James Cook High School

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James Cook High School
Jc logo1.png
Dr Pickering Avenue,
New Zealand
Coordinates 37°02′09″S 174°53′08″E / 37.0358°S 174.8856°E / -37.0358; 174.8856Coordinates: 37°02′09″S 174°53′08″E / 37.0358°S 174.8856°E / -37.0358; 174.8856
Type State, Co-educational, Secondary (Years 9-13)
Established 1968
Ministry of Education Institution no. 100
Principal Vaughan Couillault
School roll 1251[1] (July 2015)
Socio-economic decile 1B[2]

James Cook High School is a State Co-Ed Secondary School in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa, New Zealand.

School structure[edit]

  • The school's colours are royal blue and gold


James Cook High School was opened in February 1968.

Notable Alumni & Teachers[edit]

  • Mr Ben Claxton, a current Physical Education teacher at the school was a member of successful New Zealand band, Mumsdollar.
  • James Cook High School has sported many high Profile athletes over the years including Joe Rokocoko, Joe Galuvao, Jerome Kaino, Lelia Masaga and Scott Dixon
  • James Cook was also known as a basketball powerhouse in South Auckland, producing NBL star Prem Krishna.
  • Samoan soul songstress Marina Davis also attended James Cook during the 1990s
  • Lavina Williams and Maybelle Galuvao are Ma-V-Elle, South Auckland's own soul sisters


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 17 August 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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