Papatoetoe High School
|Papatoetoe High School|
|Type||State co-ed secondary (Year 9–13)|
|Motto||Digne Lampada Tradas
("worthy to carry the torch")
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||95|
|School roll||1467 (February 2017)|
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.
- Georgina Beyer, former MP
- Dillon Boucher, New Zealand's most decorated basketballer and current assistant coach of the Tall Blacks and small forward for the New Zealand Breakers
- Con Psy, real name David Dallas, member of the band Frontline
- Charlie Faumuina, Auckland and All Blacks player
- Phil Goff, current Mayor of Auckland, former MP for Mount Roskill, former Leader of the Opposition (2008–11)
- Mark Gosche, former MP
- Ricki Herbert, former All White and now manager of All Whites and Wellington Phoenix
- Emma Hunter, Samoan New Zealander Olympic swimmer
- David Shearer (1971–75), MP for Mount Albert, humanitarian worker, Leader of the Opposition (2011–2013)
- Ish Sodhi, Northern Districts player and member of the New Zealand national cricket team
- Young Sid, real name Sidney Diamond, rapper
- "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Gower, Patrick (23 April 2009). "UN 'special guy' eyes Mt Albert seat". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "Olympics: Young swimmer hopes to be first woman to swim for Samoa", TV3, May 17, 2008
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