Boys’ School – Log Book, 1919

A selection of school log books – photo by Jane Roberts

7.1.19.
School re-opened at 9 a.m. Miss C. O’Rourke absent through illness.

9.1.19
Checked the Registers. John J. Lea.

13.1.19
Miss C. O’Rourke resumed duties, after an absence of four school days.

3.2.19.
26 boys born in 1906, and two physically defective boys were examined by the Medical Officer of Health.

7.2.19.
Form 9 completed, particulars being as follows:-
Numbers of meetings … 361
Total attendances … 32514
Average attendance … 90
Number of boys over 5 yrs and under 14 yrs on 31st Jan. … 92
Number of times school closed under advice of S.M.O. … 44

24.2.19.
Religious Examination. School closed morning and afternoon.

4.3.19.
Shrove Tuesday. School closed for the afternoon.

12.3.19.
Miss O’Rourke absent through illness.

13.3.19.
Miss O’Rourke resumed duties.

17.3.19.
St. Patrick’s Day. School closed all day.

20.3.19.
Checked registers. G.R.H. Danby.

1.4.19.
Children transferred to their new standards. 24 boys admitted from St Mary’s R.C. Mixed Department.
Registers and Summary were adjusted in compliance with “Circular 1084. 6th Jan. 1919” of the Board of Education.

17.4.19.
School closed at noon for the Easter holidays.

28.4.19.
School reopened at 9 a.m.
2 New boys were admitted from St. Joseph’s R.C. Castleford. Parents now residing in Batley.

5.5.19.
Senior boys spent morning and afternoon working in School Allotment.

7.5.19.
Visits to Public Baths on Wednesdays (afternoon) begun.

16.5.19.
All week, with exception of Friday afternoon, spent on School Allotment planting potatoes.

28.5.19.
Mr. North, Chairman of the Education Committee, and Mr. Elliot, Secretary to the Education Committee, visited the school in the afternoon.

29.5.19.
Ascension Thursday. School closed all day.

1.6.19
Resumed charge of school – Joseph Hynes.

20.6.19
Feast of Corpus Christi. School closed all day.

5.6.19
School closed at noon for Whitsuntide Holidays.

16.6.19
School reopened 9 a.m.

27.9.19
Examined register. Arthur S. Elliott.

15.7.19
Checked the Registers. John J. Lea.

16.7.19
Thirty boys spent two and a half hours at School Allotment.

17.7.1919
Peace celebrations in school. Visit of the Mayor and Mayoress and presentation to the schoolchildren of medals to commemorate Peace. School closed at noon for the Midsummer Holidays.

14.8.19
School re-opened at 9 a.m.

14.8.19
Miss C. O’Rourke absent.

18.8.19
Miss C. O’Rourke resumed duties.

15.8.19
Feast of the Assumption. School closed all day.

29.8.19
Standard III register closed too soon in the afternoon owing to the school clock being fast. Thomas Meagh entering school at 1.43 p.m. was marked present.

9.9.19
Mr Healy absent (by permission) morning and afternoon.

10.9.19
Ditto.

11.9.19
Ditto.
School closed at noon for the Batley Feast Holidays.

22.9.19
School re-opened at 9 a.m.

29.9.19
Mr. Joseph Hynes absent morning and afternoon (until 3.30 p.m.) on account of railway strike.

30.9.19
Boys of Standard VI spent two hours on the school allotment.

2.10.19
Ditto.

7.10.19
Fifteen boys spent two hours on the school allotment.

8.10.19
The school swimming team succeeded in winning the Talbot Shield for the seventh time. The medal for the fastest schoolboy swimmer in Batley was won by a boy from this school.

10.10.19
Gave up charge of the school having resigned owing to ill health. Joseph Hynes.

13.10.19.
Took charge of the school as successor to Mr. Hynes. John Healy.

21.10.19
Miss Catherine O’Rourke absent.

22.10.19
Miss Catherine O’Rourke resumed duties.

31.10.19
Checked the Registers. John J. Lea.

3.11.19
November Holiday. School closed all day.

5.11.19.
The Managers: Rev. Dean Lea, Rev. Fr. McBride and Mr. Grogan, and Mr. North, Chairman of Education Committee and Mr. Elliott, Secretary, visited the school.

11.11.19
First anniversary of Armistice celebrated in the school. The King’s letter was read to the pupils shortly before 11.0. a.m. and the service of “silence and remembrance” took the form of prayers for the Dead.

21.11.19.
Boys taken to Bradford Rd. at 10 a.m. to see Tank. Returned 11.30 a.m.

1919 Nov 24
E. E. Roberts H.M.I.

1919 Nov 27
Checked register. Arthur S. Elliott.

1919 Dec 17
Visit of inspection. E. E. Roberts H.M.I.

1919 Dec 19
The Secretary having given permission for a tea-party to be held by Stds. III & IV, the time-table will be suspended in their class room from 3 o’clock this afternoon. Work will be carried on as usual in the higher stds. classroom.

1919 Dec 19
A certificate was presented to the school this morning by the B.S.C.P. in recognition of the help given by the boys in aid of the Children of Blinded Soldiers. The combined collection for all departments was £11: 12s: 9d.

1919 Dec. 19
School closed at 4.0 p.m. for the Christmas Holidays.