Taieri College

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Taieri College
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Taieri College
3 Green St,
Mosgiel 9024
New Zealand
Coordinates 45°52′33″S170°21′07″E / 45.875818°S 170.352083°E / -45.875818; 170.352083 Coordinates: 45°52′33″S170°21′07″E / 45.875818°S 170.352083°E / -45.875818; 170.352083
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TypeCo-ed state secondary, year 7–13
Motto"Transforming student's lives"
Established2004
Ministry of Education Institution no. 495
PrincipalDavid Hunter
School roll1128 [1] (November 2020)
Socio-economic decile7O [2]
Website taieri.school.nz

Taieri College, formerly called The Taieri High School and, prior to 1956, the Mosgiel District High School, is a co-educational state school in Mosgiel, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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In 2003 a review of the schools on the Taieri Plains by the New Zealand Ministry of Education proposed that the high school would merge with Mosgiel Intermediate School (est. 1973) to become Taieri College from 2004. [3] Because of this merger, ready-made classrooms were built for the intermediate students, as well as a second technology block. The roll expanded to over 800 in its first year, compared with the former high school's number of under 650 students, and now has 1090 students in 2018.

Classrooms

In 2005 it was announced that more classrooms were to be built as well as refurbishment of present classroom blocks. In 2006 the roll exceeded 1000, making it one of Otago's largest schools. Zoning has been proposed to cap or maintain future numbers, as classroom space is becoming limited, even though a new two-storey classroom block, G block, has been completed.

Notable alumni

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References

  1. "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. "Review to release $9m extra to Taieri schools". The Beehive. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. Lambert, Max; Traue, James Edward; Taylor, Alister (1991). Who's Who in New Zealand, 1991 (12th ed.). Auckland: Octopus. p. 421. ISBN   9780790001302 . Retrieved 29 July 2015.