Seeking memories of Berhampore: from 1915 – 2015

Do you have memories of Berhampore or Berhampore School that you can share?

Berhampore School is turning 100 in 2015 and a group of parents hope to build a picture not just of the school itself through those 100 years, but also the community of which it is a part.
 
Berhampore School opened in 1915. Prior to this many Berhampore children went to South Wellington School (South Wellington Intermediate School) and it had become overcrowded. Former Berhampore students recall playing marbles in the driveway, doing handkerchief drills, and drinking curdled school milk.  Today the school has a multicultural roll of 235 students and a reputation for inclusivity and community building. 
 
Well-known Berhampore students of the past include writer Robin Hyde and sports commentator Keith Quinn, while playwright Roger Hall was a teacher there.
 
Stories from the Berhampore community past and present will be compiled into a book which will be sold during centennial celebrations over Labour Weekend 2015 as a fundraiser.
 
Anyone interested in being interviewed for the book should contact Sadie Coe on 9722270 or berhampore100@gmail.com or c/- Berhampore School, 105 Britomart Street, Berhampore, Wellington 6023
Facebook members can join the Berhampore School Centenary page.

One thought on “Seeking memories of Berhampore: from 1915 – 2015

  1. My great grand father Samuel Wood and family were among the first residents of Britomart St. Samuel bought a town acre and applied to the WCC to have water and footpaths supplied to the Street.
    My grand father, Percival Wood, later built the large house at
    Number 134 which eventually became the Elisabeth Memorial Home.
    Members of the family that went to Berhampore School would have been:-
    Marjorie Wood
    Nancy Wood
    Ronald Wood
    Alexander Wood

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