Hamilton Boys’ High School officially opened on Peachgrove Road 1955, with 556 pupils and 54 Masters.
“Word has just been received that the Education Department has sanctioned the transfer of a block of 45 acres, which is part of a secondary school block reserve just behind Hamilton East school, to the board of Governors for the purposes of erecting in due time, a separate school for the boys . . .”
“Patience has long been rewarded, for I am pleased to report that construction has finally now commenced on the site in Peachgrove Road” H. D. Tait, First Headmaster Hamilton Boys’ High School.
When H. D. Tait wrote those words and referred to patience, he was serious. The laying of the foundation stone followed a thirty year wait to see a dream come to reality.
On the Birth of a New School, Hamilton Boys’ High School
“I like to think of our school as much more than a building. To me it is a community of youth, cheerful in heart, buoyant in spirit, eager to face the adventure known as life. The community will endow these buildings with a soul”. Mr H.D. Tait
From the Hamiltonian, December 1955