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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283 (Roblin, Municipality of Roblin)

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The Goose Lake School District was organized formally in March 1904 and a school building was situated west of the Town of Roblin. The first teacher was Miss A. Young of Rossburn.

In 1911, the district was an early participant in the school consolidation movement by joining with Cromarty School No. 1214, Wyndham School No. 1251, Carronbrook School No. 1400, Shell River School No. 1403, Homestead School No. 1581, and Deepdale School No. 2101 to become Goose Lake Consolidated School. A two-classroom primary school building was erected in town, and two additional classrooms were added in 1913. The first Principal of the school was H. J. Everall. This building remained in use until 1974.

In 1920, a second school building was erected on a design by Winnipeg architect E. D. Tuttle. It housed students in grades 5 to 12 while those in grades 1 to 4 remained in the earlier building. It later became known as Goose Lake Collegiate Institute, predecessor to the present high school in Roblin.

A new building for grades 9 to 12 was constructed in 1960 and it opened as Roblin Collegiate Institute on 27 January 1961. The older school was used for intermediate grades until it was destroyed by fire on 7 March 1972.





Neil Albert McIntyre (1888-1972)


Henry Johnston “Harry” Everall (1877-1933)


Arthur Kendall Stratton (1895-1961)


Bernhard W. “Bernard” Warkentin (1892-1984)


Harold Melville Stinson (1904-1977)


Halldor Jonsson Stefansson (1898-1983)


Leslie Irving Spear (1906-1973)


John Sigfus Helgason (?-1978)


Samuel Alfred Wright (1900-1966)


Thomas Claude Meadows (1925-2007)


R. K. Purdy


P. Prefontaine


Orest Ziolkoski


Harry W. Chornoboy


William Paziuk





John Stolarchuk


Among the teachers of Goose Lake School were Margaret Creighton, Ermina Shier, Walter Nowosad (1951-1952), and John Stolarchuk (1963-1964).

Photos & Maps

Goose Lake School

Goose Lake Consolidated School (circa 1912)
Source: Consolidation of Rural Schools in Manitoba, Special Report of the Department of Education for the Year 1912, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Goose Lake School

“Roblin Public School” (circa 1925) by C. I. Meyers
Source: Education Department Report, 1925, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Goose Lake School

“Roblin Collegiate Institute” (circa 1925)
Source: Education Department Report, 1925, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Goose Lake School

Goose Lake Consolidated School, erected in 1920 (March 1935) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 91.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.22781, W101.35700
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roblin School No. 1046 (Municipality of Two Borders)


Roblin West topographic map, 62N/3 West, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Shell River Municipality Century One, 1884-1984 by Roblin History Book Committee, 1986, pages 277-280.

The School District of Pozir #2206 by the Pozir School and District Reunion Committee, April 1998, page 23.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 August 2017

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