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Christchurch Schools Announcement

Six schools should remain open

Burnham, Burnside, Duvauchelle, Okains Bay, Shirley Intermediate and Ouhuria (which should relocate to West Belfast when the population grows sufficiently).

The following seven schools should close:
Branston Intermediate, Glenmoor, Greenpark, Kendal, Linwood Intermediate, Manning Intermediate and Richmond.

Three mergers (six schools) should not proceed and remain separate:

Bromley and Linwood Ave, Gilberthorpe and Yaldhurst, and TKKM o Waitaha and TKKM o Te Whanau Tahi (in the latter case, one should relocate to another part of the city to ensure better access).

Six mergers (12 schools) should proceed:

Burwood and Windsor, Central New Brighton and South New Brighton, Discovery One and Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti, Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West, North New Brighton and Freeville, and Phillipstown and Woolston (on the Woolston site).

All 31 schools will be given until 28 March to make further comment, provide feedback and add to their submissions about the interim decisions. It is expected that final decisions will be announced by the end of May 2013.

via Stuff.co.nz

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