On its present now red-zoned riverside site since 1919. Demolition was scheduled to begin yesterday on the school's condemned earthquake-damaged blocks. All fenced off today, though not much activity yet. Pupils are currently attending Burnside High, and the school is set to temporarily reopen with prefab classrooms next year. After 2013 its future is uncertain.
Across the river the willow is the first to show springtime greenery.
For the meantime the old pumping station is still in place.