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PEMBROKESHIRE EDUCATION AUTHORITY. '■ FISHGUARD COUNCIL SCHOOL. ALLOCATION OF TRUST FUNDS. The monthly meeting of the Education Authority of the County was held on Friday at the Shire Hall. The chairman (Mr S. B. Sketch) was absent owing to illness, also the vice-chairman (Mr G. P. Brewer) and Dr G. Griffith, on the motion of Mr W. Palmer Morgan, was voted to the ohair. The other members present were Mrs Rrehel Allen, Mr W. Lawrence, Mr J. Harries, Mr W. T. Davies, Mr E. H. James, Mr B. Rees, :ilr T. Llewellin and Mr W. Williams. FISHGUARD COUNCIL SCHOOL. A letter was read from the Board of Education, enclosing petitions signed by 10 ratepayers against providing a Council School at Fishguard, and asking the views of the Education Authority upon the pe- tition. The Clerk said the petitions were discussed by the Building Committee at their meeting, and they re- quested the Director of Education (Mr James) to prepare a reply, and that reply should be brought before the Authority for consideration. Mr B. Rees asked whether it would not be well to refer the Director's reply to the Committee sittiDg at Goodwiok ? The Director in his reply pointed out that as re- garded the petition of the parishioners Llanwnda and the parishioners of Manorowen, as well as the parishioners of Lianychaer, the ground of their'pe- tition had been removed by a minute of the Educa- tion Authority making the area for contributions one half of the loan for the proposed school and of the parish of Fishguard. With regard to the ratepayers in the Soieddy district of the parish of Fishguard tie Authority believed the Board would agree it was not desirable to make any departure from the minute of the Authority making the area of the whole of Fishguard parish contributory on the following grounds: I (1) That it is a satisfactory division of the parish. (2) The ratepayers of this district, although served by the Llanstinan and Manorowen school have not to contribute anything in rates towards the upkeep of the school, (3) a number of Manorowen children are educated at Fishguard, that being the nearest school. With regard to the petition of the Correspondent of the Fishguard Non-provided School he gave figures of the average attendance at the Council School, which told their own tale. The Board would recognise that a building for 344 with over 280 on the books was a reasonable provi- sion. A parish meeting had been held and it decided to urge the Council to proceed with building for accom- modation forthwith, (2) the non-provided school buildings are to a large extent unsuitable to modern requirements and do not tend to efficient or economi- cal work, nor do they provide sufficient accommoda- tion for the parish, (3) The same observation may be applied to the Council's third objection, namely that parents have the right to choose their school, and managers have no right to refuse admission of extra children if there is room. There are only 35 from outside the parish of Fishguard, and Fishgnard is the nearest school, viz. Dinas and Treclawdd. The population of Fishguard is not likely to decrease permanently, or even temporarily, as the town is attracting attention as a seaside resort, while the Irish traffic (and possibly the Atlantic traffic;) which the G. W.R. hoped to inaugurate there this year could not fail to bring jnto permanent residence a large number of employees and officials. (5) The Education Authority had charge of providing ac- commodation, and half the cost of building, together with the total cost of maintenance would (with the aid of the grant) be borne by the county. The re- payment of the cost of building would be spread over SO years, and would not be such an intolerable strain on the parishioners as the correspondent suggested. It was oonsidered more eoonomical to provide acom- modation now for 50 scholars than to make an extension of premises in a few years. It might be stated that a representative of the Parish Council voted against the petitiou sent in by the Vicar, while the County Connoil Managers said (6) the present non-provided school was not suitable. (7) The Authority had not yet held an inquiry as to the neoeeeity of an infant school at Goodwick, but even if they decided to build an infant school there it could not possibly affect more than half-a-dozen infants, and possibly not more than two or three. The Chairman thought the report was a very exhaustive one. Mr. Lawrence moved that it be sent to the Board of Education. The Chairman asked for a seconder, and said the report would not prevent an inquiry being held at Goodwick. Mr. T. Llewellin said the Building Committee suggested that the Director's observations be sent to the Goodwick Commifee. Mr. J. Harries agreed that the matter should be referred to the Goodwick Committee and they coulu fix upon the number ot children. The Chairman said at the same time they were bound to express their views to the Board of Edu- cation. Mr. E. H. James.