David Leask's Maddiston Pages

Muiravonside Parish, the way it was.

Second Log Book, Maddiston School. From 2.2.42 to 25.8.52

Headmaster. Mr. John M. White.

1942

2.2.42 New Headmaster:- John M. White.

6.2.42 Mrs Grant was absent on Monday owing to the illness of her husband.

Roll 356: Av. Att. 300.4 =84.4%.

13.2.42 Mrs. Grant was absent on Thursday and Friday owing to illness. Miss Ross was absent on Monday.

Roll 359: Av. Att. 316.8 =88.7%.

20.2.42 Roll 357: Av. Att. 320.9 =89.97.1%.

27.2.42 Monday was the mid-term holiday.

On Thursday Nurse Watson examined several children for cleanliness.

Roll 353: Av. Att. 323.3 =91.6%.

6.3.42 Rev. J. Hamilton gave religious instruction to classes prim. I & II in the school hall this morning.

The headmaster was absent from 10.30a.m. until 2p.m. attending a meeting in Falkirk Technical School.

Roll 353: Av. Att. 323.1 =91.5%.

13.3.42 During the week tradesmen put protective netting on the school windows.

Mr. Forgie, convenor of the school, visited the classrooms and signed registers.

The low attendance in the infant department is due to an outbreak of mumps.

Roll 352: Av. Att. 324.7 =92.3%.

20.1.42 Mr.Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education for the county, examined all classes on Thursday and Friday.

Roll 348: Av. Att. 321.3 =92.3%.

27.1.42 Mr. Soate and Mr. Goldie visited the school on Tuesday regarding surplus furniture.

Nurse Watson examined several children on Thursday for cleanliness.

Today Rev. Mr. Hamilton took the infant classes for bible lessons.

Roll 349: Av. Att. 329.6 =94.4%.

2.2.42 Dr. Roberts and Nurse Watson carried out routine examination of pupils on Monday and Tuesday. A second injection for immunisation against diphtheria was given to several pupils on Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Robertson, temporary teacher, commenced duty on Wednesday, in place of Mrs Freeland who left on Tuesday.

An exchange of Juvenile books was made by the county librarian on Wednesday.

The Rev. Mr. Hamilton conducted an Easter Service in the hall on Wednesday morning, all the primary classes were present.

Today the school closed for the Easter Holiday to re-open on Tuesday 14th April.

17.4.42 The school re-opened on Tuesday after the Easter Holiday.

Roll 351: Av. Att. 326.7 =93.9%.

24.4.42 Rev.Mr. Hamilton took classes prim. III & IV for religious instruction. Nurse Watson visited the school today.

Roll 353: Av. Att. 333.1 =93.8%.

1.5.42 To-day 20 pupils sat the Control Examination.

Roll 355: Av. Att. 329.2 =92.8%.

8.5.42 Monday was observed as the May-Day holiday.

Roll 356: Av. Att. 331.1 =93.1%.

12.5.42 To-day 55 pupils sat the Qualifying Examination.

13.5.42 Mrs. Glen is absent owing to illness.

15.5.42 An outbreak of measles in the infant division has affected attendance in that department.

Roll 355: Av. Att. 327.1 =92.1%.

22.5.42 Third Term Test were held throughout the school during the week.

All pupils, who sat the Control Examination have passed.

Roll 355: Av. Att. 324.1 =91.3%.

29.5.42 Nurse Watson visited the school to-day and examined several pupils.

Roll 354: Av. Att. 304.8 =86.1%.

5.6.42 Pupils Record Cards (report) were sent home for inspection. The Qualifying Exam. Results are to hand. All pupils passed.

Roll 355: Av. Att. 312 =89.57.1%.

19.6.42 Dental treatment was continued during the week by Dr. Holburn.

Roll 351: Av. Att. 315.3 =89.8%.

26.6.42 On Tuesday afternoon Dr. Rutherford attended to the immunisation of children against diphtheria.

The annual prize-giving was held in the hall on Thursday at 2.30p.m. Councillor James Wilson occupied the chair and Mrs. White presented the prizes.

To-day the school closed for the summer vacation to re-open on Monday 24th August.

Roll 351: Av. Att. 311.9 =88.8%.

29.6.42 Miss Ross, Miss Goodfellow, Miss Dickson, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Robertson and the headmaster reported for duty at 10a.m. to-day. 37 pupils were present for dinner at 12 noon.

24.8.42 The following teachers were on duty from 26th July until the 23rd August:- Miss Fleming (deputy headteacher), Mrs Bennie, Mrs Grant, Mrs Glen and Miss Robertson.

24.8.42 To-day the school re-opened after the summer vacation. All teachers were present. Miss Hay, visiting teacher of needlework, reported for duty.

28.8.42 Roll 318: (Evacuees not included) Av. Att. 305.3 =95.2%.

4.9.42 Roll 319: Av Att. 300.9 =94.3%.

Rev,. Mr. Hamilton conducted an impressive service in the school hall on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer. All pupils in the primary classes were present.

11.9.42 During the week respirators were examined. Many had broken eyepieces or the rubber perforated. A list of names of those children whose respirators were defective was sent to the local chief warden.

Roll 319: Av. Att. 297.2 =93.1%.

15/9/42 I examined the registers to day and found them all correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

15/9/42 Visited the school. (Signed) M.A.H. Ferguson.

18.9.42 Dr.Rutherford visited the school on Thursday and examined several follow-up cases.

Miss Ferguson H.H.I. visited the school on Wednesday and examined primary IIa under the charge of Miss Peggy Robertson who had made application for her parchment. Miss Ferguson also examined primary 1.

Roll 319: Av. Att. 297.5 =91.3%.

24.9.42 To-day the school closed for the autumn holiday to re-open on Tuesday 29th Sept.

Roll 320: Av. Att. 302.4 =94.9%.

2.10.42 Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Watson visited the school on Tuesday and Wednesday to carry out routine examination of 31 children and to immunise pre-school children against diphtheria .

Mr. Watson, supervisor of art for the county, took all classes in the school on Thursday and Friday.

Roll 323: Av. Att. 303 =93.8%.

16.10.42 On Thursday afternoon Mr. Goldie, Assistant Director of Education, visited all classes in the primary division.

Roll 322: Av. Att. 303.2 =94.2%.

23.10.42 Roll 322: Av. Att. 299.4 =92.9%.

30.10.42 This morning Rev. Mr. Hamilton took prim. IIa, III & IV for religious instruction.

Seven pupils were granted permission to assist local farmers in harvesting the potato crop.

Roll 322: Av. Att. 298.7 =92.7%.

6.11.42 Monday was observed as the mid-term holiday.

The county librarian exchanged books to-day.

Roll 322: Av. Att. 296.9 =92.9%.

13.4.42 During the week the headmaster examined primary classes I, IIb and IIa.

Roll 321: Av. Att. 301.9 =94.4%.

20.11.42 The headmaster examined primary classes II, Iv, Vb and Va.

Roll 320: Av. attend. 301.9 =93.9..

1942/43

27.11.42 The Rev. Mr. Hamilton took classes Primary I and IIb for religious instruction.

The attendance is very low owing to the large number of children who have been vaccinated.

Roll 320: Av. Attend. 268.8 =84%.

4.12.42 The opening hour of the school is now 9.30 a.m. Mr. Mercer, Sypervisor of Physical Education, visited the school on Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

Nurse Watson examined several children on Monday afternoon for cleanliness.

Pupils Record Cards were sent home for inspection. Many children are still absent owing to the effects of vaccination.

Mrs. Jamieson was granted leave of absence on Thursday.

Roll 321: Av. Attend. 278.8 =87.5%.

11.12.42 Roll 321: Av. Attend. 289.9 =90.1%.

15.12.42 I examined the registers to-day and found them all correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie

18.12.42 On Thursday from 3p.m. till 4p.m. Mr Mercer Supervisor of Physical Education demonstrated ‘Activity-Exercises’ with class Va. All teachers were present.

Roll 321: Av. Attend. 291.8 =90.9%.

24.12.42 On Monday and Tuesday Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Watson carried out routine medical inspection of children and examined a number of non-routine cases. Several pre-school children were immunised against diphtheria.

The pupils and staff attended a Christmas service in Cairneymount Church at 11 am. On Wednesday. The Rev.James Hamilton conducted the service.

To-day the school closed for the Christmas holiday to re-open on Tuesday 5th Jan. 1943.

Roll 321: Av. Attend. 289.5 =90.2%.

1943

8.1.43 Nineteen children were enrolled in Infant I on Tuesday.

Miss Mary Margaret Wood M.A. commenced duty on Tuesday in place of Mrs. Jessie Robertson.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 304.2 =90.7%.

15.1.43 Roll 340: Av. Attend. 305.6 =89.9%.

22.1.43 Roll 338: Av. Attend. 291.1 =86.1

29.12.43 Miss Hay, visiting teacher of needlework, was absent on Monday, owing to illness.

To-day Rev. Mr. Hamilton took Primary Va & Vb for religious instruction.

Roll 338: Av. Attend. 296.7 =87.8%

5.2.43 Miss Hay is still absent owing to illness.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 29-.4 =86.8%

Three contact cases of diphtheria were notified during the week.

12.2.43 Miss Robertson was absent on Thursday.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 298.9 =88.2%.

19.2.43 A medical certificate for Miss Dickson, who has been absent since Monday, was forwarded to the director of Education.

To-day Mrs Grant is absent owing to illness .

One case of scarlet fever and one contact case were notified during the week.

The attendance is low owing to the large number of children suffering from colds and sore throats.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 291.7 =86%.

26.2.43 Miss hay and Miss Grant returned to duty on Monday. Mrs J. Robertson temporary teacher, took charge of Primary Va in place of Miss Dickson. 2nd Term Examinations in all classes were taken during the week. The Rev. Jas. Hamilton did not call to-day owing to illness.

Roll 339 Av. Attend. 295.4 =87.1%.

1.3.43 I examined the school registers to-day and found them all correct

(Signed) Peter Forgie convenor.

5.3.43 Miss Dickson returned to duty on Monday. On Thursday Nurse Jarret examiuned several several children for cleanliness and excluded one pupil for head vermin.

Mr.Stark, county librarian, exchanged library books on Friday.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 296.4 =87.4%.

12.3.43 Miss Wood was absent on Monday owing to illness. Report cards were sent home for inspection.

One case of contact diphtheria was notified.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 294.6 =86.6%.

19.3.43 Mrs Jamieson had leave of absence granted by the Director of Education from 16th March to 19th March (inclusive)

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 295.6 =86.9%.

23:3:43 Visited the school (Signed) M.A.H. Ferguson.

26.3.43 Roll 340: Av. Attend. 301.7 =88.7%.

2.4.43 Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Rankine carried our routine inpection of children on Wednesday and Thursday. Two children suffering from scabies were excluded from school. Immunisation of pre-school children for diphtheria was given on Wednesday afternoon.

One contact case of scarlet fever was notified.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 300.7 =88.4%.

9.4.43 Mrs. Grant was absent from Tuesday till Friday.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 293.8 =86.4%.

16.4.43 The attendance in the Infant Classes continues to be low owing to the large number of cases of whooping-cough.

Roll 338: Av. Attend. 296.5 =86.1%.

22.4.43 This forenoon the Rev.James Hamilton conducted an Easter Service in the school hall.

The school was closed at 1pm. And a double attendance was marked.

7.5.43 The school re-opened on Tuesday after the Easter Holiday. Mr. Watson , supervisor of art, visited the school yesterday and to-day. Eighteen pupils were presented for the Control Examination.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 301.9 =89.6%.

14.5.43 On Tueday, Mr. Holburn, School Dentist, examined tall classes.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 301.5 =89.5%.

17/5/43 examined the registers to day and found them all correct and in good order. (Signed) Peter Forgie Convenor.

21.5.43 One case of scarlet fever was verified during the week.

All candidates have passed the Control Examination.

Roll 338: Av. Attend. 305.6 =90.4%.

28.5.43 Mr. Holburn, school dentist, commenced treatment of children on Thursday

Third Term Examinations were completed during the week.

