Elim Christian College

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Elim Christian College
Address
Howick
Auckland
New Zealand

Coordinates 36°54′50″S 174°54′57″E / 36.913851°S 174.915707°E / -36.913851; 174.915707Coordinates: 36°54′50″S 174°54′57″E / 36.913851°S 174.915707°E / -36.913851; 174.915707
Information
Type State, Co-educational, Composite (Year 1–15)
Motto A Future and a Hope
Established 1988[1]
Ministry of Education Institution no. 1190
Principal Murray Burton
School roll 981[2] (October 2014)
Socio-economic decile 9
Website

Elim Christian College is a state-integrated coeducational secondary school located in Botany Downs, a suburb of Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand.

Established in 1988,[1] the school currently caters for approximately 600 students from new entrants to Year 13, including over 50 international students.[3] The school is associated with Elim Christian Centre.

On 15 April 2008, six students and a teacher from the school died in a flash flood while canyoning the Mangatepopo Stream in Tongariro National Park.[4][5] In 2011 Principal Murray Burton was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and the teacher and one of the six students who died given medals for bravery.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Prospectus 2008" (doc). Enrolments. Elim Christian College. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 5 November 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  3. ^ "School homepage". About Elim Christian College. Elim Christian College. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Canyoning victim wanted to 'make most of it' — father". New Zealand Herald. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Seven dead in NZ river accident". ABC News. April 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  6. ^ Binning, Elizabeth (2 April 2011). "Bravery awards: School's guiding light in a time of tragedy". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 

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