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ANNUAL EXAMINATION OF THE PULTENEtf-STKEET SCHOOL.
The examination of 'the Pulteney-street Schools, under the care of Mr. W. Moore, took place on the 18th iust. The Ven. Archdeacon Woodcock pre sided. The several divisions of the school were
examined in history, grammar, geography, «c, by Dr. Wyatt, the Rev. A. R. Russell, and Mr. Moore. Tiie most interesting part of the exami nation was that conducted by Mr. Moore himself iu physical geography aud grammar, In the latter department boys were required to parse a sentence in English in 'a manner very different from the hackneyed method, distinguishing between subject and predicate, nouns simple and in opposition, and exhibiting the logical relation of the different members of the sentence. Round the room, were exhibited specimens of penmanship, mapping, and drawing. The speci mens of penmanship were different from those usually exhibited in schools, cqnsisting of in voices, mercantile letters, aud other practical illus tratious of caligraphy, the most remarkable being a list of the chemical elements, enclosed in an ornamental border, displaying much skill and taste. English and German recitations were given by the more advanced of the pupils, one or two of which were certainly good schoolboy performances, but exhibiting considerable dramatic power. The following is the prizc-hst:— First Class Good Conduct and Diligence, T. G.'Millner: Scrip tures (the Acts), John Darling; English Compo sition, . Henry Haines; Spelling and Dictation, Arthur Scarcy; Grammar aud Analysis, R. B. Millner; Geography (physical and . civil), first, A'. Scarcy, second, J. Cornish; Arithmetic, first, F. Jennings, second, R. B. Millner; Algebra. G. Barker; Geometry, and Mensuration, not decided; English History (Henry VH. to Cromwell), A. Searcy; Natural Philosophy, Rott'eSearcy; Astro nomy, T: Gi. Millner;' Writing, first, G. Bartier; Writing, second, ' and Drawing, first, John Chennell; Mapping, first, Ul Barker, second, H. Haines. Second Class— Scripture. G. Miller; 'Spelling and Reading, Henry Laugsford ; English History and Geography, Ed.^uininers; Grammar and Dictation, Miss Scott; . Arithmetic, first, G. Miller, second, ? Win. Adamson ; Knglish Composition, Eliza Ball; Writing, Richd.' Pepper. Third Class, Second Division— Spelling and Dicta tion, Wm. Slater; Grammar, C. Toll; Geography, Clara Barker; Arithmetic, Wm. Slater; Writing, J. White. Third Class. First Division— Scrip-
ture, Robert Coombs; Spelling aud Dictation, J. Charlick; Grammar, C. Beavis; Geo graphy and Arithmetic,' William Waite. Fourth Class, Second Division— Spelling and. Dictation, J Mack; Geography, G:\ Barlow; Arithmetic, Wm. Coombs; Writing, First Divi sion— Spelling, Jessy Cope ; Arithmetic, A. Matthews; Writing, A. Matthews. Girls— Good Conduct and Diligence,, Jane Logan; Plain Sewing, Eliza Ball. : : .'...? - ' At the close of the examination, the Archdeacon said he felt thankful to God that a teacher so able and so active as Mr. Moore had been raised up at a time when the school had undergone many' vicissitudes. Mr. ! Cav'eh'agh,' ;3f.P , said he had watched the examination with much interest and' close attention, . and- would only, remark that he felt thankful he had not had to stand the test of such an examination. The 'Rev. A. B. Eussell expressed, not simply; liis admiration of the state in which he found the; school, but his astonishment' at . the results attained in so short a. .time. Dr. Wyatt bore witness that the examination just concluded was no mere show off; but 'havinR hail many oppor?' tunities of visiting the school when unexpected, he could testify that what they liad seen tliat day was only what might have been seen any day while the schoolwork, was going on, aiid closet! by saying that there was no School in the colony that gave him greater pleasure in visiting. Mr.. Moore took the opportunity of congratulat ing the Trustees and parents of the children upon the sanitary condition of the school, as he has only two cases of sickness out oi 212 children. This he believed, under God, was due to the thorough ventilation and size of his schoolrooms, containing between 30,000 and 40,000 cubic feet of air. In his report, 31r. Moore stated that there were the names of 230 children upon the registers. Of these 212 were present during the mouth;- and that the average for the six months ending November, 18(13. was 1(1!). The following recitations were given :— English— Isaac Hocart, 'Arab's Address to his Steed;'' Arthur Searcv. 'Marstori Moor:' T. G. Millner, 'Christian Warfare;' A. Hendry. 'Wallace to his Aniiy;' Edward Bryan, 'My Couhtry' (Eliza); Edward Pullman, 'Lord Ullin's Daugh- ter;' J. White, 'The Stormy Petrel;' Alfred Searcy, 'The Lifeboat.' German— \V. Adamson. ' What you do in Youth, that you do in Manhood,' 'The Youth is Father to the Man;*' J. Hocart, ' Praise of Industry :' J'. Cornish, ' Time Flies :' F. Jennings, 'Praise of the School;' G. T. Miller, 'Love to God;' G. Selway, 'True and Honest' tflolty). - ' r A little before the prizes were distributed, Mr. Wickes, Secretary to the Board of Education, came in, and warmly congratulated Mr. Moore upon the succesB of his labour, fhere was a large number of parents and visitors present; among the latter were Mr. H. Howitt, Glenelg Grammar School, and Mr. .Graves, Gepp'i Cross.. , Tb.eprvc^djn^tenmjiateawiUiahyiaQ, 1 -