, the charge being 2/- per evening, one shilling thereof to be paid to the school-cleaner, and the balance to the Authority.

Nov.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 275; Average attendance 233.2; Percentage attendance 84.4.

The unsatisfactory attendance is partly due to whooping-cough and other sickness.

Novr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.12 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of William Walker, Carron View.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 276; Average attendance 224.5; Percentage attendance 81.3.

Novr.17 Clearance Certificate in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of W.Walker, Carron View was received.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 275; Average attendance 225.3; Percentage attendance 81.9.

Novr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.26 Classes Sr.I, and II and III examined and written tests filed.

Novr.28 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 275; Average attendance 227.5; Percentage attendance 82.7.

Whooping-cough and general illness, especially in the Infant Department, is seriously reducing the attendance.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Classes Jr.II and III, and Jr I, examined and found to be making satisfactory progress.

Decr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.5 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and there were two withdrawals. Roll 273; Average attendance 220.6; Percentage attendance 83.7.

Decr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.12 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 274; Average attendance 228.8; Percentage attendance 83.5.

Decr.12 The Epidemic of Whooping-cough still continues to affect adversely the attendance, especially of the Infant Department.

Decr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.19 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 274; Average attendance 231.5; Percentage attendance 84.4

23rd Dec Visited school this day on behalf of Authority Committee on Religious Instruction.

(Signed) Alex McPherson

Decr.24 The school was closed to-day for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays which extend to Tuesday, the 6th Jan.

1920

Jan.6 The school resumed to-day after the New-Year Holidays with a full staff and a fair attendance.

Jan.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.9 During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 237.6; Percentage attendance 85.1.

Jan.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 242.9; Percentage attendance 87.6.

Jan.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.21 Visited the school, examined the Registers, and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Jan.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 248.6; Percentage attendance 89.7.

Jan.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.28 Class Jr.I examined and work found satisfactory.

Initialled and remitted to M.S.Sharp, Clerk of Schools Management Committee the following accounts with relative invoices:

Messrs M& R Holmes, Sep. 8-17 £22- 9-5

Sep. -17 £ 1- 0-8

Mr Hugh Pender, Octr. - 7 £ 3-14-0

Novr. -14 £ 3-14-0

Decr. 9-10 £ 2-14-0

Robert Fraser Slater 29th Novr. £ 7-16-0

Jan.29th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.30th During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 236.7; Percentage attendance 85.1.

Classes Jr.II and III examined.

Febr.2nd Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Andrew Pender, Smithyhill, Maddiston.

Classes Sr. I, and II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

Febr.3rd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.5th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.6th During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 277; Average attendance 245.2; Percentage attendance 88.5.

Febr.9th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.11th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.13th During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and nor withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 245.7; Percentage attendance 88.9.

Febr.16th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.18th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

1920

Febr.20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 245.7; Percentage attendance 88.0.

Febr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Initialled accounts in favour of the following parties were transmitted to M.S.Sharp Esq.,Clerk of the School Management Committee:-

Mr F.Johnston, Conv. Class Bills £0-14-0.

Mr.H.Pender, Coal, Jan. 13+31st £3- 2-0.

Febr.26th The School Management Committee visited the school to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 254.2; Percentage attendance 91.4.

Mar.1st The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the last three days all the classes of the Junior and Senior Divisions were examined and the written tests filed for reference.

Mar.3rd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.5th Easter Holidays Intimated as from 1st to 12th April, inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 250.5; Percentage attendance 90.1.

Mar.8th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.10th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.11th Miss A.L. Kilgour, assistant Teacher in charge of Jr. I and Sr.III, is absent from duty owing to illness.

Mar.12th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss M.R.Sandilands left this school to-day to take up an appointment in Prestonpans, West Public School, outwith the district of the Stirlingshire Education Authority, Form 13,D. was duly forwarded to the Clerk of Stirlingshire Education Authority.

Mar.12th During the week ending at this date there was no admission or withdrawal. Roll 278; Average attendance 257.1; Percentage attendance 92.4.

Mar.15th Notified Mr. Marshall. Education Officer of the Education Authority, of the absence from duty of Miss A.L.Kilgour, on account of illness.

Mar.16th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Kilgour returned to duty to-day.

Mar.19th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admission nor withdrawal. Roll 278; Average attendance 253.5; Percentage attendance 91.1.

Mar.23rd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.24th As instructed by Mr.Marshall, Education Officer of the Authority, I arranged for the services as Interim Assistant in the Infant Department, of Mrs William Lennox; and she began to-day.

Mar.26th Sent Mr.Marshall Statement relative to children resident beyond a radius of 3 miles from the school.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 276; Average attendance 248.6; Percentage attendance 90.0.

Mar.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Classes of Junior and Senior Divisions examined and work filed for reference.

Mar.31 The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holidays, extending to the 13th April.

Apr.13 The school resumed to-day with a very unsatisfactory attendance of pupils owing evidently to illness.

Clearance Certificate received in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Oliver Gow, Greenwell Terrace, and of Diphtheria in the house of Adam Burt, 8 Carron View.

Apr.14 Dr.Findlay, Medical Inspector, began his inspection of children aged 7 and 10 respectively.

Apr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.16 During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 244.3; Percentage attendance 244.3.

Apr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and two withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 245.7; Percentage attendance 89.7.

Apr.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.29/30 Classes Jr.I and Sr.III and Jr. II and III examined and written tests filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 246.4; Percentage attendance 88.6.

May 3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 239.8; Percentage attendance 85.9.

May 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 14 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 245.4; Percentage attendance 87.9.

May 17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 21 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 243.6; Percentage attendance 87.3

May 24 Miss Binnie, assistant in Infant Department is off duty owing to illness.

May 25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 255.3; Percentage attendance 91.5.

Miss M. P. Leslie was off duty to-day owing to illness following a vaccination.

May 31 Miss Binnie and Miss Leslie resumed duty to-day. Class Jr. I and Sr.III examined.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 2 A Control Examination of the Qualifying Classes was held by the Authority in the school to-day supervised by Mr.Alexr.Smith, Member of the Authority.

June 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class, JrII and III examined and written tests filed.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 252.3; Percentage attendance 90.4.