Rev. Jas. Hamilton took religious instruction from classes Iv and III.

Roll 338: Av. Attend. 309.2 =91.5%.

4.6.43 Report cards were sent home for inspection. Dental treatment was continued during the week. Mr. Soate visited the school this afternoon.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 313.8 =92.6%.

11.6.43 Mr. Holburn completed dental treatment of pupils on Monday. Mr.Fraser, county supervisor of physical education visited the school on Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Watson, supervisor of art, took classes Va, Vb, &IV for art on Wednesday. Mrs Olsen was absent on Monday and returned to duty on Tuesday. 47 pupils passed the Qualifying Examinations. Mrs. Grant was absent on Thursday and returned on Friday.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 308.1 =90.9%.

18.6.43 Mr. Goldie, assistant Director of Education, called yesterday in connection with the duty roster for the summer holiday. The school closed to-day at 1pm. and a double attendance was marked.

£388 was invested through the school during “Wings for Victory” week. The school target figure being £340.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 302.3 =89.7%.

25.6.43 Dr. Rutherford visited the school on Tuesday afternoon for the immunisation of pre-school children for diphtheria.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 305.1 =90.5%.

2.7.43 The pupils and staff attended a service conducted by the Rev.James Hamilton in Cairneymount Church on Tuesday at 11am. In the afternoon the presentation of prizes took place. County Councillor James Wilson presided. To-day the school closed for the summer vacation to re-open on Monday, 16th August.

Roll 337 Av. Attend. 303.3 =90%.

20.8.43 The school opened on Tuesday after the summer vacation.

Mrs Jessie Neil Walker Marshall Robertson, temporary teacher, commenced duty in place of Miss Mary Margaret Wood. M.A. transferred to Kilsyth Acadamy.

Thirty three pupils were admitted and the roll is now 314.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 280.9 =89.4%.

27.8.43 Two pupils were admitted on Monday. One contact case of scarlet fever was notified during the week.

The Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes Va & Vb to-day.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 289.9 =92.2%.

3.9.43 The school was closed to-day at 12.30 pm. according to instructions received from the Director of Education to allow teachers to attend a meeting in the Technical School at 2.30 pm.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 290.7 =92.6%.

6.9.43 Miss Dickson is absent owing to illness.

7.9.43 Mr Saote called this afternoon and took away some of the science materials.

10.9.43 Roll 314: Av. Attend. 288.9 =92%.

17.9.43 Miss Robertson was absent on Monday and Mrs Bennie was absent on Thursday and Friday.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 292.1 =93%.

20.9.43 Miss Dickson and Miss Bennie returned to duty to-day.

23.9.43 The school closed to-day for the autumn holiday to re-open on Tuesday, 26th September.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 292.4 =93.1%.

28.9.43 Mrs Olsen and Mrs Grant are absent owing to illness.

1.10.43 The Director of Education granted Mrs Jessie Robertson leave of absence for the afternoon.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 292.4 =93.1%.

4.10.43 Mrs Grant returned to duty to-day, Mrs Olsen is still absent.

8.10.43 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine medical inspection of children on Wednesday morning. A medical certificate for Mrs Olsen was forwarded to the Director of Education.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 285.4 =90.8%.

11.10.43 Dr.Rutherford completed routine medical inspection of children to-day.

14.10.43 Mrs. Bennie was granted leave of absence by the Director of Education to visit a patient in a military hospital near Lanark.

15.10.43 Roll 314: Av. Attend. 280.3 =89.9%.

22.10.43 The County Librarian exchanged library books on Manday afternoon.

Roll 314: Av. Attend. 284.9 =90.7%.

25.10.43 Mrs. Olsen returned to duty to-day. Her class was taken by the headmaster during her absence.

26.10.43 Visit, with Dr. Dickson and Miss Ferguson.

(Signed) J.B. Barnton ? . H.M.Inspectors

28.10.43 I visited the school to day and examined all registers and found the attendance quite satisfactory.

(Signed) Peter Forgie convenor.

The school closed to-day for the mid-term holiday to re-open on Tuesday. 2nd. November.

Roll 315: Av. Attend. 275.3 =87.9%.

5.11.43 Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education, visited the school on Wednesday and Thursday forenoon and examined all classes in Physical Education.

Mr. Andrew L. Barr, representative from the Scottish Band of Hope Union, addressed the pupils on Thursday afternoon on ‘Healthful Living’

Roll 315: Av. Attend. 278.2 =86.3%.

12.11.43 The low attendance is due to an epidemic of sore throats and influenza.

Roll 316: Av. Attend. 247.4 =78.3%.

19.11.43 Miss Peterkin was absent on Tuesday and is still absent owing to illness.

The attendance continues to be low. 

19.11.43 By instruction from the Director of Education Mrs. Robertson was transferred temporarily to Muiravonside school.

Mrs. Olsen received permission from the Director of Education to be absent on Wednesday to attend a wedding.

The headmaster examined classes Va, Vb, and IV in all subjects.

Roll 316: Av. Attend. 250.2 =79.2%.

26.11.43 Mrs. Bennie was absent on Wednesday owing to illness.

The headmaster examined classes IIIa, IIIb & II in all subjects during the week.

Roll 316: Av. Attend. 262.3 =83.5%.

3.12.43 Mrs. Robertson returned to duty in this school on Monday afternoon.

The Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes IIIa and IV.

Roll 316: Av. Attend. 278.1 =87.5%.

10.12.43 During the week Record Cards were sent home for inspection.

Roll 321: Av. Attend. 292.8 =91.2%.

14.12.43 Miss Fleming is absent owing to illness.

17.12.43 Roll 321: Av. Attend. 284.5 =88.6%.

24.12.43 Miss Fleming returned to duty to-day.

The pupils and staff attended a Christmas service in Cairneymount Church. The Rev. James Hamilton conducted the service.

To-day the school closed at 1pm. for the Christmas vacation to re-open on Monday . 10th. January 1944.

Roll 321: Av. Attend. 280.4 =87.4%.

1944

10.1.44 The school re-opened to-day after the Christmas Vacation. All teachers were present.

Eleven pupils were enrolled in the first infant class.

14.1.44 Roll 331: Av. Attend. 299 =90.5%.

17.1.44 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

18.1.44 Mrs. Bennie returned to-day. Mrs. Jamieson is absent owing to illness.

21.1.44 Mr. Goldie, Assistant Director of Education, called yesterday in connection with the transfer of Mrs. Olsen to Sheildhill School.

Roll 332: Av. Attend. 299 =90.%.

24.1.44 Mrs. Bennie and Miss Robertson are absent owing to illness.

25.1.44 Nurse Findlay carried out Vision Testing of all pupils born in 1937.

26.1.44 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

A medical certificate for Miss Robertson was forwarded to the Director of Education.

Dr. Rutherford commenced routine medical inspection of pupils.

27.1.44 Dr. Rutherford continued medical inspection of pupils.

Mr. Watson, Supervisor of Art, visited the infant classes to-day.

Owing to stormy weather the school dismissed at 1 pm. and a double attendance was marked.

28.1.44 Mr. Watson visited classes I & II.

Roll 331: Av. Attend. 294.4 =88.9%.

1.2.44 Mrs. Olsen was transferred to Larbert Central School to-day.

Mrs. Jamieson is absent from duty.

4.2.44 Roll 331: Av. Attend. 299.7 =90.5%.

7.2.44 Miss Robertson and Miss Hay returned to-day.

11.2.44 Mrs. Jamieson resigned as from 1st. February.

Roll 331: Av. Attend. 292.1 =88.2%.

18.1.44 The headmaster was absent on Wednesday owing to a family bereavement.

Roll 331: Av. Attend. 299.4 =90.5%.

25.2.44 As no teacher has been sent to take the place of Mrs. Jamieson, Miss Robertson has been transferred to the Infant Department, and the headmaster is taking class IIIb.

Nurse Gordon examined certain non-routine cases and excluded two pupils.

25.2.44 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes I & II for religious instruction.

Roll 331: Av. Attend. 301.8 =91.2%.

29.2.44 Mrs. Grant is absent to-day owing to the illness of her father.

Mrs. Grant returned to duty this afternoon.

3.3.44 Written tests were taken in all classes.

Mrs. Grant is absent to-day.

The headmaster continues to take class IIIb.

Mr. Watson, Supervisor of Art, visited classes IIIb, IIIa, IV and V on Monday.

Roll 332: Av. Attend. 28.61 =84.5%.

10.3.44 Mr Brunton. H.M.Inspector, visited the school this afternoon.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 286.8 =86.1%.

14.3.44 Mrs. Grant returned to duty to-day.

16.3.44 Visited the school to-day and found the registers all correct. The classes seemed to be overcrowded owing to the lack of teachers.

(Signed) Peter Forgie. (Convenor).

16.3.44 Miss Peterkin is absent.

17.3.44 Miss Robertson returned to duty to-day.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 291.9 =87.7%.

20.3.44 Miss Margaret Johnstone, student attending Moray House Training College, has permission from the Director of Education to practice teaching from to-day.

22.3.44 Miss Robertson is absent from duty.

23.3.44 Miss Robertson returned to duty to-day.

24.3.44 Roll 332: Av. Attend. 289.4 =87.2%.

30.3.44 Miss Ross is absent from duty.

31.3.44 Roll 333: Av. Attend. 296.9 =89.2%.

5.4.44 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

6.4.44 The pupils and staff attended an Easter Service in Cairneymount Church. The Rev. James Hamilton conducted the service.

To-day the school closed at 1 pm. for the Easter vacation to re-open on Tuesday 24th April.

6.4.44 Roll 333: Av. Attend. 280.8 =84.3%.

24.4.44 The school re-opened to-day after the Easter Vacation.

Miss Dickson is absent owing to illness, and the class is being taken by the headmaster.

27.4.44 Miss Dickson returned to duty to-day

28.4.44 On Wednesday, Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education, took all classes except the control class.

Mr. Holburn, school dentist, carried out a dental inspection of all pupils on Thursday.

Rev. James Hamilton took classes I & II for religious instruction this morning.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 315.7 =94.2%.

5.5.44 Dr. Rutherford carried out a medical inspection of all routine and non-routine cases on Monday and Tuesday.

25 pupils are sitting the control examinations to-day.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 304.9 =91%.

12.5.44 Roll 335: Av. Attend. 303.2 =90.5%.

19.5.44 Mr. Holburn, school dentist, carried out dental treatment on Monday and Tuesday.

49 pupils sat the qualifying examination on Tuesday.

All pupils (25) passed the Control Examinations.

Mrs Nesta Grant reported for duty on Monday

19.5.44 Roll 336 Av. Attend. 301.2 =89.6%.

26.5.44 Mr. Holburn continued dental treatment of pupils on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Third term examinations were held during the week.

Roll 336: Av. Attend. 309 =92%.

Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes IV and V on Friday morning.

2.6.44 Mr. Brunton. H.M.Inspector, visited the school this afternoon to interview Mrs. Nesta Grant.

Roll 336: Av. Attend. 304.7 =90.7%.

9.6.44 Roll 338: Av. Attend. 308.7 =91.3%.

19.6.44 Roll 337: Av. Attend. 307.2 =91.2%.

19.6.44 Mrs. Robertson is absent owing to illness.

22.6.44 Miss Robertson has permission from the Director of Education to be absent to-day to attend a wedding.

23.6.44 Roll 336: Av. Attend. 307.7 =91.6%.

1.7.44 On Tuesday forenoon the pupils and staff attended divine service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton in Cairneymount Church.

In the afternoon the annual presentation of prizes took place in the school hall. The Rev. James Hamilton presided and the prizes were handed over by Mrs. Salveson of Toravon.

Mrs. Robertson returned to duty on Wednesday morning.

The school closed to-day at 1 pm. for the summer vacation to re-open on Monday, 14th August.

Roll 336: Av. Attend. 298.1 =88.7%.

14.8.44 The school re-opened to-day. Workmen have not finished repairs to classrooms 5 & 6 and hall. Meantime the boys arte using the girls entrance.

Thirty six pupils were enrolled in the infant department.

