The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Hiwinui Public School —Situate in the district of that name—is controlled by the Wanganui Education Board, and has a roll-number of fifty-six scholars. The headmaster, Mr. G. W. McCaul, who has been in charge of the school since 1894, has one assistant.
Mr. George William McCaul, the Headmaster, was born at Wanganui in 1872, was educated at Wanganui College, and passed his examinations as a pupil teacher in 1889–1890. Mr. McCaul was for two years engaged in pupil-teaching at the Wanganui Public School, and was afterwards successively appointed to Foxton for eight months, to Rongotea for one year, and thence to Wanganui again for eighteen months, when he received the appointment of headmaster at Hiwinui. He has been very successful in the performance of his duties. Mr. McCaul takes an active interest in all branches of athletics, and in the recreations of the people generally. He was for two years a member of the Wanganui Debating Society, and he is an enthusiastic cyclist, frequently making trips on his machine through the surrounding districts. Mr. McCaul, who is quite a young man, is an ardent advocate of Prohibition and Temperance reform, and is imbued with an earnest desire for the advancement of his of strict.