Whakatane High School
|Whakatane High School|
Kia Whakatane Ahau
|Opened||1920 (As Whakatane District High School)|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||144|
|Number of students||816|
|Hours in school day||6.5 hours (including form time)|
|Houses||Kauri, Rimu, Totara, Matai|
|Slogan||Challenging Students to Achieve|
|School roll||833 (March 2015)|
Whakatane High School is a secondary school located in the town of Whakatane, New Zealand. It has served the town and surrounding areas since 1920. As of 2015, the school has a roll of more than 800 students.
Facilities and buildings
The school consists of a field, gymnasium (a separate gymnastics building operated by the local Gymnastics Club lies next to it), school & student office, Careers Centre, the Barclay Hall, a library (named in November 2011 after New Zealand author Margaret Mahy, who went to Whakatane High School for a period of time), and numerous buildings split into blocks including: N block (Mainly used for Math, and ICT), T Block (Mainly used for Technology), B Block (Mainly for English, Social Studies and related subjects), A block (Multiple subjects including Languages and Health), and C Block (Mainly for art and related subjects).
As of 2014, the school has 816 students. Of this, 52% are female, and 48% male. Also, 53% are Maori, 35% are New Zealand European and 12% are of another ethnicity. The school had 27 international students staying at the school.
There are four houses in which the students are split into:
Each house is named after a tree that is native to New Zealand.
|This section requires expansion. (December 2011)|
- Jozef Klarssen, Member of Nederlands Olympic Eight at 2012 London Games
- Lisa Carrington, Canoe Sprint World Champion, Olympic gold medallist
- Karen Hanlen, Oceania mountain bike champion
- John Vernon Head QSM, Anti-landmines activist
- Margaret Mahy, author
- Benji Marshall, rugby league player
- Ian Shearer (born 1941), former National MP
- Brett Sinkinson, rugby union player
- Sir Alan Stewart, founding vice-chancellor, Massey University
- Nathan Twaddle, world champion rower and Olympic bronze medallist
- "Directory of Schools - as at 7 April 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Whakatane High School ERO Report (05/06/2014)". http://www.ero.govt.nz/. Education Review Office. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 341. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.