Henderson High School (Auckland)
|Henderson High School|
|Henderson Valley Road,
|Type||State, Co-educational, Secondary|
|Motto||A Mind Aware Of Right|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||45|
|Principal||Mr Mike J. Purcell|
|School roll||724 (July 2016)|
Henderson High School is a co-educational secondary school in the west Auckland suburb of Henderson, New Zealand, catering for students from Year 9 to Year 13. In May 2013 the school celebrated its 60th Jubilee, with top New Zealand Fashion designer Trelise Cooper, who is a former pupil of the school.
Henderson High School was the first school constructed to a new common design plan, which were used during the post-World War II period to speed up secondary school construction. The "Henderson type school" was a single-storey all-timber school design, with long wings of classrooms facing onto corridors, fanning out from a central spine. It was a derivative of the "Naenae type school" (after its first use at Naenae College in Lower Hutt), which with two stories and mixed concrete and timber construction was too slow for a major school building programme. The Henderson school design lasted four years, 1953 to 1956, before it was replaced in 1957 with a new design centred on self-contained classroom blocks. Other school in the Auckland area built to the Henderson design include One Tree Hill College, Rangitoto College and Selwyn College.
The school has a small independently owned and operated tuck shop.
Henderson High School each year gets students from different countries, which include Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2016". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Post-primary Schools -- 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
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