Our History

In 2013 the school held a Golden Jubilee to celebrate 50 years of the school's operation. The school opened in 1963 with James Kelly as principal and his wife head of the junior school. For many years Edmund Hillary School remained the only school in the area but by 1978 and with a roll exceeding 600 students a new school opened at Red Hill to cater for a new housing subdivision which opened up there and children from the new housing area left Edmund Hillary and marched up the road to their new school. Read James Kelly's account in the following Jubilee booklet.

EHS Jubilee final.pdf