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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mountbatten School No. 2308 / Mountbatten Park (3191 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Mountbatten School District was established in November 1947 and, the following year, a four-classroom, two-storey school building opened at the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Forbes Road in south Winnipeg. It was completed at a cost of $24,000. In 1959, it became part of the St. Vital School Division. With declining student enrollment, the school closed in June 2004 and the building was demolished. In 2012, the City of Winnipeg acquired the property from the Louis Riel School Division and the site was re-opened officially as Mountbatten Park on 28 June 2014.

Principals

Period

Principal

1948-1949

A. Miller

1949-1952

Mary Hanson

1952-1954

Henry Moroz (1924-2008)

1954-1963

Donald Bruce Sealey (1927-2005)

1963-1965

Walter Stoyko

1965-1980

Auguste Laroche (1934-2000)

1980-1981

?

1981-1985

Chris Isaacs

1985-1986

J. Lovelace

1986-1990

?

1990-1993

Lucy Dooley / Jane Peck

1993-1995

E. Muzyczka

1995-1996

?

1996-2004

C. Van de Vijsel

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1948-1949

M. Cumming (grades 1-2), A. Miller (grades 3-8)

1949-1950

Mary Hanson (grades 2-5), Violet Murray (grades 1-2)

1950-1951

M. Cumming (grades 1-9), Mary Hanson (grades 1-2)

1951-1952

Mary Hanson (grades 5-8), Violet Murray (grades 1-2), L. St. Germain (grades 3-4)

1952-1953

Mary Hanson (grade 1), Henry Moroz (grades 1-9), Violet Murray (grades 4-5), L. St. Germain (grades 2-3)

1953-1954

Mary Hanson (grades 1-2), Henry Moroz (grades 6-9), Violet Murray (grades 4-5), L. St. Germain (grades 2-3)

1954-1955

Anges Graveline (grades 1-2), Rolande Plamondon (grades 4-5), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 6-9), L. St. Germain (grades 2-3)

1955-1956

Cecile Courcellas (grades 1-2), Lilian Lanthier (grades 3-4), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 7-10), Corinne Winstone (grades 5-6)

1956-1957

Yvonne Desrosiers (grades 3-4), Mariette Prefontaine (grades 1-2), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 7-10), Corinne Winstone (grades 5-6)

1957-1958

Evelyne Berube (grades 1-2), Yvonne Desrosiers (grades 3-4), Dorothy Munro (grades 1-8), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 9-10), Corinne Winstone (grades 5-6)

1958-1959

Evelyne Berube (grades 1-2), E. L’Heureux (grades 3-4), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 7-10), Corinne Winstone (grades 5-7)

1959-1960

Evelyne Berube (grade 1), Dorothy Munro (grades 2-3), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 5-6), Corinne Winstone (grades 4-5)

1960-1961

Shirley Bates (grades 1-2), Margaret Huta (grades 1-6), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 5-6), Corinne Winstone (grades 4-5)

1961-1962

Shirley Bates (grades 1-6), Margaret Huta (grades 2-3), Donald Bruce Sealey (grades 5-6), Corinne Winstone (grades 4-5)

1962-1963

Margaret Huto (grades 2-3), Glenda Labman (grade 1), Donald Donald Bruce Sealey (grade 6), Corinne Winstone (grades 4-5)

1963-1964

Mary-Lou Chambers (grades 1-2), Margaret Huta (grades 2-3), Mary Sawatzky (grades 4-5), Walter Stoyko (grades 1-6)

1964-1965

Mary-Lou Chambers (grades 2-3), Mary Sawatzky (grades 4-5), June Standing (grade 1), Walter Stoyko (grades 1-6)

1965-1966

Mary-Lou Chambers (grades 2-3), Mary Sawatzky (grades 4-5), June Standing (grade 1), Auguste Laroche (grade 6)

1966-1967

Henrietta Cornies (grades 2-3), Auguste Laroche (grade 6), Lydia Thiesen (grades 4-5), June Van Arendonk (grade 1)

1967-1968

Henrietta Cornies (grades 4-5), Valerie Lynne Kjernisted (grades 2-3), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6), June Van Arendonk (grade 1)

