Wanganui Education Board

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Provinces were abolished in New Zealand and the Central Government took control and education. The Education Act 1877 established twelve regional Education Boards, including this the Wanganui Education Board.

Timeline[edit]

1892 - Wanganui Technical School - founded by the Wanganui Education Board 1905 - End of year figures: Schools 85, teaching staff 374, number of pupils 12,983. (Student teacher ratio: 34.7) gross revenue £78,078. 1906 - "The Wanganui Education Board has jurisdiction over a district which comprises the Counties of Wanganui, Waitotara, Hawera, Patea, Waimarino, Rangitikei, Oroua, Kairanga, Kiwitea, Pohangina, and Manawatu". (The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - The Education Board) - The offices of the Wanganui Education Board are in Nixon Street.

Primary schools[edit]

Name of School Original Borough or County Suburb or Riding Opened First Principal Closed Most Recent Principal Web or Image URL Max Known Roll Year of MKR Geo-Location
Matarawa Wanganui Borough? 6 miles from Wanganui 1855 maf.govt.nzoldfriendz.co.nz
Westmere Wanganui Borough? 1894 Miss Emma P Laird no school.nzoldfriendz.co.nz
Whakahoro Kaitieke County Retaruke Riding 1950s? At confluence Whanganui & Retaruke Rivers
Maungaroa Kaitieke County Retaruke Riding 1944? 39°07′13″S 175°08′04″E / 39.120337°S 175.134479°E / -39.120337; 175.134479
Kaitieke Kaitieke County Near Raurimu 23 Feb 1910 no REAPoldfriends.co.nz
Raurimu Near Owhango 1970s?
Owhango Taumarunui County no MSN
Kakahi Taumarunui County Near Owhango no oldfriends.co.nz 38°56′05″S 175°22′58″E / 38.934694°S 175.382746°E / -38.934694; 175.382746
Piriaka Taumarunui County Near Manunui yes oldfriends.co.nz
Manunui Taumarunui Borough Manunui no oldfriends.co.nz
National Park ? 1 Jul 1925 no REAP
Hokowhitu Palmerston North Borough 5 Feb 1924 Mr G.K. Hamilton. no school.nzoldfriends.co.nz

Secondary schools[edit]

Name of School Original Borough or County Suburb or Riding Opened First Principal Closed Most Recent Principal Web or Image URL Max Known Roll Year of MKR
Taumarunui Taumarunui Borough no school.nz
Raurimu 1950s? Burned Down oldfriends.co.nz
Apiti DHS Wanganui Borough? ex-staff