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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 83

An Act to make further Provision for the Education of the Title. People of New Zealand

An Act to make further Provision for the Education of the Title. People of New Zealand.

Whereas it is expedient to make further and better provision


for the education of the people in the Colony of New Zealand :

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :—

1. The Short Title of this Act shall be "The Education Act,

Short Title.

2. This Act shall come into operation on the first day of

Commencement of Act.

January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, except as to the appointment of the Minister, the Secretary to the Department of Education, the Inspectors of Schools, and other officers, and the making of regulations and orders, and the provisions of sections seventeen and eighteen, for which purposes only this Act shall come into force on the passing hereof.
3. Upon the coming into operation of this Act, the Acts

Repeal of Acts and Ordinances.

specified in the First Schedule hereto shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
4. In the interpretation of this Act, and except where there


is something in the context repugnant thereto or inconsistent therewith, the following words and expressions shall mean or include the matters following:—
  • "Minister" means the Minister of Education appointed for the purposes of this Act:
  • "Inspector" means any person appointed to be an Inspector of Schools under this Act:
  • "Board" means the Education Board of any district constituted under this Act:
  • "District" means an education district constituted under this Act:
  • "School district" means a district under the jurisdiction of a School Committee :page 4
  • "Committee" means the School Committee elected for a school district :
  • "Property" means real and personal property of every description :
  • "Teacher" means any schoolmaster or schoolmistress, or assistant schoolmaster or schoolmistress, or other person engaged in teaching in any public school, except pupil-teachers :
  • "Public school" means any school established or constituted under the provisions of this Act, subject to the control and management of the Board :
  • "Householder" means every adult male or female person, who as owner or tenant, lessee or occupier, occupies, uses, or resides in any dwelling-house, shop, warehouse, or other building in any district, or every parent or guardian who is likely to maintain, or has the actual custody of, any child :
  • "School house" includes the schoolmaster's residence and land attached thereto, outbuildings, and apparatus and appliances for instruction in gymnastics and physical training :
  • "Gazette" means the New Zealand Gazette, and "gazetted" means published in such gazette :
  • "Public notice" or "publicly notified" means that a notice shall be published in some newspaper circulating in the district :
  • "Regulations" mean regulations made under this Act :
  • "Outlying district" means a district not included within the jurisdiction of a Road Board or Borough Council.

[unclear: vision] of Act.

5. The provisions of this Act are divided into Parts relating to the following subject-matters:—
  • Part I.—Department of Education.
  • Part II.—Education Boards.
  • Part III.—School Districts. School Committees and their Duties.
  • Part IV.—Public Schools and Management thereof.