Christchurch school closures and mergers

Last updated 13:19 18/02/2013
Hekia Parata
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON
DECISION TIME: Education Minister Hekia Parata announces which schools will close, merge, or remain untouched.

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Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced which Christchurch schools should close or merge.

The interim proposals are:

* 12 schools initially proposed for closure or merger will remain. They are: Bromley, Burnham, Burnside Primary, Duvauchelle, Gilberthorpe, Okains Bay, Linwood Ave, Ouruhia Model, Shirley Intermediate, Yaldhurst, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Waitaha.

* Seven are to close: Branston Intermediate, Glenmoor, Greenpark, Kendal, Linwood Intermediate, Manning Intermediate and Richmond.

* 12 will merge: Burwood with Windsor, Central New Brighton with South New Brighton, Lyttelton Main with Lyttelton West, North New Brighton with Freeville, Phillipstown with Woolston, Unlimited and Discovery

* Five new schools are planned for: Lincoln, Rangiora West, West Halswell and two in Rolleston

Parata said fewer than 1 per cent of the entire greater Christchurch school population of 72,000 pupils was affected by the changes.

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