Church of England Schools 1900

Report of Public Schools of Newfoundland
under Church of England Boards
for the year ended December 31, 1900

District of Random
Population 546; Grant $229.76

Visitation and Inspection:
Four schools were kept by this Board for the year, whose salaries exceeded the grant by about $40.00. One teacher kept school at Long Beach and Northern Bight in alternate periods. At the latter place, twenty-eight were registered and eighteen present at the examination. At Heart’s Ease school was kept continuously for the year with satisfactory results. A small school of ten was kept for the first time at St. Jones’ Without for three months. Since the school year closed, a male teacher has been sent to Hodge’s Cove, who is reported by the Chairman to be doing well. School property is in poor condition, no money being available from the Grant to effect changes.

General Statistics for year ended June 30, 1900

Community Teacher Pupils under 5 Pupils between 5 and 15 Pupils over 15 Number of boys Number of girls Total pupils Times the school has been opened. Average attendance
Hearts’ Ease Delilah Balsom 1 33 2 17 19 36 450 20
Long Beach Laura Mercer 2 19 1 9 13 22 480 14
Northern Bight Laura Mercer
St. Jones Dan Balsom 3 7 7 3 10 110 9


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, August 2014

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