Topic: Mount Maunganui Primary School photos 1963 - 1972

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The following images relate to Mount Maunganui Primary School for the decade 1963 - 1972, which began with the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of 1963, and featured the shifting of the school in 1970

Mount Primary 50th Jubilee pupils 1913

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SCHOOL TIMELINE

1963 9 Feb - Queen and  Duke of Edinburgh visited — Royal yacht Britannia moored  at Tasman wharf - children assembled at Coronation  Park

1963 8, 9 & 10 March: - School Golden Jubilee  celebrated. PTA catered  for 500+  for afternoon tea— no charge. According to records close on  5000 pupils  had  been enrolled  since school opening —  amazing for  a school that began only 50 years ago

1963 April - Bus provided to take students to Manual Training  at Mt  Maunganui College

1963 July - 65  pounds from Jubilee Committee profits to be  placed  in the School Bonus A/C

1963 Dec - Roll 472 resulting in School  being  down -graded — losing  2 teachers  — possibly due to Arataki School opening Feb.

1967 - Milk in  schools ended

1968 Sept -BOP Times: because of the growth of the Port of Tauranga, Mt Maunganui  Primary School will probably be shifted to a new site. The school is now in the centre of a heavy industrial area creating a hazard for school children

1969 - Mount Primary Schools’ pageant commemorates Captain Cook.  Programme divided into 4 parts — each school portraying an aspect

1970 - Roll 381 Mt. Maunganui  Intermediate opens — Mt Maunganui Primary becomes a contributing school. The moving of the school to Orkney Rd site


Moturiki from Hopukiore during 5000 Club summer events c 1963

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Summer Playground From the Air 1964

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Mount Primary standard 1 and 2 1966

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Mount Primary Camp Mothers c 1967

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Mount Primary 'Children at Play' 1968

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Mount Primary Room 15 1969

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Mount Primary 4 classrooms clearing power lines 1970

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Temporary buildings plan c 1970

 

Mount Primary School Leaders 1971

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Mount Primary Staff 1972

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