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Teachers in South Canterbury, N.Z. in 1881

Education - Fifth Annual Report of the Minister of Education, New Zealand, 1882
Pages 31 & 32 list of public schools
Report of School Board on page 75

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, (chairman)  (retired by rotation and was re-elected)
Richard A. Barker
Samuel W. Goldsmith
Melville Gray
William B. Howell  (retired by rotation and was re-elected)
George Lovegrove - retired in June and William J. Steward was elected in place
William Postlethwaithe - resigned in June and William M. Slack was elected
Edward Wakefield
Rev. George Barclay (retired by rotation and was re-elected)
The new school have been opened at Gapes valley, Geraldine Flat, Makikihi, Orari Bridge, St. Andrews and Timaru (side school); new school districts have been proclaimed at Albury, Redcliff, Kingsdown and Seaview. The number of schools in the district at the end of the years was 35. An epidemic of measles visited almost every district, and most of the schools were closed for several weeks. In a few districts typhoid fever was prevalent. The average attendence was 2,710, an increase of 222 on average for the whole of the  previous year. At the end of the year the teaching staff consisted of 84 teachers and 10 sewing mistresses. 

The old Gleniti School.

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1882 Session I, E-01

Teachers in South Canterbury, NZ in 1878, 1885, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1913

Cheerful Yesterdays- A Centennial History of Gleniti (Wai-Iti) School 1879-1979 compiled by W. C. Charteris. Illustrated soft cover publication in good condition published by The Gleniti School Centennial Committee- 83 pages- b/w photographs.

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project