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Remembering our 62 schools established during World War I

Issue: Volume 94, Number 18

Posted: 12 October 2015
Reference #: 1H9cut

Resources were in short supply during World War I. The fact every one of these schools set up and continued operating throughout the war is a tribute to the hard work of their remaining teachers and principals, and their local communities.

Education, like everything else in New Zealand, was seriously impacted by WWI. There was a significant shortage of teachers. Over 1,000 teachers enlisted, and 200 of them were killed.

To recognise the centenary of all our 62 WWI schools, each school has received a special commemorative pack. The pack contains a poster and a card, a replica School Journal for the month of their opening and, where possible, a photo and a newspaper article of the school from its early years.

The poster and the card have been signed by the Minister of Education.

 Table of schools established during WW1

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 11:25 am, 12 October 2015

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