Story: Country schooling

School buses (1st of 3)

School buses

In the early 1920s it was decided to reduce the large number of country schools by setting up larger, central schools (known as consolidated schools) in some areas. A bus service, funded by the Department of Education, brought children to and from school. These buses are leaving Piopio District School, Waikato, at the end of the day. This was the first consolidated school, set up in 1924.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Country schooling - Wider options: 1900s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16503/school-buses (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008