This is the only photograph I have of the wreaths on the Memorial Arch Entrance.
Maybe some else can provide a better quality one?
This photograph shows the added memorial plaques for the fallen solders of World War II under the original World War I plaques. The school was demolished in 1969 and replaced by two 2 storey wooden buildings containing 10 classrooms, a library, a gymnasium-hall and an attached dental clinic.
The old Tyne Street entrance to Kaikorai School. The memorial plaques have since been moved to the Wright Street entrance. The arches have been lowered, and the old school building has gone… the asphalt playground is now on that spot.
The majority of the memorial archway has been removed – only the steps and sections of the pillars remain.
The Kaikorai Primary School main entrance was shifted to Wright Street complete with the plaques bearing the names of ex pupils who died while serving in the First and Second World Wars.
Opening … Kaikorai Primary School principal Nigel Wilson helps senior pupil Brandon Hale (10). former pupil and returned serviceman Arthur Wells (86) and new entrant Ella Samson (5) cut the ribbon to officially open the memorial gateway at the school’s Wright St entrance.
School gateway opening honours Anzacs
The official opening for
Kaikorai Primary School’s new gate was combined with an Anzac Day service yesterday.
Marble tablets commemorating past pupils who lost their lives in the world wars had been shifted from the
|nearly unused in Tyne St to the Wright St entrance, which 95% of pupils passed through daily.
Pupils, teachers and about 40 guests attended the gate opening and Anzac service which included poems, music and laying of wreaths by the children.
Senior and junior pupils
|Brandon Hale arid Ella Samson assisted former pupil and returned serviceman Arthur Wells to cut the ribbon.
Mr Wells knew several of the men whose names were on the memorial tablets and was pleased they had been moved to a more visible part of the school.
(Original Article by Alan Gilchrist)