Individuals included in these records are those who passed the Junior National Scholarship examination, which was used by education boards and by Victoria College for awarding junior scholarships. Each transcript will provide you with the following details:
These transcripts were provided by Wendy Leahy. The information was found in Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AtoJs) of New Zealand 1907, Vol. III, in which those who sat for the annual examination 'for teachers’ certificates for Junior National scholarships, for Junior Free Places in secondary schools, district high schools, and technical schools, for Senior Free Places in secondary schools and district high schools, and for admission to or promotion in the Civil Service' are listed and reported to the Houses of General Assembly. Exams were taken by both students and teachers alike: students who wished to further their education by attending secondary schools and teachers who wished to gain higher teaching qualifications.
The exams were held in two blocks, from the 11th to the 21st of December 1906 and from the 5th to the 18th of January 1907. Exams were held in the various towns, including all 13 where the education boards sit:
Documents relating to a wide range of topics are submitted to the House of Representatives yearly, allowing parliament to make informed decisions pertaining to those issues. Some such documents are subsequently published in the annual Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives.
You can read the entire Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1907 – Education: Annual Examinations report, which includes lists of teachers who passed exams for higher certifications and those who sat for the Civil Service Junior and Senior Examinations, by following the link in the Useful Links & Resources section.
A breakdown of how many individuals sat for which exams are as follows:
Examinations for Junior National Scholarship and Junior Free Places in secondary schools, district high schools, and technical schools: 1,458 individuals
Civil Service Junior Examination: 2,123
Civil Service Senior Examination: 183
Certificate examinations: 1,031
Junior Examination: 2,123
The Civil Service Junior Examination was used to assess senior free places in secondary schools and district high schools. It also acts as the first exam for pupil-teachers. Almost all education boards have also used it for assigning their senior scholarships.