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THE KINDERGARTEN MOVTMENT.7

At the South Australian Hotel on Wed nesday afternoon the first meetiiiR of the new Kindergarten Council was held. There was a large attendance. Mr. B. Hawker (the

Chairman) gave a short address, in which he recapitulated the history of the birth ol the movement in this city. He suggested that they should form themselves into an association. In that way they wmild cre ate enthusiasm among themselves, and would influence their friende in the same di rection. He was confident that the move ment would grow, because it was a seed that had life in it. Judging by the way the movement had progressed in other coun tries they might launch out with good heart. With several friends he had waited on the Treasurer with respect to a building for the kindergarten, and that Minister had given a sympathetic answer. Mr. Peake said there would probably be some Govern ment building that could be placed at the disposal of the kindergarten. Subsequently bo'th the Premier and the Treasurer had visited Tlie Briars, where they saw the classes at work, and signified their sympa thy with the movement. Miss Newton re lated practical experience she liad had in New South Wales, which she thought would be useful for the guidance of the local institution. The following officers were elected: — President, Lady Le Hunte; Vice Presidents, Lady Way, Lady Bonython, Miss Spence, Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. Brace and Mr. L. W. Stanbm (Inspector-General of Schools); secretary Mrs. B. Morice; trea surer Mr. Sraeaton M.P.; executive commit tee, Mrs. Bragg, Misses Ed eson and Tom kinson, and Messrs. Dankd and Smeaton, M.P.'s, A. Scott, H. Thomas, A. Williams, and J. Gartrdl. Subsequently the executive committee met to consider the constitution of the new association. They arranged a supplementary meeting for Friday next. The constitution will be based upon that of the Kindergarten Union in New South Wales. It is noteworthy that the first voluntary contribution was that of Miss Spence, who has long been known for her enthusiasm in educational matters.

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