Piopio College

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Piopio College
LogoPiopioCollege.png
Address
18 Aria Road, Piopio
Coordinates 38°28′22.84″S 175°0′49.51″E / 38.4730111°S 175.0137528°E / -38.4730111; 175.0137528Coordinates: 38°28′22.84″S 175°0′49.51″E / 38.4730111°S 175.0137528°E / -38.4730111; 175.0137528
Information
Type Co-Ed. Year 7-13.
Established 1975
Ministry of Education Institution no. 162
Principal Julie Radice
School roll 172[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 5M[2]
Website

Piopio College is a coeducational secondary school in Piopio, a town in the Waitomo District of New Zealand.

History[edit]

The College opened in 1975 when Piopio District High School was separated into Piopio Primary School and Piopio College. It won the Goodman Fielder Best School of the Year Award in 1999 jointly with Patearoa School.[3]

Piopio District High School was formed in 1924. It was the first school in New Zealand to have a school bus service.

A combined schools centenary was held in March 2009.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • Bob Ford - 1975-1979
  • Brian Tegg - 1980-2001
  • Tim Davies-Colley - 2002-2007
  • David Day - 2008–2012
  • Julie Radice - 2013 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Down to earth focus". Education Gazette New Zealand. 79 (13). 24 July 2000. 
  4. ^ "Piopio College and Piopio Primary (ex Piopio District High School)". Education Gazette New Zealand. 22 October 2007.