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BOARD OF GENERAL EDUCATION,
FOR THE YEAR 1865.
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Excellency the Governor.
To His Excellency Sir GEORGE FERGUSON BOWEN, Knight Grand Cross of the Most
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,
We, the Board of Education, have the honor to submit to your Excellency this our Sixth Annual Report on the condition of the Schools under our supervision, together with a statement of our expenditure during the year 1865.
SCHOOLS IN OPERATION.
The number of Schools in operation in the course of the year was 41, of which 8 have been opened since the date of our last Report. The aggregate attendance of pupils was 6,383, being an increase of 1,933, or 43 per cent., since 1864. The average daily attendance was 2,981-4, showing an increase on that of the previous year of 810, or more than 37 per cent. Although the "average daily," has not increased in the same high proportion as the aggregate attendance, owing, amongst other causes, to an unusual amount of sickness which prevailed during the latter portion of the year; yet we have much pleasure in being able to record that upwards of 6,000 children received some share of education in our schools within the past twelve months.
In the subjoined table the schools which were founded in the course of the year are distinguished by an asterisk from those previously in operation :-—