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Carncot school (2nd of 3)

Carncot school

Carncot in Palmerston North was set up as a private pre-school and primary school in about 1903 by Constance Stanford, the daughter of a local magistrate. Girls are shown here sitting in a courtyard outside the school’s library and art room, built in 1998. Carncot stopped enrolling boys and pre-schoolers in 1980, and became girls-only in the 1990s.

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Megan Cook, 'Private education - Private schools in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012