Annandale Superior Public School.
The annual distribution of prizes....in the girl's main room in the presence of a large gathering of parents and friends of the scholars, the large hall being crowded.
The gathering was presided over by the Mayor of Annandale (Alderman Allan taylor), and amongst those present were Aldermen IR Cohen, Brads, Smith , WJ Bull, Rev F Reeve, Mrs Allan Taylor (Mayoress) and others. Apologies were received from Mr WH Mahony MLA and Aldermen Horton and Ferris.
An interesting program, which was received with frequent applause, was rendered by the scholars, as follows: Tipe Straberries, Up the Hill, Waltz Song, Skipping, Swinging Song, Farewell Song, Erin, Laughing Song, Soldiers of the Queen, and the NAtion Anthem. A two-act drama was acted by several of the scholars, entitled "Gaffer Grey's Legacy," the various characters being well sustained.
Mr Watt, the headmaster of the school, reported that the prewsent quarter's return showed the number of names on the roll, to be 1188, with a weekly average ettendance of over 1000, and a daily average of over 900. At the recent examinations over 90 percen of the scholars satisfied the requirements of the department with regard to attendance. In connection with the school a very flourishing swimming club, as well as a cricket club existed. The prizes to be distributed were contributed by the Mary, and Alderment Bull, Broad, Cohen, Smith and the Rev F Reeve.
Short addresses were delivered by a number of gentlement present, special tribute being pade the teaching staff - Mr Watt (Headmaster), Miss Fraser (girls), and Miss Tiddman (infants). Over 200 prizes were distributed, the presentations being made by the Mayoress, chief amongst which were :-
Fifth Class (boys) C Brown (dux), G Hatton, S Very, C Smith R Brown, D White, W Baxter, H Condiman, J Clarke, W Evans. Specials: S. Cruise and D. Grant. ...Fourth Class (A).W, Gamble.. Fourth Class (B)... Fourth Class (Girls)....
1899 'ANNANDALE SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 December, p. 10, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14224471