School Site in the 60s – before the extension of Raroa Terrace
1960s - The forming of Raroa Terrace extension
1960s – Raroa Terrace
1971 – Greenacres School in background with playground being developed
Where Greenacres School stands today was once a valley covered in gorse. The area had extensive earthworks before the school was built. Greenacres School was built to accommodate pupils east of the motorway and ease congestion at Linden School.
Greenacres School was opened on 2 February 1972, but not on the present site. It opened on the site of the now Tawa Intermediate School, in buildings known then as the Side School. It was a few weeks (Easter) until the move to the present site took place when the grounds were completed.
The school was a full primary (Year 1 – 8) until 1976 when Tawa Intermediate opened and the senior students relocated there. The opening roll was 101 students, 32 of these being in Y1. By June 1972 the roll had grown to 116 and by September to 136 students.
The school comprised three buildings:
The bottom field was not ready for students to use until late 1973.
|Mrs Claire||Millar||Infant Mistress|
|Mrs||Hartnell||Stds 1 & 2|
|Mrs||Harman||Stds 2 & 3|
|Miss||Rogers||Std 4 & Forms 1 & 2|