The school, first known as the Brighton Beach Infant Government School, opened its doors for the first time in January 1951 with Mrs M.Bond as Acting Principal and one other teacher, Mrs Y.Nelson.
The school was housed in the hall of St Margaret's Church and was equipped to accommodate 48 learners. On the first school day on 23 January 1951, 11 learners were enrolled; 10 in Class i (Grade 1) and 1 in Class ii (Grade 2).
By 1953 the initial intake had reached Std 2 (Grade 4) and bigger premises had to be found. On 27 May 1953 the building on the present site was occupied under the control of the first Principal Mrs J.M.Wife.
The Brighton Beach Government School (as it was then known) continued to grow rapidly as a full-range primary School and included Std 6 (Grade 8) learners until 1957. The learner population peaked at 550 learners in 1963, after which date the Junior Primary phase was moved to the new Glenardle Infant’s School.
Additions have since been made to the original buildings. These include the school hall (1963) the administration block (1965) and the swimming pool (1967). In 2006 we extended the library and added a computer room, which was officially opened on 23 June 2006 by Mr Campbell Fuller (Former Chairman, Governing Body).