—I think we are bound to reply to the Board of Education, and I second the resolu- tion. Miss Rachel Allen asked could not the non-pro- vided school be put into a better condition ? The Chairman said the non-provided sohool did not find favour with the pa rents. Mr. J. Harries.—The non-provided sohool is in- adequate. Miss Allen.-BLit if put it into a state of efficiency would it not do ? Mr. W. T. I)ev.e.- thought it would be wise to wáJt. The new Government might bring in a scheme which might save them expense. Mr. 1, Harries pointed out that there was no play- ground attached to the nun-provided school, a state- ment which t-oufirmcu by tue architect (Mr. D, Edward Thojmu)- -'Ii Mr. T. Llewellin took exception to certain figures used by the Director, and the clerk said these would be verified before the report was sent away. The resolution was then oarried. CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION. A letter was read from the Board of Education urging the applications fiom candidates for the certificate examination 1906 be sent in good time, and enclosing copy of syllabus for certificate examina- tion to be held December, 1907. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION AT TENBY. The Board of Education would in reply to the Authority's letter concerning the Board's ruling on the question of religious instruction in Tenby Parish School. The ruling they had given in a former letter on December 2 was based upon careful con- sideration of the Trust Deed of the school, and of the provision of Section 7 (6) of the Education Act, 1902. The Board did not consider that any useful purpose would be served by entering upon a discussion of the reasons which led them to the aotion of which the Authority had been informed. There was no discussion. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS. The Board of Education replying to the Authority's letter as to the power to aid the Intermediate Schools out of the 2d rate, wrote that a scheme had been passed.. LETTERSTON NON-PROVIDER SCHOOL. The Board of Education sent down a copy of a Scheme in the matter of Letterston Ncn-provided Sohool. This was referred to the Finance Commit- tee to report upon. BARHAM SCHOOL. A letter was read from Dr. Waller, of the Wes- leyan Training College, Westminster, stating that the trustees did not feel at liberty to enter into the arrangement suggested, viz., that the wear and tear of the school should be borne by the trustees, as in their opinion that would be contrary to Seotion 7 (1) (9) of the Education Act, 1902. The trustees would agree to pay the sum of £50 per annum out. of the endowment, whioh was equal in amount to the sum raised by rates for the purpose, Part 3 of the Education Act, 1902, in the area served by the school; but they could not agree to pay the wear and tear of the school, although they did not think the amount would be considerable. The provision in the Trust Deed for wear and tear should be borne by the trustees was set aside by the provisions of the Act. The trustees also desired that, in accordance with the Education Act, 1902, Clause 13 (2) the pro- portion of the endowment paid the Council might be paid to the overseers of the several parishes served by the school in due proportion, providing that the amount of the Education rate levied on the parish of Llanfair-nant-y-gof for the purpose of Part 3 of the Act should be paid to the overseers of the parish. The Clerk said the Finance Committee oonsidered as there was a provision in the Trust Deed for the wear and tear to be borne by the trustees, that the Education Act, 1902, did not, as the trustees sug- gested, over-ride that provision. The Chairman moved, and Mr ilarries seconded, that the letter be referred back to the Finance Cern- mittee. BORDER PARISHES. A letter was read from Mr J. W. Nicholas stating that Carmarthenshire Local Education Authority now agreed as to appointment of loans in border parishes lately comprised in School Board united districts. MARTLETWY. A notification was received that T. Evans had been appointed correspondent pro. tem. for Martletwy, the clerk adding that the clergyman had left and a new one had been appointed. BANNER NON-PROVIDED SCHOOL. Mr Clement