Church of England Schools 1901

Report of Public Schools of Newfoundland
under Church of England Boards
for the year ended December 31, 1901

District of Random
Population 546; Grant $229.76

Visitation and Inspection:
Three teachers were paid out of this grant and 116 children benefitted by their services. It will be readily seen that it is impossible to keep these schools going continuously. At Hearts’ Ease 14 present were well up in the three R’s, Elementary Grammar and Geography. At Hodge’s Cove 30 children were doing well under a careful teacher, whose work is retarded by an unsuitable room. At Island Cove a school of 10 was kept in a store for nine months. At Long Beach 14 in Primer to RR III were doing well in Reading, Spelling and Writing. It had been opened but a couple of months, and from the known energy o the teacher it is safe to say improvement must follow. At Northern Bight the school-room is in a poor condition. Here again, what more can be done with such small means?

General Statistics for year ended June 30, 1901

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 3 25 1 16 13 29 370 19
Hodge’s Cove Enurch. Evelly 2 26 2 16 14 30 419 21
Long Beach Laura Mercer 2 17 1 7 13 20 420 8
Northern Bight Laura Mercer


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, August 2014

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