Education - Second Annual Report of the Minister of Education, New Zealand,
Pages 24, 25 & 39 list of public schools
Herbert Belfield, Esq., Chairman of the South Canterbury Education Board. His report is on page 52.
Henry H. Hammond was the Inspector of Schools in South Canterbury. His report is on page 92.
The Board was created by the "The Education Act, 1877." The first meeting of
the board was on the 30th April. Up to this time the affairs of the district had
been administrated by the North Canterbury Board. The following gentlemen were
duly elected as the Board:
Herbert Belfield, Esq (chairman)
Rev. George Barclay
Rev. W. Gillies
Samuel W. Goldsmith, Esq.
James Granger, Esq.
William B. Howell, Esq.
Daniel L. Inwood, Esq.
William Postlewaithe, Esq.
Edward H. Tate, Esq.
The new school districts of Claremont, Hunter, Makikihi, Upper Otaio and Totara Valley had been proclaimed with contracts for erection of school buildings. It was decided to divided Totara Valley into two districts - Totara and Ophi. The Board has during the year proclaimed the new school districts of Waiho, Waituna Creek, Fairlie Creek, Burke's Pass, North Orari, South Orari and Wai-iti.
Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1879 Session I, H-02
Teachers Holding Certificates or licenses under "The Education Act, 1877"
* There were five classes of certificates distinguished by numbers and pay rate was based this scale.
Teachers' Names including Pupil Teachers on staff at the end of the year.
Claremont J Bellmin (H) Geraldine Thomas Hughes (H) *D2 F McPhee (F) G Barclay (M.P.) F Bethune Kakahu J Speight Mrs Speight D.B. Craig C Craig Milford Craig, Dugal Bannatyne *C3 Pareora J Stewart Mrs Stewart Pleasant Point Henry Henri *E3 Mrs Henri Pleasant Valley Walter Junius King *E3 Mrs King Kate Bennett Rangitata Island J Beechey Scotsburn J Murdock Temuka District School Alexander McIntosh *D2 Mrs Rowe E Young H Klee W Rowe Timaru [B] James Scott, M.A. *B1 William Cuthbert *D2 R. Shappere N Muller F.W. Mansefield L Hibbard T Chapman D Ogilvie M Shepherd M Forbes Florence Woodhend Gillon (Miss) *D3 M Griffin F Crammond M Craigie L Cameron E Melton A Pearson A.H. Huggins E Melton A Pearson A.H. Quinlan J Huggins E. Allan M. Fisher M Mahan (Mahan, Frederick William) Waihi Bush D Murrary Mrs Murray Waitohi Flat Archibald Mahan Mrs Mahan Washdyke J Kirby Mrs Kirby Winchester A Dunnett A L Cox A Young Otaio J Willis Waimate W. Ward J Horgan Oswall Walters Exall *E3 M A Grant M A Little A Williams S Bruce M. Rugg Bowles, Minnie Ellen Goldsmith, Miss *E3 Hardcastle, John Castlewood E3*
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