Livestream link to Chch schools announcement

22:53, Feb 17 2013
Braden Fa'avae
GOOD RESULT: Unlimited advisor Braden Fa'avae shows his delight at plans to merge with Discovery school.
Phillipstown primary school
ON NOTICE: Phillipstown School announces plans to tell parents at 11am.
Phillipstown School post-meeting
NEWS: Education Ministry officials leave Phillipstown School after revealing their decision for its future.
Phillipstown Primary School
Phillipstown School staff gather to hear the outcome of their school.
Phillipstown Primary School
Phillipstown School principal Tony Simpson emerges from a meeting with Ministry of Education officials.
Amanda and Alex Tautari
DISTRAUGHT: Amanda Tautari comforts her son Alex, 6, as they hear Phillipstown is to close.
SHOCKED: Phillipstown School pupils react to the news that their school will merge with Woolston School.
COMFORTED: Phillipstown School teacher Sunny West hugs one of her pupils after they were told the news their school will merge with Woolston School.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Education Minister Hekia Parata makes the official announcement of school closures and mergers.
OFFICIAL: Schools to close.
OFFICIAL: Schools to stay open.
OFFICIAL: Schools to merge.
HAPPY: Ouruhia School receives good news from the Ministry of Education that it can stay open but will eventually have to relocate.
RELIEF: Ouruhia School Principal Mark Ashmore-Smith is stoked with the good news
THRILLED: Ouruhia School teachers and parents are delighted with the news.
Yaldhurst School
CELEBRATE: Zivian Mrkusich, 11, is stoked Yaldhurst Model School is staying.
JUBILANT: Deputy Principal Ann-Marie Garden is rapt with the decision.

Today 31 schools will learn, for the interim, whether they are to close or merge, with the Government announcing its latest proposals for a shake-up of the city's schools.

You can see the Ministry of Education's livestream feed of the announcement by clicking here from midday.