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The percentages of pupils daily present on an average during the period the several Schools were in session, was, for the Province 59.68 The highest percentages were in St. John County (69.30), Restigouche County (63.65). Charlotte (61.06), York (60.19), and Restigouche (59.08); while the lowest were in Sunbury (56.58), Kings (55.41), and Queens (54.73.) The following are the percentages for the Province, during the Winter Term, since 1874:
The attendance of the pupils enrolled in all the Public Schools of the Province, both full-term or part-term Schools, was equal to an attendance during every prescribed teaching day in the Term of 56.16 per cent. The County of Saint John stood the highest (68.07), York second (56.06), and Charlotte third (55.62). The lowest were Kings (50.74), Queens (52.35), and Victoria (52.73). The following are the percentages for the whole Province. during the Winter Terms, since 1872:
TABLE III.-PUPILS IN THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF INSTRUCTION.
The numbers in this Table include all pupils within the Eight Standards of the Course of Instruction whether attending Grammar Schools or Common Schools.
Summer Term, 1883.-The number of pupils who received instruction in the different subjects of the Course was as follows:-Oral Lessons on Health -including Temperance Lessons-30,015-increase 3,600; Physical Exercises, 30,181-increase 1589; Oral Lessons on Morals, 31,682-increase 2,715; Sewing, (optional) 2,050-increase 635; Knitting, (optional) 1,023-increase 510; Reading, Spelling and Recitation, including the Eight Standards, 51,989; Composition, 44,167; Grammar and Analysis-including only Standard, V, VI, VII, VIII of the Graded Course, and Standards III and IV of the Ungraded Course -16,795; History, 12,935; Form, embracing only Standards I and II, 23,515 Industrial Drawing, embracing the Standards from III to VIII inclusive, 21,544; Print-script, embracing the first four Standards, 41,109; Writing, from Standards III to VIII inclusive, 24,306; Singing, first three Standards, by Rote, 21,850; from Standards IV to VIII inclusive, Singing may be by Rote or by Note-by Rote, 7,477; by Note, 273; Number and Arithmetic-(Number is confined to the first three Standards of the Graded Course, and to the first two of the Ungraded Course)-50,920; Book-keeping, (optional) 1063; Geometry, 1,744; Mensuration, 583; Algebra, 1,860; Geography, 40,190; Useful Knowledge Lessons, embracing instruction in Minerals, Plant Life and Animal Life, 36,367; Colour, 27,262; Familiar Objects, 28,607; PhysicsStandards V to VIII inclusive-4,677; Physiology, 549; Latin, (optional) 533; French, (optional) 236. Further details will be found in the tables.
Winter Term, 1884.-The number of pupils who received instruction in the different subjects of the Course was as follows:-Oral Lessons on Health— including Temperance Lessons-30,593—increase, 4,195; Physical Exercises, 30,159-increase 2,340; Oral Lessons on Morals, 31,613-increase 3,910; Sewing, (optional) 1,818-increase 51; Knitting, (optional) 880-increase 67; Reading, Spelling and Recitation, including the Eight Standards, 51,419; Composition, 44,663; Grammar and Analysis, including only Standards V, VI, VII, VIII of the Graded Course, and Standards III and IV of the Ungraded Course, 19,938; History, 15,619; Form, embracing only Standards I and II, 19,818; Industrial Drawing, embracing the Standards from III to VIII inclusive, 25,634; Print-script, embracing the first four Standards, 38,791; Writing, from Standards III to VIII inclusive, 28,670; Singing, first three Standards by Rote, 18,778; from Standards IV to VIII inclusive, Singing may be by Rote or by Note-by Rote, 8,217; by Note, 234; Number and Arithmetic (Number is confined to the first three Standards of the Graded Course and to the first two of the Ungraded Course)—50,381; Book-keeping (optional) 2,205; Geometry, 20,90; Mensuration, 753; Algebra, 2,095; Geography, 41,898; Useful Knowledge Lessions, embracing instruction in Minerals, Plant Life and Animal Life, 37,869;
Colour, 25,398; Familiar Objects, 26,683; Physics, Standards V to VIII inclusive, 5,807; Physiology, 733; Latin, (optional) 529; French, (optional) 320. Further details will be found in the tables.
TABLE IV.-NUMBER AND CLASS OF TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS EMPLOYED
IN THE SCHOOLS.
Summer Term, 1883,-There were 1,527 Teachers and Assistants employed during this Term-increase 47. Of these, 467 were men-decrease 27, and 1060 women-increase 54. Of the whole number, 1214 were trained-decrease 8, and 273 untrained-increase 34. There were 2 Male Assistants-decrease
2, and 38 Female Assistants-increase 8.
The number of Teachers of each class was as follows:-Grammar School, Males 14; First Class, Males 126-increase 7; Females 127-increase 16; Second Class, Males 167-decrease 14; Females 463-increase 17; Third Class, Males 158-increase 3; Females 432-increase 23.
Winter Term, 1884.-During this Term there were 1502 Teachers and Assistants employed-increase 65. Of these 478 were men-decrease 3, and 1024 were women-increase 67; 1234 were trained-increase 38, and 222 untrained-increase 22. There were 8 Male Assistants-increase 11, and 38 Female-increase 3.
The classes of the Teachers were as follows:-Grammar School Class 13; First Class, Male, 120-increase 4, Female, 124-increase 2; Second Class, Male 187-decrease 3, Female 476-increase 44; Third Class, Male 150-decrease 4, Female 386-increase 18.
TABLE V.—PERIOD OF SERVICE OF TEACHERS.
Summer Term, 1883.-Of the 1487 Teachers in charge of Schools this Term, the following facts are reported in respect of 1468-996 continued to teach in the same Districts in which they taught in the previous Term-increase 32; 282 removed to other Districts-decrease 38; and 190 taught for the first time-increase 38. 602 of the number had been employed not more than three years in teaching-decrease 11; 19 did not report their period of serviceincrease 10.