J. Williams wrote from Banner House, Banner, R.S.O., under date Jan. 6th, 1906, stating that the Banner School Managers bad come to an arrangement with the teachers whose salaries had been refused by the Council. (This did not apply to the head teacher.) The managers on Jan. 5th resolved that the salary of Miss Stephen ought to be at least 135, as she could get zC55 and that Miss James ought to have at least £10. Please bring these faots forward at your very eailiest op- portunity, as we cannot expect to keep our teachers if we do not give them a living wage. The Clerk said the letter came before the Staffing Committee, who referred it to the Education Com- mittee with a recommendation that the salaries be not increased. Miss Rachel Allen asked why the salaries could not be increased ? It was impossible for the non- provided schools to be carried on if they did not re- ceive the same salaries as the Council Schools. Mr Lawrence The salaries are the same now as when the Counoil took them over. Mr Harries They receive the maximum salary. The Chairman I do not believe that they are paid less in proportion than other teachers in the County. Mr T. L!ewellin proposed that the letter be refer- red back. This was seconded by Mr James and agreed to. REFERRED BACK. A letter from the correspondent at Lamphey re- porting position of head-teaoher with regard to his house, and also one from the clerk to Group 11, con- cerning the new school at Rhydfeinog, were referred to the Building Committee. APPOINTMENTS. The clerk of Group 18 reported the Managers' re- commendation to appoint Leaeh Davies as the head teacher of St Dogmaels County Infant School, This was confirmed on ihe motion of Mr n. Rees, second- ed by Mr J. Harries. The correspondent of Walwyn's Castle reported that the managers were unable to support Miss Mason as head teacher as she was a Wesleyan. The Clerk said that on receipt of tbe comaiunica- tion the Director prepared an advertisement for a School Mistress. The Chairman—This won't last long. We shall not need to ask anyone before appointing tc-acher what denomination tbey to. (Hear, hear). MOYLGROVE COUNCrL SCHOOL. Mr B. Rees said he was glad to see the Buildings Committee had adopted the suggestions of the Managers of the Moylgrove Sohool. He would like i,o know if it were no', possible to send the plans to the managers before any contracts were entered into. They never .av tjo plans of the alterations of the Moylgrove or St. Dogsnaoi's, and in the latter case the proposed expenditure was between .£1,100 and £ 1,200. He asked for the plans, and they were promised, but Le had never seja them to this day. Mr J. Harries agreed that the plans ought to ba submitted to the Leal managers. Mr B. Rees said St. Dogmael's plans were promised but never sent. Surely the local managers know best. lie did not know how the Committee must begin building without consulting the local man- agers. The Chairman agreed that the local managers ought to see the plans. Mr li. Rees said the looal managers should see the plans before advts. were issued. It was iaonsanse to let them ?ee them afterwards. Mr Walter Williams concurred, and it was under- stood that in future the local managers would be consulted. PENSION CLAIMS. The Pinance Committee eomidered a letter from Mr Ivor Evans respecting the sssesment cf his c'aim ami re-onHuend \,h>;<t the decision of the Education Committee be adhered to. M8Lb..b.. It is recommended that the claims of Benjamin Evans and James Bowen be referred to the Pensions Sub-Committee. —Agreed. BUILDINGS SUB-COMMITTEE. The following recommendations were ad&pted :— Dinas Council Sohool.—The committee considered H.M. Inspector's report, and also the Architect's re- port on this sohool, and recommend that the archi- tect be asked to draw up plans and specifications for submission to this committee. Transferred Schools ■—The committee recommend that the managers of all schools to be transferred to this Authority be asked to meet the Buildings Sub- Committee on a future date to disouss the question of agreements, &c. Fishguard Council School.-The committee con- sidered copies of the petitions sent to the Board of Education regarding the proposed new school at Fishguard. It was resolved to refer this corres- pondence to the Educn ion Committee at their next meeting with the recommendation that the question of accommodation be deferred until the Enquiry is held at Goodwiok. Bolton Hill Council Sohool.