June 7th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 9th Special Tests in Dictation and Arithmetic given to Class, Jr.I and Sr.III.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 11th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 233.0; Percentage attendance 83.5.

June14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 15 The school was given a holiday to-day in respect of Linlithgow Marches.

June 16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Classes Sr.I, and II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

June 18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 246.7; Percentage attendance 246.7.

June 21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 25 Visited school this day on behalf of Authority’s Committee on Religious Instruction and found everything working satisfactorily.

(Signed)Alex (?) McPherson, Member of Authority.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 258.0; Percentage attendance 01.8.

June 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 30 Class, Jr.I and Sr. III, examined and written work filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mrs Lennox, Interim Teacher on the staff of the Infant Department, terminated her period of service to-day.

During the week ending at this date there were neither admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 247.6; Percentage attendance 88.1.

July 5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 9 The school was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation, extending to the 31st Aug. inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 280; Average attendance 247.8; Percentage attendance 88.4.

1st Sept. The School resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation with a satisfactory attendance. All the staff were present including Miss Williamina McGregor who has been appointed to the staff of the Infant Department, and began duty to-day.

3rd Sept. Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Mr Alexander Watson.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were 18 admissions and 37 withdrawals. Roll 263; Average attendance 251.1; Percentage attendance 95.5.

7th Sept. Form 62.A received from the Department showed that the 25 pupils presented at the Control Qualifying Examination for admission to Supplementary Classes or Higher Grade Departments had all been passed as qualified as 1st Aug. 1920. Of those pupils, 12 who had applied for Intermediate Bursaries had been successful. Average Mark 214, percentage 71.

8th Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

10th Sept. Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer of Health in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Alexander Watson.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and 2 withdrawals. Roll 261; Average attendance 241.1; Percentage attendance 92.3.

Scarlet Fever and Measles have become prevalent amongst the pupils.

13th Sept The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

15th Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

17th Sept. During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 259; Average attendance 231.9; Percentage attendance 85.9

The attendance is adversely affected by the precalance of Scarlet Fever and Measles.

20th Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

23rd Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

24th Sept. During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 259; Average attendance 252.8; Percentage attendance 86.0.

28th Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Notification received of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of William jack, 42 Carron View.

30th Sept. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

1st Octr. During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 260; Average attendance 227.4; Percentage attendance 87.4.

The attendance continues to be adversely affected by the prevalence of Scarlet Fever and Measles.

2nd Octr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

7th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the housed of Neil Bryson, The Brae and James Henderson, South Brae, Maddiston.

12th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

15th Octr. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 261; Average attendance 223.6; Percentage attendance 85.6.

Octr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.22 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 260; Average attendance 226.4; Percentage attendance 87.0.

Octr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Hector Fraser, the Close, Maddiston.

Octr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.27 Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Samuel Wilson.

The School closed to-day for the Autumn Holiday. Extending from the 27th to the 31st of Octr. Inclusive.

Octr.29 During the week ending at this date there was no admission nor withdrawal. Roll 260; Average attendance 224.5; Percentage attendance 86.3.

A mild epidemic continues to reduce the attendance.

Novr.1 The school resumed to-ay after the Autumn Holiday with a full staff.

A Clearance Note received in respect of the case of Diphtheria in the house of Hector Fraser, The Close, Maddiston.

Novr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.3 A Clearance Note received in respect of the case of Scarlet Fever in the house of Samuel Wilson.

Novr.4 H.M.Inspector, W.H.Bell, Esq., visited the school to-day.

Novr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 260; Average attendance 230.8; Percentage attendance 88.7.

Novr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.10 Intimation received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Angus, Hunters Buildings, Maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was five admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 231.0; Percentage attendance 87.1.

Nov.15 Miss A.L.Kilgour is off duty to-day owing to illness.

Nov.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.17 Clearance Note received in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Angus, Hunters Buildings, Maddiston.

Nov.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admission nor withdrawal. Roll 265; Average attendance 229.6; Percentage attendance 86.6.

Nov.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.26 Notification received from Medical Officer of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of James Ramage, Lathallan. Polmont.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 233.5; Percentage attendance 88.1.

Nov.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.2 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of James Ramage, Lathallan, Polmont.

Decr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 237.4; Percentage attendance 89.5.

The attendance continues to be reduced by Scarlet Fever, Measles, and other ailments.

Miss Williamina McGregor left this school to-day for an appointment in Banff.

Decr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.7 Dr.Findlay, Medical Inspector visited the school to-day.

Decr.10 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 232.8; Percentage attendance 87.8.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.13 Mrs Thomas Leishman began duty in the Infant Department to-day, as a temporary teacher; and Form 13(C) relative to her, was sent to the Clerk of the Authority.

Decr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.14 Notification received from Medical Officer of Health of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the house of Andrew Smellie, 4 Carron View.

Decr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees. Scarlet Fever reported in the house of Thomas Cumming, Woodside.

Decr.17 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 227.3; Percentage attendance 85.7.

Decr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.22 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of Thomas Cumming, Woodside, Maddiston.

Decr.23 The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.24 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll; Average 215.3; Percentage attendance 81.2

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas and New-Year Holidays extending to Jan 9th incl.

1921

Jan.10 The School resumed to-day with a full staff, and a fair attendance of pupils.

Jan.11 Notification was received on the 8th Jan. of Scarlet Fever in the home of John Angus, Mafeking Cottage, Maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.12 Clearance Note received in respect of Scarlet Fever in the house of John Angus , Mafeking Cottage, Maddiston.

Jan.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.14 During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 264; Average attendance 228.9; Percentage attendance 86.7.

Jan.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 264; Average attendance 222.5; Percentage attendance 84.2.

Jan.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 231.2; Percentage attendance 84.9.

Jan.31st Visited school this day on behalf of Authority’s Committee on Religious Instruction and found work going on satisfactorily.

(Signed) Alex (?) McPherson, Member of Ed. Authority.

Febr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 266; Average attendance 235.2; Percentage attendance 88.4.

Feb.7 Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Feb.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 265; Average attendance 230.5; Percentage attendance 86.9.

Febr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 229.3; Percentage attendance 86.5.

Febr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.25 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 266; Average attendance 230.8; Percentage attendance 86.7.

