In February 1973, the enrolment was 510 pupils and continuing to increase . Work commenced on the sports oval. The oval was completed and new grass was sown during the Christmas break. With the large enrolments at Forest Street the school committee sought a new school to be build in the district. 1974 The enrolment was 567.
Work commenced on the North wing and a verandah was added to the canteen. 1975 The school had an enrolment of 629 pupils and an upgrade with additional office and staff facilities, art room, and a modern freestanding library were commenced. The school consisted of 16 permanent classrooms, 2 relocatable classrooms, darkroom, multi purpose room, art room, craft room, library, 2 shelter sheds, 2 bicycle shelters, canteen and storage shed.
A deputation was organised to Parliament House to see Mr. Lindsay Thompson regarding a new High Technical School in Forest Street. The construction of a kindergarten and Health Centre was commenced adjacent to the school in Forest Street.
1976 Enrolment was 628. The Ministry of Education terminated the Men’s Committee on The 16th February with the introduction of School Councils. A new Council comprising of 8 citizens, 4 teachers, the Principal and 2 Mother’s Club representatives was formed. Their first meeting was held on the 15th March.