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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Private Schools

Private Schools.

The Chetwode Private School, Devon Street West, New Plymouth. This school was acquired by Miss E. O. Stanford in the year 1897. It is a girls' school, situated near the seaside, with facilities for both boarding and day scholars. Teaching is given up to the requirements of the matriculation examinations, in which the school has been very successful. A special feature is the teaching of the theory and the practice of music.

Miss E. O. Stanford, Principal and Proprietress of the Chetwode Private School for Girls, took it over in the year 1897. She is assisted by three teachers.

The Monastery Of The Presentation at New Plymouth was founded in the year 1884. It is a fine three-storied building of wood and iron, erected on a site of one acre and a-quarter, bounded by Devon Street, Dawson Street and Powderham page 71 Street, and contains a large school room, several class rooms, three dormitories, a refectory, a chapel, and kitchen, lavatories, and bathrooms. The upper floors are reached by two flights of stairs, one at each end of the building; and on each of the upper floors are balconies, from which magnificent views of New Plymouth, Mount Egmont, and the sea can be obtained. Modern fire escapes are provided. The grounds are beautifully laid out in lawns, walks and flower borders. Instruction is given by the Sisters, in languages, music, and the higher branches of education, and special attention is given to pupils desiring to enter for matriculation and music examinations. About forty boarders are in residence at the Monastery, and there are about fifty day pupils. The parochial school, adjoining the Monastery, is a new building erected in the year 1903, and has an attendance of about 100 scholars. The school and Monastery are under the charge of fifteen Sisters, of the order of our Lady of the Missions.

Monastery of the Presentation. Collis, photo.

Monastery of the Presentation. Collis, photo.