HMI Report 1910

Report of H.M.I. Mr Dean on his visit Feb 24th & 25th 1910:–

“The usual difficulties attending the opening of a new school have been experienced here, but both teachers and children are now settling down to steady work.

Reading is the weakest of the Elementary subjects at present, and this should receive special care. The highest classes read with some fluency, though not very distinctly: the least satisfactory class was Standard 4.

The teaching of History and Geography has been attended with fair success, and the Science lessons seem likely to develop intelligence and habits of observation.

Attention is directed to the note in Article 2 (i) of the Code of Regulations respecting the teaching of Grammar,

It is very desirable that the Geometry taught to the older boys should be connected with arithmetic and mensuration in a practical way.”