Spreydon

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Spreydon
Area
 • Total1.1996 km2 (0.4632 sq mi)
Population
(2006)
 • Total3,432
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)

Spreydon is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south-south-west of Cathedral Square. The most central street through Spreydon is Barrington Street. Spreydon is flanked by the suburbs Hoon Hay, Somerfield, and Lower Cashmere.

Spreydon was constituted as a borough in 1911. It merged into the city of Christchurch in 1921.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre
  • Barrington Shopping Centre,[2] Redeveloped in 2012 houses many shops including a major supermarket, pharmacy, The Warehouse, banks and post office as well as a number of other boutique and lifestyle stores.
  • Pioneer Leisure Centre, opened in 1978, is a council-owned and operated centre with swimming pools, an indoor sports stadium and a fitness centre.[1][3]

Education[edit]

  • Christchurch South Intermediate is a coeducational state intermediate (years 7-8) school with a roll of 515 and a socio-economic decile rating of 6.[4]
  • Spreydon School is a coeducational state contributing (years 1-6) primary school with a roll of 304 and a decile rating of 3.[5]
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi is a coeducational state composite (years 1-15) school teaching entirely in the Māori language. It has a roll of 74 and a decile rating of 3.[6]
  • West Spreydon School is a coeducational state contributing (years 1-6) primary school with a roll of 208 and a decile rating of 4.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canterbury places - South Christchurch. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
  2. ^ "Christchurch shopping at Barrington Shopping". www.barringtonshopping.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  3. ^ Plans to redevelop Pioneer Leisure Centre
  4. ^ Education Counts: South Intermediate
  5. ^ Education Counts: Spreydon school
  6. ^ Education Counts: TKKM o Te Whanau Tahi
  7. ^ Education Counts: West Spreydon school

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°34′S 172°37′E / 43.567°S 172.617°E / -43.567; 172.617