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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31

Curriculum of Study

Curriculum of Study.

The curriculum of study in the Lower School embraces those subjects which form limo basis of a sound English education. In the page 11 first form special attention is devoted to Reading, Spelling, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, Grammar, History, Object Lessons, and Class-singing. In the second and third forms an opportunity is granted to those boys whose parents desire it to add French and Latin to the other studies. The chief aim of this department is to give a thorough grounding in the elements of English and Arithmetic.

In the Upper School boys who enter the Classical side receive a thorough training in Latin and in Greek, along with instruction in the English Language and Literature, History, Geography, and Mathematics, and have also an opportunity, if they desire it, of attending classes in Natural History or Modern Languages, so as to enable them to enter upon the study of these subjects afterwards with greater facility. In the Modern side French and German take the place of Greek, while more time is devoted to Mathematics; Natural Science, and those branches which better fit boys for entering on commercial pursuits.

Drawing forms a part of the regular School course, and instruction is given in Freehand Drawing from copies and solid models, in practical Geometry, and in Mechanical Drawing and Perspective.

Singing.—Class Singing is taught in the junior department, and those who wish it may have instruction in the pianoforte in school.

Phonography.—Those pupils who wish to acquire the art of Shorthand Writing will have the opportunity of doing so on payment of an additional fee.

Physical Education.—There is a well-equipped Gymnasium attached to the School, and the pupils are under the tuition of Mr. Long, who gives instruction in Gymnastics, Fencing, &c. All the pupils are drilled weekly by Sergeant-Major Stevens. Cricket and other athletic sports are sufficiently encouraged by prizes and otherwise, and the Tennis Court at the School and the Recreation Grounds in the neighbourhood of the city give ample opportunity for engaging in these healthy exercises. A class will be formed for those boys who wish to learn swimming under Lieutenant Sims.

Lierary.—The School is provided with a library of useful and entertaining works, and boys may take advantage of it on payment of a small annual fee.