Fourth Annual Carberry Heritage Festival

Friday & Saturday August 12 & 13, 2016

This page is devoted to various in-depth stories I have written about Winnipeg’s grand old schools which were built in the first half of the 20th century. I include schools outside of Winnipeg and various posts about education as well.

Winnipeg’s Grand Old Schools

Principal Sparling School

Linwood School

Laura Secord School

La Verendrye School

Luxton School

Ecole Provencher

Isbister School/Winnipeg Adult Education Centre

Earl Grey School

1948 Reavis Report on Winnipeg Schools

School’s Out Forever – Ten Demolished Winnipeg Schools

Central School #1 and Carlton School

Central School #2 and Winnipeg Collegiate Institute

Somerset School and Alexandra School

St. Mary’s School and Anna Gibson School

Margaret Scott School and Sir John Franklin School

J. B. Mitchell – NWMP Corporal, School Architect, Visionary

Cheap Thrills and Fire Drills

The First Junior High School

Live-In Custodian Suites in Schools

Learning English Sisler’s Way

Rural Schools

Birtle Indian Residential School Ruins

Tenby School

Boyne School

Hebron School – 1 Room, 8 Grades, 30 Pupils, 1 Teacher

Fannystelle School

Star Mound School – “Learn to labor and to wait.”

Little Nurse’s League

Mom’s 1930 Grade 11 Exams – Did you pass? She did.

Rules for Teachers 1870 & 1915

4 responses to “Schools

  1. Karen Hanuschuk

    Hi Reid, I live in a former one-room school outside of Winnipeg, Rossmere School in Springfield. It is on the Manitoba Historical Society webpage. There is very little info about this school that I can find, including anything from the Archives in Springfield and the Springfield History Book. Have yet to locate and photos of when it was a school. Thanks for your blog; I find it quite fascinating.

    • Happy you found my blog. I don’t have any further info on Rossmere School other than what the MHS has found. My personal experiences going to a one-room school are on the Schools page under Hebron School.

  2. Hi Reid ; I bought the old Whytewold Beach school no.1386 class 92, I can’t seem to find any information on this school ,I was wondering if you know anything about this school?

    • Hi Ron, I searched the Manitoba Historical Society site for your old school but found very little. The MHS usually has a plethora of info and pics about old schools but Whytewold is an exception. It lists a couple of the teachers but little else. Thanks for reading my blog. Reid

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