Story: Strachan, James Ernest

Approaching retirement

Approaching retirement

This portrait of influential educator James Ernest Strachan was taken around 1948, the year he retired from Rangiora High School. His reforms had transformed the school into a model for a style of education that emphasised self-discipline, independent thought and co-operation amongst students.

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Roger Openshaw. 'Strachan, James Ernest', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2019)