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Half-Day System


- Nishnawbe Aski Nation Indian Residential Schools in Ontario, 2005 - 

All of the schools instituted a half-day system of instruction whereby senior students spent half-day in the classroom and completed chores at the school the other half of the day. Classes consisted of reading, writing, arithmetic and religion and were conducted in English. The boys did chores and manual labour around the schools and its outbuildings. The primary tasks of the girls consisted of domestic chores.