Headmaster's Logbook, June-July 1942


Headmaster’s Logbook, June-July 1942


June 1942

Headmaster – Dr William Barry

June 2nd, 1942

‘Rev. Fr. McIntyre, new Priest-in-charge at Croy, called here this forenoon.’


June 4th

‘Feast of Corpus Christi - Church Holyday. School closed.’


June 8th

‘Qualifying Schedule returned to Education Offices on Friday 5th inst. 83 pupils to be promoted at this time.’


June 10th

‘Headmaster absent from 10am to afternoon attending, with permission of Ed. Committee, meeting of Managers of Springboig and Mauchline Approved Schools of which he has been appointed a foundation manager at request of Archbishop MacIntosh and with approval of the S.E. Dept.’


June 22nd

‘Mr Gibson & Mr Gibb called here this forenoon to arrange about feeding children after midsummer holidays, according to Government scheme of provision of meals for pupils, who want to purchase them or for those who are necessitous.’


June 24th

‘Announced result of tests in Hall. Dorothy Richardson is Senior Dux and William Shovlin is Junior Dux.’ Examining class Py. 3b – Room 11. These pupils are below standard of class, mainly because of changes in organising and staff. Spelling and arithmetic are poor.’


June 29th

‘Church Holyday: Feast of S.S. Peter & Paul.’


June 30th

‘Headmaster absent, attending meeting of Committee at Barskimmimg House, Ayrshire, with permission.’


 July 8th

‘School Concert in aid of School Fund and “King George V” Fund was given on 7th & 8th July in School Hall. 180 pupils took part and the main items contributed were by Infants (40); Primary Choir (52) and the other items – French, English verse-speaking and Plays were contributed by the Secondary pupils.’


July 9th        

‘Changed all classes in Primary Department. Presentation of prizes by Rev. Dr. Tennant was made this afternoon in the Hall. A good number of parents attended. Headmaster’s report stressed bad attendance during session. 40,000 dinners had been supplied in Canteen (School) as well as cooked there, in addition to teas, soups etc. On an average £25 weekly is being saved by pupils in purchasing War Savings Certificates.’


July 10th

‘School closed today for midsummer. Form E2 completed for session. Av. Roll for School 960: of these, evacuated pupils were 169: 98 of whom were from other schools in this County & 65 from Glasgow. Attendances – actual openings 400.’