Wellington East Girls' College
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|Wellington East Girls' College|
|Type||Single Sex Girls State Secondary (Year 9-13)|
|Motto||Lumen accipe et imperti
"Accept the Light (of knowledge) and pass it on"
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||274|
|School roll||1040 (November 2013)|
Wellington East Girls' College is on the lower slopes of Mount Victoria. It was built on reserve land bordering Wellington College in 1925, to cope with the demand for female education in Wellington at the time. By the end of the First World War, there were over 800 pupils at Wellington Girls’ High School (now Wellington Girls' College) in Thorndon, so a new school was founded on the other side of the city.
The College primarily serves families of the eastern and southern suburbs and inner city Wellington. However, it also has students from all over Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Porirua City.
Ethnicities of Students are:
- European/Pakeha 57%
- Māori 9%
- Samoan 8%
- Indian 7%
- Chinese 5%
- African 3%
- Other Asian 3%
- Other European 3%
- Other Pacific Island 2%
- Other ethnic groups 3%
The architecture of the original building is interwar stripped classical. The grand main building has a Category I listing in the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register.
The school's longtime principal Janice Campbell retired at the end of Term 1 2007, and has been replaced by Sally Haughton.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 4 December 2013". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
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