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Girls' Model Common School,

1852. Dorcas Clark, Mistress of the School. 1862. Mary Adams, First Assistant.

1862. Sarah Clark, Second Assistant.

In the Model Schools, Writing and Book-keeping, Drawing, Music, Gymnastics and Calisthenics are taught by the masters of these branches in the Normal School, which see.

1848. John Murphy, Janitor of Normal and Model Schools.

1852. James Ryan, Messenger and Furnaceman.

1855. James Forsyth, Gardener.

1856. Thomas Gray, Furnaceman and Messenger.

3. Communications to the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada.

For Regulation on this subject, see page 100.

4. Documents Furnished Annually by the Educational Department to the School Officers of Upper Canada.

The following are furnished gratuitously by the Educational Department of Upper Canada to various school officers, viz.:

1. The Journal of Education for Upper Canada is sent monthly to each of the Trustee Corporations in the rural school sections; to the Boards of Grammar and Common School Trustees; to the Local Superintendents; to the Trustees of each of the Separate Schools, and to each County Clerk and Treasurer, Exchanges, &c., &c. Total 5,000 copies.

The Journal has been constituted the official medium of communicating all Departmental intelligence. (See page 40.) It is regularly sent by the publisher, about the first of each month, to the official address of the parties above enumerated. Should they fail in any case to receive it, immediate notification of the fact should be sent to the Education Office. Missing numbers can generally be supplied. To the public the price is $1 per annum-payable in advance. Back volumes, since 1848 (the first year of its existence) can be furnished on the same terms.

2. The School Registers, for recording the attendance, recitations, and deportment of pupils, are furnished to each of the Grammar and Common Schools, and to the Separate Schools in Upper Canada. Total about 4,500 copies. The Registers are sent annually to the County Clerks, for gratuitous distribution, through the Local Superintendents. See page 77.

3. The Trustees' Half yearly Reports are sent every six months, through the Local Superintendents, to the Trustees of each School Section. (See page 42.) Those for the Grammar Schools and Roman Catholic Separate Schools, are sent direct from the Department. Total sent out annually, 9,500 copies.

4. The Trustees' Blank Annual Reports are annually sent through the Local Superintendents, to each of the Trustee Corporations in the rural school sections. (See page 42.) Total about 4,500 copies.

5. The Blank Annual Reports, from which the General Annual Report of the Department is compiled, is sent to the Local Superintendents and Boards of Common School Trustees and Boards of Grammar School Trustees. Total number sent out annually, 600 copies.-See pages 75, 90.

6. Auditors, Treasurers, and Sub-Treasurers' Returns are sent to about 450 of these officers, to be filled up and returned.

7. The Chief Superintendent's Annual Report to His Excellency the Governor General, printed by order of the House of Assembly, is also sent to each of the rural Trustee Corporations; to Boards of Common School Trustees, in Cities,

Towns and Villages; to Boards of Grammar School Trustees; to Boards of Public Instruction; to Local Superintendents; and to Separate School Trustees, besides copies to other parties. Total number sent out annually, about 4,500.

8. Various Forms.-Forms are also sent, from time to time, to Superannuated Teachers, Trustees (for Maps, Prizes, &c.,) Normal School Students, &c. About 800 copies.

5. Letters received and sent out by the Department.

1852. 1853. 1854. 1855. 1856. 1857. 1858. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. 1863. No. of letters received.. 2996 4015 4920 5338 5739 6294 6431 6468 7121 7215 6495 6365 Average No. per week... 57 77 95 102 110 121 124 125 137 138 126 122 No. of letters sent out.. 1430 1936 2581 3764 3966 3542 4627 5823 6015 56.6| 4955 5054 Average No. per week... 27 37 50 72 77 68 88 112 116 1091 95 97

Recapitulation. Total number of copies prepared, or printed, and sent out annually from the Educational Department for Upper Canada;


5,000 6. Auditors' and Treasurers'
4,500 Blank Returns...

1. Journal of Education..... 2. School Registers..

3. Trustees' Blank Half-yearly Reports.


4. Trustees' Blank Annual Reports 4,500 5. Local Superintendents' Blank

Annual Reports....




7. Chief Superintendent's Report 4,500 8 Various Forms, about... 800

9. Letters, &c., sent aud received 11,500 10. Circulars, about.


Grand Total per year.

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1. Rules for the Admission of Visitors to the Educational Museum, Toronto.

I. The Museum is open daily for Exhibition, Sundays and Holidays excepted, from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M.

II. All persons are freely admitted, upon registering their names in the Visitors Book at the Education Office.

III. Sticks and Umbrellas to be left in the Visitors' room.

2. Character and Objects of the Museum.

1. This Educational Museum is founded after the example of what is being done by the Imperial Government as a part of the system of popular educationregarding the indirect, as scarcely secondary to the direct, means of training the minds and forming the taste and character of the people. It consists of a collection of school apparatus for Common and Grammar Schools, of Models of Agricultural and other implements, of specimens of the Natural History of the Country, Casts of Antique and Modern Statues and Busts, &c., selected from the principal Museums of Europe, including busts of some of the most celebrated characters in English and French History; also copies of some of the works of the great Masters of the Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, and especially of the Italian Schools of

Painting. These objects of art are labelled, for the information of those who are not familiar with the originals, and a descriptive historical catalogue of them can be purchased at the Museum. In the evidence given before the Select Committee of the British House of Commons, it is justly stated that, "the object of a National Gallery is to improve the public taste, and to afford a more refined description of enjoyment to the mass of the people" and the opinion is at the same time strongly expressed, that as "people of taste going to Italy constantly bring home beautiful modern copies of beautiful originals," it is desirable, even in England, that those who have not the opportunity or means of travelling abroad, should be enabled to see, in the form of an accurate copy, some of the celebrated works of Raffaelle and other great masters; an object no less desirable in Canada than in England. What has been thus far done in this branch of public instruction, is in part the result of a small annual sum, which, by the liberality of the Legislature, has been placed at the disposal of the Chief Superintendent of Education, out of the Upper Canada share of the School Grants, for the purpose of improving school architec ture and appliances, and to promote arts, science and literature by means of models, objects and publications, collected in a museum in connection with this Department.