Febr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 265; Average attendance 227.6; Percentage attendance 85.8.

Mar.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 265; Average attendance 233.4; Percentage attendance 88.0.

Mar.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.18 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 266; Average attendance 232.0; Percentage attendance 87.2.

Mar.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 266; Average attendance 224.1; Percentage attendance 84.2.

Mar.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.31 The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holidays extending to 11th April, inclusive.

Apr.1 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 266; Average attendance 226.4; Percentage attendance 85.1.

Apr.12 The school resumed to-day after the Easter Holidays, with a fair attendance.

Apr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.15 During the week ending at this date there were twelve admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 277; Average attendance 251.5; Percentage attendance 90.7.

Apr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.19 Dr.Findlay, Medical Inspector of Schools, visited school for examination of pupils of 7 and 10 years of age, respectively.

Apr.20 Dr.Findlay, Medical Inspector of Schools, visited school for examination of pupils of 7 and 10 years of age, respectively.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 243.5; Percentage attendance 87.9.

Apr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 277; Average attendance 251.1; Percentage attendance 90.6.

Classes, Jr.I, II and III and Sr.I, II and III were examined during week and written tests filed for reference.

May.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.6 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 277; Average 249.9; Percentage attendance 90.2.

May.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 249.2; Percentage attendance 89.6.

May.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 249.9; Percentage attendance 89.5.

May.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 251.3; Percentage attendance 90.0.

May.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.1 Miss M. Binnie returned to duty to-day.

June.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 279; Average attendance 248.5; Percentage attendance 89.0.

June.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.7 The Control Examination was taken in this school to-day for pupils Qualifying at 1st Aug. ; Mr. Alexander Smith, Member of Authority supervising.

June.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 253.7; Percentage attendance 90.2.

June.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 14 The school had a holiday to-day on the occasion of Linlithgow Marches.

June.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 247; Percentage attendance 87.9.

June.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.21 Received from Secretary of the Shepherds Lodge twelve shillings, in payment of hire of ante-room for quarter ending of their date. (?)

June.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.24 Results of Control Examination show an average mark of 215: and a percentage of 72 over.

June.24 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 244.9; Percentage attendance 87.1.

June.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 233.8; Percentage attendance 83.2.

Form 62(a) received from Department. All the pupils presented have been approved for enrolment in Supplementary Courses or Higher Grade Departments, as from 1st Aug. 1921.

July.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July.8 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 241.5; Percentage attendance 85.9.

July.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July.14 The school was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation, extending to the 5th Sept.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 234.5; Percentage attendance 83.4.

Sept.5 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation.

Miss Mary McCulloch began her duties on the staff of the Infant Department in place of Mrs. Jane Leishman who had been temporarily on the staff of that Department.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was nineteen admissions nineteen withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 264.3; Percentage attendance 94.0.

Sept.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.15 Notification received of Sca in the house of James Martin, Walkers Buildings, Rumford.

Sept.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions. Roll 283; Average attendance 255.6; Percentage attendance 90.3.

Sept.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.21 Visited school, examined Registers and found everything Satisfactory.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Sept.23 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 287; Average attendance 260.4; Percentage attendance 90.7.

Sept.24 Clearance Note received in respect of Diphtheria in the house of James Martin.

Sept.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

1921

Sept.27 Clearance Certificate received from Medical Officer in respect of James Martin.

Sept.28 School visited by H.M.Inspector of Schools, Mr. H.N.Patrick.

The Compulsory Officer called.

Sept.30 Class Jr.II and III examined and written work filed for reference.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 285; Average attendance 263.9; Percentage attendance 92.6.

Octr.3 Mrs Jean Leishman began duty in this school to-day as an Interim Teacher.

Octr.5 Class Jr.I examined and written work filed for reference.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 286; Average attendance 258.5; Percentage attendance 90.3.

Octr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.13 Notification received of Diphtheria in the house of John Smith, Rosemount, Maddiston.

Octr.14 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 285; Average attendance 256.2; Percentage attendance 89.8.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.19 Clearance Note received in respect of Diphtheria in the house of John Smith, Rosemount, maddiston.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 285; Average attendance 260.4; Percentage attendance 91.3.

Octr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.26 Class Sr.I examined in Geography – written test.

Octr.28 Classes Jr.II and III examined and written tests filed form reference.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 285; Average attendance 253.5; Percentage attendance 88.9.

Class Sr. II and III examined and written tests filed.

Octr.31 Notification received of Diphtheria in the house of John Myles, Rosemount.

Novr.1 Class JrI examined and written tests filed.

Novr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.4 Class Sr.I examined in Dctation.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 287; Average attendance 256.2; Percentage attendance 89.2.

Novr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.8 Clearance Note received in respect of Diphtheria in the house of John Myles, Rosemount.

Novr.9 The Compulsory Officer called.

Novr.11 The Compulsory Officer called.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 287; Average attendance 253.7; Percentage attendance 88.2.

Novr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 287; Average attendance 249.0; Percentage attendance 86.7.

Novr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss McOwan, Infant Mistress, and Miss M.P.Leslie, in charge of class Jr.II and III, are absent from duty to-day through illness.

Novr.22 Miss McOwan resumed duty to-day.

Novr.23 Miss Leslie returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.25 Dr. Findlay, Medical Inspector of Schools, examined the pupils of the school to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 288; Average attendance 250.1; Percentage attendance 86.8.

Novr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Sr.II and III examined and written tests filed for reference.

Novr.29 Class, JrI examined.

Novr.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Class Jr.II and III examined and written tests filed for reference.

Decr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 287; Average attendance 257.9; Percentage attendance 89.5.

Decr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.8 Miss M Binnie is off duty to-day owing to illness.

Decr.8 Intimation received from Medical Officer, of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of John Myles, Rosemount.

Decr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 288; Average 258.1; Percentage attendance 89.6.

Decr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.15 Clearance Certificate received in respect of Diphtheria in the house John Myles, Rosemount.

Decr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 289; Average attendance 258; Percentage attendance 89.2.

Decr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received of Scarlet Fever in the house of Walker Methven, Carron View.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 289; Average attendance 249.8; Percentage attendance 86.4

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas Holidays extending to Jan.9 inclusive.

