[April 5, 1940 – New Zealand Herald] Incorporating the latest improvements in school architecture, the new Mount Albert Primary School is nearing completion. Constructed on the open-air principle, it will cost nearly £20,000.
It is expected that the school will be ready for occupation in four or five weeks, which means that, if it is required, the building could be opened at the end of the first term holidays in May. No official opening date, however, has yet been announced. Most of the outside work is finished and the structure is at present being painted. There still remains to be done a good deal of the interior work.
Situated in an excellent position on a level area of between seven and eight acres, the school will have accommodation for about 500 pupils. The whole building will be centrally heated and every classroom is wired to receive wireless transmissions.
It is not known what will become of the old Mount Albert school. The opinion was expressed yesterday that it would probably be the fate of other old schools and be sold for removal.
NEW HOME FOR MT. ALBERT CLUB
[November 8, 1941 – Auckland Star] Although the official opening has yet to take place, the Mount Albert Ex-servicemen’s Club had its first “open night” in the new club rooms, in the old Mount Albert District School (infants’ department) on Wednesday. There was a capacity attendance, and nine mats were fullv occupied in the indoor bowls tourney which was won by a rink skipped by Frank Williamson. The first “kitty” was thrown by Mrs. H. Jenkin, and Mr. Jenkin, president, rolled the first bowl.
The visitors were loud in their praise of the amenities of the club, and particularly of the condition of the floor, which has newly been laid down and planed. A certain amount of work has still to be done, but with the energetic “working bees” that have laboured consistently for nearlv three months on the internal reconstruction still on the job, the finishing touches are not expected to occupy more than a week or two.