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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]



Wallaceville Public School is located at the head of the Mungaroa Valley. It is a wooden building of the usual design, having one room and a vestibule in addition to two rooms for the teacher's residence. This school has been established for over fourteen years; there are thirty children on the roll divided between the whole of the standards, the average attendance being twenty-five.

Miss Sarah Elkin, who has charge of the Wallacville School, is a native of Ireland, which she left at an early age with her parents, on their emigration to Australia. Miss Elkin commenced her education in Australia, continuing her studies in Taranaki, whither her parents had removed. In 1880 she became a teacher, her first school being at Koru, Taranaki. After two years she entered the Wellington Training College, and remained till 1885, then obtaining her first certificate, which has since been increased to E1. Miss Elkin was mistress of the Koro Koro School, near Petone, for four years, and received her present appointment in 1889.