Collection 689 - Glossop Public School

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SA 689


Glossop Public School


  • 1917-1969 (Creation)

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5 volumes

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(February 1917 - April 1969)

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Kitchener Provisional School, in the County of Hume, opened in February 1917. (1) The School was re-named Glossop Provisional School in May of that year, probably because a school of the same name had also been opened that year in the County of Northumberland. Provisional schools were established in areas where the school population was too small to support a full public school. By 1917 ten pupils were required for the commencement of a provisional school. Usually the Department of Education provided the teacher, books and other teaching materials and the parents made arrangements for the school building. (2)

The school classification 'provisional school' was discontinued in 1957 and in November 1957 the remaining provisional schools with nine or more students, including the School at Glossop, were converted to Public Schools. Public schools were basic elementary schools in the New South Wales system of education. (3)

Glossop Public School closed in April 1969. (4)


  1. Government Schools of New South Wales, NSW Department of Education and Training, 2003, p.68.
  2. ibid., p.17.
  3. ibid., p.18.
  4. ibid., p.68.

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Observation books, punishment register, register of admission, progress and withdrawal and visitors' book.


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