Headmaster's logbook December 1939


December 1939

Headmaster – Dr William Barry

December 4th 1939

‘Received intimation that no pupil was to be in school without a gas mask. Instructed the teachers accordingly and named a large number of pupils who had come without them.’


December 5th

‘Sent home to Lennoxtown, Croy, Twechar, Waterside and Kirkintilloch all children from these districts who had come without a gas mask.’


December 7th

‘ Mr Bremner HMI came here today at 9.30am and remained until 12.45pm examining classes IIa, IVa, Va and VIa in Latin. Had marks obtained by LC candidates in Term Tests. Spoke well of Mr Mackinnon’s work.’


December 13th

‘A pupil in class primary 3b who was before the Juvenile Court last night, and a fortnight before, admitted stealing one shilling from his (female) guardian and sharing same with other boys. These handed money over to me. Returned money to guardian whose explanations were not satisfactory. Advised her to keep the boy at home until I saw the Probation Officer Mr McIntyre, College St, Dumbarton.’


December 14th

‘Left school at 12noon owing to serious illness of my sister-in-law. Resumed in afternoon.’


December 18th

‘Seven evacuee children from St Stephen’s School, Dalmuir, who had been evacuated to Tighnabruaich, were enrolled here this morning.’


December 19th

‘Mr Cassidy, Dental Surgeon, came here in the afternoon with films of dental treatment and care of the teeth. These were shown to pupils on projector by Science Master.’


December 21st

‘Mr McIntyre, Probation Officer, Dumbarton called re pupil in Primary Department whom I had excluded for thieving, and who had enrolled here from Lairdsland P. School. The Officer arranged to see the guardian of the pupil during the holidays.’


December 22nd

‘School closed at 1pm – double attendance was made today.

Prior to breaking up, the pupils gave an entertainment in the Assembly Hall.

Change of classes in Secondary Department were made.’