18.8.44 Roll 329: Av. Attend. 318.8 =96.7%.

25.8.44 Rev. James Hamilton took classes Iv & V for religious instruction to-day.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 302.2 =94.9%.

1.9.44 Roll 329: Av. Attend. 292.7 =89.9%.

4.9.44 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

Dr. Rutherford visited the school this afternoon for the immunisation of children.

5.9.44 Mrs Bennie returned to duty.

The school closed at 12.30 pm. to allow teachers to attend a meeting in the Technical School in connection eith the gathering of the potato crop.

6.9.44 Mrs. Nesta Grant has permission from the Director of Education to be absent this forenoon.

8.9.44 An outbreak of measles affected the attendance in the infant department.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 273.6 =98.2%.

15.9.44 The attendance in the infant department is low owing to 17 pupils having measles.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 278.4 =84.6%.

21.9.44 To-day the school was closed for the autumn holiday to re-open on Tuesday, 26th September.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 279.3 =84.9%.

29.9.44 Roll 329: Av. Attend. 284.5 =86.5%.

The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IIa & IIb for religious instruction.

3.10.44 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

Visit (Signed) J.S.Brunton. H.M.Inspector.

6.10.44 Roll 329: Av. Attend. 282.9 =86%.

9.10.44 Miss Dickson has permission from the Director of Education to be absent this afternoon to attend a wedding.

13.10.44 Mrs Mary Grant is absent to-day. One patient (?) and two contact cases of scarlet fever were notified during the week

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 289.8 =87.8%.

16.10.44 Mrs. Bennie and Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty to-day.

20.10.44 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine examination of children to-day.

Permission to close the Infant Dept. at 12.30 pm. owing to heavy rain was received from the Director of Education. A double attendance was marked.

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 281.1 =85.2%.

23.10.44 Mrs. Nesta Grant is absent to-day.

27.10.44 Dr. Rutherford completed routine examination of children on Monday.

One case of scarlet fever was notified during the week.

The Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes III and IIa.

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 280.7 =85.1%.

1944

31.10.44 Miss C. Dickson is absent to-day.

1.11.44 Miss C. Dickson returned to duty to-day.

2.11.44 Miss C. Dickson was absent to-day owing to the illness of her father.

3.11.44 Roll 330: Av. Attend. 278.6 =84.4%.

6.11.44 Mrs. Nesta Grant returned to duty to-day.

7.11.44 Miss C. Dickson returned to duty to-day.

8.11.44 Mrs. Mary Grant is absent owing to illness.

10.11.44 Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education visited the school on Wednesday and Thursday

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 283.7 =86%.

13.11.44 Mrs Bennie is absent to-day.

Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty.

16.11.44 I examined the registers to day and found them correct, and all in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

17.11.44 Roll 330: Av. Attend. 286.3 =86.8%.

20.11.44 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

24.11.44 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes I & IIb for religious instruction.

Roll 328: Av. Attend. 274 =83.5%.

2.12.44 Roll 328: Av. Attend. 268.2 =81.8%.

4.12.44 Miss Peggy Robertson is absent to-day.

5.12.44 Miss Peggy Robertson returned to duty.

8.12.44 Roll 328: Av. Attend. 266.9 =81.4%.

15.12.44 Roll 328: Av. Attend. 281.3 =85.8%.

18.12.44 Miss Hay and Mrs Bennie are absent to-day.

22.12.44 A school party was held for the infant classes on Tuesday afternoon, for Primary classes I, IIb, IIa on Wednesday and for classes III, IV, V on Thursday.

Pupils and staff assembled in the school hall this forenoon for the Christmas service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, school chaplain.

Mrs. Bennie returned to duty yesterday.

Dr. Rutherford visited the school on Wednesday afternoon to carry out immunisation of the children.

To-day the school closed at 1pm. for the Christmas vacation to re-open on Monday, 8th January 1945.

Roll 328: Av. Attend. 285.8 =87.1%.

1945

12.1.45 The school re-opened on Tuesday after the Christmas vacation.

Miss Hay returned to duty on Monday. Seven pupils were admitted and three left. The Roll excluding evacuees is now 332.

Roll 332: Av. Attend. 295.1 =88.9%.

19.1.45 Miss P. Robertson is absent to-day.

Roll 331: Av. Attend. 287.1 =86.7%.

26.1.45 Miss P. Robertson resumed duty on Monday.

To-day the Rev. James Hamilton gave religious instruction to classes IV & V.

Roll 332: Av. Attend. 282.2 =84.9%.

2.2.45 The headmaster was absent on Monday and Tuesday owing to illness.

Nurse Jarrett carried out vision testing on Monday. Medical Inspection was taken by Dr. Rutherford on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Owing to the severe snowstorms on Tuesday the school closed at 1 pm. A double attendance was marked.

Mrs. Mary Grant is absent to-day.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 268.1 =80.3%.

9.2.45 Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty on Monday.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 293.2 =87.8%.

16.2.45 Second Term written tests were held in Prim. I, IV and IIa during the week.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 298.7 =89.4%.

23.2.45 The mid-term holiday was observed on Monday.

Second Term written test were held in Prim. III, IIb, and V during the week.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 306 =91.6%.

27.2.45 Mr. Brunton, H.M.I. called regarding the probationary service of Mrs. Nesta Grant, who, he suggested, should be transferred from class IIa to class III. This accordingly has been done.

28.2.45 Miss Fleming is absent owing to illness.

2.3.45 Miss Fleming returned to duty to-day.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 304.9 =91.%.

9.3.45 Miss Ross was absent yesterday owing to illness.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 312.8 =92.8%.

16.3.45 Miss Ross returned to duty on Monday.

Library books were exchanged to-day.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 310.5 =92.7%.

20.3.45 Mr. Holburn, school dentist, carried out a dental inspection of all pupils.

23.3.45 Mr. McLeod, H.M.Inspector visited classes III and IIa to-day.

Dr. Rutherford immunised pre-school children this afternoon.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 307.6 =92.1%.

One case of scarlet fever was notified during the week.

29.3.45 Pupils and staff assembled in the school hall for the Easter Service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton.

The school dismissed at 12.30 pm. for the Easter holiday to re-assemble on Tuesday 16th April.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 203 =91%

20.4.45 The school re-opened on Monday after the Easter vacation.

Six pupils enrolled in the Infant Dept.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 315.3 =93%.

27.4.45 Miss Fleming is absent to-day.

Rev. James Hamilton gave religious instruction to classes I and IIb this morning.

Mr. Holburn, school dentist, commenced dental treatment to-day.

Roll 341: Av. Attend. 313.6 =92%.

30.4.45 Miss Fleming returned to duty.

Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children.

4.5.45 Mr. Holburn, school dentist, continued dental treatment of children to-day.

Mrs. M Grant is absent by permission of the Director of Education.

Roll 342: Av. Attend. 296.8 =86.8%.

22 pupils are sitting the Control Examination to-day.

11.5.45 Tuesday and Wednesday were holidays to mark the end of the war in Europe.

Mrs. Nesta Grant is absent owing to illness.

Roll 342: Av. Attend. 283.7 =82.9%.

18.5.45 Mr. Holburn finished dental treatment of children on Monday.

38 pupils sat the Qualyfying Examination on Tuesday. One pupil was absent.

Three cases of scarlet fever were notified during wek.

Roll 341: Av. Attend. 309.1 =90.6

25.5.45 Roll 341: Av. Attend. 307.2 =90.1%.

Mrs. Bennie was absent from Tuesday till Thursday owing to a family bereavement.

1.6.45 Mrs. Nesta Grant returned to duty on Monday.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 312.2 =91.8%.

Third Term examinations were held in all classes during the week.

5.6.45 Miss Fleming is absent to-day.

All pupils (39) have passed the Qualifying Examination.

6.6.45 Miss Fleming returned to duty to-day. Pupils Record cards were sent home for inspection.

8.6.45 Roll 340: Av. Attend. 304.9 =89.7%.

12.6.45 Miss Fleming is absent to-day.

Dr. Eunice Colville, representative from from the Scottish band of Hope Union, addressed the pupils , this afternoon on ‘Healthful Living’.

13.6.45 Mrs Robertson has permission from the Director of Education to be absent this afternoon to attend a meeting in Stirling in connection with the Nursing Assosiation.

15.6.45 Roll 340: Av. Attend. 304.3 =89.5%.

20.6.45 I examined registers to day and found them all in good order and correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie Convenor.

26.6.45 Roll 340: Av. Attend. 299.9 =88.2%.

29.6.45 On Tuesday forenoon the pupils and staff attended an end of session service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton in Cairneymount Church.

In the afternoon the annual presentation of prizes was held in the school hall. The Rev. James Hamilton presided. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Kennard, The Haining.

Miss Fleming is still absent.

The school was closed to-day for the summer vacation to re-open on Monday 13th August.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 291.6 =85.8%.

13.8.45 The school re-opened after the summer vacation.

All teachers were present.

31 pupils were admitted to the Infant Department.

By permission from the Director of Education, Miss Elizabeth Hunter, student, is to have teaching practice.

17.8.45 Wednesday and Thursday were holidays in connection with the victory celebrations.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 285.7 =85.8%.

20.8.45 Miss Ross is absent owing to illness.

22.8.45 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

24.8.45 Roll 335: Av. Attend. 317.2 =85.8%.

29.8.45 Mr. Goldie, assistant Director of Education, called at the school this afternoon to make arrangements for a teacher in place of Miss Ross, who is to be granted leave of absence for the month of September.

30.8.45 Mr. McLeod, H.M.Inspector of Schools interviewed Mrs. Nesta Grant regarding her parchment.

Mrs. Mary Grant is absent owing to illness.

31.8.45 Roll 338: Av. Attend. 316.3 =93.6%.

3.9.45 Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty.

Miss Ross has gone on leave of absence, but no teacher has been appointed in her place. Meantime her class is being taken by Miss Elizabeth Hunter, student.

The leaky condition of the boiler for the central heating system has been reported to the Director of Education.

7.9.45 Miss Elizabeth Hunter left to-day after completing four weeks teaching practice.

Roll 339: Av. Attend. 316.4 =93.3%.

10/.9.45 Mrs. Christina Rendall commenced duty to-day in place of Miss Ross.

14.9.45 The headmaster was absent from duty from 12 noon attending a meeting in Stirling in connection with “Thanksgiving Week”

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 307.3 =90.4%.

20.9.45 The school closed to-day for the autumn holidays Friday and Monday.

Roll 340: Av. Attend. 303.7 =89.3%.

25.9.45 Mrs. Mary Grant is absent to-day.

26.9.45 Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty.

28.9.45 Miss Ross has been granted extension of leave of absence until 31sy October.

The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IIIa &IIIb for religious instruction

1.10.45 Mrs. Mary Grant is absent.

5.10.45 Roll 338 : Av. Attend. 314.5 =93%.

8.10.45 Mrs. Mary Grant returned to duty.

Mrs. Bennie has been granted leave of absence for the 8th and 9th October.

9.10.45 Dr. Rutherford completed his two day routine medical inspection of children.

10.10.45 Mrs. Binnie returned to duty to-day.

12.10.45 Roll 338: Av. Attend. 311 =92%.

19.10.45 Mrs. Nesta Grant was absent this forenoon.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 311 =92%.

26.10.45 Roll 337: Av. Attend. 309.6 =91.9%.

29.10.45 Miss Annie Hendry Fleming Thornton. M.A. commenced duty in place of Mrs. Mary Grant who leaves on 31st October.

2.11.45 On Wednesday afternoon Miss Isabelle M. Fleming, Infants Mistress, retired after 42 years service, 12 of which were served in this school. The staff and pupils assembled in the hall to do honour to Miss Fleming on this occasion.

Mrs. Mary Grant and Mrs Rendall also left on Wednesday.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 301.1 =89.4%.

9.11.45 Roll 336: Av. Attend. 307.6 =91.5%.

15.11.45 Miss Thornton is absent to-day.

Mrs. Nesta Grant has been granted leave of absence for Friday 16th November, so that she may attend Falkirk Royal Infirmary.

Miss Ross has been granted leave of absence until the 31st January 1946.

