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THAMES Coromandel - SCHOOL break up 1905

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Taken from PAPERS PAST
THAMES STAR - 14 December 1905

The annual breaking-up ceremones in connection with several of the schools at Thames took place to-day and proved enjoyable functions. The day was all that could be desired and the arrangements were carried out splendidly, to the evident satisfaction of the teachers and the enjoyment of both parents and pupils. Below will be found details

The breaking-up ceremony in connection with the Thames High School took place this afternoon. Mr Arch. BURNS (Chairman of the High School Board of Governors) presided. The prize list is as under, the figures representing the maximum points obtainable and the marks secured by the various pupils:

? Eunice O'CALLAGHAN - Latin and Chemistry, 225-250

? Alfred ADDISON - English 253-300
? Stella GRIGG - Mathematics 251-300
? John Gobtfried POULGRAIN - Latin 122-150
? Alfred ADDISON - Chemistry - 91-100
? Elizaneth M. TAYLOR - Geometry and Mechanics 178-200
? Jean POWELL - English 227-300
? Ellen WYLIE - Geometry 87-100

? John RICKARD - 1st English Grammar & Mathematics 368-400
? Harold BAKER - 1st English & French 376-450
? Leslie MAY - 1st English History & Chemistry 159-200
? George ELLIS - 1st English Composition 84-100
? Ethel CLARK - 1st Latin 128-150
? Frank READ - 1st Geometry 93-100
? Selwyn MILLER - 1st Mechanics 73-100
? James PAUL - 1st Geography, 2nd Algebra 151-200
? John KENDALL - 2nd English History & Chemistry 146-200
? Elsie MANN - 2nd French 100-150

Mathew GRIGG - 1st English History, English Grammar & English Composition 204-300
? Esther O'CALLAGHAN - 1st Latin and French 236-300
? Mathew GRIGG - 1st Mathematics 249-300
? Victor VOS - 2nd Mathematics 233-300
? Mathew GRIGG - 1st Chemistry 83-100
? Leslie ATKEN - 2nd French 102-150

DRAWING senior
? Selwyn MILLER - 1st Gemetrical Projections, Freehand
? John RICKRD - 1st Flowers and Fruit
? George ELLIS - 1st Shaded Freehand, Seascapes
? Frank READ - 1st Animals
? Mary HERIVEL - 1s Bird
? Hazel LOWE - 2nd Geometrical, FLowers and Fruit, Animals

DRAWING junior
? Ernest PATERSON - 1st Animals, Birds and Freehand
? Wilfred DANBY - 1st Geometrical
? Ethel CLARK - 1st Shaded Freehand

Drafting and Cutting Out
- Division 1:
Divison 2:
? Elsie SYKES

SEWING Division I
- Flannel Sampler
1st - ? Jean POWELL
2nd - ? Hazel LOWE
- Piece Work
1st - ? Jessie BAYLDON
2nd - ? Jean POWELL

SEWING Division II
- Piece Work
1st - ? Esther O'CALLAGHAN
2nd - ? Elsie SYKES

from the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection (written 1902)
... The Thames High School is managed by a Board of Governors, who, in 1901, consisted of the Mayor, who is chairman, ex officio, and Messrs H. C. Gillespie, J. Hague Smith and Rev. J. McKenzie, M.A., appointed by the Government, and Councillors Poulgrain, Radford and Wood representing the Borough Council; with Mr. S. Carter, as secretary and treasurer. The school dates from 1881, and occupies a well chosen site of over an acre between Baillie Street and Karaka Road. It consists of two buildings, one for the senior, and one for the junior scholars, and a chemical laboratory is attached to the senior division. The playground, which is well sanded and provided with the necessary appointments, is divided into two portions, one for the girls and the other for the boys, and the house of the headmaster is on the same site. The school has accommodation for 100 pupils, and in 1901 there were thirty-five in attendance; eighteen boys, and seventeen girls. Competitive scholarships are offered yearly and the winners of these receive free tuition at the school, which is open to all who pay the customary fees. The school is maintained by the income derived from an endowment of land at Waiorngomai, the ordinary fees, and occasional Government grants. Several pupils from the school have gained distinction at the New Zealand University. One of them has become Government geologist in Queensland, and several have gained scholarships at the Thames School of Mines.
The school is under the management of Mr. James Adams, B.A., headmaster, with Mr. B. H. Low, B.A., as assistant, and Miss Foy, as mistress.

Councillor John William POULGRAIN

one of the Board of Governors of the Thames High School (see link at notes)

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