Written Answers. - Dublin Schools.

asked the Minister for Education if he will state, in respect of each class in each of the following schools: (1) 1,795, Central Model (Infants); (2) 12,448, Gardiner Street Convent; (3) 15,056, North William Street Convent (Girls); (4) 15,816, North William Street Convent (Boys); (5) 16,000, Lower Rutland Street (Senior Girls); (6) 16,002, Lower Rutland Street (Infant Girls); (7) 16,001, Lower Rutland Street (Infant Boys); (8) 15,999, Lower Rutland Street (Senior Boys); and (9) 14,768, St. Patrick's (No. 2), Drumcondra—(a) (i) the total number on the roll; (ii) the total attendance on Thursday, 17th April, 1947; (b) the total number of teachers in each school; and (c) whether each school was considered to be adequately staffed with teachers, and if not, what additional teachers were then required, and what steps were being taken to have them appointed.

The information in reply to (a) (i) and (ii) and (b) of the Deputy's question is given in respect of each of the schools on the sheets attached.

As regards (c), each of the schools mentioned is adequately staffed in accordance with the existing sanctioned regulations. The question of whether these regulations should be modified in the case of large city schools is, however, a problem which continues to engage my attention, but as questions of accommodation, finance, etc., enter, I am not at present in a position to say what steps, if any, it may be necessary or possible to take.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 1795.

School: CENTRAL MODEL INFANTS.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Naoidhneain Sois

82

76

77

2

,,,,

52

44

44

3

,,,,

52

48

46

4

,, Sinn

33

30

28

5

,,,,

51

50

49

6

,,,,

43

37

36

7

Rang I.A.

47

47

47

8

,, I.B.

43

39

38

9

,, I.C.

34

34

34

10

11

12

13

14

Total number of Teachers in School=10.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 12448.

School: GARDINER ST. CONVENT.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Infants S.

69

62

62

2

Infants S.

54

44

44

3

Infants J.

70

58

60

4

Infants J.

71

61

63

5

I

57

55

55

6

I

57

53

55

7

Infants J.

68

64

64

8

Infants J.

64

61

61

9

Infants S.

62

54

54

10

Infants S.

54

47

48

11

Infants S.

63

62

63

12

I

63

60

59

13

II

49

46

46

14

II

48

44

45

15

II

45

44

43

16

III

44

39

39

17

III

55

46

47

18

IV

51

43

41

19

IV

53

45

45

20

V

42

32

30

21

V

45

39

39

22

VI

46

41

41

23

VII and VIII

28

25

25

Total number of Teachers in School=27.

(25 Teachers as required by the existing staffing regulations and 2 Supernumerary Teachers).

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 15056.

School: ST. VINCENT'S CONVENT,SENIOR (North William Street).

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Junior Infants

(a)

59

53

54

2

,,,,

(b)

59

54

55

3

,,,,

(c)

60

57

57

4

,,,,

(d)

29

29

29

5

Senior Infants

(a)

61

57

57

6

,,,,

(b)

59

55

54

7

,,,,

(c)

61

60

60

8

First Standard

(a)

61

61

61

9

,,,,

(b)

58

58

55

10

Second ,,

(a)

50

45

48

11

,,,,

(b)

55

51

52

12

Third ,,

(a)

60

58

58

13

,,,,

(b)

50

48

46

14

Fourth,,

(a)

49

42

43

,,,,

(b)

60

53

52

15

Fifth,,

(a)

48

47

47

16

,,,,

(b)

50

44

43

17

Sixth,,

42

40

40

18

Seventh,,

11

9

9

TOTAL

982

921

920

Total number of Teachers in School=19.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 15816.

School: ST. VINCENT'S CONVENT,JUNIOR (North William St.).

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sóis

59

52

52

2

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sóis

63

51

51

3

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sóis

60

55

56

4

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sóis

66

63

62

5

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sinn

54

47

47

6

Rang na Naoidhneán, Sinn

56

50

50

7

Rang I

60

56

54

8

,,I

61

57

57

9

,, II

46

43

42

10

,, II

49

44

41

11

,, III

42

38

36

12

,, III

44

43

43

13

,, III

40

36

37

14

,, IV

45

38

37

15

,, IV

42

40

39

TOTAL

787

713

704

Total number of Teachers in School=16.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 16000.

School: PRO-CATHEDRAL GIRLS',Lower Rutland Street.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

II

68

49

48

2

II

61

49

49

3

II

59

50

48

4

III

60

40

40

5

III

57

45

44

6

IV

40

24

23

7

IV

39

31

29

8

V

51

41

43

9

VI

18

12

15

341

339

10

11

12

13

14

TOTAL

453

341

339

Total number of Teachers in School=10.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 16002.

School: PRO-CATHEDRAL INFANTGIRLS', Lower Rutland St.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

I (a)

64

56

56

2

I (b)

53

48

49

3

I (c)

57

55

55

4

Nn. Sinn (a)

52

48

47

5

Nn. Sinn (b)

49

43

44

6

Nn. Sóis

52

48

51

7

Nn. Beaga

65

54

34

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

TOTAL

392

352

356

Total number of Teachers in School=8.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 16001.

School: PRO-CATHEDRAL INFANTBOYS', Lower Rutland St.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Junior Infant

(c)

63

43

45

2

,,,,

(b)

56

47

47

3

,,,,

(a)

55

44

43

4

Senior ,,

(b)

50

45

45

5

,,,,

(a)

52

48

48

6

Standard I

(b)

49

47

47

7

,,,,

(a)

50

47

48

8

,, II

54

50

51

TOTAL

429

371

374

Total number of Teachers in School=9.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 15999.

School: PRO-CATHEDRAL BOYS',Lower Rutland Street.

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

1 II

52

37

36

2

2 II

47

40

38

3

3 II

35

24

23

4

4 II

55

43

44

5

5 III

62

42

38

6

6 III

61

46

42

7

7 IV

34

27

26

8

8 IV

49

34

36

9

9 V

33

20

20

10

10 V

27

19

20

11

11 VI

20

17

16

TOTAL

475

349

339

Total number of Teachers in School=11.

Co. DUBLIN:

Roll No. 14768.

School: ST. PATRICK'S (2).

Class

Standard of Class

No. of pupils on rolls in class on 17th April, 1947

No. of attendance on same date.

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

1

Infants

Teachers

54

51

51

1

2

I

1

23

23

23

3

II

1

30

29

29

4

III

1

18

16

16

5

IV

20

20

20

6

V

1

15

14

14

7

VI

15

14

14

TOTAL

175

167

167

Total number of Teachers in School=5.