Rolls and Reports.
A compilation from the earliest available admission register to the present year shows that 7,504 pupils have attended the School. Educational authorities and inspectors co-operated with the long list of teachers in order that the children might obtain an intelligent, creditable start in life. The annual reports from ten different inspectors have been of a highly gratifying nature to all concerned, and the noted successes of pupils in the several competitions open to Primary School children most praiseworthy. The fact of 49 Education Board Scholarships having been won by Kaikorai pupils must speak for itself.
Winners of Senior Scholarships.
1887 Alexander D. Wilkinson
1894 Elsie Roberts
1895 George Ussher
1897 Edwin Roberts
Winners of Junior Scholarships.
1889 Jas. Macdonald
1894 Leonard Burnard; Robt. Turnbull
1895 James E. Strachan
1896 D. J. M. Dunbar; Arnold V. Burnard
1897 William Dunbar
1900 Lucy Cunningham; Peter Milne
1901 Gladys Cameron; Muriel Burnard
1902 Robt. M. Sutherland
1903 Vera L. Burnard
1904 Cecil M. Smith; Yetti Whitehead; Angus Marshall; Donald S. Milne
1905 Eric Burnard; William Wardrop; Thos. Morrow; Montague Prain
1907 Alex. Malcolm
1908 Sydney McDougall; Gerda Kerr; Edith Davis; Donald Hosie; Herbert Stark
1909 Robert Sutherland
1910 Fanny M. Haigh; Edwin B. Mack; Francis B. Wilkinson
1911 Ashley S. McInnes
1912 Margt. Theo. McDougall
1913 Brian Maynard Davis; Angus L. Sutherland 1914 Kenneth G. Roy
1915 Keith W. R. Glasgow; Robt. S. M. Sinclair
1916 Win. D. Kennedy; Donald R. L. Stevenson.
1917 Charlie ThomHnsoD; Clive P. Allen; Gwendoline M. Simpson
1918 Janet Munro; Doris D. Davis
Total: Seniors.. 4. Juniors.. 45.
Duxes of Kaikorai School.
1901 William Dawson and Helen Clyde.
1902 John H. Dawson and Vera Barnard.
1903 Frank Haigh and Colina Wardrop.
1904 William Wardrop and Olive Allnutt.
1905 Robert Hill and Helen Garratt.
1906 Frank Hamel and Winifred Allnutt.
1907 Leslie Latimer and May Hill.
1908 Sydney McDougal and Doris Ellis.
1909 Lindsay Park and Ethel Whyte.
1910 Eric Ellis and Winifred Davis.
1911 Edwin Finlay and May Fountain
1912 George Sherriff and Daphne Carey.
1913 Leslie Sutherland and Elsie Sewell.
1914 Kenneth Roy and Jean Wilkinson.
1915 Robert Sinclair and Margery Allen.
1916 Adam Begg and Amy Thomas.
1917 Phillip Harris and Gwendoline Simpson.
1918 Frederick Ellis and Janet Munro.
But the most commendable test of the value of the work done in the Kaikorai School or in any other school is that which aims at detecting whether a chivalrous, noble character, genuine citizen-ship, and true patriotism have been produced. The Great War of 1914-1918 that was thrust on the world by Germany gave an opportunity of proving whether our School could stand this test. The noble response of ex-pupils and ex-teachers to the call of Empire showed that all those who had laboured in the best interests of the School had not striven in vain, for about 400 ex-pupils and 5 teachers enlisted, and 94 of them sleep their last long sleep many thousands of miles from home and school. All these name-, are inscribed on our handsome Honour Board. It is surely our great privilege to give the names of the 97 noble dead who were among the very best teachers and pupils that the School helped to develop. Lovingly, gratefully, and proudly we specially inscribe in this Jubilee Souvenir the names of those who fell in the Great War:
Names of those who fell in the Great War,
ADAM, JOHN JAMES
BAER, JOHN HADDIN
BEGG, CHARLES (Dr.)
BIGGAR, JOHN CHARLES
DE SPONG, THOMAS
FEA, JOHN H.
GREEN, CLARENCE H.
HOWELL, EDWIN JAMES
ILES, CHAS. COCHRANE (Dr.)
KEOGH, JAMES STANLEY
McDONALD, THOMAS C.
PRAIN, ALEX. M.
RITCHIE, JAMES THOMAS
ROACH, GEORGE A.
SINCLAIR, ROBERT CHRISTIE
SUTHERLAND, JAMES F.
THOMSON, JOHN HENRY
WARD, GEORGE HENRY
WARDROP, WILLIAM W.
Major WM. W. TURNER
Lieut. DOUGLAS ROBERTSON
Lieut. ROBERT STABLES
Corp. HAROLD HALL
Priv. WALTER THOMSON
Resting assured that their sacrificial act has ended in Peace, Perfect Peace.
Ave Atque Vale.
To the fragrant memory of those Old Boys of Kaikorai School who laid down their lives for the Empire in the Great War, 1914-1918.
Far from the sunshine of your own home-land,
Rest folds you ‘neath her consecrated wings,
While honour weaves your pall with reverent hand,
And Freedom o’er you sweetest requiem sings;
With boyhood’s smiling eyes you death defied,
Left all and followed where grim Duty led,
Now in proud Britain’s heart your names abide,
Enscrolled among the imperishable dead.
Hail and farewell ! true hearts will not forget
Your purpose high, your love unquenchable,
The splendour of your willing sacrifice;
Hail and farewell ! no, flower of vain regret
Blooms with the amaranth and asphodel
Beside the pathways of your paradise.
H. P. KELK.
The very handsome School Honour Board, containing some 400 names of ex-pupils who served in the late war, is the gift of Messrs. Jones and Stewart, builders, of Roslyn. The Board itself is the personal work of Mr. Frank Jones, and has involved hours of time and labour. It is made entirely of New Zealand mottled kauri, with mouldings of figured honeysuckle. The School Committee arevery grateful for this handsome and timely gift. It will be fittingly unveiled at the Jubilee Service on Sunday afternoon, 30th November, and thereafter hung in the vestibule of the School.
Names of those who served their country in the Great War.
BEGG, A. C.
BIGGAR, J. C.
CASSELLS, ALEX, MCLEOD
CRAWFORD, JOHN C.
DAVIDSON, J. M.
DAWSON, JOHN H.
DICK, ROSS H.
DUNCAN, JAMES W.
ELLIS, JOHN H.
FERRY, WILLIAM A.
GILRAY, DAVID M.
GREEN, HENRY G.
HANNA, JOHN V.
MASON, ERNEST J.
O’BRIEN, MARTIN (missing)
ROBERTSON, JOHN (teacher)
ST. CLAIR, WALTER
SCOTT, GEORGE A.
SCOTT, HEDLAY V.
SCOTT, J. MURRAY
SCOTT, JAMES F.
SCOTT, JOHN R.
SCOTT, LINDSAY H.
SCOTT, LINDSAY M.
SCOTT, R. H. SCOTT, RICHARD
SUTHERLAND, JAMES M.
THOMSON, ARTHUR (Dr.)
TODD, DAVID C.
WILSON CHARLES GEORGE
WILSON, JAMES (Rev.)
WILSON, JOHN R.
(Original Article by Alan Gilchrist)