Visited school, examined Registers, and found everything correct.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

1922

Jan.10 The school resumed to-day after the Christmas Holidays, with an unsatisfactory attendance, probably to be accounted for by some extent by Influenza, which has also caused the absence from duty of two of the staff, Miss M.Binnie and Miss M.P,leslie,

Jan.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Clearance Certificate received in the case of Scarlet Fever in the house of Walker Methven.

Jan.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 289; Average attendance 234.5; Percentage attendance 81.7.

Jan.16 Owing to an epidemic of Influenza only 81 pupils attended. The Registers were marked and thereafter cancelled.

Miss Leslie returned to duty, and Miss Kilgour is off duty to-day owing to Influenza.

Jan.17 Only 91 pupils were presented to-day, being less than 30% of the Roll. Miss McCulloch is off duty. The Roll was marked and cancelled.

Jan.18 By instruction of the School Management Committee the school was closed this morning to resume on Monday, the 23rd. Miss McCulloch returned to-day.

Jan.23 School resumed to-day with a slightly improved attendance

Miss M.Binnie returned to duty to-day.

Jan.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 2869; Average attendance 179.2; Percentage attendance 62.6.

Jan.30 Miss A.L.Kilgour returned to duty to-day, and Miss M.McCulloch is absent.

Jan.31 Miss McCulloch returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 286; Average attendance 239.0; Percentage attendance 83.5.

Febr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 285; Average attendance 251.7; Percentage attendance 83.5.

Febr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.16 Mr. Sutherland of the Band of Hope Union, addressed the pupils on Temperance.

Febr.17 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 285; Average attendance 253.9; Percentage attendance 89.0.

Febr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.21 Miss A.Shanks was absent from duty to-day through illness.

Febr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

By instruction of the Clerk of the School Management Committee, intimation was made that the 27th and 28th Febr. would be observed as holidays in honour of the Wedding of Princess Mary.

During the week ending at this date there was seven withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 278; Average attendance 246.8; Percentage attendance 88.7.

Mar.1 The school resumed to-day after being closed on the 27th and 28th Febr.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 278; Average attendance 260.5; Percentage attendance 93.7.

Mar.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.10 During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 2819; Average attendance 265.9; Percentage attendance 94.6.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.15 Visited school, examined Registers, and found everything satisfactory.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

Mar.17 This being St.Patrick’s Day a number of Roman Catholic pupils were absent, while others who had attended the service in the Chapel were present.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.17 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 218; Average attendance 261.8; Percentage of attendance 93.1.

Mar.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.23 H.M.Inspector, Dr.Patrick , visited the school to-day.

Mar.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 255.8; Percentage attendance 91.0.

Mar.27 H.M.Inspector Mr.Hood, visited the school to-day.

Mar.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.31 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 281; Average attendance 261.9; Percentage attendance 93.2.

April 3rd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 5th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 7th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 10th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 13th The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holidays extending to 24th May inclusive.

April13th During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and four admissions. Roll 293; Average attendance 264.1; Percentage attendance 90.1.

April 25th The school resumed to-day after the Easter Holidays.

April 26th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 28th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 296; Average attendance 272.7; Percentage attendance 92.1.

May 1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 3 Visited school, examined Registers, and found everything satisfactory.

(Signed) Alex Smith.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission no withdrawals. Roll 297; Average attendance 269.4; Percentage attendance 90.7.

May 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 11 Intimation received from Medical Officer, of the existence of Diphtheria in the house of Peter Burt, 31 Carron View, Maddiston.

Miss McCulloch is off duty to-day.

May 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 297; Average attendance 264.9; Percentage attendance 89.2.

There is an increasing number of absentees owing to Measles.

May 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss McCulloch, having been off duty through illness, returned to duty to-day.

May 17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Notification received from Medical Officer, clearing case of Diphtheria in the house of Peter Burt, 31 Carron View, Maddiston.

May 19 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 297; Average attendance 204.7; Percentage attendance 68.9.

The unsatisfactory attendance is due to an epidemic of Measles, the Infant Department being most seriously affected.

May 22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 23 The Control Examination was taken to-day, Mr McKay acting as Supervisor.

May 24 The Compulsory Officer called to-day, he reported that Peter Cousland, an entrant for the Control Examination, had been kept off school on the day of the examination and was still to stay off, by the Doctor’s orders on account of two cases of measles in the house.

May 26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 295; Average attendance 207.6; Percentage attendance 70.4.

The epidemic of Measles is still affecting the school generally, but especially the Infant Department where the Percentage Attendance over the last three weeks is only 54%.

May 29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 31 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 2 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 296; Average attendance 219.6; Percentage attendance 74.2.

June 5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 296; Average attendance 243.5; Percentage attendance 82.2.

June 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 14 The Dental Surgeon visited the school.

June 16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 296; Average attendance 258.2; Percentage attendance 87.2.

June 19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 294; Average attendance 262.4; Percentage attendance 89.2.

June 26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 29 The results of the Control Examination held on the 23rd May were received to-day.

Average Mark 218 out of 300.

Average Mark per cent 73.

Only two pupils fell below the mark 188/300, qualifying for an Intermediate Bursary.

June 30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 296; Average attendance 258.7; Percentage attendance 87.3.

July 3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 6 Application for exemption by William Walker completed and remitted to Clerk of S.M.Committee.

July 7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 296; Average attendance 257.3; Percentage attendance 86.9.

July 11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

July 12 Visited at request of local committee, heard Bible lessons in all classes, and examined the Registers, finding everything exceedingly satisfactory. (Signed) David Bayne.

July 14 The school closed to-day for the Summer Vacation, extending to 4th Septr.

Septr.4 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation. Miss Leslie is unable to resume duty owing to illness.

Miss Margaret F.L.Dawson began duty to-day, having been appointed in place of the Interim Teacher, Mrs Leishman.

Form 62(a) was received from thr Department, showing that 26 pupils, presented for qualification for admission to Supplementary Classes or Higher Grade Schools, had all been approved by H.M.Inspector.

Septr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were 21 admissions and 3 withdrawals. Roll 314; Average attendance 296.6; Percentage attendance 94.4.

