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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 65

The Collegiate School

The Collegiate School.

The school, which ranks with the chief secondary schools in the colony, has close upon 80 boarders, and fifty day scholars.

The school buildings stand in the reserve fronting the Avenue, are large and well built, and contain, besides the big school and school rooms, the head-master's house and private dwelling houses. The whole of the interior arrangements for the pupils are of the best, and the high stand the school has taken since its reorganization render it an institution of which any community might be proud.

The gymnasium (very complete) is a large, separate building, fitted with trapezium, ladders, rings, swings, &c., &c., and is lighted with gas, the floor being covered with tan. A carpenters' shop adjoins the building, and other workshops are contemplated.

The tennis court is surrounded by a close fence, and is a great source of amusement to a section of the boys, but it is in cricket the school has the best record. In the first term of the present year, the first eleven of the school did not sustain a single defeat; in football they have not such a good record.

During the winter season the indoor amusements are:—Parliamentary Union; Debating Club: Glee Party, who give periodical entertainments to their schoolfellows, and occasionally an invite to page 27 their friends outside; Gymnastic Club, and a Naturalist's Club. There is also a Cadet Corps in connection with the school.

Divine Service is held in the big school every Sunday evening, during term time, but arrangements are now being made for the [unclear: perection] of a school chapel.

The following is a list of the masters:—Head master, Rev. B.W Harvey, M.A., school St. John's, Cam.; second master, Walter Empson, B.A., Oxen; assistants, C. Wilson, C. Rees-Mogg, St. Albans Hall, Oxen; Bowden Smith, F. Field. Drawing, R. W. Pownall.