From the Dominie’s log
Two cases of whooping-cough reported in Infant Room to-day. Several absentees in same Division through colds.
Wretched weather has prevailed all week. Colds are prevalent in Infant room where attendance has been 76%. Senior classes are better and attendance for whole school works out at 89.1%
Headmaster off duty owing to his having to attend a funeral in Dundee
The present week has been another of good progress. Attendance has been very good, working out at 94.2%.
There are still cases of irregularity, however, that of the girl ................ In the supplementary Class being a glaring case of exploiting child labour.
There is also an extract from the school log book of 100 years ago.
We have a fasinating glimpse of the worldwide shipping trade which was carried on from Newburgh in the 19th Century and a Robinson Crusoe type adventure which happened to one of these ships, resulting in the building of the Williamson Hall.