-Tho committee con- sidered a communication from the Board of Educa- tion, and also a resolution from the managers with regard to the condition of these premises, and it was resolved to recommend that the Architect prepare a specification ot what repairs are absolutely neoessary. St. Martin's Council School.—The committee considered H.M. Inspector's report in which he sug- gested certain alterations and repairs to this school. It is recommended that a reply be sent to the Board stating that as the building is not the property of the Authority, they do not see their way to make any alterations in the premises. Waterston Council School.—The committee con- sidered the tenders received for executing the repairs to this sohool, and also the recommendation of the managers that the tender of Cole and Sons, Milford Haven, be accepted. The committee recommend that this be sanctioned. Moyigrove Council School.—The committee con- sidered the tenders received for executing repairs to this school, and a communication from the managers in which they objected to the proposed flight of steps leading from the hignway into the playground, and it was resolved to adopt their suggestion, and ask the persons who sent in the two lowest tenders to submit amended tenders. Ambleston Council School.-The managers sub- mitted an estimate from John Morgan, amounting to £6 17s., for certain minor repairs to this school. The committee recommend that the managers be asked to get the work done at this price. Liangwm N.P. School.-The committee resolved to ask the architect to inspect the repairs done to this school. JefFreystoa N.P. School.-The, committee con- sidered a letter from the correspondent with regard to the provision of additional accommodation at this school, and it is recommended that the managers be allowed to take steps to relieve the overcrowding. Saundorsfoot Council School.—The architect sub- mitted his report upon the condition of the cesspit belonging to this school, together with an estimate of the cost of repair. The committee recommend that the managers be asked to carry out the neces- sary repairs to the cesspit immediately. FURNISHING AND SCHOOL SUPPLY. The following recommendations amongst others were adopted Apportionment of Expenses.—The committee con- sidered a letter from the Auditor enclosing a copy of a circular to N.P. School Managers with regard to the apportionment of fuel expenses, and they recom- mend that copies of this form be obtained and sent out to all N.P. School Managers. Hayscastle Council School.-The committee re- commend the Staffing Committee to mak« the salary of the head teacher aflxed sum after the new ooa!- house has been built. Brawdy Council School.-The committee recom- mend that the salary of the caretaker be increased to £ 6 a year from the first cf January, to include the provision of firewood end keeping the water closets in proper sanitary condition. Brynconin Council Sohool.-The committee re- commend that the estimate of Theophilus Thomas for making a sewing table at 21 8s be accepted. Dinas Council School.-The committee recom- mend that the Direotor be empowered to get suitable infant desks for this school. Letterston N.P. School.-It was reported that the present cleaner was continuing to clean for the present. The committee recommend that an adver- tisement be issued for another cleaner at 96 a year, as they do not feel justified in recommending a further inorease in salary. Shelves for Education Offices.-The Architect submitted his estimate for erecting shelves in the Education Offices, and the committee recommend that Tenders bo obtained for the work. The Archi- tect also submitted an estimate of the priee of the stand transferred to the Shire Hall at 23 10, whioh, together with the letterpress and stand value 23 15s also transferred to the Shire Hall, have been charged to the County Council. HIGHER EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE. The following recommendations were adopted— Horticulture.—The Committee recommend that Mr Pickard be engaged to leoture on Horticulture for a month ia April and May and that applications from Centres desiring classes be sent to the Clerk. Prcbationers' and P.T.'s Fees.-The Clerk of the Governors of Tasker's School wrote concerning the payment of fees for Probationers and P. Ts. The Committee recommend that the County School Gov- ernors be paid two-thirds of the £4 for each Proba- tioner instructed during Soasions 1094-5 (January to July) and that in future the fees due for Probation- ers and P. Ts. be paid in advance in all oases. Haverfordwest Grammar School. A letter was read from the Clerk to the Governors of Haverford- west Grammar School enclosing plans for the Labor- atory and asking for a free Grant of half the total cost. The Committee recommend that a building be provided for the Haverfcrdwest School District in which science, art and the domestic arts could be taught, an that the L. E. A. be asked to negotiate a loan for this purpose, and that the Governors of the Haverfordwest School Distriot be asked to pre- pare plans and estimates for such a building. Payment of Exhibition.