Septr.11 Miss Isabella Morrison, began her duties in school to-day, she having been appointed to take charge during the absence of Miss Leslie. Sup. No.45527.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.15 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and three withdrawals. Roll 312; Average attendance 283.0; Percentage attendance 90.7.

Septr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.22 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 312; Average attendance 282.4; Percentage attendance 90.5.

Septr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Septr.29 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 314; Average attendance 288.1; Percentage attendance 91.7.

Octr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Catherine J. Macniven took charge of the Supplementary Classes in this school to-day.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 314; Average attendance 285.2; Percentage attendance 90.8.

Octr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.11 Miss Margaret F.L.Dawson is off school to-day owing to illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and two withdrawals. Roll 313; Average attendance 282.3; Percentage attendance 90.1

Octr.16 Miss Marion P. Leslie returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.20 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 313; Average attendance 280; Percentage attendance 89.4.

Octr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Margaret F.L.Dawson.

Octr.25 Miss Margaret F.L.Dawson left the school at mid-day to-day on account of illness.

Octr.26 The school was closed to-day for the Autumn Holiday, extending to the 30th Octr. inclusive.

Octr.31 Visited this school to-day checked Registers, and found everything satisfactory.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

The school resumed to-day after the Autumn Holiday.

Octr.31 Miss Dawson is still off duty and Miss Leslie was not at school through illness.

Octr.31 Miss Isabella Morrison who had been acting as an Interim Teacher from Septr.1st left this school to-day for Carronshore School.

Novr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.3 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 313; Average attendance 279.6; Percentage attendance 89.3.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.6 Miss M.P.Leslie returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.? The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 312; Average attendance 276.6; Percentage attendance 88.6.

Novr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.14 Miss A.L.Kilgour returned to duty today.

Miss M.McOwan is off duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.16 Miss M.F.L.Dawson returned to duty to-day.

Novr.17 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and eight withdrawals. Roll 306; Average attendance 268.9; Percentage attendance 87.8.

Novr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.21 Miss M.F.L.Dawson is off duty to-day.

Novr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 306; Average attendance 271.2; Percentage attendance 88.6.

Novr.27 Miss M.F.L.Dawson returned to duty to-day, having her leave of absence granted by the Education Officer from 21-11-22 to 26-11-22, both dates inclusive.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.30 The Medical Inspector, Dr. J. Findlay examined pupils on Thursday and Friday.

Decr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 310; Average attendance 263.8; Percentage attendance 85.0.

Decr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.8 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 311; Average attendance 265.9; Percentage attendance 85.5.

Decr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.15 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 304; Average attendance 267.7; Percentage attendance 85.8.

Decr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.22 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 304; Average attendance 266.5; Percentage attendance 87.6.

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas Vacation, extending to the 8th January inclusive

1923

Jan.23 During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 307; Average attendance 264.5; Percentage attendance 86.1.

Intimation received Education Officer that Miss A.L.Kilgour had been transferred to Bainsford P.School; and that Miss Isabelle Scott was now appointed to the permanent staff of this school.

Jan.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Binnie has been off since the 12th Jan.inclusive owing to the serious illness of her sister.

Jan.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.22 Miss Binnie returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.23 Intimation received from Education Officer that Miss Binnie had been granted leave of absence in respect of the serious illness of her sister.

Jan.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 306; Average attendance 270.1; Percentage attendance 85.2.

Jan.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.2 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 306; Average attendance 270.1; Percentage attendance 88.2

Febr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Visited this school, to-day, examined the Registers. and found all correct.

Signed) Isaac Park

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 306; Average attendance 270.9; Percentage attendance 88.5.

Febr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 307; Average attendance 269.3; Percentage attendance 87.7.

Febr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 307; Average attendance 262.4; Percentage attendance 85.4.

Febr.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.28 Intimation received that commencing and terminating dates have been abolished.

Mar.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 304; Average attendance 274.2.

Mar.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.7 Miss Dawson is absent from work to-day owing to illness.

Mar.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four withdrawals and no admissions. Roll 300; Average attendance 265.8; Percentage attendance 88.6.

Mar.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Justina Cumming began duty to-day as a temporary teacher until the return to duty of Miss M.F.L.Dawson.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 302; Average attendance 270.8; Percentage attendance 89.6.

Mar.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two withdrawals and no admissions Roll 299; Average attendance 264.1; Percentage attendance 88.3.

Mar.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

March 28th School visited.

(Signed) H.N.Patrick.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

March 30th During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 301; Average attendance 271.5; Percentage attendance 90.2.

School closed being Good Friday.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 2nd Visited this school, examined the Registers, found them correct; and made an inspection of the school as to the repairs etc. required to be done during the Summer Vacation.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 4th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 6th During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 303; Average attendance 273.8; Percentage attendance 90.3.

April 9th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 12th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 13th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 304; Average attendance 268.9; Percentage attendance 88.4.

April 16th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 18th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 20th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

The Control Examination was taken on the 19th and 20th April.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and seven withdrawals. Roll 298; Average attendance 253.0; Percentage attendance 84.9.

The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holidays, extending to April 30th inclusive.

May1st The school resumed to-day after the Easter Vacation

May 2nd The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 4th Miss Shanks off duty through illness.

During the week ending at this date there were six admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 301; Average attendance 269.2; Percentage attendance 89.4.

May 7th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 9th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 11th During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 300; Average attendance 273.1; Percentage attendance 91.0.

May 14th Miss M.F.L. Dawson and Miss A Shanks returned to duty to-day.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 16th The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 18th During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 302; Average attendance 281.8; Percentage attendance 93.3.

May 21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 301; Average attendance 282.5; Percentage attendance 93.8.

May 28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 300; Average attendance 278.6; Percentage attendance 92.8.

June 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 5 Visited this school to-day examined Registers and found everything in order.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

June 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 8 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 302; Average attendance 274.2; Percentage attendance 90.7.

June 11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.June 13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 299; Average attendance 275.2; Percentage attendance 92.0.

June 18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 19 The school was closed to-day in respect of Linlithgow Marches.

June 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 295; Average attendance 266.8; Percentage attendance 90.4.

June 25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 27 The school was examined in Religious Instruction to-day by the Rev. David Bayne B.D. and Mr. J. Cunningham.