Winter Term, 1884. Of the 1456 Teachers in charge of Schools this Term, 1434 are reported in respect of service as follows; 945 continued to teach in the same schools as during the previous term-increase 7; 306 took charge of other schools-increase 18; and 183 taught for the first time-increase 32. 22 Teachers did not report their period of service-increase 3. Additional facts in reference to the service of Teachers will be found on reference to the Table.
TIME IN SESSION OF THE SCHOOLS.
Summer Term, 1883.-There were 106 teaching days in this Term. 119 Schools were in session less than eighty days-increase 12; 187, eighty but less than one hundred days-increase 27; 230 one hundred days or upwards, but
not full time, decrease 189; and 915 the full term of one hundred and six days increase 190. The average number of teaching days the schools were in session throughout the whole Province was 97.26-decrease 4.18.
Winter Term, 1884.-The number of teaching days in this Term was 118. 94 schools were in session less than eighty of these days-decrease 3; 80 eighty but less than one hundred days, decrease 4; 587, one hundred days or upwards, but not full time, increase 89; and 653 the full term of one hundred and eighteen days-decrease 46. The average number of teaching days the schools in the Province were open this term was 110.83-increase 1.70.
The maximum number of lawful teaching days for the year was 224. The average time the schools were open, exclusive of holidays, vacations, and Sundays, was 208.09-decrease 2,48 for the year.
TABLE VII.-SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS, VISITS, PRIZES.
Summer Term, 1883.-The number of Schools reporting semi-annual Public Examinations was 1,106-decrease 6; the number not reporting Examinations 345-increase 46.
The number of School visits reported was, by Trustees and Secretaries 4,704 decrease 181; by Inspectors 627-decrease 30; by members of Parliament 69-increase 10; by Clergymen 638-decrease 65; by Teachers 1,372decrease 320; by other visitors 11,666-decrease 1,097.
The number of School Prizes reported was 293-decrease 98-valued at $282.20-decrease $37.47.
Winter Term, 1884.—Public Examinations were reported by 1,141 schools -decrease 13. 273 schools did not report any examination-increase 49.
The Visitations for the Term were as follows:-By Trustees and Secretaries 6,171-increase 676; by Inspectors 727; by Members of Parliament 29increase 1; by Clergymen 630-decrease 50; by Teachers 1,147-increase 22; by other visitors 13,507-increase 31.
393 School Prizes were reported-decrease 15,-valued at $226,95-decrease $70.30.
TABLE VIII.-AVERAGE SALARIES OF TEACHERS.
The average rate of Teachers' Salaries per annum, from all sources, compiled from the Returns of the Winter Term of 1884 which give the local salary for the year, was as given below.
Male Teachers of the First Class, average $532.13 increase-$12.53. This does not include the Principals of the Grammar Schools (see Table XII.) lowest averages were in Victoria and Queens, and the highest in St. John and York.
Female Teachers of the First Class, average $339.96-increase $0.46. The lowest averages were in Albert and Kent, and the highest in St. John and York.
Male Teachers of the Second Class, average $334.25-increase $11.94. The
lowest averages were in Sunbury and Restigouche, and the highest in St. John Northumberland.
Female Teachers of the Second Class. average $242.85-increase $3.57. The lowest averages were in Sunbury and Queens and the highest in St. John and Charlotte.
Male Teachers of the Third Class, average $248.13-increase $10.03. The lowest averages were in Albert and Victoria and the highest in Gloucester and York.
Female Teachers of the Third Class, average $198.55-increase $2.45. The lowest averages were in Madawaska and Gloucester and the highest in St. John and Charlotte.
The average salaries as given above have been calculated on the same basis as has been adopted by the department for several years past, viz., that of full time and first rank for all Teachers. The Table does not therefore show the amount of salary actually received, unless in the case of Teachers who made full time and whose Schools were awarded first rank. The increase of salaries over the preceding year is due to the increase from the School District.
TABLE IX.-DISBURSEMENTS OF PROVINCIAL GRANTS TO TEACHERS. Winter Term, 1884.—The payments of Provincial Grant to the Teachers employed during the term amounted to $66,920.40-decrease $751.46. This sum includes: Ordinary Grants $64,633.27-decrease $545.46; and Allowance to Grammar Schools united with District Schools $2287.13-decrease $206.00. In addition $200 were paid to the King's County Grammar School, (see Table XII. Part 1). The amount reported above as ordinary grants includes the special grants to Teachers in Poor Districts, viz.: 3208.42-increase $31.53.
Summer Term, 1884.-The amount paid to Teachers this term was $83,272.05-increase $13,969.13, as follows:-Ordinary Grants $73,987.33— increase $14,129.20; Superior Allowance $7000.00; Allowance to Grammar Schools in union with District Schools $2284.72-decrease $160.07. The King's County Grammar School received also $200 (Table XII, Part 3). The ordinary grants as above, included $4593.05-(increase $860.95) special aid to Teachers in Poor Districts.
The total amount of Provincial Grants disbursed to Teachers for the year ended October 31, 1884, was $150,192.45 and $400.00 to King's County Grammar School-increase $13,217.67. This increase is due to the increase of Schools and Teachers and to the fact that claims for bonus or rankage which would not have matured till the close of the current term, under the continuance of the ranking system, fell due in October last. The disbursements for rankage for the term ended October 31 was $26,951.40, whereas the ordinary amount per term has been about $14,000,
TABLE X.-APPORTIONMENT OF THE COUNTY FUND TO SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
For the apportionment of this Fund the Law provides as follows:-" There shall be allowed to the Trustees of each District, in respect of each qualified