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1919


Birkenhead School was officially opened on Saturday 1st February 1919 with 74 students on its roll. Main school status was authorised in 1923.




1925


The 'A' Block was completed and this year also marked the severance from Northcote, as Birkenhead was now constituted a separate school district. The school roll was now 275 students.




1928


Fundraising began in 1928 for a dental clinic and in April 1930 the first dental nurse commenced duties.




1935


A kindergarten was started, using one of the school classrooms.





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1940


Auckland Automobile Association School Safety Patrol was formed. The school road patrol system still continues today.




1944


The Education Board granted application for a swimming pool. It was officially opened in 1947 and still stands and is used by the junior school children today.




1944


The first PTA Committee was formed. The PTA System still continues today with dedicated parents giving their time to fundraise and build community within the school.




1946


The Country Library Service was inaugurated.




1946


The school roll was 335 and the first bicycle shed was built.




1950


1.5 acres of play field was laid down in grass. Two pre-fabricated rooms were brought in for the growing roll.





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2014


Apple TVs introduced into the school and iPads were introduced into the classroom.




2017


Two new prefab classes arrived.




2018


The Memorial Walkway was built and officially opened. Our playground boat arrived!




2019


New Principal Bevan Verryt starts at the school and we celebrate the school's 100th birthday. The school roll surpasses 500 students and continues to grow with another two temporary classrooms installed. To enhance play space for our growing roll, the senior court was covered with a synthetic turf.




2020


The Covid-19 pandemic started. Our school endures change with lockdown and online learning, and we learn to adapt to this changing educational environment.




2021


Covid-19 continues to affect the school, with more lockdowns and online learning. Work finally begins on the construction of a new 12-classroom plus administration block, and is due for completion in early 2022. A new logo, visual identity and uniform are launched!





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1940


Auckland Automobile Association School Safety Patrol was formed. The school road patrol system still continues today.




1944


The Education Board granted application for a swimming pool. It was officially opened in 1947 and still stands and is used by the junior school children today.




1944


The first PTA Committee was formed. The PTA System still continues today with dedicated parents giving their time to fundraise and build community within the school.




1946


The Country Library Service was inaugurated.




1946


The school roll was 335 and the first bicycle shed was built.




1950


1.5 acres of play field was laid down in grass. Two pre-fabricated rooms were brought in for the growing roll.





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1940


Auckland Automobile Association School Safety Patrol was formed. The school road patrol system still continues today.




1944


The Education Board granted application for a swimming pool. It was officially opened in 1947 and still stands and is used by the junior school children today.




1944


The first PTA Committee was formed. The PTA System still continues today with dedicated parents giving their time to fundraise and build community within the school.




1946


The Country Library Service was inaugurated.




1946


The school roll was 335 and the first bicycle shed was built.




1950


1.5 acres of play field was laid down in grass. Two pre-fabricated rooms were brought in for the growing roll.





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1940


Auckland Automobile Association School Safety Patrol was formed. The school road patrol system still continues today.




1944


The Education Board granted application for a swimming pool. It was officially opened in 1947 and still stands and is used by the junior school children today.




1944


The first PTA Committee was formed. The PTA System still continues today with dedicated parents giving their time to fundraise and build community within the school.




1946


The Country Library Service was inaugurated.




1946


The school roll was 335 and the first bicycle shed was built.




1950


1.5 acres of play field was laid down in grass. Two pre-fabricated rooms were brought in for the growing roll.





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1940


Auckland Automobile Association School Safety Patrol was formed. The school road patrol system still continues today.




1944


The Education Board granted application for a swimming pool. It was officially opened in 1947 and still stands and is used by the junior school children today.




1944


The first PTA Committee was formed. The PTA System still continues today with dedicated parents giving their time to fundraise and build community within the school.




1946


The Country Library Service was inaugurated.




1946


The school roll was 335 and the first bicycle shed was built.




1950


1.5 acres of play field was laid down in grass. Two pre-fabricated rooms were brought in for the growing roll.





ipad banner.jpg

2014


Apple TVs introduced into the school and iPads were introduced into the classroom.




2017


Two new prefab classes arrived.




2018


The Memorial Walkway was built and officially opened. Our playground boat arrived!




2019


New Principal Bevan Verryt starts at the school and we celebrate the school's 100th birthday. The school roll surpasses 500 students and continues to grow with another two temporary classrooms installed. To enhance play space for our growing roll, the senior court was covered with a synthetic turf.




2020


The Covid-19 pandemic started. Our school endures change with lockdown and online learning, and we learn to adapt to this changing educational environment.




2021


Covid-19 continues to affect the school, with more lockdowns and online learning. Work finally begins on the construction of a new 12-classroom plus administration block, and is due for completion in early 2022. A new logo, visual identity and uniform are launched!