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New Zealand's First Refugees: Pahiatua's Polish Children

Dormitory supervision

Dormitory supervision

Each of the 11 dormitories is supervised by a dormitory supervisor (female). The supervisor's duties consist of looking after the children during their out-of-school hours, watching their personal cleanliness and of kindred duties. The dormitory supervisors are under the control of the housemaster (boys) and housemistress (girls). These two officers are like father and mother respectively to the boys and girls. The committee was unable to find any reason for recommending the reduction of staff under this heading and the proportion of one supervisor to 35 children is certainly not unreasonable.