In February 1910, an approach was made to the Education Department for a grant to establish a school at West End. It was opened 1 July 1913. Structures including a hall, swimming pool and so on were added over the years. The first headmaster was A O Buchler (1913-1922)
The girls in this photograph are the boarders at the school. From left: Back - Dorothy Moore, Mary (Mabel?) Ormond, Connie Wheeler, Kitty Martin, Rosa Wheeler, Nola Haybittle, Dorothy Stuckey, Win Stuckey. Third row - Daisy Bagnall, Lorna (Lornie) Monckton (donor), Enid Matthews, Madge Montefiore, Ida White (sitting at lower level), Doris Cargill, Marjorie Hector, Pattie Tennent, Annie Dalyrymple. Front - Mary Harding, Marjorie Heale, Topsy Crawford, Koppy Cargill, Avril Cargill, Marjorie Moore, Lawrie Lethbridge, Evelyn Moore, Treve McHardy and "Bill" the Bulldog.