16.11.45 Roll 336: Av. Attend. 303.2 =90.4%.

19.11.45 Miss Thornton returned to duty to-day.

20.11.45 Dr. Nolan, representative from the Scottish Council for Health Education gave a shot talk to pupils over 10years and showed several health films.

21.11.45 I examined all registers to day and found them all in good order and correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie convenor.

23.11.45 First Term examinations were held in all classes during the week.

Roll 336: Av. Attend. 297.9 =88.7%.

26.11.45 Miss Christina Laing commenced duty to-day in Primary IIIb.

30.11.45 Roll 335: Av. Attend. 298.5 =89.1%.

3.12.45 Miss Anne Shaw Mitchell commenced duty as Infant Mistress in place of Miss Isabell Fleming who retired 31.10.45.

Mrs. Nesta Grant is absent to-day attending a wedding.

3.12.45 According to instructions received from the Director of Education the dinner interval during the winter months of December and January will be from 12.30pm. till 1.30pm. and the school will close at 3.30pm.

4.12.45 The school is closed to-day as it is being used as a Polling Station for the County Council election.

7.12.45 Pupils record cards were sent home for inspection.

8 pupils are excluded on account of infectious disease.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 296.1 =88.4%.

14.12.45 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 295.4 =88.2%.

21.12.45 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty on Monday.

During the afternoons of this week several Christmas parties were held in school.

On Thursday forenoon the staff and pupils assembled in the school hall for the Christmas service, conducted by the school chaplain. Rev. James Hamilton.

To-day the school closed at 1pm. for the Christmas vacation to re-open on Tuesday, 8th January, 1946.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 285.2 =85.1

1946

8.1.46 The school re-opened to-day.

During the vacation rooms 2 & 3 were altered to form a large infant room.

11.1.46 Seven pupils were admitted.

Roll 337: Av. Attend. 285.9 =84.8%.

18.1.46 Mr. Mercer, County Supervisor of Physical Education visited the school this week on Wednesday and Thursday forenoon.

Nurse McVicar tested the vision of pupils born in 1939.

Miss Mitchell is absent to-day owing to illness.

Roll 343: Av. Attend. 283.3 =82.6%.

21.1.46 Miss Mitchell returned to duty.

22.1.46 Dr. Rutherford carried out routine medical inspection of children yesterday and to-day.

Miss Margaret Ross has been granted a further 3 months leave of absence as from 1st February, 1946.

25.1.46 Mrs. Nesta Grant is absent to-day.

The Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes IV & V.

The low attendance is due to many cases of illness and to the inclement weather..

Roll 343 Av. Attend. 239.3 =69.8%.

28.1.46 Mrs. Nesta Grant returned to duty.

The headmaster is absent to-day owing to illness.

29.1.46 The headmaster returned to duty to-day.

Miss Mitchell and Miss Thornton are absent owing to transport difficulties due to the bus stoppage.

1.2.46 Roll 343: Av. Attend. 246.3 =71.8%.

8.2.46 Mts. Bennie is absent to-day.

Visit ---------------. Signed Wm. Milne

James Forsyth

The headmaster attended a headteachers’ meeting in Stirling this afternoon.

Roll 344: Av. Attend. 294.7 =85.7%.

11.2.46 Miss Bennie returned to duty to-day.

15.2.46 Roll 342: Av. Attend. 309.4 =90.5%.

22.3.46 Roll 342: Av. Attend. 308.2 =90.2%.

To-day the Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes IIIb & IIIa.

25.2.46 To-day is the mid-term holiday.

28.2.46 Mrs Nesta Grant left to-day.

1.3.46 The 2nd. Term examinations were held in the primary classes during the week.

Roll 343: Av. Attend. 309 =90.1%.

8.3.46 Roll 343: Av. Attend. 298.7 =87.1%.

12.3.46 Miss Thornton is absent to-day.

Miss M. Murray H.M.Inspector of Sewing visited the school to-day.

14.3.46 I examined the registers to day and found them all correct and in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

15.3.46 Miss Thornton returned to duty.

Roll 343 Av. Attend. 308.1 =89.8%.

Mr. Holburn, School Dentist, carried out dental inspection this forenoon.

18.3.46 Miss M. L. Brownlie, commenced duty as a temporary teacher to-day and was given charge of class IIIa.

19.3.46 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

22.3.46 Roll 347: Av. Attend. 313.8 =90.4%.

25.3.46 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty.

29.3.46 Roll 347: Av. Attend. 320.1 =92.2%.

1.4.46 Miss Annie Thornton M.A. and Miss Mary Brownlie. M.A. left on Friday to take up appointments in Kilsyth Acadamy and Greenhill P. School respectively.

Miss Wilhelmina M. Miller and Miss Margaret M.K. Graham, M.A, commenced duty in this school to-day.

5.4.46 At 11 am. The staff and pupils attended Easter Service in Cairneymount Church. The Rev. James Hamilton, School Chaplain, conducted the service.

The school closed at 1 pm. for the Easter holiday to re-open on Tuesday 23rd April

5.4.46 Roll 346: Av. Attend. 315.8 =91.3%.

23.4.46 The school re-opened at 9am. All teachers were present. Four pupils were enrolled in the first infants class.

26.4.46 One case of scarlet fever was notified during the week.

At 3 pm. on Thursday the headmaster attended a meeting in Falkirk Technical school in connection with the holiday camp at Aberfoyle.

Rev. James Hamilton took a bible lesson from classes IV & V tis morning.

Roll 349: Av. Attend. 327.5 =93.9%.

3.5.46 Miss Ross returned to duty on Wednesday. The Control Examination was held to-day. Sixteen pupils sat the examination at Falkirk Technical School and one at Falkirk High School.

Roll 349: Av. Attend. 326.5 =93.6%.

6.5.46 To-day is the Spring holiday.

7.5.46 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children.

8.5.46 Mrs Robertson is absent.

9.5.46 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children, and Mr. Holburn, school dentist, commenced dental treatment

10.5.46 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 325.1 =92.9%.

17.5.46 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 326.8 =93.4%.

21.5.46 Mrs Robertson returned to duty to-day.

22.5.46 Mr. Holburn completed dental treatment of children.

24.5.46 All 17 pupils who sat the Control Examination have passed.

Miss Wilhelmina Miller was transferred to Avonbridge School to-day.

Roll 350: Av. Attend. 321.2 =91.8%.

27.5.46 The headmaster attended the Sherriff Court this afternoon for the case against Robert Cochrane, 39 Carron View , Maddiston who was charged with failing to provide efficient education for his child Janette. Accused was fined £1.

31.5.46 All 34 pupils entered for the Qualifying examination have passed.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection during the week.

Re. James Hamilton took Inf.!!a & IIb for bible instruction this morning.

Dr. Rutherford examined 24 pupils who are going to Dounans Camp, Aberfoyle, to-morrow.

Roll 350: Av. Attend. 315.3 =90.1%

1.6.46 Miss Dickson in charge of 24 pupils left at 9.15 am. For Dounans Camp, Aberfoyle.

3.6.46 Miss C. Laing has permission from the Director of Education to be absent to-day and to-morrow to attend a wedding.

7.6.46 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 308.6 =88.2%.

8.6.46. Miss Dickson and the 24 pupils returned from Dounans Camp

15.6.46 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 320.3 =91.5%.

21.6.46 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 316.6 =90.5%.

28.6.46 On Tuesday forenoon the pupils and staff attended an end of session service in Cairneymount Church. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, School Chaplain.

In the afternoon the pupils and a large number of parents assembled in the school hall for the presentation of prizes. Mr. Adrian Brown of Vellore presided and Miss J. Fleming presented the prizes.

The school was closed to-day for the summer vacation to re-open on 25th August. 1946.

Roll 350: Av. Attend. 316.5 =90.4%.

26.8.46 The school re-opened to-day after the summer vacation.

Miss Marjory Kinsour, M.A. commenced duty in place of Miss Christine Laing, resigned.

Twenty-six children were admitted into Infant Class I and the roll of the school is now 335.

Mr Joseph William Bland commenced duty as Janitor to-day.

30.8.46 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IV & V for religious instruction.

6.9.46 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 322.1 =96.4%.

9.9.46 Miss Elizabeth Hunter and Miss Isabella Hawes, students, reported for teaching practice to-day.

16.9.46 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 310.2 =92.9%.

18.9.46 I examined registers to-day and found them all in good order and correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

20.9.46 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 320.1 =94.8%.

27.9.46 Miss Elizabeth Hunter finished teaching practice to-day

The Rev.James Hamilton took classes IIIa & IIIb for religious instruction this morning..

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 316.5 =94.8%.

4.10.46 Miss Isabel Hawes finished teaching practice here to-day.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 319.3 =95.6%.

8.10.46 Miss Graham has permission from the Director of Education to be absent to attend a funeral.

11.10.46 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 318.8 =95.3%.

14.10.46 To-day was observed as the mid-term holiday.

16.10.46 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children.

18.10.46 Dr. Rutherford completed inspection of children.

Roll 334 Av. Attend. 307.8 =92.2%.

24.10.46 Miss Mitchell was absent this afternoon to attend a meeting in Dawson Park School, Falkirk.

25.10.46 The Rev.James Hamilton took classes I & II fror religious instruction.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 310.8 =93.1%.

1.11.46 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 298.5 =89.4%.

The low attendance is due to an outbreak of chickenpox in class Inf. IIa.

8.11.46 Mr. Mercer. Supervisor of Physical Education, visited the school on Wednesday and Thursday.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 300.7 =90.3%.

Miss Robertson by permission of the Director of Education, was absent on Wednesday to attend a wedding..

15.11.46 Roll 333: Av. Attend. 301.4 =90.0%.

22.11.46 Miss Goodfellow was absent on Wednesday afternoon.

22.11.46 Roll 331: Av. Attend. 302.7 =91.5%.

First Term examinations were held in all primary classes during the week.

25.11.46 Mrs. Bennie is absent owing to the illness of her husband..

27.11.46 Mrs Bennie returned to duty to-day.

29.11.46 Two cases of scarlet fever were notified during the week.

The Rev. James Hamilton took classes Inf. IIa and IIb for religious instruction.

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 291.9 =88.5%.

6.12.46 One case of scarlet fever was notified during the week.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection.

Roll 330: Av. Attend. 286.0 =86.7%.

13.12.46 Roll 329: Av. Attend. 262.1 =79.7%.

20.11.46 Christmas parties were held during the week.

Cases of scarlet fever, chicken-pox, scabies and whooping-cough have affected the attendance adversely.

Roll 329: Av. Attend. 252.6 =76.8%.

24.12.46 Rev. James Hamilton conducted a Christmas service in the school hall to-day.

The school closed at 1pm. for the Christmas vacation to re-open on Tuesday. 7th Jan. 1947.

1947

7.1.47 The school re-opened to-day. Miss Isabella Jarvie Wilson commenced duty as Infant Mistress in place of Miss Mitchell, transferred to Victoria School, Falkirk, and Miss Dorris Mallon in place of Miss Graham.

Thirteen children were enrolled in the Infant Department.

10.1.47 Roll 341: Av. Attend. 270.1 =79.2%.

13.1.47 Sadie Heeps 16.4.41 met with and accident and had to be removed to Falkirk Royal Infirmary..

Roll 342: Av. Attend. 274.4 =80.3%.

31.1.47 Dr Rutherford carried out routine medical inspection of children yesterday and to-day.

24.1.47 Roll 342: Av. Attend. 286.2 =82.6%.

31.1.47 Roll 343: Av. Attend. 280.8 =81.6%.

5.2.47 Owing to a severe snowstorm the school closed at 1pm. and a double attendance was marked.

7.2.47 Miss Ross is absent.

Roll 342: Av. Attend. 290.1 =84.8%.

11.2.47 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

14.2.47 Roll 342: Av. Attend. 292.3 =85.5%.

21.2.47 Roll 343: Av. Attend. 303.3 =88.5%.

26.2.47 Owing to severe snowstorms the school was closed at 1pm. and a double attendance was marked.

28.2.47 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IV & V for religious instruction.

