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intelligence intelligence reading; and with Auen-
a short para a few lines (in day cy and ex-
graph from of prose or schools) re pression;
a more ad. poetry se citation of and (in day
vanced read lected by the not less than schools) re-
ing book, inspector, 75 lines of citation of

poetry. not less than

50 lines of prose,or 100 of poetry.

N.B.-The passages for recitation may be taken from one or more standard authors, previously approved by the inspector. Meaning and allusions to be known, and if well known to atone for deficiencies of memory.

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In Girls' Schools, needlework and plain knitting must be taught to all.

5. A Public Elementary School is one(1) In which the teaching reaches, fairly, the given

Standards. (2) Which is always open to inspection by a Government

officer appointed for the purpose. (3) Which is aided by grants of money annually voted

by Parlianient. (4) Which is open to every child, without distinction of

creed. *

• Every public elementary school shall be conducted in accordance with the following regulations (a copy of which regulations shall be conspicuously put up in every such school); namely, “(1.) It shall not be required, as a condition of any child being admitted

into or continuing in the school, that he shall attend or abstain from attending any Sunday-school or any place of religious worship, or that he shall attend any religious observance or any in. struction in religious subjects in the school or elsewhere, from which observance or instruction he may be withdrawn by his parent, or that he shall, if withdrawn by his parent, attend the school on any day exclusively set apart for religious observance

by the religious body to which his parent belongs : “(2.) The time or times during which any religious observance is prac

tised, or instruction in religious subjects is given at any meeting of the school shall be either at the beginning or at the end, or at the beginning and the end of such meeting, and shall be inserted in a time-table to be approved by the Education Department, and to be kept permanently and conspicuously affixed in every schoolroom; and any scholar may be withdrawn by his parent from such observance or instruction without forfeiting any of the other bene

fits of the school : “(3.) The school shall be open at all times to the inspection of any of

Iler Majesty's inspectors, so, however, that it shall be no part of the duties of such inspector to inquire into any instruction in religious subjects given at such school, or to examine any scholar therein in religious knowledge, or in any religious subject or book. (Education Act, 1870, Sect. 7.)

6. Most of the older Public Elementary Schools are popularly known as National, British, Wesleyan, Catholic, &c., according to their former or present connection with religious or educational Societies.* The more modern schools are mostly connected with local School-boards, and partly supported by local rates.

7. In all these schools, the requirements, laws, organization, and arrangements are similar, differing only in details, and in the characteristics impressed upon them by local circumstances.

8. Every such school is under the care of a teacher, recognized as efficient by the Education Committee of the Privy Council. The head-teacher is assisted, according to the number of scholars, by one or more

(a) Monitors.
(6) Pupil-Teachers.

(c) Certificated Assistant-Teachers. 9. A MONITOR is usually one of the elder children of the school, selected by the head-teacher and approved by the Board of Managers and the Government Inspector. The Monitor assists in the work of the school, under the direction of the higher teachers, but may not be kept at such work for more than three hours per day. In return, he receives a small weekly stipend (arranged by the school-managers) and special instruction either during or after school-hours. He must have com- ! pleted his twelfth year before the engagement begins.

10. The office is often a step to the position next above it • Whatever connection may now exist between the school and any such body, the “ Conscience Clause" (Foot-note to Sec. 5) must be duly respected.

(that of Pupil-teacher), and the experience and training may be of great value to the would-be public teacher. But it is not a necessity for the attainment of that position.

11. Any person desirous of placing a boy or girl as Monitor should apply to the head teacher of the school wherein the engagement is desired.

12. PUPIL-TEACHERS are boys or girls engaged to serve in a school under the direction of a certificated teacher (either chief or assistant) and receiving special instruction out of school. hours, as well as a small, gradually-rising salary. They must be at least fourteen years old at the time of commencing the “apprenticeship” (as it is usually called), and also pass a preliminary examination in elementary knowledge.

13. The length of the apprenticeship may vary from two to four years, according to the age of the Pupil-Teacher, his ability to pass the prescribed examinations, and the wish of the parties to the engagement. But the engagement may be ended at any time by six months' notice on either side, if a reason can be given satisfactory to the Committee of Council on Education.

14. Whatever the length of the engagement, it must be so arranged that the Pupil-Teacher shall be not less than eighteen years of age on its completion.

15. A candidate may enter at once on the office of PupilTeacher of the second or third year's standing, by passing the examination prescribed for the preceding year ; provided that his age meets the requirement of the above rule (sec. 14).


Character and


Reading & Repetition.

English Grammar and


For Ad- Amedical certi- A certificate To read with fluency,
mission, ficate that candi- from managers ease, and expression.

date is not subject that the moral
to any infirmity character of the
likely to interfere candidates and of
with profession of their homes justi-

fies an expecta-
tion that the in-
struction and
training of the
school will be
seconded by their
own efforts and
the example of
their parerts,

The noun, verb, and adjective, with their relations in a simple sentence; and to write froni dictation in a neat hand, with correct spelling and punctuation, a passage of simple prose.

[In the following years, copy writing, one line of large hand and one of small band, will be required.]

End of Certificate from 1. Certificate of To read as above, and The pronoun, adverb, and Ist Year. managers that good conduct to repeat 50 consecutive I preposition, with their rela

pupil teacher has from the mana lines of poetry with just tions in a sentence; and to not suffered any gers.

expression and know write from memory the subfailure of health 2. Certificate of ledge of the meaning. stance of a passage of simple likely to incapa- punctuality, dili

prose, read to them with ordicitate for profes- I gence, obedience,

nary quickness, or a short sion of teacher. and attention to

their duties, from
the master or

End of Same as at end Same as above. To read as above; and The conjunction, with the 2d Year. of first year, to

to repeat 40 consecutive analysis of sentences; and to gether with one

lines of prose.

write full notes of a lesson on from a medical

a subject selected by the Inpractitioner.

spector. End of Same as at end Same as above. To read as above; and Recapitulation of the preced. 3d Year. of first year.

to repeat 100 lines of ing exercises ; the meaning in poetry.

English of the Latin prepositions; and to write a letter, or to write from memory the substance of a longer passage than

at the end of second year. End of Same as at end Same as above. To read as above; and Recapitulation of the pre4th Year of first year.

to repeat 80 lines of ceding exercises ; to know prose.

something of the sources and * Scrofula, fits, asthma, deafness, N.B.-The passages growth of the English langreat imperfections of the sight or for repetition in prose guage; and to write an origivoice, the loss of an eye from consti- and poetry must be of a nal composition on some tutional disease, or the permanent secular character, and simple subject selected by disability of either arm or leg, taken from some stand- Her Majesty's Inspector. curvature of the spine, hereditary ard English writer, aptendency to insanity, or any con-proved by H.M. Inspecstitutional infirmity of a disabling | tor. The meaning and nature, is a positive disqualification allusions if well known in candidates for the office of pupil will atone for deficienteacher.

cies of memory.

Female pupil teachers, before admission, must produce a certificate from the schoolmistress and must bring certified specimens of plain needlework to the Inspector, together with a statement from of domestic industry.

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