Church of England Schools 1907

Report of Public Schools of Newfoundland
under Church of England Boards
for the year ended December 31, 1907

District of Random

Random extends from Centre Cove to Hatcher’s Cove.
Board of Education: Rev. M.K. Gardner, Chairman; John Vey, Stephen Smith, Herbert Balsom, James Dodge, John Clarke
Population 591; Grant $360.76

Visitation and Inspection:
Seven schools have been in operation in this District for parts of the year only.

Northern Bight registered for quarter 32, only 9 were present at examination, as the weather was very stormy and many of the pupils live a long way from the school. The Exercise and Copy Books shown me contained some very neat work. Desks are badly needed for the comfort of the pupils.

Island Cove school open for one quarter only during the years, was in session at the time of my visit, with an attendance of 20, all doing Elementary work.

Heart’s Ease. Twenty pupils present pleased me. The work was quite up to the respective Standards in all classes. I was pleased with all I saw. The school room is badly in need of paint and interior repairs.

At Long Beach, Hatchet’s Cove, St. Jones’ and Hodge’s Cove schools were open for a short period during the year with varying success.

General Statistics for year ended June 30, 1907

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
Northern Bight Amy Bailey 4 28 1 21 12 33 181 19
Long Beach Amy Bailey 15 2 10 7 17 106 11
Hatchet Cove Amy Bailey 6 1 5 6 107 5
St. Jone’s Edith White 2 19 15 5 20 107 14
Heart’s Ease Edith White 2 39 20 21 41 309 42
Island Cove Mary J Oldford 1 34 14 21 35 120 9
Hodge’s Cove Mary J Oldford 1 32 13 20 33 300 21


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, August 2014

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