List of schools in the West Coast, New Zealand

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List of schools in the West Coast, New Zealand is located in West Coast
Westport
Westport
Karamea
Karamea
Reefton
Reefton
Greymouth
Greymouth
Haupiri
Haupiri
Harihari
Harihari
Hokitika
Hokitika
Localities on the West Coast offering secondary education

The West Coast is a region in the South Island of New Zealand. It contains numerous rural primary schools and several small town primary and secondary schools. Area schools in isolated areas provide complete education from primary to secondary level. All schools in the region are coeducational.

In New Zealand schools, students begin formal education in Year 1 at the age of five.[1] Year 13 is the final year of secondary education. Years 14 and 15 refer to adult education facilities.

State schools are those fully funded by the government and at which no fees can be charged, although a donation is commonly requested.[2] A state integrated school is a state school with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief. The state integrated schools on the West Coast are all Catholic schools. A private school charges fees to its students.[3] The only private school in this region is Gloriavale Christian Community School near Haupiri, which is operated by a religious group.

The decile rating indicates the socio-economic group that the school catchment area falls into. A rating of 1 indicates a poor area; a rating of 10 a well-off one.[4] The decile ratings used here come from the Ministry of Education Te Kete Ipurangi website and from the decile change spreadsheet listed in the references. The deciles were last revised using information from the 2006 Census.[5] The roll of each school changes frequently as students start school for the first time, move between schools, and graduate. The rolls given here are those provided by the Ministry of Education, based on figures from June 2011 roll returns.[6] The Ministry of Education institution number, given in the last column, links to the Te Kete Ipurangi page for each school.

Buller District[edit]

The Buller District covers the northern part of the West Coast region. The only town in the district with more than 1000 people is Westport.

Name Years Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Buller High School 9–13 Westport State 3 349 [1] 301
Granity School 1–8 Granity State 4 31 3192
Inangahua Junction School 1–6 Inangahua Junction State 6 2 3198
Karamea Area School 1–13 Karamea State 5 72 300
Maruia School 1–8 Maruia State 9 17 3204
Reefton Area School 1–13 Reefton State 3 166 [2] 496
Sacred Heart School 1–8 Reefton State integrated 4 34 3219
St Canice's School 1–8 Westport State integrated 4 138 3220
Westport North School 1–8 Westport State 4 204 [3] 3235
Westport South School 1–8 Westport State 4 301 3236

Grey District[edit]

The Grey District lies between the Buller and Westland districts. Greymouth and its satellite towns contain the majority of the district's population.

Name Years Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Awahono School - Grey Valley 1–8 Ahaura State 4 85 2105
Barrytown School 1–8 Barrytown State 4 24 3290
Blaketown School 1–8 Blaketown State 2 87 3295
Cobden School 1–8 Cobden State 2 123 3322
Gloriavale Christian Community School 1–13 Haupiri Private n/a 0 1587
Greymouth High School 9–13 Greymouth State 4 486 [4] 303
Greymouth Main School 1–8 Greymouth State 5 362 3361
John Paul II High School 9–13 Greymouth State integrated 4 167 [5] 304
Karoro School 1–8 Karoro State 8 173 3394
Lake Brunner School 1–8 Moana State 7 48 [6] 2123
Paparoa Range School 1–8 Dobson State 3 86 2106
Paroa School 1–8 Paroa State 6 148 3472
Runanga School 1–8 Runanga State 3 55 [7] 3495
St Patrick's School 1–8 Greymouth State integrated 5 150 3538

Westland District[edit]

The Westland District is the largest district on the West Coast, and the one with the smallest population. Hokitika is the only substantial town, with a population of just over 3,000 people.

Name Years Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Fox Glacier School 1–8 Fox Glacier State 8 8 3342
Franz Josef Glacier School 1–8 Franz Josef State 9 44 3343
Haast School 1–8 Haast State 3 11 3363
Hokitika School 1–6 Hokitika State 4 126 3376
Kaniere School 1–6 Kaniere State 7 142 3393
Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School 1–6 Kokatahi State 8 58 3398
Kumara School 1–8 Kumara State 5 35 [8] 3401
Ross School 1–6 Ross State 6 28 3489
South Westland Area School 1–15 Harihari State 4 95 [9] 306
St Mary's School 1–8 Hokitika State 5 164 3536
Westland High School 7–15 Hokitika State 6 321 [10] 305
Whataroa School 1–8 Whataroa State 7 37 [11] 3592

Closed schools[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Te Kete Ipurangi". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  • "ERO school and early childhood education reports". Education Review Office. Archived from the original on August 15, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  • "Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools" (XLS). New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
Specific
  1. ^ "About School: School basics". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  2. ^ "School Donations & Fees". New Zealand Ministry of Education. 23 June 1998. Archived from the original on 14 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-23.
  3. ^ "about NZ education". EduSearch. Archived from the original on December 6, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  4. ^ "How The Decile Is Calculated". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  5. ^ "Reviews of Deciles - General Information". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Schools - Education Counts". Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Waimangaroa school to close". 30 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Class dismissed for last time at tiny school". The Press. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.