Waitaki Girls’ High School

Established in 1887, Waitaki Girls today occupies a largely modern complex of buildings.

Still dominating the Thames Street frontage, however, is the former junior school, which opened in 1928 to the design of Forrester and Steenson. Well-known novelist Janet Frame started here in 1935. Since the closing of the junior school in 1962, the building has been used as classrooms and for administration.