Story: Primary and secondary education

Building new schools, 1950s

The 'baby boom' after the Second World War led to an increase in school building to keep pace with the large numbers of children being born. It was necessary to build more secondary schools and tertiary institutions as well as primary schools because of the rising numbers of children attending high school and university.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 66. National Film Unit, 1957

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Education from the 1920s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012