Our School Taonga: Certificates and awards

The school has grown throughout the years in many different areas. The one that has been changed most regularly, is certificates. Certificates are one of the things that make assemblies most interesting. Everyone keeps their the hopes up, but some people can't wait to see if they're the one to collect the certificate. So whenever someone sees a certificate they lean in all directions to see the name. I don't think they were so eager back then! By Lucy

Above:Good Attendance certificate from 1935;

Certificate from the 1970s. Note the school principal was called 'Headmaster' in those days. Grey Lynn School had its first woman principal in 1983, when Betty Christiansen was appointed to the position.


Centennial year 2010 achievment certificate.