June 29 The school was closed to-day for the Summer Holidays wich extend to 29th Aug. inclusive.

Aug.21 Intimation was made by the Education Officer that Miss Isabella Scott had been transferred to Laurieston P.School: and that Miss Justina Cummings would act temporarily until a permanent successor to Miss Scott was appointed.

Aug.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were 22 admissions and six withdrawals. Roll 310; Average attendance 284.5; Percentage attendance 91.7.

Aug.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.31 During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 310; Average attendance 294.0; Percentage attendance 92.4.

Sept.3 Miss Justina Cummings was withdrawn from the staff of this school to-day; and Miss Janet Brown began her duties as a permanent teacher in charge of Junior I.

Sept.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 318; Average attendance 291.0; Percentage attendance 91.5.

Sept 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 316; Average attendance 289.9; Percentage attendance 91.7.

Sept17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 315; Average attendance 290.9; Percentage attendance 92.3.

Sept24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 315; Average attendance 287.3; Percentage attendance 91.9.

Miss M.L.Dawson was to-day in a state of intoxication and after informing her of my intention to do so , I reported her condition to the Education Officer.

Octr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received from the Education Officer that Miss M.L.Dawson had been suspended, pending the consieration of her case by the Staffing Committee at a meeting on Thursday, 18th Octr(?)

Octr.2 Miss Christina P Kirk began duty to-day in a temporary capacity.

Octr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 315; Average attendance 290.2; Percentage attendance 92.1.

Octr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 314; Average attendance 279.6; Percentage attendance 19.9.

Octr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 316; Average attendance 287.5; Percentage attendance 90.9.

Octr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.24 The school closed this afternoon for the Autumn Holiday extending from Thursday 25th inclusive to Monday 29th Octr. (not incl.)

By request of the Education Officer I met a Sub-Committee of the Authority relative to the case of Miss Dawson.

Octr.25 Visited the school, examined the Registers, and found them correct.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

Octr.26 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 317; Average attendance 273.5; Percentage attendance 86.2.

Octr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 318; Average attendance 284.1; Percentage attendance 89.6.

Nov.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 320; Average attendance 290.1; Percentage attendance 90.3.

Nov.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Nov.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 318; Average attendance 278.5; Percentage attendance.

Nov.19 Miss Christina P. Kirk, who has been on the staff as a Temporary Teacher, has from to-day become a permanent member of the staff.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 316; Average attendance 272.8; Percentage attendance.

Novr.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 314; Average attendance 271.9; Percentage attendance 86.5.

Decr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 315; Average attendance 268.2; Percentage attendance 85.1.

Decr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.14 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and 1 withdrawal. Roll 314; Average attendance 269.7; Percentage attendance 85.8.

Decr.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.18 Visited the school, and found everything working satisfactorily.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

Decr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.21 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 313; Average attendance 263.7; Percentage attendance 84.2.

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas Holidays extending to Jan.7th 1924, inclusive.

1924

Jan.8 The school resumed to-day after the Christmas Vacation.

Miss M.P. Leslie is off duty owing to serious illness, and a Medical Certificate, received from her Medical Attendant, was remitted to the Executive Officer; and a request for a temporary teacher during her absence made.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 314; Average attendance 250.3; Percentage attendance 80.5.

The unsatisfactory attendance is due to Scarlet Fever and Measles.

Miss Mary McCulloch left this school to-day, in view of her marriage.

Jan.14 Miss Margaret N.Smart began her duties in this school to-day, taking charge of Class I in the Infant Department. In succession of Miss Mary McCulloch.

Miss Robena S. Kerr began her duties to-day, as a Temporary Teacher, during the absence through illness of Miss M.P.Leslie, taking charge of Jr.II.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawal. Roll 313; Average attendance 262.4; Percentage attendance 83.8.

Jan.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.25 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and no withdrawal. Roll 313; Average attendance 261.9; Percentage attendance 83.7.

Jan,28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 309; Average attendance 270.7; Percentage attendance 87.6.

Febr.4 Miss A.J.Shanks is off duty to-day owing to serious illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 307; Average attendance 273.8; Percentage attendance 89.1.

Febr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Justina Cumming began duty to-day, as a temporary Teacher during the absence of Miss A.J.Shanks, through an illness which is likely to be prolonged.

Febr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 307; Average attendance 275.0; Percentage attendance 89.5.

Febr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 274.6; Percentage attendance 89.7.

Febr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 274.4; Percentage attendance 89.6.

Mar.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.7 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 269.4; Percentage attendance 88.0.

Mar.10 he Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 305; Average attendance 265.7; Percentage attendance 87.1.

Mar.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 305; Average attendance 265.7; Percentage attendance 87.1.

Mar.24 Visited this school to-day and examined the Registers and found them correct.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one withdrawal and no admissions. Roll 304; Average attendance 267.7; Percentage attendance 88.0.

Mar.28 Miss Justina Cummings, who had been acting as a temporary Teacher, during the absence of Miss A.J.Shanks left to-day.

Mar.31 Miss Shanks returned to duty to-day.

Apr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 305; Average attendance 267.1; Percentage attendance 87.5.

Apr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.8 The Qualifying Control examination was taken to-day. Of the 30 pupils presented one, David McLay was absent through illness.

Apr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 268.2; Percentage attendance 87.6.

Apr.14 Miss Shanks is again off duty owing to illness.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Apr.16 The school was visited to-day by Mr Isaac Park, Convenor of School Committee.

Apr.17 The school was closed to-day for the Easter Holidays, extending to the 28th April, inclusive.

Apr.18 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 303; Average attendance 250.0; Percentage attendance 82.5.

Apr.29 The school resumed to-day after the Easter Holidays.

Miss Shanks is still off duty, and I wrote to the Education Officer asking for an Inerim Teacher.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.2 During the week ending at this date there were seven admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 309; Average attendance 271.6; Percentage attendance 87.9.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.9 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and five withdrawals. Roll 304; Average attendance 263.9; Percentage attendance 86.8.

May.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 301; Average attendance 271.5; Percentage attendance 90.2.

May.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.23 An Examination in History and Geography of Qualifying pupils was taken to-day.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 302; Average attendance 271.9; Percentage attendance 90.0.

