Papatoetoe High School

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Papatoetoe High School
Papatoetoe High School logo.png
Nicholson Avenue
Auckland 2025
New Zealand
Coordinates 36°58′30″S 174°52′21″E / 36.97500°S 174.87250°E / -36.97500; 174.87250Coordinates: 36°58′30″S 174°52′21″E / 36.97500°S 174.87250°E / -36.97500; 174.87250
Type State co-ed secondary (Year 9–13)
Motto Digne Lampada Tradas
("worthy to carry the torch")
Established 1956
Ministry of Education Institution no. 95
Principal Vaughan Couillault
Staff 120
School roll 1467[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 3H[2]

Papatoetoe High School (PHS) is a secondary school (years 9–13) in Papatoetoe suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand.

PHS has a disability unit called The Richards Centre, named after a previous principal. The tentre supports people with many different types of disabilities. It has a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist on site during all school hours.

The school is home to the first and largest Key Club in the New Zealand/South Pacific District. Key Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007 and as of 2008 had 59 registered members. It also has a reputation for its sports teams in South Auckland.

Notable alumni[edit]