Maniototo Area School

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Maniototo Area School
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Maniototo Area School Crest
Address
15 Caulfeild Street

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Information
School type Area school
MottoBy learning we live
Established1879
Ministry of Education Institution no. 370
PrincipalJoe Ferdinands
Grades Year 1 Year 13
School roll161 [1] (March 2019)
Socio-economic decile8P [2]
Website

Maniototo Area School is an area school in Ranfurly, Central Otago, New Zealand, serving students aged 5–18. Founded in 1879, [3] it has 190 students aged 5–18. The school has a strong sporting tradition and despite being in a remote location has a strong academic programme bolstered by Video Conferencing lessons and the OtagoNet project. [4] The school also uses the internet as a learning tool as is shown by our Year 7 Wikispace .

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International Students

Maniototo Area School hosts international students aged 11–18 and attracts those interested in a rural environment with a vibrant winter sports centre [5] and the Otago Rail Trail. [6]

Bute Beds

One area of special interest at the school is 'Bute Beds'. These are two fully furnished houses rented out as 'Bed and Breakfast' units by the school. These are used to support social studies projects and to provide extra resources.

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Students at Bute Beds

Notable alumni

Sean Becker New Zealand curler

Sean Peter Becker is a New Zealand curler.

Tania Dixon is a high jumper and triple jumper from Dunedin, New Zealand. Murray won the gold medal in the women's high jump at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. In 1991, she set a New Zealand record for the women's high jump of 1.92 metres, and in 1997 set a similar record for the triple jump of 13.48 metres. Murray was New Zealand women's high jump champion in 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1997, and was New Zealand triple jump champion in 1994, 1997, and 1999.

Warren Dobson is a curler who was on the team for New Zealand at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He was on the teams that won the 2003 and 2004 Pacific Curling Championships.

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References

  1. "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. From Eweburn to Maniototo Area School, 125 Years of Change - Jack Rutherford ISBN   0-476-00955-3
  4. OtagoNet: The Schools: Maniototo Area School Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Maniototo Curling International
  6. Otago Rail Trail
  7. 1 2 "Biggest ever NZ Winter Olympics team". Television New Zealand . 25 January 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  8. Andrew Hore at AllBlacks.com
  9. Anthony Kreft at AllBlacks.com

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