Seatoun

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Seatoun
Suburb
Seatoun from Wellington Harbour entrance
Seatoun from Wellington Harbour entrance
Seatoun is located in New Zealand
Seatoun
Seatoun
Seatoun is located in New Zealand Wellington
Seatoun
Seatoun
Coordinates: 41°19′S 174°50′E / 41.317°S 174.833°E / -41.317; 174.833Coordinates: 41°19′S 174°50′E / 41.317°S 174.833°E / -41.317; 174.833
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Established1889
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total2,235
Ferry terminal(s)Seatoun Ferryterminal
Miramar Worser Bay
Seatoun
Wellington Harbour heads
Strathmore Park Breaker Bay, Cook Strait

Seatoun, an eastern suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, lies on the east coast of the Miramar Peninsula, close to the entrance to Wellington Harbour (Port Nicholson), some seven kilometres southeast of the CBD. The suburb sits on an exposed promontory close to Barrett Reef, a dangerous area of rocky shallows upon which many ships have foundered, most notably the inter-island ferry TEV Wahine in 1968.

Europeans first settled the suburb in 1889. The name Seatoun comes from a locality in Forfarshire, Scotland linked with the family history of Coutts Crawford, the suburb's founder.[2]

Seatoun as a suburb looks out on to Steeple Rock, which is the largest rock of Barrett Reef at the west of the entrance to Wellington Harbour, rising 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level. Its Māori name is Te Aroaro-o-Kupe (The front of Kupe), after being officially changed on 3 September 2009 from Te Ure-o-Kupe (The penis of Kupe). Kupe, the legendary discoverer of Aotearoa, is said to have injured himself on the rock while swimming.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Seatoun School[edit]

Seatoun School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students,[3] with a roll of 381 as of March 2020.[4]

The school was founded in 1916. It relocated to a new facility on the old Fort Dorset New Zealand Army base in 2002, near the entrance to the Wellington Harbour.[5]

Other schools[edit]

St Anthony's School is a co-educational state-integrated Catholic primary school for Year 1 to 8 students,[6][7] with a roll of 70.[8]

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna is a co-educational state Māori language immersion school for Year 1 to 13 students,[9][10] with a roll of 79.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Seatoun
  2. ^ Chambers, Robert (1836). "Fetteresso". The gazetteer of Scotland. Edinburgh. Retrieved 20 September 2014. In a northerly part of the parish [of Fetteresso in Kincardineshire] near the shore is the village of Seatoun.
  3. ^ "Seatoun School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  4. ^ "Seatoun School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  5. ^ "Seatoun School Official School Website". seatoun.school.nz.
  6. ^ "St Anthony's School Official School Website". stants.school.nz.
  7. ^ "St Anthony's School Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  8. ^ "St Anthony's School Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.
  9. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna Official School Website". tkkmmokopuna.school.nz.
  10. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna Education Review Office Report". ero.govt.nz. Education Review Office.
  11. ^ "Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Mokopuna Ministry of Education School Profile". educationcounts.govt.nz. Ministry of Education.