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|Wakatipu High School|
47-49 Red Oaks Drive
|Type||State Co-Ed Secondary (Year 9-13)|
(Reach for your heights)
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||374|
|School roll||1121(March 2021)|
Wakatipu High School is a state coeducational secondary school located in Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand. Serving Years 9 to 13 (ages 13 to 18), a total of 1121 students attend the school as of March 2021.
The school was originally located at 68 Fryer Street in central Queenstown. The school relocated to a new site at 47/49 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton during the 2017/18 summer holidays.Development of the new Wakatipu High School cost approximately $50 million dollars and took place over the course of 2017. The school was developed with a controversial open plan design with the intention of encouraging constructive communication between students. Further development of the school is set to continue in 2020.
Wakatipu High School uses a house system with different colours: Arthur House (blue), Duncan House (black), Fox House (red), Hay House (green), and Mackenzie House (orange). Within these houses are a Dean and student leaders.The houses are named after historical figures from the region.
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