May.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May.30 Miss Justina Cumming began duty to-day as a Temporary Teacher during the absence through illness of Miss A.J.Shanks.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 300; Average attendance 265.6; Percentage attendance 88.5.

June 2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were six admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 305; Average attendance 268.9; Percentage attendance 88.1.

June 9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Christina Kirk is off duty to-day owing to injury in a street accident.

June 13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 307; Average attendance 267.8; Percentage attendance 87.2.

June16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 17 The school was closed to-day on the occasion of Linlithgow Marches.

June 18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 268.1; Percentage attendance 87.9.

June 23 The Compulsory Officer called.

June 24 Visited this school, checked the Registers and found them correct.

(Signed) Isaac Park

June 25th Visited this school, and examined all in religious instruction, and was well pleased with answers received.

(Signed) John A. Cunningham

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 27 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions nor withdrawal. Roll 306; Average attendance 263.7; Percentage attendance 86.1.

The school was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation extending to the 18th August, inclusive.

Aug.19 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation. All the members of the permanent staff were on duty, and Miss Robina S. Kerr is continuing on the staff in a temporary basis.

Aug.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.21 Miss Shanks is off duty to-day through illness.

Aug.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were 41 admissions and 10 withdrawals. Roll 337; Average attendance 310.3; Percentage attendance 92.0.

Aug.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.Aug.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.28 Miss Agnes Cullen Halyburton Orr began duties to-day as a Temporary Teacher in place of Miss Shanks, taking charge of Sr.II.

Aug.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 334; Average attendance 307.4; Percentage attendance 92.0.

Sept.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 332; Average attendance 303.3; Percentage attendance 91.3.

Sept.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.12 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 332; Average attendance 298.9; Percentage attendance 90.0.

Sept.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 333; Average attendance 299.5; Percentage attendance 89.9.

Sept.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.23 Miss Agnes Cullen Halyburton Orr, temporary teacher since 28th

Aug. left this school to-day on her transfer to Slamannan Public School.

Mr.Ebeneezer Kelso, M.A. began duty to-day as a permanent teacher in charge of the Advanced Division.

Sept.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 331; Average attendance 295.3; Percentage attendance 89.2.

Sept.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 331; Average attendance 292.8; Percentage attendance 88.4.

Octr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.9 Miss C.J.McNiven is off duty to-day through illness.

Octr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and two withdrawals. Roll 331; Average attendance 292.5; Percentage.

Octr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.14 The Rev. Backenridge, vis of the Authority, visited this school and checked the Registers.

Octr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.16 Miss Jeanie Anderson began duty to-day as a temporary teacher in place of Miss C.J. Macniven.

Octr.19 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Average attendance 290.6; Roll 332; Percentage attendance 87.5.

Octr.20 Miss C.J.Macniven returned to duty today and Miss Jeanie Anderson was removed from temporary service in this school.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.24 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 331; Average attendance 277.3; Percentage attendance 83.7.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.30 The school was closed to-day for the Autumn Holidays extending to Monday 3rd Novr. inclusive.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 331; Average attendance 270.2; Percentage attendance 81.6.

Novr.4 The school resumed to-day after the Autumn Holidays.

Novr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 332; Average attendance 279.8; Percentage attendance 84.2.

Novr.10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.12 The Rev.David Bayne, B.D., gave a religious address to

Class, Sr. I.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no one withdrawal and seven admissions. Roll 338; Average attendance 293.2; Percentage attendance 96.7.

Novr.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.20 The Rev. David Bayne, B.D., gave a religious address to Classes in Advanced Division.

Novr.21 During the week ending at this date there were one admission and one withdrawal. Roll 338; Average attendance 270.7; Percentage attendance 80.0.

Novr.24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 337; Average attendance 238.3; Percentage attendance 70.7.

Decr.1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 340; Average attendance 233.3; Percentage attendance 68.6.

Decr.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.9 Miss R. Kerr is off duty to-day through illness. The Compulsory Officer called.

Decr.10 Rev. D. Bayne addressed the children in Jr.I to-day.

Decr.11 Miss Kerr returned to duty to-day.

Decr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 341; Average attendance 254.4; Percentage attendance 74.6.

Decr.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.19 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 341; Average attendance 269.5; Percentage attendance 79.6.

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas Vacation extending to the 5th Jan. inclusive.

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Jan.6 The school resumed to-day after the Christmas Vacation..

Jan.8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.9 During the week ending at this date there were 17 admissions and 8 withdrawals. Roll 351; Average attendance 313.3; Percentage attendance 89.2.

Jan.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 359; Average attendance 318.4; Percentage attendance 88.6.

Jan.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 359; Average attendance 314.6; Percentage attendance 87.6.

Jan.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.30 Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 365; Average attendance 312.0; Percentage attendance 85.6.

Febr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 369; Average attendance 317.1; Percentage attendance 85.9.

Febr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.12 Dr.Patrick, H.M.Inspector, visited and examined the school.

Febr.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 366; Average attendance 310.8; Percentage attendance 84.9.

Febr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.20 During the week ending at this date there was one admission and five withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 313.0; Percentage attendance 86.4.

Febr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Febr.27 During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and five withdrawals. Roll 360; Average attendance 312.9; Percentage attendance 83.5.

Mar.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.6 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 310.0; Percentage attendance 85.6.

Mar.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were three admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 312.4; Percentage attendance 86.2.

Mar.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Intimation received from the Education Officer that Miss Robina S.Kerr, who has been on the staff of this school as a temporary Teacher has now been made a permanent Teacher, and that Miss A.J. Shanks has been placed on the Reserve List.

Mar.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 321.6; Percentage attendance 88.8

Mar.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mar.27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 323.6; Percentage attendance 89.3.

The school was closed to-dayfor the Easter Vacation, extending to the 6th April inclusive.

April 7 The school resumed to-day after the Easter Vacation.

April 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 10 This being Good Friday, the school was on Holiday.

During the week ending at this date there were thirteen admissions three withdrawals. Roll 372; Average attendance 327.1; Percentage attendance 89.5.

