Hornby High School

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Hornby High School
Te Huruhuru ao o Horomaka (Māori)
180 Waterloo Road
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
Coordinates 43°32′17″S 172°31′37″E / 43.538°S 172.527°E / -43.538; 172.527Coordinates: 43°32′17″S 172°31′37″E / 43.538°S 172.527°E / -43.538; 172.527
Type State co-ed secondary (Year 7-13)
Established 1975
Ministry of Education Institution no. 338

Robin Sutton

(From term 2, 2016)
School roll 697[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 3H[2]

Hornby High School is a state coeducational secondary school located in the western Christchurch, New Zealand suburb of Hornby. It caters for approximately 697 students from Years 7 to 13 (ages 10 to 18).


The school opened in February 1975 to serve the growing Hornby area. The permanent classroom blocks were supposed to be ready for the first intake of 240 Form 3 (now Year 9) students, but delays within the Treasury and Ministry of Works saw the completion date pushed back to early 1976. As a temporary solution, the Canterbury Education Board constructed twelve CEBUS relocatable classroom blocks[nb 1] at the eastern end of the school site. Most of the CEBUS classrooms are still present at the school, alongside the permanent S68 classroom blocks typical of 1970s-built New Zealand state secondary schools.[3][4]

Originally a Year 9 to 13 secondary school, the school added Years 7 and 8 in January 2014 following the closure of nearby Branston Intermediate School[5]


  1. ^ CEBUS stands for Canterbury Education Board Unit System


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Williams, Murray Noel (2014). Building Yesterday's Schools: An Analysis of Educational Architectural Design as Practised by the Building Department of the Canterbury Education Board from 1916-1989 (Thesis). University of Canterbury. OCLC 889975505. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Catalogue of Standard School Building Types" (PDF). Christchurch: Ministry of Education. August 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Parata, Hekia (20 June 2013). "Change of Class of Hornby High School (338), Christchurch" (PDF). New Zealand Gazette. New Zealand Government. 2013 (78): 2137. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 

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