Dunstan High School

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Dunstan High School
Dunstan High School
12 Enterprise Street
Alexandra 9320
New Zealand
Coordinates 45°14′43″S169°23′11″E / 45.2454°S 169.3864°E / -45.2454; 169.3864 Coordinates: 45°14′43″S169°23′11″E / 45.2454°S 169.3864°E / -45.2454; 169.3864
TypeState co-ed secondary (years 9 to 13)
MottoSeek Wisdom As Gold
Ministry of Education Institution no. 372
PrincipalReece Goldsmith [1]
School roll609 [2] (March 2021)
Socio-economic decile8P [3]

Dunstan High School is a state secondary school located in Alexandra, in the Central Otago district in the South Island of New Zealand.


Dunstan High School also runs the Tititea Outdoor Education Centre, [4] which is located in the old homestead in the East Matukituki Valley on the outskirts of the Mount Aspiring National Park.

In 2009, the school installed an $800,000 clean-burning heating system, replacing a coal-fuelled system, [5] and constructed a new $2.3 million gymnasium. [6]

Notable alumni


1James Beath1962–1968
2Gary Jeffery1969–1976
3Graham Robinson1977–1985
4Rory Gollop1986–1987
5Dave Richardson1988–1999
6Dave Smyth1999–2010
7Brent Russell2010–2017
8Reece Goldsmith2017–present

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