Formed in 1868, the New Plymouth Schools Committee oversaw a number of schools including Courteney Street, Gill Street, Wesleyan, East, East Infants, West, Fitzroy and Frankley Road Schools.
The records consist of official minutes 1880-1884, a letter book 1882-1886, general correspondence 1880-1905 and misc papers which include staff appointments, truancy and absenteeism notes.Each folder has an index which contains a brief description of each item, including the names of those involved (pupils, teachers, caretakers, parents, committee members etc.).
Folder 13 contains a petition with signatures from parents, guardians etc. at West Infants School, 1900.
Folder 14 contains a petition with signatures from parents, and neighbours at Fitzroy, 1883.
Folders 24 and 25 contains receipts and tenders from local businesses, some on business letterheads.
Department
Archives
Classification
Production Date
1880-1905
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909

Archive Contents

  Box 1

Voting papers 1893

Folders 1 – 5B: Elections & voting papers, Registrations 1882-1903, Salaries 1882-1903, Applications for caretaker, Applications for teachers

  Box 2

Folders 6: 1-76. Discipline - Complaints, truancy, police involvement.

Folders 7: 143-300. Absentee notes.

Folder 7a: 1-142. Absenteeism 1888-1905, Exemption requests, leave of absence, absentee notes.

Folder 7b: 143-371. Absenteeism, 1883-1887, Exemption requests, leave of absence, absentee notes (in enclosures).

  Box 3

Folder 8: 1-126, 1882-1905, Appointments, teachers, clerks, references.

Folder 9: 1-80, 1882-1905, School maintenance.

Folder 10: 1-62, 1882-1895. School property returns.

Folder 11: 1-30, 1895-1904, School excursions.

Folder 12: 1-35, 1883-1994, School holiday requests.

  Box 4

Folder 13: 1-70, 1888-1900? Miscellaneous.

Folder 14: 1-73, 1888-1904, Miscellaneous.

Folder 15: 1-104, 1881-1887, Correspondence.

Folder 16: 1-60, 1900-1905, Correspondence.

Folder 17: 1-117, 1888-1900, Correspondence.

  Box 5

Folder 18: 1-53, 1882-1890, Examination reports, teachers reports, committee meetings.

Folder 19: 1-70, 1891-1905, Examination reports, teacher reports, committee meetings.

Folder 19a: 71-189, 1891-1905, Examination reports, teacher reports, committee reports.

  Box 6

Folder 20: 1882-1904, Inspection reports.

Folder 21: 1-142, 1882-1887, Attendance register.

Folder 22: 1-151, 1888-1904, Attendance registers.

  Box 7

Folder 23: 1-24, 1931-1939, Inspectors reports.

Folder 24: 1-110, 1881-1884, Receipts, tenders, supplies.

Minute book, 1880-1884.

Letter book, 1882-1886.

  Box 8

Folder 24a Receipts, tenders, supplies, 1881-1884. 24/111-24/215.

Folder 25 Receipts, tenders, supplies, 1885-1904. 25/1-25/100.

Folder 25a Receipts, tenders, supplies, 1885-1904. 25/101-25/205.

  Digital file

Accession No
ARC2001-002

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