Roll 343: Av. Attend. 284.9 =83.1%.

7.3.47 Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection.

Roll 343: Av. Attend. 314.7 =91.7%.

13.3.47 Owing to the severity of the weather the school closed at 1pm. A double attendance was marked.

14.3.47 Roll 346: Av. Attend. 292.7 =86%.

18.3.47 Owing to another severe snowstorm the school closed at 1pm. A double attendance was marked.

21.3.47 Roll 348: Av. Attend. 301.8 =86.7%.

28.43.47 Roll 347: Av. Attend. 311.3 =86.8%.

3.4.47 The staff and pupils attended an Easter service in Cairneymount church at 11am. To-day. The Rev. James Hamilton conducted the service.

The school closed at 1pm. for the Easter vacation to reopen on Tuesday, 15th April.

Roll 347: Av. Attend. 310.1 =89.4%.

18.4.47 The school re-opened on Tuesday. Seven pupils were admitted to Infant I.

Dr. Rutherford carried out routine Medical Inspection of children during the forenoon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Immunisation against diphtheria was given to pre-school children on Friday afternoon.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 329 =92.9%.

21.4.47 Miss Mary Peebles, visiting teacher of Needlework, commenced duty in place of Miss Hay.

23.4.47 I examined registers to day and found them all in good order and well kept and correct.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

25.4.47 The Rev.James Hamilton took classes IIIa & IIIb for religious instruction this forenoon.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 326.8 =92.3%.

2.5.47 Twenty-one pupils sat the Control Examination to-day.

Roll 352: Av. Attend. 326.5 =92.8%.

9.5.47 Mr. Holburn, School Dentist, carried out dental inspection on Wednesday..

Roll 351: Av. Attend. 326 =92.9%.

16.5.47 Mrs Bennie received permission from the Director of Education to be absent to-day,

Forty pupils sat the Qualifying Examinations on Tuesday.

Roll 351: Av. Attend. 338.3 =95.1%.

23.5.47 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty on Monday. Written tests were held in all classes during the week.

Mr. Goldie, Director of Education, and Mr. Forgie, School Convenor, visited the school on Wednesday afternoon regarding repairs to the school.

23.5.47 Roll 353: Av. Attend. 335.4 =95%.

30.5.47 Mr. Stark, County Librarian, exchanged library books on Wednesday.

Mr. McKinlay, Architects Department, visited the school to-day in connection with repairs.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection during the week.

Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction in classes I and II.

Results of the Control and Qualifying Examinations are to hand. All pupils presented for these examinations passed.

Roll 353: Av. Attend. 324.8 =92%.

6.6.47 Dr. Rutherford gave immunisation against diphtheria to school and pre-school children on Thursday afternoon.

Intelligence tests under the Mental Survey Scheme 1947 were given to 44 pupils who were born in 1936.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 323.2 =91.3%.

13.6.47 Mr. Holburn, School Dentist, commenced dental treatment on Thursday.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 324.8 =91.8%.

20.6.47 To-day 35 pupils in charge of Miss Dickson and Miss Goodfellow visited Edinburgh on an educational excursion.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 322.9 =91.2%.

27.6.47 On Wednesday afternoon the annual presentation of prizes took place in the school hall. In the absence of the Convenor pof the school, Mr. Adrian Brown of Vellore presided. Mrs. Brown presented the prizes. To-day the pupils and staff attended service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, School Chaplain.

The school closed at 21pm. for the summer vacation to re-open on 25th Aug.47.

Roll 354: Av. Attend. 321.9 =90.7%.

29.8.47 The school re-opened on Tuesday. All teachers were present except Miss Peebles, visiting teacher of sewing, who has been withdrawn.

Thirty-eight pupils have enrolled and fifteen R.C. Pupils have gone to St. Francis School.

The Rev.James Hamilton took religious instruction from classes IV & V to-day.

1.9.47 I examined registers to day and found them all correct and in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

5.9.47 Roll 333: Av. Attend. 319.2 =95.9%.

12.9.47 The Director of Education and the Convenor of the school called to-day in connection with a playing field for the school.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 307.6 =92.4%.

18.9.47 H.M.Inspector Mr. Dickson visited the school

19.9.47 Roll 333: Av. Attend. 311.5 =93.5%.

26.9.47 Mr. Frank Kelly, student from Moray House commenced teaching practice on Monday.

Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from P.III.

3.10.47 Mr. Kelly finished teaching practice to-day.

Miss Wilson was absent this afternoon attending a meeting of Infant Mistresses at Stirling.

Roll 336: Av. Attend. 317.1 =94.4%.

10.10.47 Roll 346: Av. Attend. 313.2 =93.2%.

13.10.47 To-day is the mid-term holiday.

17.10.47 Dr. Rutherford carried out routine medical inspection of children during the forenoon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Immunisation against diphtheria was given to certain pupils this afternoon.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 311.8 =93.1%.

24.10.47 Two cases of scarlet fever were notified during the week.

Roll 333: Av. Attend. 308.7 =92.7%.

31.10.47 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 308.2 =92.3%.

7.11.47 Roll 334: Av. Attend. 313.6 =93.9%.

10.11.47 By permission from the Director of Education Miss Ross, Miss Mallon , Miss Kinross and Mrs Robertson were granted leave of absence from 2.30pm. to-day to attend an address by Dr. Frank Laubach in St. Andrews Hall,Glasgow.

1947

24.11.47 A number of boys broke into the school on the 23rd Nov. and did considerable damage to cupboards in room 1, 3 and staffroom.

28.11.47 Mr. Mercer, County Supervisor of Physical Education, visited the school on Wednesday.

The Rev. James Hamilton took religious instruction from class IA.

Roll 334: Av. Attend. 304.9 =91.3%.

Written tests were held in Primary classes during the week.

5.12.47 Mr Bland, Janitor, has been absent since 25th Nov. owing to illness.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection on Wednesday.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 295.2 =88.1%.

12.12.47 Roll 335: Av. Attend. 306.9 =91.6%.

15.12.47 Mr. Bland, Janitor returned to duty to-day.

17.12.47 Miss Catherine Mallon is absent to-day.

19.12.47 Mr Binnie is absent to-day owing to illness.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 312.3 =93.2%.

22.12.47 Miss P. Robertson has been granted leave of absence on account of her approaching marriage.

24.12.47 The annual Christmas Parties beginning on the 18th were held for all pupils attending the school.

To-day the staff and pupils assembled in the hall for the Christmas service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, chaplain of the school.

The school closed for the Christmas vacation at 1pm.

Roll 335: Av. Attend. 302.7 =90.3%.

1948

6.1.48 Mrs.Janet McLeod Steele commenced duty in place of Miss Marjory Kinross Transferred.

18.1.48 I examined registers to day and found them all in good order and correct attendance is very good

(Signed) Peret Forgie (Convenor)

9.1.48 Fourteen pupils were admitted to Infant I

Roll 348: Av. Attend. 326.3 =92.9%.

16.1.48 Miss Ross is absent owing to illness.

Roll 350: Av. Attend. 322.2 =92%.

19.1.48 Mrs Steele is absent. Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

22.1.48 Mrs. Steele returned to duty to-day.

23.1.48 Roll 350: Av. Attend. 311.7 =89.1%.

30.1.48 Roll 349: Av. Attend. 318.5 =91.3%.

4.2.48 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children to-day.

5.2.48 Mrs. Steele is absent. Granted 2 days leave.

6.2.48 Dr. Rutherford finished medical inspection and immunisation of children.

Roll 349: Av. Attend. 309.9 =88.2%.

9.2.48 Mrs. Steele returned to duty to-day.

11.2.48 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

The headmaster attended a headteachers meeting in Stirling at 2pm.

12.2.48 To-day the blackboard in room 11 was repaired.

13.2.48 Mrs Robertson was absent this afternoon by permission of the Director of Education.

Roll 349: Av. Attend. 324.1 =92.9%.

Fire Drill was practised to-day.

16.2.48 To-day was observed as mid-term holiday.

17.1.48 Mrs. Bennie is absent owing to illness. Medical certificate has been forwarded.

20.2.48 Roll 349: Av. Attend. 321.7 =92.2%.

27.2.48 Roll 349: Av. Attend. 315.1 =90.3%.

2nd term tests were held in all classes during the week.

5.3.48 An outbreak of measles has adversely affected the attendance this week.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection on Wednesday.

The Rev. James Hamilton took the Infant classes for religious instruction to-day.

Roll 349: Av. Attend. 293.9 =84.2%.

10.3.48 Miss Brown, H.M.Inspectress of Needlework visited the school to-day.

12.3.48 Roll 351: Av. Attend. 265.3 =75.6%.

19.3.48 Roll 351: Av. Attend. 255.5 =72.2%.

25.3.48 The staff and pupils attended an Easter service in Cairneymount Church at 11 am.

The Rev.James Hamilton officiated.

Mrs Janet Steele left to-day.

The school closed at 1pm. for the Easter vacation to re-open on Tuesday 6th April at 9am.

Roll 351: Av. Attend. 246.2 =69.1%.

The low attendance is mainly due to an epidemic of measles and mumps.

6.4.48 Mrs. Bennie is still absent.

9.4.48 Thirteen pupils were admitted to the Infant Dept. and sux to the Primary Department.

Roll 370: Av. Attend. 334.1 =90.3%.

14.4.48 Constable Adam. Falkirk Traffic Department visited the classes to-day and gave instruction on Road Safety.

15.4.48 Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education visited the school to-day.

16.4.48 Roll 369: Av. Attend. 325 =87.5%.

19.4.48 Mtr,. Elizabeth Todd (Greirson) commenced duty in the Infant Department.

23.4.48 Roll 369: Av. Attend. 326.4 =88.5%.

26.4.48 Mrs. A. Bennie returned to duty.

To-day the school closed at 12.30pm. the occasion being the silver wedding of their majesties, King George and Queen Elizabeth.

30.4.48 Fire Drill was practised on Thursday.

The Rev. James Hamilton took the Primary Classes for religious instruction to-day.

Roll 371: Av. Attend. 329.6 =88.8%.

3.5.48 To-day was observed as the mid-term holiday

7.5.48 Roll 374: Av. Attend. 337.7 =90.3%.

10.5.48 Dr. Rutherford completed routine inspection of children.

13.5.48 Mrs. Bennie is absent owing to illness.

14.5.48 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty.

Roll 374: Av. Attend. 333 =89%.

17.5.48 Mrs. Mabbott is absent to-day.

18.5.48 37 pupils sat the Qualifying Examination to-day.

21.5.48 Mrs Mabbott returned to duty yesterday.

Mrs. Todd is absent to-day.

3rd Term written tests were held in all primary classes during the week.

Roll 375: Av. Attend. 346.8 =92.5%.

28.5.48 Pupils record books were sent home for inspection on Thursday.

The Rev. James Hamilton took the Infant Classes for religious instruction to-day.

Roll 374: Av. Attend. 338.1 =89.5%.

31.5.48 Mrs. Todd returned ti duty to-day. Control Examination results to hand., 18 pupils passed , but one pupil, entered ‘at parents request’, failed.

4.6.48 Dr.Dickson and Mr. Smith, H.M.Inspectors, visited the school in the forenoon.

Roll 374: Av. Attend. 327.2 =87.5%.

7.648 Qualifying Examination results to hand. All 37 pupils entered have passed.

11.6.48 Roll 374: Av. Attend. 324.7 =86.8%.

18.6.48 Roll 373: Av. Attend. 327.3 =87.7%.

21.6.48 Dr. Rutherford carried out immunisation of school and pre-school children against diphtheria..

22.6.48 Fire Alarm Drill was practised to-day.

23.6.48 In the afternoon pupils and parents assembled in the school hall for the annual prize-giving. Miss Fleming, a former Infants Mistress presented the prizes.

25.6.48 The Rev. James Hamilton conducted the end of session service in the school hall.

The school closed at 1pm. For the summer vacation to re-open on Monday, 23rd of August.

Roll 373: Av. Attend. 330.7 =88.7%.

