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One, 'midst the forests of the West,
And one-o'er her the myrtle showers By a dark stream is laid,
Its leaves, by soft winds fanned; The Indian knows his place of rest,
She faded ʼmidst Italian flowers, Far in the cedar shade.
The last of that bright band. The sea, the blue lone sea, hath one,
And parted thus they rest, who played He lies where pearls lie deep;
Beneath the same green tree; He was the loved of all, yet none
Whose voices mingled as they prayod
Around one parent knee!
And cheered with song the hearth,
And nought beyond, oh earth!
We subjoin the rest of the explanatory Letter on the recent Minutes of Council, which was commenced in our last number.
9. The office of Assistant Teacher (besides its important bearings on the work of instruction—the new field of employment which it opens for Pupil Teachers-and its tendency to check any excessive increase in their number) will especially facilitate their passage through the required period of probation to the rank of certificated Masters and Mistresses. It will be observed that there is nothing in their Lordships' Minutes to prevent Assistant Teachers from competing for Queen's Scholarships. It will, therefore, be optional with them, at any time, to seek this entrance into their profession, or, after the end of three years, to be examined for a certificate of merit as Assistant Teachers and not as Students.
10. The stipends of Assistant Teachers will be paid at the same time as those of the Pupil Teachers in each School. No stipends (after the first) will be paid for fractional portions of a year, unless the year's service will be deemed to have been interrupted by the dismissal or voluntary withdrawal of the Assistant before the end of it, or by any unreasonable delay on the part of the managers in supplying vacancies in the appointment of Principal Teacher.
11. A question arises, whether these Assistants should received special instruetion from the principal Teacher out of School-hours, and, if so, under what conditions. It may be anticipated that young persons of sufficient age and attainments to seek the office of Assistant, will be materially influenced, in the selections of Schools wherein to serve, by the ability of the principal Teacher to aid them in their Studies. Such aid, however, would not be completely given by combining them with the Apprentices, in the hours during which the latter are to receive special instruction; nor, on the other hand, would it be desirable to encroach further upon the principal Teacher's leisure, out of School-hours, by requiring him in all cases, to give separate lessons to his Assistants. As a general rule, therefore, their Lordships do not propose to allow any gratuity, or to lay down any regulations, for the special instruction of Assistants by principal Teachers. As matter of fact, it will commonly happen that, sometimes by express arrangement between the parties, and oftener by tacit understanding and mutual good will, the Senior will help the Junior Teacher. An Assistant, who is fit for his post, will not need that constant succession of fixed lessons which is prescribed for a Pupil Teacher, but will rather look for occasional assistance in difficulties arrising out of his own studies, or for guidance to direct him, from time to time, in his further progress. No Assistant ought to be appointed or maintained in his place who falls short of the standard prescribed for the end of the fifth yeare' Apprenticeship, nor do my Lords feel warranted in offering any premium for the instruction of Assistants up to that standard which they ought already to have attained. If, however, in Geography, History, the Analysis of Language, Arithmetic, Linear Drawing, Vocal Music from Notes, or in any branch of Physical Science, or of pure or applied Mathematics, the Assistant shall, with the principal Teacher's aid, have mastered some task-book, to be submitted in the first instance for approval by Her Majesty's Inspector, and shall have given sufficient evidence of proficiency in the snbject-matter of that taskbook upon examination, my Lords would, on the report of Her Majesty's Inspector, take into consideration the propriety of allowing the same gratuity to the principal Teacher, as if the Assistant had been his Apprentice. It is to be understood that this offer is strictly confined to special proficiency in some one of the foregoing subjects. In the case of female Assistants, thorough acquaintance with the principles and practice of domestic economy, in its several branches, would be accepted, in lieu of the foregoing subjects. Notice of the subject and task-book selected must be given to Her Majesty's Inspector, to pass examination, either oral or written, in all or any of the subjects required of Pupil Teachers at the end of the 5th year of their Apprenticeship. It would be proper to insist upon such an examination, in cases where the state of knowledge in the School, or the Inspector's observation of the Assistant's manner of imparting any particular branch of instruction, might suggest a doubt as to the sufficiency of his attainments. Her Majesty's Inspector would, in all cases, make the Assistant teach for a considerable time in his presence. In the pursuit of Religious Knowledge, the Assistants will seek advice and guidance from the Ministers of Religion who attend their respective Schools.
12. Assistant Teachers may be reported on in the Form X., but they must, of course, be carefully distinguished in it from Apprentices.
13. In accordance with the view herein before stated, concerning the object of the Easter Examinations for Certificates of Merit, and pursuant to the intimation conveyed in the Minute dated 25th of July, 1850, I have the honour to inform you that District Examinations will be held as heretofore in the Easter Week of 1853, but that thenceforth they will not be held as matter of course in each year. The Examinations which are held at Christmas in each year at the several Training Schools under inspection, are generally opened, by the
courtesy of the authorities of those Institutions, to Teachers desirous of obtaining Certificates of Merit, who are properly introduced, although such Teachers may never have been Students. District Examinations will, after Easter next, only be held as it may from time to time become apparent that any considerable number of Teachers has been unable to take advantage of the examinations at the Training Schools.
