James Cook High School
|James Cook High School|
Dr Pickering Avenue,|
|Type||State, co-educational, secondary (Years 9-13)|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||100|
|School roll||1247 (August 2018)|
The school's colours are royal blue and gold.
James Cook High School was opened in February 1968.
As of 2017 the school is struggling to meet students' needs when it comes to learning. The Education Review Office (ERO) had suggested external intervention to override the obstacles the school is facing.
Between 2014 and 2016, the National Certificates of Education Achievement (NCEA) had observed some declining in student enrollment and suggested external intervention method to ERO. In 2016, New Zealand Qualifications Authority suggested to improve student participation level to meet its quality standards.
According to a 2017 ERO report, the school gender balance is even. The school's racial composition is 46% Māori, 22% Samoan, 7% Tongan, 4% Indian, 1% Niue and 16% other. Pākehā and Middle Eastern make up 2% each.
Notable alumni and teachers
- Scott Dixon - racing driver
- Joe Galuvao - former rugby league footballer
- Gustavia Lui - businesswoman
- Lelia Masaga - rugby union player
- Joe Rokocoko - rugby union player
- J Williams - singer & entertainer
- Maybelle Galuvao, Lavina Williams and Mavina Davis - singers of Ma-V-Elle
- "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- "James Cook High School". Education Review Office. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- Richard Knowler (10 July 2009). "Masaga runs for Mum". Stuff.co.nz. Fairfax NZ. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
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