East Otago High School

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East Otago High School
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East Otago High School in 2008, looking west from Horse Range Road
Stour Street, Palmerston
Coordinates 45°28′47″S170°43′19″E / 45.479798°S 170.721971°E / -45.479798; 170.721971 Coordinates: 45°28′47″S170°43′19″E / 45.479798°S 170.721971°E / -45.479798; 170.721971
TypeState Co-Ed Secondary (Year 7-13)
MottoVis Recte Vivere
Ministry of Education Institution no. 371
PrincipalMarcus Cooper
School roll169 [1] (March 2020)
Socio-economic decile6N [2]
Website eohs.school.nz

East Otago High School is a secondary school in Palmerston, Otago, New Zealand. The school hosted a cultural exchange with Japanese pupils from Nichidai Third Junior High School between 2005 and 2008. [3] They won the 2009 Otago Daily Times Extra spelling Quiz for Year 9 and 10. [4]


East Otago High School traces its origins to 1865, with the establishment of Palmerston School. In 1885, Palmerston District High School was established, and in 1969, the school demerged to become Palmerston School and East Otago High School. [5]

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