NEWMARKET HIGH SCHOOL opening on tuesday
If you have ever been to a High School opening for the year which begins on the first September morn, _you wiil know that the youngsters have a wonderful gift of listening to j ihe elderly (and soinethimes not so j elderly) gentlemen who present them with remarks. The auditorium held a tnrotig on Tuesday morning who might <13 well have been starting holidays, so blithe were they. Sustaining Principal Manning on the platform were Chairman Pearson of the High School Board, a galaxy of clergy in the Revs. Dr. Mclntyre, Presbyterian, Patstone, Anglican, Meadows, minister of the Christian Church in .town, and Mr. Conning, recently come ¦to Queensville United. Other Board members at the opening were Mr. Me-Cauiey and Mr. Hwson. An editor was also among those present.
The Principal's opening dealt with the examination results, to which he pointed with the pride of parental industry. Ali along the line the school had done well—in some fields, notably Canadian History, remarkab-ly weil. Several times Mr. Manning was obliged to say that lie didn't THINK any other school in Ontario had done quite so well. Individual achievements also were noted with gratification and acclaimed with applause. The school spirit was bub-bllaii over—and well it might.
Chairman Pearson presided over the visitors' speechmaking; and himself contributed the chief dish, in counsel and reminiscence. Counsel— take two friends with you to school, and they will take you through life— •courage and industry. And, as for the reminiscence—when he began to ¦walk the five miles from Pine Orchard to N.H.S., a green country boy —they ali laughed at this—there were two teachers and forty pupils, and he needed all his courage when one of the handsomest girls in school made and re-;nade the worst faces at him lie had ever seen. Mr. Pearson also ¦welcomed with the school's vociferous approval. Miss Lander, who succeeds Miss McGregor, and who is a playground expert.
Dr. Mclntyre, Mr. Conning and Mr. Meadows were the clerical speakers, Mr. Patstone having led in prayer as | 300n as "O God, our help in ages past" was sung. Mr. Conning was particularly happy in wishes for a good new year; and Mr. Meadows—he was Mr. Meadows. Mr. McCauley represented the others on the Board, and the editor said one or two things about pride in our own story, besides pointing out that Ontario scholars are not taught from any book a line more about the history of their own towns than is given to schools hundreds of miles away.
Mr. Pearson took occasion to pay warm tribute to the service rendered the High School for many years by Mr. I,. G. Jackson, forty-eight years editor, and now editor-emeritus of The Era—a tribute which Mr. Manning echoed, with amplifier.
And so another year was happily begun, but no classes were held until Tuesday, Monday being registration day.
Hit.II St 11001. STAFF FOIt 1931
E. D. Manning, B.A., (Principal) Mathematics W. I.. Kidd, Science J. B. Bas'tedo, B.A.. Latin, Physical
Culture Director d. O. Mungovan, B.A., English. History and Physical Culture Miss I.. E. Wickett. Commercial and
Canadian History Miss F. Colo, B.A., Moderns Miss A. King. Mathematics and Art Miss M. Johnston. B.A., Commercial
and Physical Culture Miss M. Tape, B.A., English (Librarian )
Miss M. Lauder, B.A., French, Physical Director.
The time-table provides for the following courses: General Entrance to Normal School for second cluss and rirst class Public School Teachers, Junior and Seinor Matriculation, General and Special Commercial Courses. The Academic work of the High School Is generally taken in five years —two in the lower, two In the middle and one In the upper school.
The Commercial work also Includes a special class, en • posed of students Who have spent at least two or three years in the Academic School.
The building is modern In every re-ipect. Classrooms are heated, ventil-U«d and lighted to guard the health ot the student, the benefits of an
excellent library, gymnasium and assembly hall can be secured.
The teaching staff are especially trained for their departments.
The School Board and a number of private citizens have donated a number of prizes for academic work, oratory mid athletic attainment,
Extra curriculum activities have the support of the board and staff. The students conduct their own liter-ary society, athletic organizations, cafeteria committee, and publish a school magazine. There are no fees.