Our School History

The original Rere School was established in 1914. It was in the Rere Hall (above), now long gone. The school moved to its present site in 1939.

In 2014 Rere School celebrated its centenary. Past pupils and the farming community organised a splendid reunion and celebration, which is recorded in this Rere School Centenary Year publication.

For its 70th anniversary in 1984, the community put together this historic document recording stories from the early days, including an interview with William Evans, a first day pupil in 1914.

Today Rere School is regarded as our marae, the heart of our community.

If you have any historic Rere School photos or documents, please share them with the school. We will scan and post them on this School History webpage, so they can be kept for posterity.

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Rere School Centenary Year publication

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70th anniversary

1940s Rere School student Josie Markie (nee Easton) shares her memories

In July 2022, Rere School had a very special visitor. Josie Markie (nee Easton) came to tell the children about her school days and life in the Rere district during World War II. You can read Josie’s wonderful stories in the attached file. Sadly, Josie died on 18 August 2022. Rest in Peace.

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The Old School Days In The 1940s