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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Napinka School No. 829 (Napinka, Municipality of Brenda-Waskada)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

Napinka School No. 829 was established formally in September 1894 and a school building was erected in the village of Napinka in what is now the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada. Construction of the structure is unusual in that it is made locally acquired field stones, assembled under the supervision of stonemason I. J. Phinney. Classrooms on the main floor accommodated students in the lower grades while high school students and a library were situated in the basement.

In 1959, the school became Napinka Consolidated School No. 2369 when it was consolidated with Menota School No. 519 and Tremblay School No. 707. Students from other rural schools in the vicinity came here as they closed in the 1960s. In 1968, the school became part of the Antler River School Division.

The building, a municipally designated historic site, is now used as a drop-in centre for seniors.

Principals

Period

Principal

1901-1902

Edward Hayes

1902-1903

W. G. Sandercock

1903-1904

James Andrew McKaughan (1877-1968)

1904-1909

James Boyd Morrison (1872-1941)

1909-1911

Angus McNevin (1862-1923)

1911-1912

?

1912-1914

Victor Wellington Jenkins (1884-?)

1914-1915

Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

1915-1918

James Ogel Beckstead (1883-1985)

1918-1919

George Patrick Stevens (c1888-1988)

1919-1932

Harold Edwin Richard Murphy (1894-1975)

1932-1933

George Edgar Haywood (c1902-1985)

1933-1934

J. E. Wellwood

1934-1936

John Macgregor Wilkie (1904-1991)

1936-1938

M. S. Blanchard

1938-1940

Andrew M. Young

1940-1942

Percival Henry “Percy” Ford (1911-1971)

1942-1944

Archibald George Hickling (1910-1968)

1944-1948

?

1948-1949

Frank E. Lewis

1949-1951

James Maxwell Taylor

1951-1953

Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)

1953-1954

Steven Saul Rifkin

1954-1955

Marion J. Staple

1955-1958

Olafia Jonina Jonsson Melan (1887-1966)

1958-1959

J. L. Horky

1959-1961

N. Hlysky

1961-1962

Frank Veregin (1931-2001)

1962-1963

R. Smith

1963-1967

Anton “Tony” Rittaler (1917-2008)

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Napinka School were Marshall Hall-Jones and W. G. Bolton.

Photos & Maps

Napinka School

Napinka School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 7.

Napinka School

Napinka School (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Napinka 7.

Napinka School

The former Napinka School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 183.

Napinka School

Napinka School (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.32460, W100.84462
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

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.

Napinka School, Souris Street, Napinka, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2016

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