Find your ancestors in New Zealand, teachers’ examinations 1906-1907

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Documents relating to a wide range of topics are submitted to the House of Representatives yearly, allowing parliament to make informed decisions pertaining to those issues. Some such documents are subsequently published in the annual Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives.

You can read the entire Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1907 – Education: Annual Examinations report, which includes lists of teachers who passed exams for higher certifications and those who sat for the Civil Service Junior and Senior Examinations, by following the link in the Useful Links & Resources section.

A breakdown of how many individuals sat for which exams are as follows:

  • Examinations for Junior National Scholarship and Junior Free Places in secondary schools, district high schools, and technical schools: 1,458 individuals
  • Civil Service Junior Examination: 2,123
  • Civil Service Senior Examination: 183
  • Certificate examinations: 1,031
  • Junior Examination: 2,123

The Civil Service Junior Examination was used to assess senior free places in secondary schools and district high schools. It also acts as the first exam for pupil-teachers. Almost all education boards have also used it for assigning their senior scholarships.