Wellington Girls' College

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Wellington Girls' College
Te Kāreti Kōtiro O Te Whanga-Nui-A-Tara
Wellington girls college 01.jpg
Wellington Girls' College from Pipitea Street
Lumen Accipe et Imperti
"Take the light and pass it on"
Address
Pipitea Street,
Thorndon,
Wellington,
New Zealand

Coordinates 41°16′29″S 174°46′50″E / 41.2748°S 174.7806°E / -41.2748; 174.7806Coordinates: 41°16′29″S 174°46′50″E / 41.2748°S 174.7806°E / -41.2748; 174.7806
Information
Type State Single Sex (Girls) Secondary School (Year 9-13)
Established 1883
Ministry of Education Institution no. 272
Principal Julia Davidson
School roll 1320[1] (October 2014)
Socio-economic decile 10
Website

Wellington Girls' College was founded in 1883 in Wellington New Zealand. At that time it was called Wellington Girls' High School. Wellington Girls' College is a year 9 to 13 state secondary school, located in Thorndon in central Wellington.[2]

History[edit]

Seeing a need for higher education for girls the founding fathers of Wellington College leased a building in Abel Smith Street in 1882 and appointed Miss Martha Hamilton as the Lady Principal of the school. It opened on 2 February 1883 with 40 students. However, by the end of its first year the roll increased to almost 100 girls, and when the Premier, the Rt. Hon. Robert Stout visited the school in 1884 the building was overcrowded with 130 students. As a result of his visit the school was moved to its current site in Pipitea Street.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Principals[edit]

Period Principal
1883 - 1900 Miss M G Hamilton
1900 - 1926 Miss M McLean
1926 - 1938 Miss V M Greig
1938 - 1950 Miss E M North
1950 - 1958 Miss M J Clark
1958 - 1978 Miss B Fraser
1978 - 1995 Mrs E C Barnett
1995 Mrs K D Kelly (Acting)
1995 - 1996 Miss N R Newton
1996 - 1997 Mrs K D Kelly (Acting)
1997 - 2006 Ms Marg McLeod
2006 - 2007 Mrs Denise Johnson (Acting)
2008–present Ms Julia Davidson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 5 November 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Education Review Report: Wellington Girls' College 25/05/2009". Education Review Office. 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  3. ^ "School Ties Newsletter". School Ties (14). May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "School Ties Newsletter". School Ties (15). November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "School Ties Newsletter". School Ties (16). December 2012.