1968-1969

Valerie Lynne Kjernisted (grades 2-3), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6), Arlene McClure (grades 4-5), June Van Arendonk (grades 1-2)

1969-1970

Valerie Lynne Kjernisted Beatty (grades 2-3), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6), Arlene McClure (grades 4-5), June Van Arendonk (grades 1-2)

1970-1971

Valerie Lynne Kjernisted Beatty (grades 3-4), Glynne Critchley (grades 1-2), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1971-1972

Valerie Lynne Kjernisted Beatty (grades 3-4), Glynne Critchley (grades 1-2), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1972-1973

Valerie Lynne Kjernisted Beatty (grades 3-4), Shirley Huntley (grades 1-2), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1973-1974

Patricia “Pat” Dowsett (grades 1-2), Shirley Huntley (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1974-1975

Patricia “Pat” Dowsett (grades 1-2), Shirley Huntley (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1975-1976

Patricia “Pat” Dowsett (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1976-1977

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1977-1978

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1978-1979

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1979-1980

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), Auguste Laroche (grades 5-6)

1980-1981

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Theresa Kuryk (grades 3-4), ? (grades 5-6)

1981-1982

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Chris Isaacs (grades 5-6), Simone Bachinsky (grades 3-4)

1982-1983

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Chris Isaacs (grades 5-6), Simone Bachinsky (grades 3-4)

1983-1984

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Chris Isaacs (grades 5-6), Denise Klassen (grades 3-4)

1984-1985

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Chris Isaacs (grades 5-6), Denise Klassen (grades 3-4)

1985-1986

Lorna Charles (grades 1-2), Denise Klassen (grades 3-4), J. Lovelace (grades 5-6)

1986-1987

? (grades 1-6)

1987-1988

J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), ? (grades 1-2 & 5-6)

1988-1989

R. Bartel (grades 1-2), J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), ? (grades 5-6)

1989-1990

R. Bartel (grades 1-2), J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), ? (grades 5-6)

1990-1991

R. Bartel (grades 1-2), Lucy Dooley (grades 5-6), J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), Jane Peck (grades 5-6)

1991-1992

R. Bartel (grades 1-2), J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), ? (grades 5-6)

1992-1993

Lucy Dooley (grades 5-6), J. Lovelace (grades 3-4), Jane Peck (grades 5-6), J. Turner (grades 1-2)

1993-1994

E. Muzyczka (grades 5-6), J. Turner (grades 1-2), ? (grades 3-4)

1994-1995

L. Matheson (grade 3), E. Muzyczka (grade 5), J. Turner (grades 1-2)

1995-1996

? (grades 1-6)

1996-1997

L. Matheson (grades 3-4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6), ? (kindergarten - grade 2)

1997-1998

L. Matheson (grades 3-4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6), J. Turner (kindergarten - grade 2)

1998-1999

L. Matheson (grades 3-4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6), J. Turner (kindergarten - grade 2)

1999-2000

T. Cymbalist (kindergarten - grade 2), L. Matheson (grades 3-4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6)

2000-2001

? (kindergarten - grade 4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6)

2001-2002

? (kindergarten - grade 4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6)

2002-2003

? (kindergarten - grade 4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6)

2003-2004

T. Happychuk (kindergarten - grade 2), S. Powell (grades 3-4), C. Van de Vijsel (grades 5-6)

Photos & Coordinates

The former Mountbatten School building

The former Mountbatten School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 869.

The former Mountbatten School site, now a public park

The former Mountbatten School site, now a public park (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.76956, W97.12792
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

“No other school like Mountbatten,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review Northeast, 24 February 1999, page 5.

“Tiny city school shines in a big way,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 2003, page 8.

“Classes out for final time at tiny Mountbatten School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 2004, page 21.

“School’s out forever," Winnipeg Free Press 14 April, wfp Winnipeg Neighbours South, page 1.

“Memories live on for beloved school," Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 2004, page B7.

Obituary [Valerie Lynne Beatty], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 2012, page C9.

Mountbatten Park now official open after refurbishment,” Winnipeg Free Press / The Lance, 5 August 2014.

New city parks opens in Winnipeg’s south end,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 July 2014.

We thank the Le Centre du patrimoine of La Société historique de Saint-Boniface and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 July 2019

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