Hornby High School

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Hornby High School
Te Huruhuru ao o Horomaka (Māori)
180 Waterloo Road
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
Coordinates 43°32′17″S172°31′37″E / 43.538°S 172.527°E / -43.538; 172.527 Coordinates: 43°32′17″S172°31′37″E / 43.538°S 172.527°E / -43.538; 172.527
TypeState co-ed secondary (Year 7-13)
Ministry of Education Institution no. 338
PrincipalRobin Sutton (From term 2, 2016)
School roll702 [1] (March 2019)
Socio-economic decile3H [2]

Hornby High School is a state coeducational secondary school located in the western Christchurch, New Zealand suburb of Hornby. It caters for approximately 702 students from Years 7 to 13 (ages 10 to 18).

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The school opened in February 1975 to serve the growing Hornby area. The permanent classroom blocks were supposed to be ready for the first intake of 240 Form 3 (now Year 9) students, but delays within the Treasury and Ministry of Works saw the completion date pushed back to early 1976. As a temporary solution, the Canterbury Education Board constructed twelve CEBUS relocatable classroom blocks [nb 1] at the eastern end of the school site. Most of the CEBUS classrooms are still present at the school, alongside the permanent S68 classroom blocks typical of 1970s-built New Zealand state secondary schools. [3] [4]

Originally a Year 9 to 13 secondary school, the school added Years 7 and 8 in January 2014 following the closure of nearby Branston Intermediate School [5]


  1. CEBUS stands for Canterbury Education Board Unit System

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  2. "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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  4. "Catalogue of Standard School Building Types" (PDF). Christchurch: Ministry of Education. August 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. Parata, Hekia (20 June 2013). "Change of Class of Hornby High School (338), Christchurch" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette . New Zealand Government. 2013 (78): 2137. Retrieved 16 September 2013.