14. I am directed to remind you that the proposed appointment of Assistants will require the most vigilant attention on the part of Her Majesty's Inspectors in carrying the examination of Pupil Teachers for the end of the fourth and fifth years of Apprenticeship to the full extent of the several subjects named in the Minutes of 1846.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
R. R. W. LINGEX.
Class list of teachers in Elementary Schools in Scotland, and students in the Edinburgh and Glasgow Training Schools, connected with the Established Church, to whom the Committee of Council on Education have awarded Certificates of Merit, after examination before Edward Woodford, Esq., LL.D., Her Majesty's Inspector, and 1). Middleton, Esq., Her Majesty's Assistant Inspector, in the month of June 1852.
I.-MASTERS. FIRST CLAss.-None. SECONI Class. First Div.-Ness, Robert, St. Matthew's Sessional School, Glasgow. Third Div.-Menzies, Thomas, Alexandria Parochial School. THIRD CLASS. First Div.-M.William, Thomas, Sorn Parochial School. Second Div.—Copland, John, East Calder Parochial School. Dorward, Adam Beeby, Carriden Parochial School. Weir, Alexander Campbell
, Glasgow, St. George's and Brownfield Industrial School. Third Div.--Carnduff
, Andrew, Cathcart Parochial Sehool. Gilchrist, Alfred, Bridge of Don Parochial School, II.-MALE STUDENTS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING
SCHOOL AT EDINBURGH. FIRST CLAss.- None. SECOND CLAss.- None. THIRD CLASS. First Div. -M'Intosh, Charles. M‘Kimmie, James. Second Div.-Harper, Alexander. Leslie, Alexander. Masson, Andrew. Menzies, Robert. Ross, William Tapp. Third Div.-Diekie, James. Macleish, John. Prain, John. Williamson, Archibald. III.-MALE STUDENTS IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S TRAIN
ING SCHOOL AT GLASGOW. FIRST Class. Third Div.-Dale James. Second Class. Second Div.M‘Rostie, Peter. Third Div.-Bell, Archibald. THIRD CLASS. Second Div. -Gardner John. Third Div.–Ballantyne, John. Smith, John. Yuille, John.
IV.-MISTRESSES. FIRST CLASS. Third Div.-Graham, Jane, Househill Endowed School. SECOND CLASS. Third Div.-Dawson, Elizabeth, Town Yetholm. M'Lean, Barbara, Glasgow, St. Matthew's Industrial School. THIRD CLASS. First Div. -Blair, Jane, Alexandria Parochial School. Mitchell, Laura Maria, Ardrossan Industrial School. School Div.-Lowe, Mary Ann, Craigie Industrial School. M-Kenzie, Margaret, Paisley, Middle Parish School. Strachan, Agnes, Edin
burgh, High Church Sessional School. Watson, Isabella, Beith, Established
TRAINING SCHOOL AT EDINBURGH.
None. SECOND CLASS. First Div.-Doleman, Margaret. Gordon, Annie. Macrae, Isabella Willian. THIRD CLAss. First Div.-Glass, Margaret. Smith, Janet. Second Div.-Bcath, Elizabeth. Third Div.-Carter, Isabella. Murdoch, Jessie. Youngson, Eliza. VI.-FEMALE STUDENTS IN TAE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S
TRAINING SCHOOLS AT GLASGOW. FIRST Class.—None. SECOND CLASS. First Div.-Davidson, Jessie. Goff, Margaret. Second Div.—M'Lean, Eliza. Manners, Elizabeth. Third Div.-Kyle, Marion. Kyle, Mary. Lennox, M, A. Sinclair. THIRD Class. First Div.—Maxwell, Jessie. Robertson, Margaret. Second Div.—Cameron, Sarah Charlotte. Vary, Mary.
SCHOOLMASTERS' ASSOCIATION FOR THE ANCIENT DIOCESE OF GLOUCESTER.The object of this Association, as its prospectus states, is to promote a kind and fraternal union amongst the Schoolmasters of Church of England Schools, in the Diocese; to arrange that they shall statedly meet and confer with each other for their mutual improvement, and that they may more efficiently discharge the duties of their high and responsible office; and to bring before them the importance and value of Life and Sick Assurances, and all other matters which can interest them as the Instructors of the Youth in their respective Schools, and which can tend to elevate the tone of their mind as Christians and Parochial Coadjutors of the Clergy in the oversight of the Young.
The Association was Established on the 25th Sept. 1852. The Secretary is Mr. J. Bee, National School House, Chalford.
The following resolutions, uith others, were passed. That the Association shall consist of Members and Patrons. That every Schoolmaster of a Church of England School, in the Diocese of Gloucester, may become a Member on the payment, in advance, of five shillings a year. And that the Laity and Parochial Clergy of the Diocese shall be invited to become Patrons of the Association.
That in case any matter shall arise for arbitration or settlement, it shall be referred to the President; and his decision shall be final.
That the Meetings of the Association shall be held on the last Saturday, in every month ; 'shall commence punctually at Eleven o'Clock; and shall bə held in the respective Parishes of the Members, in order, according to alphabetical rotation.
That every Meeting shall commence, and close, with a short Psalm, and -elected Collects, from the Book of Common Prayer; and the Secretary'shall record minutes of the proceedings, which shall be read at the next ensuing Meeting
That immediately after every Meeting has been opened, and the minutes of the preceding Meeting have been read, a Member, name shall have been selected at a previous Meeting, shall read a Paper on some Scholastic subject of his own selection.
That refreshment, of the plainest and simplest kind, shall be provided by the Member in whose Parish the Meeting shall be held, which shall be partaken of practually at One o'Clock.