(4.) Inspection of Schools.
97. All public schools within the meaning of this Act shall
be inspected at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by regulations.
98. Where the teacher or managers of any private school
Private schools may be inspected on request of managers.
desire to have their school inspected by an Inspector, such teacher or managers may apply to the Board to authorize such inspection, and the same, when authorized, shall be conducted in like manner as the inspection of public schools.
The term "managers" shall mean and include all persons who have the control and management of any such school, whether the legal interest in the schoolhouse is or is not vested in them.
99. The Governor may from time to time cause inspection to
Governor may order inspection of industrial schools, &c.
be made by an Inspector of the Educational Department of any industrial school, reformatory, gaol-school, or other educational institution maintained wholly or in part by a grant or grants from the public revenue, or by endowments derived from a grant or grants of lands made at any time by the Governor or otherwise.
(5.) Regulations and Reports.
100. The Governor in Council may, subject to the provisions
Regulations may be made by Order in Council.
of this Act, from time to time make, alter, and repeal regulations and orders—
|For the organization and management of the Department of Education:
|For defining the principle on which daily average attendance shall be calculated :
|For the examination and classification of teachers :
|For the employment, education, and examination of pupil-teachers :
|For the issue of certificates of competency to teachers :
|For the establishment and management of normal or training colleges:page 30
|For defining the standards of education which, under the provisions of this Act, may be prescribed by regulations :
|For prescribing the times and manner of auditing the accounts of Boards and Committees :
|For making such other regulations as may be necessary to secure the due administration of this Act.
And all such regulations shall fix a day on which the same come into force, and shall be published in the Gazette, after which they shall have the force of law, and shall be laid before both Houses of the General Assembly as soon after they are passed as circumstances will permit.
Minister to make annual report.
101. The Minister shall, before the thirtieth day of June in each and every year, lay before the Governor a report upon the progress and condition of public education in New Zealand during the year ending the thirty-first day of December immediately preceding, and also a general statement of accounts.
Such report and statement shall be laid before both Houses of the General Assembly within one month if the Assembly be then sitting, and, if the Assembly be not then sitting, then within one month after the next ensuing session thereof.
Boards to make annual report.
102. Every Board shall, before the last day of March in each and every year, forward to the Minister a report of its proceedings during the previous year; and such a report shall contain a full account of the income and expenditure of the Board, audited as provided by regulations, and also such information relative to the public schools and to educational matters within the district as the Minister may direct.
Committee to forward yearly report to Board.
103. Every Committee shall, before the last day of January in each and every year, forward to the Board a report of its proceedings during the previous year. Such report shall contain a full account of the income and expenditure of the Committee, audited as provided by regulations, and also such information relative to the public schools and to educational matters within the district as the Board may direct.
School lands and buildings exempt from rates.
104. Notwithstanding anything contained in "The Rating Act, 1876," or in any amending Act, no rates shall be levied on any lands or building used for school purposes.