—The Committee reoom- trend, on the report of his Tutor, that J. T. Itees be paid one-third of the iC20 at the end of each term. iioaith Lectures.—A letter was read from Mr Herbert J. Allen, of Tenby, asking for a grant to en- able them to start a second course. The Committee recomsiend that the suggestion be made to the pro- motors of this Course that they should conduct the classes undor the regulations of the Board of Educa- tion, and so make the classes self-supporting. Cookery Instruction for Elementary School Girls. —The senior Cookery Instructress suggested that the best arrangement tor teaching Elementary School girls was to hold a course of weekly lectures at one place one term and at another place another term in preference to the course previously suggested of al- ternate, weeks at eaoa Centre. The Committee re- commend that this be agreed to and that the arrange- ments be left in the hands of the Director. Agricultural Continuation Cour-e.-The Commit- tee recommend that C. E. Vaughan be given a grant of 910 towards the Continuation Course in Agricul- ture at Aberystwyln College, on the recommendation of the College .d that, as no recommendation had beer made in (a. j; cf-tho other applioant, no grant be given him. .v_ ATTENDANCE SUB-COMMITTEE. It Reports of Attendance Offloor-Thc, committee considered the reports and returns of the attendance officers for the mouth of December, 1905, which showed the percentage of attendance for the county for the month to be 8V4. The committee recom- mended the Education Committee to impress upon the attendance officers the fact rhat .their returns of attendance in the county 'ire not at present of a satisfactory character. Medical Certificates.—The committee reoomjsend that a form, as Grafted .by the clerk, bo supplied io attendance officers for the purpose of &skii:g' parents j to supply the officers with medical certificates iu esse there being any doubt about a child's illness. Prosecutions.—The committee considered t!>« re- ports of the attendancesilkers upon the resales Of prosecutions, which showed that. several parents had been fined for neglecting to send their children to school. Means of Improving Attendance.—The committee recommend that the head teicLer 01 JcSrevston N.P. School be allowed to try Lis pl&a of improving the attendance, and that the same sanction bo given to the head teachers of Bridell Council and Manor- deify Upper N.P. Schools. Authorization to Prosecute.—The committer re- commend that Lewis Phillips, tLe attendance officer for District No. 7 be hereby authorized to take leçal proceedings under the Bj e Laws, under the direction of any two or more members of the committee, in accordance with Section 38 of the Elementary Edu- cation Act, 1876, and Schedule III (3; of the Edu- cation Act, 1902. Jeffreyston N.P. School.—The committee con- sidered a letter from the attendance officer with regard to the number of children attending this school from Carew Parish. It was resolved to ak the attendance officers to prepare i return dealing- with this matter. j STAFFING (ELE viENlARa) SUU-COM- MITTEE. Welsh in K.S. Examination —The Denbighshire Education Committee sent, copies of resolutions passed in regard to the omission of the Welsh sub- jects from the Syllabus of the K.S. Examination lor 1907, and the oommitteo recommend thai the Edu- cation Committee support the Denbighshire WJ- posals. K.S. Candidates not P.T-'s.—The committee recommend that S. teachers and monitors wno "at air the late K.S. Examination be placed on tbe sa,e footing as the P.Ts. who completed their engage- ments at the end of p, •••■rr.her 1: i. vh; — ihat they be r- t n D r •> ;«us u. Macular 75. The committee considered matters of staffing of sohools in the county and make the following recommend, tions COUNCIL SCHOOLS. Haveastle.-That as the Head Teacher had been paid at a salary which made him an allowance of £ 3 a yeer towards the cost o: coal, he be paid the same salary until the new ooalhouse was built, and it, was possible to keep the school coal rcparate, and that after that time thoy recommend that he be paid a higher salary. Pentlepoir.—That S. M. Evans be aHowed to at- tend a Centre at her P. T. salary. Neyland (Boys).