Totara College of Accelerated Learning

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Totara College of Accelerated Learning
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Totara College of Accelerated Learning
Address
3 Ruahine Street,
Dannevirke,
New Zealand
Coordinates 40°11′26″S 176°06′41″E / 40.1905°S 176.1114°E / -40.1905; 176.1114Coordinates: 40°11′26″S 176°06′41″E / 40.1905°S 176.1114°E / -40.1905; 176.1114
Information
Type State, Co-educational, Composite Years 1-15
Established 1978
Ministry of Education Institution no. 439
Principal Deborah Max
School roll 67
Socio-economic decile 3
Website

Totara College of Accelerated Learning is a small state-integrated religious area school in New Zealand, formerly called Dannevirke Christian School. The school is also referred to as Totara College, and takes its name from the New Zealand native Totara tree.

Totara College of Accelerated Learning was opened on 22 May 1978 as Dannevirke Christian School. The school was founded by Dannevirke Christian Fellowship and the founding principal was Mike Connell, with Jeanette Lloyd as the first classroom supervisor. The school uses the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum and students can attend from New Entrants (NZ Year 0) to Senior Secondary School (NZ Year 13).

The present land on which the school is situated, was purchased in 1984.