- 1944-1968 (Creation)
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Methul West Provisional School, in the County of Bourke, opened in February 1941. (1) Provisional schools were established in areas where the school population was too small to support a full public school. By 1941 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)
In November 1957 the status 'provisional school' was discontinued Methul West became a public school again. (3) Public Schools were basic elementary schools in the New South Wales education system. In 1909 a school population of twenty students was required to establish and maintain a public school. (4)
Methul West Public School was closed in December 1968. (5)
- Government Schools of New South Wales 1848-2003, NSW Department of Education and Training, 2003, p.94.
- ibid., p.17.
- ibid., p.94.
- ibid., p.18.
- ibid., p.94.
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Class roll, half-yearly examination book, observation book and register of admission, progress and withdrawal.
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