Teachers in South Canterbury, N.Z. in 1903

Education - Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Minister of Education, New Zealand, 1904. The average attendence for the education district of South Canterbury was 4,280.

Wm. B. Howell, Chairman of the South Canterbury Education Board. His report is on page 95.
Annual report for the year ending 31st December 1903.
At the beginning of the year the Board was composed of the following members; Messrs John Campbell, Sandham Gillingham, W.B. Howell, J.P., John Jackson, J.P., Daniel McCaskill, W.S. Maslin, J.P., John S. Rutherford, John Talbot, J.P., and the Rev. George Barclay. Mr W.M. Hamilton of Waimate was elected. In August Mr Howell was elected Chairman of the Board for the eight time in succession. At the beginning of the school year there were 71 schools in operation in the district. During the year the school at Carrington was closed, and a new one opened at Kohika. At the end of the school year there were in service of the Board 121 adult teachers, 53 males and 64 females. Of these 13 were uncertificated -an unusually large number, but owning to the difficulty of getting teachers for its small schools, the board has no option but to employ uncertificated teachers. Building -new schools at Kapua, Kohika, Skipton, Chamberlain and Willowridge. Additions were made to both school and residence at Milford and a residence was attached at Waikakahi.

Sutherland's in 2007
The Sutherlands Railway Station was between Pleasant Point and Cave. After the railway line closed in 1967 the Sutherlands sign was repurposed onto the Sutherlands School (hall).

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1904 Session I, E-01

 List of public schools and teachers in 1903 , pages 55 -57

Teachers in South Canterbury, NZ in  1878, 1881, 1885, 1905, 1909, 1913
South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project

Pleasant Point School Register to 1902, some of the the surnames beginning with K and L. (one page)
KENNEDY: David, Sarah and William
KERSLAKE: Alfred, Bella, Gilbert, Isabella and John
LAMBERT: Alfred, Annie, Arthur, Elsie, Gertrude, Mary and Mary M
LAURENSON: Gordon, Leslie, Margaret, Strong Work (think that is in the wrong column!) and William James
LAWRELL: Douglas, Gilbert and Maud
LAWRENSON: Lawrence and Mary
LE SUEUR: Herbert
LEARY: John Francis and Maurice Francis
LENNIE: Frank, Jeanette, John, Louisa, William, Catherine and Elizabeth
LEY: John, Andrew Charles, William George and William Thomas
LISTON: Minnie and Thomas
LUND: Charles, Christina C, Daisy, Fred, George and James.

Timaru Herald, 17 April 1911, Page 5
Mr D. O'Connor who for the past two years has been sole teacher at Kakahu School, has obtained a better position under the Auckland Board of Education.

Press, 6 June 1890, Page 3
The monthly meeting of the South Canterbury Board of Education was held yesterday. The Chairman stated that the following appointments had been made Mr Mitchell to Makikihi, Miss Willis to Gapes' Valley, Miss F. Hill, to Claremont, Miss Cotter pupil teacher, Timaru, in place of Miss Hall, Mrs Carrie sewing mistress at Waihi, Mr Goodeve at Pareora. Miss Crawford, late Blenheim, had taken up her work at Waimate. The following resignations had been received:—Miss Back, Belfield; Miss E. Brace, Hilton, going to Temuka; and Miss Menzles, Gapes' Valley, going to Kakahu Bash. Mr Marshall had been sent as locum tenena to Belfleld, Miss M. B. Bruce to Hilton. The schools at Adair, Glenavy and Belfleld had been closed daring part of the month, owing to the prevalence of sickness in those districts. A petition was received from residents of Sandhurst, the township at the north end of Upper Waitaki bridge, opposite Kurow. The children now attend Kurow school, but to do so they had to cross the bridge fifty chain* long, very narrow, with much traffic of vehicles and live stock over it, so that the children had to retrace their steps in crossing, and the bridge was a constant source of anxiety to parents. There were twenty-eight children of school age. The residents would provide schoolroom. Enquiries were ordered to be made daring the month.