27.8.48 The school re-opened on Monday.

Miss Willamina Harrower, Miss Isabella Russell and Miss Mary Anderson Shaw, Probationer, reported for duty, in place of Mrs P Scott, Miss D. Mallon transferred, and the temporary teachers Mrs.Todd and Mrs.Mabbott who resigned.

Thirty pupils enrolled in the Infant Department and eleven in the Primary Department.

Forty K.G. tables and chairs were received for the Infant Room during the summer vacation.

Roll 363: Av. Attend. 338.4 =93.2%.

30.8.48 Mrs. Elizabeth Todd (Greirson) commenced duty in the Infant Department.

3.9.48 Roll 363: Av. Attend. 344.8 =94.9%.

6.9.48 I to day visited the school and examined the registers and found them all correct and in good order and the attendance is quite good.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

7.9.48 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day owing to illness.

8.9.48 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

10.9.48 Roll 366: Av. Attend. 348.8 =95.3%.

17.9.48 Mr. Holburn, school dentist carried our routine dental examination of school children on Wednesday.

Roll 366: Av. Attend. 340.6 =93.1%.

21.9.48 An Intelligence Test for Primary I class was commenced to-day.

24.9.48 Roll 367: Av. Attend. 348 =94.8%.

Fire alarm drill was practised to-day. The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IV & V for religious instruction.

1.10.48 Mr. Holburn, school dentist, commenced dental treatment of pupils on Tuesday.

Roll 367: Av. Attend. 350.7 =95.6%.

6.10.48 School inspected with H.M.I. Mr. Forsyth and Mr. Kerr.

(Signed) David Dickson H.M.I.

8.10.48 Roll 368: Av. Attend. 354.3 =96.3%.

13.10.48 Mr. Holburn finished dental treatment of pupils.

15.10.48 Roll 370: Av. Attend. 354.3 =95.8%.

20.10.48 Miss Wilson received permission to attend a wedding this afternoon.

22.10.48 Roll 370: Av. Attend. 348.2 =94.1%.

25.10.48 Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of children.

37.10.48 Dr. Rutherford completed inpection of children rthis forenoon.

28.10.48 Mrs. A. Bennie is absent to-day.

29.10.48 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

Rev. James Hamilton took Primary IIIA & IIIB for religious instruction.

Roll 371: Av. Attend. 347.9 =93.8%.

5.11.48 Mr. Mercer, County Supervisor of Physical Education, visited the school on Wednesday and Thursday forenoon.

Roll 372: Av. Attend. 354.3 =95.2%.

12.11.48 Roll 372: Av. Attend. 345.4 =92.8%.

Fire Alarm Drill was taken on Thursday afternoon.

19.11.48 First Term Written Tests were taken during the week.

Roll 371: Av. Attend. 344.3 =92.8%.

26.11.48 The Rev. James Hamilton took Primary I & II for religious instruction.

Roll 370: Av. Attend. 329 =88.9%.

Mr. A.L.Barr, Scottish Band of Hope Union, addressed the pupils of primary IV & V on ‘Healthful Living’.

30.11.48 Miss Russell is absent owing to illness.

3.12.48 Roll 370: Av. Attend. 320.3 =86.6%.

6.12.48 Miss Russell returned to duty to-day.

Miss Ross is absent owing to illness.

8.12.48 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

I to day visited the school and examined the registers and found them all in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor).

10.12.48 Roll 371: Av. Attend. 325 =87.6%.

13.12.48 Miss Ross is absent to-day owing to illness.

17.12.48 Roll 371: Av. Attend. 334.8 =90.3%.

Mr. Farman from the Scottish Information Office. Edinburgh, showed films on Wednesday to classes III,IV, & V in connection with Safety First.

20.12.48 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

22.12.48 Miss Russell is absent owing to illness.

24.12.48 The annual Christmas Parties, beginning on the 20th, were held for all pupils attending the school.

The staff and pupils assembled in the hall this afternoon for the Christmas Service. The Rev. James Hamilton, school chaplain, officiated.

The school dismissed for the Christmas vacation at1pm.

Roll 371: Av. Attend. 322.8 =87%

1949

10.1.49 Miss Russell resumed duty to-day.

14.1.49 On Monday eleven pupils were admitted to the Infant Dept. and one pupil to the Primary Division.

Roll 383: Av. Attend. 342.2 =89.3%.

21.1.48 The week of stormy weather has affected the attendance adversely. Many pupils are suffering from colds.

Roll 384: Av. Attend. 317.9 =82.8%.

24.1.49 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day.

Dr. Rutherford commenced routine inspection of pupils.

25.1.49 In the forenoon a performance of Punch and Judy was given by Mr. Willdick and his assistants.

26.1.49 Dr. Rutherford completed routine inspection of pupils.

28.1.49 The Rev. James Hamilton took the infants for religious instruction.

Roll 384: Av. Attend. 308.6 =80.4%.

4.2.49 Roll 384: Av. Attend. 322.3 =86.5%.

All pupils born on or before 31.7.38 sat the Space Test on Tuesday, 1st February.

7.2.49 Mrs. Binnie resumed duty to-day.

11.2.49 Roll 384: Av. Attend. 318.5 =82.9%.

18.2.49 Roll 384: Av. Attend. 326.2 =84.9%.

25.2.49 Monday was observed as the mi-term holiday.

To-day the Rev. James Hamilton took classes IV & V for religious instruction/

Roll 385: Av. Attend. 332 =86.3%.

1.3.49 The Intelligence Test was taken to-day. 47 pupils sat the test.

2.3.49 53 pupils sat the Attainments test to-day.

Roll 386: Av. Attend. 347.6 =90.1%.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection during the week.

4.3.49 Roll 386: Av. Attend. 347.6 =90.1%.

11.3.49 Six cases of whooping cough have been notified during the week.

Roll 386: Av. Attend. 335.7 =86.9%.

18.3.49 Mrs. Robertson was absent on Wednesday to attend the funeral of a relative.

The low attendance is due to an outbreak of whooping-cough.

Roll 386: Av. Attend. 340.8 =88.3%.

21.3.49 H.M.Inspectors Report on Maddiston School–Session 1948 - 1949

General

School “Although there is no staffroom other than the headmasters room,

Examined the premises are generally satisfactory. Some of the classrooms

6.1.48 are in need of redecoration. The lavatories are old, but they are reasonably satisfactory and well kept. . New washhand basins were installed in the cloakrooms in 1947. Individual tables and chairs have been obtained for the beginners’ classroom this summer: it is hoped that in the near future it may be found possible to equip the other infant rooms similarly. In some of the primary classrooms individual pupils were occupying seats of quite unsuitable dimensions, further, many of the seats sloped excessively and were in need of immediate repair. A former cookery room in the basement has been used for the service of school meals, it is dark and not well ventilated, and the Authority intend to erect a dining room on an adjacent site.

Until recently the roll has been fairly constant: averaging about three hundred and forty at the beginning of each school year. Last session, however, there was an increase, and the appointment of an additional teacher has brought the staff to ten, in addition to the headmaster. At the beginning of this session there were three hundred and sixty eight pupils on the roll; if, as seems possible, this number increases further, serious difficulties of accommodation will arise. Attendance has been only fairly satisfactory in recent sessions; this session up to the date of inspection has it has been good.

The organisation of a school this size presents considerable difficulties, which have not in the past been overcome The system of classification and promotion within the school has not always been sound, and a retardation exists at practically all stages. It is very important that steps should be taken to avoid the continuance of this weakness, in particular careful consideration must be given to the promotion of the present class infants IIb. In a school where ten classes are organised in seven stages, normal age promotion from class to class will only be achieved if group methods of instruction are applied throughout both infant and primary divisions.

21.3.1949 The Infant Mistress appointed in 1947, has tackled the organisation of her department with enthusiasm, and has given the benefits of her wider experience to her three assistants. Throughout the division the desirability of teaching the children in groups in accordance with their ability is recognised in reading and to a limited extent in counting. The pupils of class Ib had made a promising beginning, and those in IIa answered very well under oral examination; in classes Ia and IIb, however, many of the pupils still required a good deal of oral practice in the immediate recognition of words and phrases, in the use of phonics, and in the elementary facts of addition and subtraction. Particularly in class Ia, a faster rate of progress should not be incompatible with a thorough grounding in these basic subjects. In class IIa written work was creditably neat and tidy, and in the other classes it was reasonably satisfactory. The effectiveness of the teaching of oral composition in class IIa deserves special mention. It was very pleasing to note the attention paid at all stages to the less formal aspects of education, most of the work in art, music, physical education, and handwork, was very satisfactory. And the quality of the recitation in class IIb, the singing in class IIa, and of the handwork of both these classes, calls for a special word of praise.

In the primary divisions, classes 1, 2b and 2a were all in the hands of probationers in their first year of teaching. These teachers showed keenness and ability and were making commendable use of group methods of instruction. In the basic subjects most of the pupils were making satisfactory progress and had reached a fair standard of proficiency. More work should, however, be attempted in written composition. In history and geography there was a tendency to ----------- the subject matter in too much detail. Recreational subjects were fairly well taught, though more enterprise might have been shown in the teaching of art.

Classes 3, 4 and 5 were in the hands of experienced teachers. Class 4 was reasonably uniform in achievement, but in the other two classes the range of ability and achievement was very wide; variation of the method and content of the instruction and rate of progress is desirable within each class. English work was generally satisfactory, class 4, in particular, being alert, interested, and well informed. In class 5 questions on geography and on matters of topical interest evoked a disappointingly meagre response: recitation of verse, on the other hand, was very good. In Arithmetic the oral answering of class 3 was poor and there was a pronounced tendency to count by units; written work too, showed the need for more revision. In class 4 the standard reached in arithmetic was better and in class 5 it was, on the whole, good. The influence of examinations has led in the past to some neglect of music, art, and physical education.

21.3.1949 Now that a new type of promotion examination is to be adopted, it is hoped that these subjects will be further developed. In art a greater variety of media and more attention to colour and imaginative work are desirable.

25.3.49 Roll 384: Av. Attend. 343.2 =89.4%.

1.4.49 Roll 385: Av. Attend. 348.6 =90.5%.

The headmaster attended a meeting of headteachers in Stirling on Thursday afternoon.

4.4.49 Mrs. Bennie is absent to-day owing to the death of her mother in law.

6.4.49 Mrs. Bennie returned to-day.

8.4.49 On Tuesday afternoon the Mobile Road Safety Exhibition visited the school.

To-day pupils and staff attended the Easter service in Cairneymount church. The Rev. James |Hamilton officiated.

The school closed at 1pm. for the Easter vacation to re-open on Tuesday, 25th April.

Roll 386: Av. Attend. 336.6 =86.4%.

25.4.49 The school re-opened at 9am. to-day. All teachers were present. 15 pupils were admitted the Infant Department and one to the Primary Department.

29.4.49 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes IIIA & IIIB for religious instruction.

The headmaster attended a meeting in Stirling.

Roll 401: Av. Attend. 383.6 =95.7%.

4.5.49 I to day visited the school and examined all school registers and found them all correct and in good order. But the numbers in the classes seems to me to be too large.

Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

6.5.49 Roll 405: Av. Attend. 372.4 =91.9%.

13.5.49 The school was used as a Polling Station on Tuesday for the County Council Election.

Roll 404: Av. Attend. 372.5 =92.5%.

20.5.49 Mr. Mercer, County Supervisor for Physical Education, visited the school on Wednesday.

3rd Term written tests were taken in all primary classes during the week.

Roll 404: Av. Attend. 372.6 =92.2%.

27.5.49 Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection.

Roll 403: Av. Attend. 369.1 =91.6%.

3.6.49 Roll 403: Av. Attend. 363.6 =90.2%.

Dr. Rutherford carried out routine medical inspection of children on 30th and 31st May and the 1st June.

10.6.49 Roll 403: Av. Attend. 367.2 =91.9%.

17.6.49 Roll 403: Av. Attend. 361.4 =89.7%.

24.6.49 Roll 403: Av. Attend. 359.6 =89.2%.

30.6.49 The annual prize giving was held in the school hall on Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a large number of parents and invited guests. Miss Whitelaw of Toravon presented the prizes.

