The school is often seen on cricket match broadcasts from Basin Reserve. To its front is the modern, 1970s-era church building, the parish church to which the school is attached. A wooden church stood in its place prior to the 1970s' redevelopment.
Its first principal was Miss Annie Holm, who served the school till the 1940s, aided by her sister. The school's library is named after her. The Rev Ronald Kirby was another long-serving and influential principal, from the 1970s to his death in 1982; the school's main block is named in his honour.