3. Principal Contents of the Museum.

2. The Museum contains a large selection of objects of art, models, &c., arranged under the following heads, as detailed in the Report of 1856, page 246:


1. Antiques.
2. Modern.
3. Architectural.


1. Italian School.

2. Flemish School.

3. Dutch School.

4. Miscellaneous Dutch and Flemish.

5. German School.

6. French School.
7. Spanish School.


1. On Steel and Copper.
2. Lithographs.


1. In French and Italian.
2. In English.


1. Illustrations of Medieval History, Figures in Armour, Weapons, &c.

2. Maps and Plans in Relief.

3. Specimens of Natural History.

4. Geological Specimens.

5. Models of Agricultural Implements.

6. Philosophical Models and School Apparatus.


-Session 18- —.

Register, No.-of the



I wish respectfully to apply to you for admission to the Normal School for Upper Canada, in accordance with the accompanying Terms of Admission prescribed by the Council of Public Instruction, and to present herewith a certificate of Moral Character, from the Reverenda Clergyman of theChurch, dated the

-day of

I have to state that:-1. I am

2. I reside in the


3. I was born in

4. I have resided

-years in Upper Canada.

5. I am connected as a member or hearer with the





-years of age.
-County of


6. I have been a School Teacher for


7. I hold a- -class Certificate of Qualification from the County Board of

Public Instruction for

8. My last place of teaching was in School Section No., Township of

9. I attended the Normal School during the

-Ses-ion, ending


and obtained a- -class Provincial Certificate, No.———.

I have also to state, that it is my intention to devote myself to the profession of School Teaching, and that my object in coming to the Normal School is to qualify myself better for the important duties of that profession.

If admitted to the Normal School, it will be my study to observe the Rules and Regulations of the Institution,-to be diligent in the performance of my duties,and, at the end of the Session, to return each of the books granted for my use during the Session. Should I leave the Normal School before the expiration of the Session, I hereby engage to return these books in good order.

I have the honour to be,

Your very obedient servant,

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The Chief Superintendent of Education,
Education Office,


The applicant will be very particular to fill up all the blanks in this application, either affirmatively or negatively; but not to fill up the blanks on the back of the sheet, or to make any entries thereon. The application is to be presented in person at the opening of the Session.

2. TERMS OF ADMISSION INTO THE NORMAL SCHOOL, TORonto. Adopted by the Council of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, on the 23rd of July, 1851, and revised on the 24th of August, 1858, and the 18th of July, 1860.

THE COUNCIL OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, anxious to adopt such measures as appear best calculated to render the training of the Normal School as thorough as possible, and to diffuse its advantages over every county in Upper Canada as equally and as widely as possible, adopts the following regulations in regard to the duration of the future Sessions of the Normal School, and the mode and terms of admitting and facilitating the attendance of students at that Institution.

ORDERED, I. That the semi-annual Sessions of the Normal School shall be held as follows: (1) The Winter Session shall commence on the 8th day of January and close on the 22nd day of June. (2) The Autumn Session shall commence on the 8th day of August and close on the 22nd day of December of each year; [and if those days fall upon Sunday, the day following,] each Session to be concluded by an examination conducted by means of written questions and answers, and followed by a vacation as prescribed.

II. That no male student shall be admitted under eighteen years of age, nor a female student under the age of sixteen years. (1) Those admitted must produce a certificate of good moral character, dated within at least three months of its presentation, and signed by the clergyman or minister of the religious persuasion with which they are connected; (2) They must be able, for entrance into the Junior Division, to read with ease and fluency; parse a common prose sentence, according to any recognized authority: write legibly, readily and correctly; give the definitions of Geography; have a general knowledge of the relative positions of the principal countries, with their capitals; the oceans, seas, rivers, and islands of the world; be acquainted with the fundamental rules of arithmetic, common or vulgar fractions, and simple proportion. They must sign a declaration of their intention to devote themselves to the profession of School-teaching, and state that their object in coming to the Normal School is to qualify themselves better for the important duties of that profession.

III. That upon these conditions, candidates for school-teaching shall be admitted to the advantages of the Institution without any charge, either for tuition, the use of the Library, or for the books which they may be required to use in the School.

IV. That the Teachers in training shall board and lodge in the city, in such houses and under such regulations as are approved of by the Council of Fublic Instruction.

V. That all candidates for admission into the Normal School must present themselves during the first week of the Session, otherwise they cannot be admitted; and their continuance in the School is conditional upon their diligence, progress, and observance of the General Regulations prescribed by this Council.

VI. That all communications be addressed to the Reverend Dr. RYERSON, Chief Superintendent of Education, Toronto.

By order of the Council of Public Instruction for Upper Canada.


Toronto, March, 1864.

N.B.-Board and Lodging, for Students, may be obtained, at Houses approved by the Council of Public Instruction, at from $2.00 to $3.50 per week.

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