To-day the pupils and staff attended divine service in Cairnymount Church. The Rev. James Hamilton , chaplain of the school, officiated.

The school closed at 1pm. for the summer vacation to re-open on Tuesday 30th August , at 9am.

Roll 403: Av. Attend. 353.3 =87.6%.

30.8.49 The school re-opened to-day. All teachers were present. Fifty two pupils were admitted to the Infant Department.

1.9.49 This forenoon Miss Harrower and thirty-three pupils from Primary IV & V left for Dounans Camp to return on the 15th September.

2.9.49 Roll 402: Av. Attend. 389.3 =96.8%.

5.9.49 Mrs, Marion Howie commenced duty in the Infant Department.

9.9.49 During the summer vacation the lavatories were re-roofed with concrete and the lighting system overhauled.

Eighty two K.G. tables and chairs were installed in the Infant rooms.

Roll 409: Av. Attend. 396.1 =96.8%.

15.9.49 Miss Harrower and Thirty-three pupils returned from Dounans Camp.

16.9.49 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 373.2 =91.9%.

19.949 Fire Alarm Drill was practised to-day.

23.9.49 Mrs. Howie is absent to-day.

Roll 3407 Av. Attend. 384.9 =94.6%.

26.9.49 Mrs. Howie resumed duty to-day.

30.9.49 Dr. Rutherford carried out medical inspection of pupils on Tuesday and Wednesday, completing the inspection on Thursday forenoon.

Roll 409: Av. Attend. 381.1 =93.2%.

11.10.49 To-day I examined all registers and found them correct and in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

13.10.49 Miss Shaw is absent owing to illness.

14.10.49 Roll 408: Av. Attend. 377.9 =92.6%.

19.10.49 Miss Shaw returned to duty.

21.10.49 Roll 408: Av. Attend. 360.3 =89%.

24.10.49 Dr. Dickson and Mr. Crippen H.M.I.S. visited the school to-day and examined Primary classes V. Iv, IIIB. II and IA.

28.10.49 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 356.2 =87.5%.

Drop in attendance was due to stormy weather and 5 cases of whooping-cough.

4.11.49 Monday, 31st Oct. was observed as the mid-term holiday.

Roll 407: Av. Attend. 363.4 =89.3%.

11.11.49 Roll 410: Av. Attend. 372.7 =90.9%.

16.11.49 Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education visited the school to-day.

18.11.49 Roll 410: Av. Attend. 369.2 =90%.

25.11.49 The Rev. James Hamilton visited the school to-day and took classes IIIA & IIIB for religious instruction.

Miss Goodfellow was absent on Wednesday owing to the illness of her mother.

Roll 411: Av. Attend. 370.3 =90%.

One case of scarlet fever and two contacts were notified during the week.

2.12.49 Roll 411: Av. Attend. 364.8 =88.8%.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection on Wednesday.

8.12.49 Mrs. Howie is absent to-day.

The Picture Intelligence Test was held on 1st Dec. when 67 pupils in Primary IA & IB were present.

9.12.49 Roll 410: Av. Attend. 351.8 =85.8%.

12.12.49 Mrs. Howie returned to duty to-day.

16.12.49 Roll 410: Av. Attend. 354 =86.3%.

23.12.49 The annual Christmas parties were held during the week for pupils attending the school.

To-day the staff and pupils assembled in the hall for the Christmas service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton.

The school dismissed for the Christmas Holiday at 1pm.

Roll 410: Av. Attend. 325.6 =79.3%.

1950

4.1.50 The school re-opened to-day at 9am..

Miss Ross and Mrs. Bennie are absent.

6.1.50 Miss Ross returned to duty to-day.

Roll 411: Av. Attend. 360.5 =87.7%.

9.1.50 Mrs. Bennie returned to duty to-day.

13.1.50 Eight pupils were admitted to the Infant Department.

Roll 421: Av. Attend. 379.3 =90.1%.

18.1.50 Miss Margaret Crombie commenced duty as visiting teacher of Needlework.

Rutherford carried out medical inspection of pupils on 9th, 10th, & 11th January.

1950

20.1.50 Roll 420: Av. Attend. 383.2 =91.2%.

27.1.50 The bus strike, which commenced on Thursday , has greatly affected the attendance.

Roll 420: Av. Attend. 343.7 =81.8%.

31.1.50 Mrs Marion Howie, temporary teacher, left to-day.

1.2.50 Mrs. Christina Rendall, temporary teacher, commenced duty.

3.2.50 Roll 413: Av. Attend. 338.5 =81.9%.

Many pupils are absent owing to colds and influenza.

9.2.50 Miss Dickson is absent owing to illness.

10.2.50 Roll 413: Av. Attend. 343.7 =83.2%.

Dr. McCallan, Scottish Council for health Education, gave a Health Talk, to Classes V, IV, IIIA , IIIB and II to-day. The talk was illustrated by the sound film unit.

13.2.50 Miss Dickson returned to duty to-day.

17.2.50 Second Term written tests were held in all classes during the week.

Roll 407: Av. Attend. 341.5 =83.9%.

20.2.50 To-day was observed as the mi-term holiday.

23.2.50 The school was used as a Polling Station for the Parlimentary Election.

24.2.50 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 358.8 =88.2%.

27.2.50 Miss Ross is absent owing to illness.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection.

3.3.50 Mrs Bennie is absent to-day.

Roll 407 Av. Attend. 356.4 =87.6%.

6.3.50 Mrs. Bennie returned to-day.

7.3.50 Seventy-eight pupils sat the intelligence test 42, this afternoon.

10.3.50 Twenty pupils from Primary V attended a Road Safety Qiiz in Westquarter School to-day.

Roll 411: Av. Attend. 369.6 =89.9%.

20.3.50 The headmaster is absent to-day owing to illness

Roll 411: Av. Attend. 364.8 =88.8%.

21.3.50 Mr. Thom visited the school to-day and took away the Promotion Scheme Schedule and Tests.

23.3.50 Miss Killingbeck (Probation Officer arrived to enquire about Robert Hunter’s attendances.

27.3.50 Miss Todd, Chapter V student, arrived to-day to observe work for one week.

Roll 412: Av. Attend. 381.9 =92.7%.

31.3.50 A double attendance was marked to-day, on account of Mr. Goldie’s wedding presentation. Miss Todd, Chapter V student, terminated her visit to-day.

Roll 410: Av. Attend. 380.3 =92.4%.

6.4.50 Today the staff and pupils assembled in the Hall for the Easter service conducted by the Re. James Hamilton.

The school dismissed for the Easter Vacation a 1pm.

Roll 410: Av. Attend. 370.6 =90.4%.

19.4.50 School re-opened after the Easter Vacation.

Mr. Penman took up duty as acting headmaster.

21.4.50 Roll 416: Av. Attend. 385.2 =92.6%.

24.4.50 School Medical Officer, Dr. Rutherford, and Nurse Fraser in school to-day to conduct medical examination.

25.4.50 School Medical Officer, Dr. Rutherford, and Nurse Fraser in school to-day for medical inspection and immunisation.

26.4.50 School Medical Officer, Dr. Rutherford, and Nurse Fraser complete Medical Inspection.

Mr. Mercer, County Organiser of Physical Education, was in school to-day and took classes for gymnastics, and advised on methods of teaching this subject.

27.4.50 Mr. Mercer completed his visit at lunch-time to-day.

28.4.50 Attendance: (weekly)

Roll = 416. Average Attendance = 388.7. % Attendance = 92.6%.

Monthly Attendance Return:-

Average Roll = 414

Average Attendance = 318.5

% absent = 7.9%.

1.5.50 The school was closed to-day for the local Spring Holiday.

2.5/50 A Film Unit from the Scottish Information Office gave a show for all pupils over seven.

5.5.50 Roll 416: Average Attendance = 380.6 = 91.5%.

11.5.50 Mr. Peter Forgie, Convenor of the school, called to-day, and signed the Registers. (Int’d P.F.)

12.5.50 Roll 416: Average Attendance = 388.5 = 93.4%.

16.5.50 Nurse Fraser visited school and examined pupils who are going to Glengonar Ccamp on 2nd June.

19.5.50 Roll= 416: Average Attendance = 379.1 = 91.1%.

26.5.50 Roll = 416: Average Attendance = 378.2 = 90.3%.

Rev. Mr. Hamilton. School Chaplain, visited the school and conducted a service with classes Primary IB and Infants IIA

Monthly Attendance Return :-

Roll = 416. Average Attendance = 381.5. Percentage Absent = 8.3%

2.6.50 Ten pupils gone to Glengonnar camp.

Roll = 416: Average Attendance = 376.0 = 90.3%.

8.6.50 Police from the County Police Traffic Dept. visited the school, and gave the children a “Road Safety” demonstration.

Miss Mathie, County Psychologist visited the school.

9.6.50 Roll = 416: Average Attendance = 376.0 = 90.3%.

13.6.50 Mr. Smith H.M.I. visited the school and examined Classes Primary IIIB ( Miss Harrower) and Primary IA ( Miss Russell).

Miss Buchan, Health Visitor, visited school, and made a routine inspection.

14.6.50 Headmaster returned to duty to-day.

16.6.50 Roll 4161: Av. Attend. 366.7 =88.1%.

21.6.50 The annual prize-giving was held in the school hall this afternoon in the presence of a large number of parents and invited guests.

Mrs. Lawson presented the prizes.

23.6.50 Roll 416: Av. Attend. 370.2 =88.9%.

30.6.50 The school closed at 1pm. to-day for the summer holidayto re-open on 29th August.

Roll 416: Av. Attend. 361.4 =86.9%.

29.8.50 The school re-opened to-day. Miss Elinor Hilson Mann. M.A. and Margaret Thomson Smith. M.A. commenced duty to-day.

Thirty-four children were admitted to the Infant Department. The Roll of the school is now 407

1.9.50 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 362.1 =96.3%.

8.9.50 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 383.7 =94.3%.

11.9.50 To-day was observed as a holiday.

15.11.50 Having received permission from the Director of Educatio. Mrs. Robertson is absent. JNNR.

Roll 407: Av. Attend. 379.8 =93.3%.

18.9.50 To day I examined the registers and found them all correct and in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convenor)

19.9.50 Mrs. Robertson returned to duty to-day. JNNR.

22.9.50 Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Lockhart carried out routine inspection of children on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Roll 407: Av. Attend. 382.6 =94%.

27.9.50 Two Temperance Sound films were projected by Mr. barrie to the senior classes.

28.9.50 Mr. McGlashen, County sanitary Inspector, visited the school to-day in connection with the lavatory accommodation for the staff.

29.9.50 Rev. James Hamilton, School Chaplain, took classes IVA & V for religious instruction.

Having received permission from the Director of Education Miss Wilson is absent this afternoon. I.J.W.

Roll 407: Av. Attend. 382.6 =94%.

6.10.50 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 382.8 =94.3%.

13.10.50 Mr. McKinlay, Architects Dept. visited the school in connection with lavatory accommodation for the staff/

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 383.8 =94.5%.

20.10.50 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 387.5 =95.4%.

27.10.50 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 384.2 =94.9%.

30.10.50 To-day was the mid-term holiday.

The Rev. James Hamilton took classes V and VIB for religious instruction on 27th Oct.

1.11.50 Mrs. Todd is taking class V in place of Miss Ross who is absent owing to illness.

3.11.50 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 380.9 =93.8%.

10.11.50 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 374.9 =92.3%.

17.11.50 Roll 405: Av. Attend. 372.8 =92%.

24.11.50 Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Lockhart were in school on Thursday and Friday to conduct medical examination of Pupils.

Roll 405: Av. Attend. 361.4 =89.2%.

An outbreak of measles and colds has affected the attendance adversely.

27.11.50 Dr. Rutherford carried out immunisation of pupils and Pr-school children.

28.11.50 Nurse Lockhart completed vision testing.

30.11.50 The picture Intelligence Test was given to-day when 44 pupils in Primary III were present.

1.12.50 Roll 405: Av. Attend. 343.5 =84.8%.

6.12.50 To day I examined all the registers and found them correct and in good order. But I found some of the classes with far too many pupils in one case 49 pupils in one classroom which in my opinion is far too much for one teacher.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (Convener)

Nurse Lockhart carried out routine inspection of children.

Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Education for the county, visited the school this afternoon.

Roll 405: Av. Attend. 345.4 =84.8%.

15.12.50 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 349.8 =86.2%.

22.12.50 The annual Christmas parties were held during the week for all pupils attending the school.

To-day the staff and pupils assembled in the hall for the Christmas service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton.

The school dismissed for the Christmas Holiday at 1pm.

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 344.1 =84.5%.

1951

3.1.51 The school reopened to-day at 9 am..

Miss Jane M. Walker from Bainsford School has been appointed temporarily in place of Miss Ross who is absent owing to illness..

5.1.51 Roll 406: Av. Attend. 344.6 =84.9%.

12.1.51 40. K.G. tables and chairs were delivered ti the Infant Department.

The snowstorm on Wednesday has affected the attendance adversely.

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 321.7 =79%.

19.1.51 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 393.8 =72.2%.

26.1.51 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 343.7 =84.4%.

2.2.51 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 353.6 =86.9%.

9.2.51 Roll 407: Av. Attend. 371.9 =90.9%.

16.2.51 Visit of inspection with Mr. Crippen: (Signed William T Kerr)

Miss Goodfellow was off duty on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to bereavement.

Second Term written tests were held in all primary classes during this week.

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 379.8 =93.5%.

22.2.51 Ninety-four pupils sat the Intelligence Test No. 43 this forenoon. Three pupils were absent from the test.

23.2.51 The Rev. James Hamilton took classes Iva and IVb for religious instruction.

Pupils Record Books were sent home for inspection.

2.3.51 Forty pupils sat the Attainments Test on Tuesday.

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 382.249.8 =9286.2%.

9.3.51 Dr. Rutherford and Nurse Lockhart carried out medical inspection of pupils on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Roll 406: Av. Attend. 374.3 =92.2%.

16.3.51 Nine contact cases of dysentery were reported during the week.

The Easter service was conducted in the school hall at 11 am. The Rev. James Hamilton, school chaplain, conducted the service.

The school dismissed at 3.55pm.

Roll 405: Av. Attend. 347.5 =85.8%.

3.4.51 Mr. Robert Lapsley commenced duty to-day.

6.4.51 Twenty-seven pupils, were enrolled after the Easter Holiday.

Roll 432: Av. Attend. 394.5 =91.3%.

13.4.51 Owing to the lack of accommodation for the twenty-seven incomers, Primary VII was transferred to the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Wednesday.

Roll 435: Av. Attend. 396.5 =91.9%.

Miss Mary Todd, student from Moray House Training College, completed one week’s teaching practice.

20.4.51 Roll 437: Av. Attend. 397.2 =90.9%.

27.4.51 Dr. Dickson. H.M.Inspector, visited the school this afternoon.

Roll 437: Av. Attend. 402.3 =92.1%.

4.5.51 Primary Class VII had to be withdrawn to the school owing to the lack of heating in the Miners Welfare Hall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Roll 437: Av. Attend. 385.2 =88.1%.

7.5.51 School was closed to-day for the local Spring Holiday.

9.5.51 Police from Falkirk Police Traffic Department visited the school this afternoon and gave the children a “Road Safety” demonstration.

11.5.51 Roll 437: Av. Attend. 392.9 =90.1%.

18.5.51 Mr. Mercer, County Organiser of Physical Education, visited the school on Tuesday and Thursday and took all classes for physical exercises.

During the week 3rd Term examinations were held in all classes.

Roll 434: Av. Attend. 403.6 =93%.

25.5.51 Record Books were sent home for inspection during the week.

The Rev. James Hamilton, school chaplain, visited the school to-day and conducted a service with classes IIa and IIb Infants.

Roll 434: Av. Attend. 409.4 =94.3%.

28.5.51 I to day examined al the registers and found them all correct and in good order.

(Signed) Peter Forgie (School Convenor)

1.6.51 Roll 434: Av. Attend. 403 =92.9%.

8.6.51 Roll 434: Av. Attend. 404.8 =93.1%.

15.6.51 Roll 434: Av. Attend. 400 =92.2%.

33.6.51 On Thursday the annual prize-giving was held in the school hall. A large number of parents was present, and amongst the guests were the Director of Education, Mr. Goldie and his wife who presented the prizes.

Roll 434: Av. Attend. 402.4 =92.7%.

28.6.51 To-day the closing service, conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton, was held in the school hall.

The school dismissed at 12.30pm. for the summer vacation.

Roll 434: Av. Attend. 387 =89.2%.

27.8.51 The school re-opened to-day. Mr. William Howeie, M.A. commenced duty in place of Miss Ross transferred to Victoria School, Falkirk, and Miss Janet Dunn Liddle, probationer in place of Mrs Christina Rendall who resigned in June.

Thirty-five pupils enrolled in the Infant Dept. And the school roll is now 431.

31.8.51 Roll 431: Av. Attend. 419.4 =97.3%.

7.9.51 Roll 434: Absences 243 =5.6%.

10.9.51 To-day is a local holiday.

14.9.51 Roll 436: Absences 169 =4.8%.

21.9.51 Roll 436: Absences 295 =6.7%.

28.9.51 Roll 433: Absences 385 =7.9%.

5.10.51 Miss Joy Jamieson M.A. completed three weeks teaching practice to-day before proceeding to Moray House Training College.

Roll 433: Absences 362 =8.4%.

12.10.51 Dr. Rutherford carried out routine medical inspection of children on Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday.

To-day Dr. Rutherford examined ten boys and eight girls who are going to Dounans Camp.

Roll 433: Absences 383 =8.8%.

15.10.51 Eighteen pupils left for Dounans Camp this morning, Miss Liddle was in charge.

19.10.51 Roll 432: Absences 333 =7.7%.

25.10.51 To-day the school was closed as a Polling Station.

26.10.51 The Rev. James Hamilton, school chaplain, took religious instruction from classes Va and Vb.

Roll 430: Absences 366 =9.8%.

29.10.51 To-day is the mid-term holiday.

Miss Liddle and eighteen pupils returned from Dounans camp.

31.10.51 Mr. Mercer, County Organiser of Physical Education, was in school to-day, and took classes for physical exercises.

1.11.51 Mr. Mercer, completed his visit at lunch-time to-day.

Miss Kennedy, H.M.I. of Needlework visited the school this afternoon.

2.11.51 Roll 434: Absences 362 =10.4%.

9.11.51 Roll 434: Absences 392 =9.0%.

16.11.51 Roll 433: Absences 312 =7.2%.

23.11.51 Written tests were held in all classes during the week.

Roll 433: Absences 238 =5.5%.

30.11.51 Roll 432: Absences 437 =10.1%.

Picture Intelligence Tests was held on Thursday forenoon when 82 pupils sat the test.

7.12.51 Pupils Record Book sent home for inspection on Tuesday.

Roll 434: Absences 361 =8.3%.

14.12.51 Roll 427: Absences 437 =10.24%.

20.12.51 The annual Christmas parties were held during the week for all pupils attending the school.

This forenoon the staff and pupils assembled in the hall for the Christmas service conducted by the Rev. James Hamilton. The school dismissed for the Christmas Holiday at 12.30 pm.

Roll 427: Absences 491 =16.4%.

1952

7.1.52 Mr. J. White, headmaster, is off duty owing to illness.

14.1.52 Dr. Rutherford attended school in the morning for Medical Examination.

15.1.52 Medical inspection by Dr. Rutherford finished to-day.

22.1.52 Mr Martin, First Assistant, Riverside School in Stirling. Took up duty to-day as acting Head Teacher during the absence of Mr. White.

25.1.52 The Rev. James Hamilton visited the school to-day and held a service with Classes Primary III A and Primary III B. The school Roll stands at 425 the total absences for he month of January equal 1980 – 13.6%. Influenza and colds account for this rather high rate of absences.

6.2.52 Miss Shaw is absent from school to-day owing to illness.

8.2.52 Miss Shaw returned to duy to-day.

Mr. Howie absent from school to-day owing to the Sudden and Serious illness of a near relative.

11.2.52 Mr. Howie returned to duty to-day.

12.2.52 Visit of inspection with Mr. Crippen: (Signed) William T. Kerr.

14.2.52 The School Medical Officer visited the School to-day in connection with Suspected Scarlet Fever contacts.

15.2.52 Mr. Howie absent from duty to-day owing to a family bereavement.

Miss Mann absent from duty during the Morning Session owing to a family bereavement.

A Short Service in memory of King George VI was held in the School Hall this afternoon. The whole School took part..

19.2.52 Mr. Howie returned to duty to-day. Miss Mann absent from duty attending funeral.

20.2.52 Miss Mann returned to duty to-day. School closed at 3.15 p.m. to-day by permission of the Director of Education in order that the Staff might attend Falkirk Technical School to hear an address by Dr. White Anderson, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

21.2.52 Gerap (?) Intelligence Test held to-day. 92 pupils Sat. 7 pupils absent.

29.2.52 School roll stands at 420. Total absences for February equal 2517 -12.21%. Infuenza and colds continue to affect attendance.

3.3.52 The Director of Education, Mr. Goldie and Mr. Mc Harden(?), Convenor pf the County Council visited school to-day in connection with road safety.

10.3.52 Second Class term examinations began to-day.

12.3.52 Mr. Mercer, Supervisor of Physical Training, visited School to-day and took the Senior classes.

13.3.52 Mr. Mercer in School during Morning Session when he took Infant and Junior classes.

28.3.52 Mr. Thom, Assistant Director of Education, visited School in connection with staffing.

School Roll Stands at 421. Total absences for March equal 3447 – 20.5%. Influenza and mumps are rife in School and have affected attendance Severely.

31.3.52 Mr. Goldie, Director of Education, visited School to-day with reference to adjustment of classes after Easter.

4.4.52 School closed today for Easter holidays. Rev. James Hood took the Easter Service with whole School in Hall. Miss Harrower transferred to Camelon School.

15,4.52 Mr. Frank Brooks commenced duty to-day with class Primary IV – (Probationer). Class Primary VB on resumption to-day after Easter Holidays was dispersed – 2 boys and 3 girls transferred to class Primary VA: 13 boys and 17 girls to class Primary VI. This was done in order that a room be made available for an additional Infant class. 43 pupils were enrolled for the first time to-day.

17.4.52 Miss Shaw granted leave of absence for 17th & 18th April.

21.4.52 Miss Shaw returned to duty to-day.

23.4.52 School Medical Officer visited School to-day for the purpose of giving routine medical inspection in giving immunisation injections.

24.4.52 Medical inspection continues.

25.4.52 Medical inspection Continued – afternoon only.

28.4.52 Medical inspection completed.

School Roll Stands at 461. Total absences for April equal 1267 – 10.5%

1.5.52 Mr. Martin absent from school during morning session – in attendance for interview at County Offices, Stirling.

5.5.52 School closed for mid-term holiday.

14.5.52 Miss Mann absent from duty to-day owing to illness.

19.5.52 Miss Mann returned to duty to-day.

27.5.52 Mr. Martin absent from afternoon session. In attendance at meeting of Local Headteachers in Westquarter School in connection with arrangements for School Camp.

2.6.52 Third Term examinations began to-day.

Roll Stands at 465. Total absences for May equal 2144 – 10.05%. Chickenpox and mumps continue to affect attendances.

11.6.52 Miss Mann absent from afternoon session by permission of the Director of Education.

16.6.52 Record Cards sent home for inspection by parents.

17.6.52 Miss Liddle absent by permission of the Director of Education to-day.

18,6.52 To-day the annual presentation of prizes was held in the school hall. A large number of parents was present. The prizes were presented by Mrs. White, wife of the retiring Headmaster.

26.6.52 The closing Service, conducted by the Rev. James Hood, was held in the School hall to-day when all pupils attended.

27.6.52 Roll Stands at 446. Total absences for June are 2463 equal to 13.55%. Chickenpox and mumps are still affecting attendance.

To-day the School dismissed at 12.30 p.m. for the Summer Vacation.