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HMSS 0289 Molonglo Camp Public School Return, 31 March 1922

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HMSS 0289


Molonglo Camp Public School Return, 31 March 1922

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0.10 (1 wallet)

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Return of the Public School at Molonglo Camp for quarter ending 31 March 1922. 

The Return gives details of attendance numbers at the school as well as information about the buildings and extra classes taught.

The primary school at Molonglo Camp openened at the beginning of the school year 1922.  Cecil Ivey, the teacher, was newly certificated to teach but had, apparently, no training.  There were 32 children enrolled in the first quarter. 

In addition to the usual subjects, Mr Ivey instructed 5 pupils in wirework and his wife taught needlework.  Local clergymen also took the Church of England and Presbyterian Pupils for religious instruction.

The school site of 5 acres, 6 rods was bare of trees.  The schoolroom measured 30 feet, by 14 feet 6 inches, by 10 feet and was a single room constructed of white pine with a beaver ceilings.