[October 15, 1921 – Auckland Star] How to avoid overcrowding at the Boys’ Grammar School at Mt. Eden, and how to secure a full complement of pupils for the new school at Mt. Albert were matters which received mention at the Grammar Schools Board yesterday.
Professor A. P. W. Thomas suggested that the addresses of all the boys at Mt. Eden school might be ascertained, and then the Board could find out where they would draw the line between the two districts. Such a step would benefit both schools.
In a discussion that followed, it was pointed out that the new school at Mt. Albert was not going to be Mt. Eden’s junior but Mt. Eden’s rival. It would only be junior in time of foundation. Both schools would be run on the same lines and with the same high standard of efficiency.
One member thought it would be a great loss if the Auckland Grammar School relinquished the position it had held by being put on the same footing as other schools of the status of district high schools.
It was agreed that Mr. J. W. Tibbs, the headmaster of the Grammar School, gave Mt. Eden a prestige which it would be difficult to equal.
The chairman said his own belief was that all the Grammar Schools under the Board were going to be excellent first-class secondary schools.
The Board finally decided that Mr. Tibbs and the headmaster of Mt. Albert school (when appointed) should furnish a report on the matter of district boundaries.