W-MCP5-6.298 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Upper Canada College
Mar 24 1865 [last day of report]
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten Hamilton, Ontario
UPPER CANADA COLLEGE
Report , ending March 24th/65 of McQuesten, I. B. Form VI
Antiq.Anct. Hist. &Geog. English
Mod. Hist. & Geog.
Algebra (Trygon 5)
Chemistry & physiology
Writing & Book-keeping
Sum of Averages
Result (after ad'g demerits)
No. Times Head . . Application and Conduct
very satisfactory but rarely prepares Monday's lesson
[next lateral column: master's initials and principal's remarks] Ryrie D.
He Ranks No. 8 in a Form of 8 Pupils.
I have carefully examined this Report, and compared it with those proceeding, and the Notice to Guardians and Parents on the previous Page.
N.B.--This Report is to be carefully preserved by the Parent or Guardian. The duplicate is kept by the Pupil
UPPER CANADA COLLEGE
NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS1
The Report, which is prepared with great care and accuracy, furnishes each parent or guardian with a minute and exact statement of his son's or ward's progress and standing for each half term in every subject of study. Strict attention to the following particulars is requested:
1. No one but the parent or guardian should sign the Report. Should circumstances prevent due attention to this point, special arrangements must be previously made with the Principal.
2. The pupil's progress as manifested in each Report should be minutely compared, to see if he is getting up or down in his Form, whether his averages are becoming lower or higher and whether his demerit marks are increasing or decreasing. Sixty demerit marks within three consecutive months of study, will cause the suspension or dismissal of the pupil; but as soon as the student has 25 demerit marks recorded against him, the principal will notify the parent or guardian of the fact.
3.Whenever the Report is unsatisfactory in any of those particulars, the parent ought o call immediately at the college and inquire into the matter, as prompt attention to this particular may often save the pupil from being dismissed, or suspended, or put back a whole session.
4. No pupil is advanced with his Form at the end of the term who, in the written and oral examinations upon the studies of the Form, fails to obtain 40 per cent, of the marks for 1st and 2nd Forms, 45 for the 3rd, and 50 for 4th and 5th Forms, and no pupil on completing the course will obtain a CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION whose average is less that 75; nor a CERTIFICATE OF MERIT with an average less than 60. In both cases the conduct must have been excellent in every department.
5. Parents and Guardians are respectfully informed, that their sons and wards have certain lessons prescribed for every evening, and they are particularly requested to allow no arrangements to interfere with the due preparation of them. From two to three hours are required for that purpose, according to the call and ability of the pupil. The printed Time Table has been carefully prepared, and is now forwarded to each parent and guardian that he may clearly understand what lessons his son or ward may have to prepare every evening, and that he may thus actively participate with the Principal and the various masters in securing the necessary progress and habits of application on the part of the pupil.
6. Drawing, Writing and Book-keeping are marked according to the attention shown and progress made by the pupil. An average of 1 signifies perfect; 2, very satisfactory; 3, satisfactory; 4, very fair; 5, fair; 6, unsatisfactory. Vocal music is not included in the report, as progress in that department depends so much more on peculiar natural talents than acquirements.
GEORGE R. R. COCKBURN, M.A.
1 W-MCP5-6.299 contains another report card from Isaac's school for the fall session of 1865. Although this notice was included in both of the originals, it was excluded from W-MCP5-6.299 for the sake of brevity.