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Last updated 15:04 29/05/2013
Phillipstown School

UNKNOWN FUTURE: Phillipstown School may be merged with Woolston.

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Name Phillipstown School
Suburb Phillipstown
Decile 1
Type Primary
Roll 163
Cost $3.5 million
Principal Tony Simpson
Proposal Merge

Phillipstown School has been told it will close, but the community is vowing to fight on.

Principal Tony Simpson said it was a "sad day".

"We have a long, long journey in front of us.

"The minister has decided the merger will be going ahead, from January 2014."

The school will merge with Woolston School.

SCHOOL PROFILE

Address: 39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown, Christchurch

Website: phillipstown.school.nz

School type: Full primary (Year 1-8), decile 1

School roll: 163

Staff: 24 teachers, 11 support staff

Building damage: One building has earthquake damage.

Cost to fix school and strengthen it over 10 years: $3.5 million

Land status: Surrounding land is a mixture of  technical category 2 and 3.

Rationale for change: The site has liquefaction. Both Phillipstown and Woolston schools have reasonably small rolls and are in an area with an over-supply of primary school places.

Read the ministry's rationale for change.

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