School Records 


School Admission Registers are a valuable source of information as they can list the date of birth (or age), full name, parent’s or guardian’s name and address, previous school attended, child’s class at the time of enrolment and expected destination of a child leaving the school. Inspectors Reports, class lists and Education Board records contain less detailed information, but may be the only record that has survived. Many have been deposited at Archives New Zealand Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, or the Hocken Library in Dunedin. Archives New Zealand, Auckland office, has a collection of material from Native (Maori) Schools. School magazines, and jubilee booklets may contain useful information about pupils, teachers, the school and its locality and these should be available in libraries and museums.

The Schools Lookup appointed officer is Joan Bray,  201 Holborn Drive, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019 and the email is