Le Bons Bay School

04:43, Oct 26 2012

Le Bons Bay School

Address: Le Bons Bay Rd, Akaroa

Website: lebonsbay.school.nz

School type: Full primary (Years 1 to 8), decile 4

School roll change (from 2008 to July 2012): 13 to 4

Building damage: Two of the school's five buildings had some of earthquake damage, and one will need strengthening work.

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Cost: $100,000

Land status: Unknown

The ministry's plan: Close

Rationale for closure: The school's roll has been consistently declining and the board of trustees has recommended voluntary closure. The school will close at the end of the year.

Read the full reason here.

Principal: Jude Hateley

Jude Hateley said the school had decided to voluntarily close before the ministry's proposals were announced.

The Press