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Reply - Tannadice
Reply - Oathlaw
1. When was the school established?
1. I have no means of ascertaining.
1. Have no means of ascertaining, but presume that it was established soon after the Reformation and the establishmentof the Presbyterian church.
2. Is there any private endowment?
2. None.
2. None.
3. What has been the average number of scholars - in 1836? in 1837?
3. 1836 : Males, 27 ; females, 14; total, 41.
3. 1836: Males, 52 ; females, 29 ; total, 81.
1837 : Males, 31 ; females, 18; total, 49.
1837: Males, 49 ; females, 33 ; total, 82.
N.B. The average number at one given time in school is 46; the school-room would not contain more.
4. Are there any boarders and how many?
4. None.
4. None.
5. What number of rooms in the teacher's house?
5. Four, including kitchen.5
5. Four extremely small rooms, including the kitchen; the height of the room is not above six feet.
6. Do children attend the school without reference to the religious persuasion of their parents?
6. Yes.
6. They do.
7. Between what periods of age do children usually attend the school?
7. Between 5 and 14.
7. Between 5 and 14.
8. What is the average period of the continuance of their attendance?
8. About 3 years.
8. Rather less than a quarter in each of the nine years of average attendance.
9. Is a Sunday School or class taught?
9. Yes; by the minister of the parish.
9. The clergyman of the parish and one of the elders keep a Sunday-school during the summer season.
10. Is a playground attached to the school?
10. No.
10. Not since 1835.
11. Is the school periodically inspected and by whom?
11. Yes; by a committee of the Presbytery.
11. By a committee of the Presbytery of Forfar. The school is also at all times open to the inspection of the clergyman of the parish.
12. Are the scholars periodically examined and by whom?
12. Yes; by the teacher in presence of the committee.
12. By the teacher, in presence of a committee of the Presbytery of Forfar.
13. What number of teachers?
13. One.
13. One.
14. What is the quali?cation required by the teacher?
14. That he he qualified to teach English, writing, arithmetic, mathematics, and Latin.
14. That he be qualified to teach in the most approved manner English in all its departments,writing, arithmetic, mathematics, geography,Latin, Greek and French.
15. Where was the present teacher educated?
15. At the parochial school of Kirriemure; afterwards at King's College, Aberdeen, and College of St. Andrew's.
15. At a parochial school in the country; at the public schools in Aberdeen; and lastly, at the Marischal College and University, Aberdeen.
16. When was he appointed?
16. In 1824.
16. 5th June 1833.
17. Has he any other occupation or employment?
17. None.
17. None.
18. What is his salary?
18. 34.4s. 4; d. sterling.
18. 34.34. 4s. 4} d.
19. What are the rates of school fees?
19. 2s. 6d. per quarter for English ; 3s.6d. for writing; 4.s. 6d. for arithmetic; 7 s. 6d. for Latin.
19. 2 s. 6d. per quarter for reading ; 3 s. 6d. for writing ; 4 s. 6 d. for arithmetic ; 7s. for Latin ; 7 s. for French ; 1 0 s. 6d. for book keeping.
For other branches no additional fees are permitted by the heritors to be charged.
20. Is there any annual report on the state of the school made or published?
20. A report is annually drawn up by the committee of Presbytery, who inspect the school, but, so far as I know, is not published.
20. Drawn up by the committee of Presbytery, who inspect the school, but (so far as I know) is never published.
21. What is the general system of instruction pursued?
21. The intellectual system principally.
21. The intellectual system principally, with such parts of other systems as seem to me to be real improvements.
22. What books are used?
22.English.-Lennie's A, B, C, and Ladder; the Irish National School-books; Lennie's Grammar.
22 English.--Campbell's First and Second Instructor, the Irish National School-books,McCulloch's Series of Lessons, Lennie's Grammar.
Latin.-Ruddinan's Rudiments, Grammatical Exercises, Mair's Introduction, Eutropius, Cornelius Nepos, Caesar, Horace, Virgil, Livy, Etc.
Latin. - Ruddiman's Rudiments, Ferguson's Grammatical Exercises, Mair's Introduction, Melvin's Grammar, Ainsworth's Dictionary, Eutropius, Cornelius Nepos, Caesar, Horace, Virgil, Livy, Etc.
Modern Languages.-French only taught; Levizac's Grammar and Dictionary, Surenne's Manual, Buquet's Cours de Litterature, Telemaque, History of Charles XII., Elizabeth.
Arithmetic.-Gray's, Ingram's, Davidson's.
Mathematics. - Ingram's Concise System, Euclid.
Geography.-Murray's Catechism of Geography,Reid's.
Arithmetic.-Straton's Parochial Arithmetic, Davidson's Arithmetician's Guide, Gray's
Religious.-The Bible.
Geography.-Murray's, Stewart's, Ewing's, Ewing's Atlas, Reid's Atlas, Etc.
Catechism. - The Assembly's Shorter Catechism, Willison's Mother's Catechism.
History.-Simpson's Epitomes of the History of Scotland, England, Greece and Rome.
Catechism.-The Shorter Catechism of the Church, with and without Proofs; Willison's
23. Is singing taught?
23. No.
23. Occasionally by another teacher, whose profession is to teach music in different parts of the country.
24. Is drawing taught?
24. No.
24. No.
25. What are the hours of attendance in school?
25. Summer, 9 to 5, with 1 hour's interval;
25. Summer, 9 to half-past 12, half-past 1 to 4;
Winter, half-past 9 to 4, with half an hour's interval.
Winter, half-past 9 to 1, half-past 1 to half-past 3.
26. What are the periods and duration of the vacation?
26. Six weeks in harvest, and 2 or 3 days at Christmas.
26. Six weeks in harvest and 10 days at Christmas.
27. What is the system of instruction pursued? Sessional School, Edinburgh.
27. Wide Answer to Query 21.
27. See No. 21.
28. Are the scholars taught in classes?
28. Yes.
28. Yes.
29. Are they taught separately?
29. Yes.
29. Yes.
30. Are monitors employed?
30. No.
30. No.
31. Is instruction afforded in gardening, agriculture or any mechanical occupation?
31. No.
31. No.
32. What rewards are held out?
32. Commendation and promotion in their respective classes.
32. Commendation and promotion in their classes.
33. What mode of punishment is adopted?
33. The reverse of the above; with corporal punishment in cases of an aggravated nature.
33. The reverse of the above; with corporal punishment on the palm of the hand for gross immoralities, such as cursing, for heinous acts of disobedience and for determined trifling.
William Herald,
W. Simpson,
Reply - Tannadice
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