—That J. Lodwig Evans, who has refused the post of U. teacher, be otlered lè higher salary, and if he refuses that the pest be re-adver- tised. Neyland (Girls).-That the application of the C. teacher be not entertained. Neyland (Infants).—That the application of the S. teacher be not entertained. Camrose South.—That an application be made to the Board of Education for the exteution of the Head Teacher's term of service when the time cornea, in accordance with the int'-nage-re wkhee. Egtwysvrw.—That the agreement with the U. teacher, who has resigned and wishes to be released before the termination of her three months' notice be adhered to, and that an advertisement be issued far another U. teacher. Fishguard.—That the salary ei the U. Teacher. T. H. Evans, be fixed. St Martin's.—That the post of U. Teacher, resign- ed by Mary M. Griffiths, be offefed to Emily Hopper and if she decline? that it be advertised. f,ampoter Veif.rov. "t'liat Ruth M. S. Teacher, he given an ircrease of salary from the It of July next. Brynconin.—Th-it Thomas Davies, ex-P.?., who. refused the offer of the Committee, brJ now recognised under the terms of Cir. 75. ° n Mynachlogddu.—That the Director bo empowered to arrange for the payment of the of C 12s 3d made by the S. Teacher for arrears for teaching on days previous to her appointment as S. Teacher if the Director finds the charge properly incurred. Croesgoch.— That the salary of Elizabeth Ecaus, S. Teacher, be increased from the 1st of Jan., 1906, Solv.,i.-That the salar3, of Amy A. Thc ^as C. Teacher in charge of the infants, be increased the 1st of January, 1906. St. Dogmael's.—That Mrs Behj-imiu, who takes charge of the Infant Department temporarily be offered a higher salary. Thai; tha application of i Elsie Dora Evan3 for the post of head tertcber in the i Infant Department be not entertained, as sho is a married woman, and that the other two applications be submitted to the managers for their recoir.Tnecda- tion. NON-PUOVIDED SCHOOI.9. Crunwear. That the committee support the application of the managers for the retention of Mr-. Hohbs as C. Teacher until the 30th Sept, lK6, Hakin.—That the uppouituiont of F. SV. I:. Stephens as a teacher in this bohooi be not sanctioned owing to the fact that he was not quaiifiad according to the terms of the advertisement, while other illj- plicants whose applications were seat to the managers were so qual-ifled. Haverfordwest (Boys). That the Director be iG- structed to reply to the Board of Education concern- ing the staffing of this school. Haverfordwest (Girls). That the application of the S. teachers in this school ho not entertained. Haverfordwest (Wants).—That the monitresses, A. M. Jenkins and Jane Baillieu ho retained at un increased salaries from the 1st of January, 1UG6. Jeffreyston,—That A. E.. Johns, S. tescher, be given an increase of salary from th^ 1.1 January. 1906. Llanstadwell.—That the sauries of the two U. teachers, Alicrl V. Hancock al!ti (iJdith M. HilLs, he increased from the 1st oi Januu. HOG. Manorbier.—That the «;:ar.> f Winnie Cocker, the provisional teacher, be fixe Marloos.—That the previous effer of the commit- tee to the head teacher and his wife be increr.eu, a sum being albwcd toward" the red cf the home. Narberth.—That a U. Teacher bo advertised for. Penally.-That the letter of the chairman of the managers be referred to the Education Committee with a recommendation that tae salary be nes n. ere- el. St. Nicholas.—That the managers be notified t the Education Authority To prepared to sanction the appointnieafc of Gertrude Morgan*, S.P.T., 1:1 ,u place of Myfauwy Dives, rmgn<ki. St. Florence.—That as the Board of Education state that they oancol resognisi* the S. TepcLer in this. school sor more than one «r.ovdjh ff(:11 iuv 6tb of January, an advertisement t .) for }¡r.J. teacher, tlid that the salary oi the precept LJ. Teacher be re-ad juste.). [ 1
PEMBROKE DOCK Eisteddfod ♦ EASTER MONDAY, April 16, 1906. OVER 120 IN PRIZES. CHIEF CHORAL Lord, Thou alone art God (St. Paul), and II 0 Happy Eyes" (Elgar). 1st prize, £ 25 2nd prize, £10. MALE VOICE (Open) Crossing the Plain (Maldwyn Price). 1st prize, £ 30 2nd prize, C10. MALE VOICE (Confined to Pembroke- shire) On the Ramparts (Saintis). 1st prize, £ 10 2nd prize, L5. JUVENILE CHOIR:— "The Ocean Garden" (Roeliel). 1st prize, L7 2nd prize, 93. Solos Vocal and Instrumental, Bacitations, Literacy, and Art Competitions. I PROGRAMMES: TWOPENCE EACH. Full particulars may be had from the Secretaries:— Mr. J. STEPHENS JONES, 14, Meyrick Sb. North, Pembroke Dook; Mr. T. MORGAN, 1, Croft Terrace, 3fel Pembroke Dock. i l í t