Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holyrood School No. 391 (RM of Macdonald)
The Holyrood School District was organized in April 1885. A school building was erected, which served the educational and religious needs of the community, being the location of the founding meeting for Starbuck United Church. The school was consolidated into Starbuck Consolidated School No. 1150 and continued to be used through 1910. The location of the former school site was not recorded in official school records so the location shown here, in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, is approximate.
Among the teachers of Holyrood School were Lucy I. Brett (1906), Pearl Nama Broadworth (1906-1909), M. Hodgson (1909), and Gertrude I. Gray (1909).
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.
Manitoba School Records Collection (GR0638), Holyrood School District No. 391 Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection (GR0638), Starbuck School District No. 1150 Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Leonard H. Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 9 October 2017
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