April 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 17 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and six withdrawals. Roll 368; Average attendance 320.4; Percentage attendance 87.0

. The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and six withdrawals. Roll 364; Average attendance 322.6; Percentage attendance 89.3.

April 27 I visited this school to-day, checked the Registers and found them correct.

(Signed) Isaac Park

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

April 29 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions nor withdrawals. Roll 364; Average attendance 325.2; Percentage attendance 89.3.

May 4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 7 The Control Qualifying Examination was taken to-day, Mr. John A. Cunningham acting as Supervisor.

There were 32 entrants for the examination, qualifying for admission to the Two Years Advanced Course; and of these entrants five took the examination, on the following day, for the Three Years Technical or Secondary Course.

May8 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 365; Average attendance 316.0; Percentage attendance 86.5.

May11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

The school Dentist attended this school from Monday to Thursday, both days inclusive, for the treatment of pupils.

May 13 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Catherine June Macniven left the staff of this school to-day, to take up and appointment in Foyers P. School under the Inverness Education Authority.

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 369; Average attendance 330.0; Percentage attendance 89.4.

May 18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 372; Average attendance 338.9; Percentage attendance 91.1.

May 25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 27 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

May 29 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 368; Average attendance 327.7; Percentage attendance 89.0.

June 1 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Miss Janet Burns Wright began duty in this school at mid-day as a temporary teacher.

June 3 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 365; Average attendance 319.1; Percentage attendance 87.4.

June 8 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 10 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 365; Average attendance 315.3; Percentage attendance 86.4.

June 15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June16 The school had a holiday in respect of Linlithgow Marches.

June 17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 312.6; Percentage attendance 86.3.

June 22 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 23 Miss Amy Baxter M.A., began duty in this school to-day, in place of Miss C.J. Macniven M.A.

June 24 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

June 25 Visited this school to-day, checked Registers, found them correct.

(Signed) Isaac Park.

June 26 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 362; Average attendance 309.1; Percentage attendance 85.3.

The school was closed to-day for the Summer Vacation, extending to 18th Aug.

Aug.18 The school resumed to-day after the Summer Vacation.

Aug. 19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were thirty admissions and sixteen withdrawals. Roll 375; Average attendance 351.1; Percentage attendance 93.6.

Aug.24 Mr. Ebenezer Kelso, M.A., who had charge of the Advanced Division left this school to-day having got a n appointment under Lanarkshire Education Authority.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Aug.28 During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 378; Average attendance 338.6; Percentage attendance 89.5.

Aug.31 Mr. Peter Rennie Roy, M.A., began duty in this school to-day as successor to Mr.Ebenezer Kelso, M.A.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were six admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 382; Average attendance 333.8; Percentage attendance 87.9.

Sept.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.11 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 379 Average attendance 333.4; Percentage attendance 88.3

Sept.15 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.17 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawals. Roll 378; Average attendance 332.7; Percentage attendance 88.0

Sept.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and three withdrawals. Roll 377; Average attendance 329.0; Percentage attendance 87.2.

Sept.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Mr. Gowling, Member of the Education Authority and of the School Management Committee, visited the school to-day.

Sept.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Sept.30 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.2 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 376; Average attendance 331.2; Percentage attendance 88.0.

Octr.5 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.7 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were four admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 376; Average attendance 333.5; Percentage attendance 88.6.

Octr.12 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was one admission and no withdrawals. Roll 377; Average attendance 327.1; Percentage attendance 86.7.

Octr.19 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.21 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.23 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 375; Average attendance 318; Percentage attendance 86.8.

Octr.26 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Octr.29 The school was closed to-day for the Autumn Holiday, extending to the 2nd Novr., both days inclusive.

Octr.30 During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 373; Average attendance 315.0; Percentage attendance 84.4.

Octr.30 The attendance is being seriously reduced by an epidemic of Whooping–Cough and other sicknesses, especially in the Infant Division.

Novr.3 The school resumed to-day after the Autumn Holiday.

Novr.6 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 371; Average attendance 294.0; Percentage attendance 79.2.

The epicemic of Whooping Cough is extending, and the absence from duty, through illness of the Compulsory Officer is still further reducing the attendance.

Novr.13 During the week ending at this date there was one admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 371; Average attendance 394.2; Percentage attendance 79.4.

Novr.18 Mr. Brock. Member of the School Management Committee, called to-day for a list of absentees, it having been arranged that he should officiate as Compulsory Officer during the absence of Mr. Mutter.

Novr.20 During the week ending at this date there were seven admissions and four withdrawals. Roll 374; Average attendance 238.2; Percentage attendance 75.7

Novr.25 Mr. Brock, Interim Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Novr.27 Mr, Brock Interim Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there were no admissions and no withdrawals. Roll 374; Average attendance 283.2; Percentage attendance 75.7.

Decr.2 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.4 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 372; Average attendance 290.4; Percentage attendance 78.0.

Decr.9 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.11 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and five withdrawals. Roll 369; Average attendance 280.7; Percentage attendance 74.0.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.14 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.16 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Decr.18 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 368; Average attendance 281.2; Percentage attendance 76.4.

The school was closed to-day for the Christmas Vacation, extending to the 4th Jan.

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Jan.5 The school opened to-day after the Christmas Holidays.

Jan.6 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.8 During the week ending at this date there was no admissions and two withdrawals. Roll 372; Average attendance 307.7; Percentage attendance 82.7.

11th January 1926 Visited school and find instruction highly satisfactory, Infant Department overcrowded, 67 on Roll, accommodation for 38.

Floor requires repairs, attendance improving.

(Signed)T.A. Gowling, Convenor.

List of absentees given to the temporary Compulsory Officer

Jan.13 List of absentees given to the temporary Compulsory Officer.

Jan.15 List of absentees given to the temporary Compulsory Officer

During the week ending at this date there were five admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 375; Average attendance 312.7; Percentage attendance 83.3.

Jan.18 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.20 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.22 During the week ending at this date there were two admissions and one withdrawal. Roll 376; Average attendance 308.5; Percentage attendance 82.0.

The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.25 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.26 Miss C.Kirk is off duty to-day, through illness.

Jan.28 The Compulsory Officer called for list of absentees.

Jan.29 Mr. T.A.Gowling, Convenor of Committee visited this school to-day.