May 29, 2013
Closure threat lifted from Christchurch kura
Two Christchurch Māori immersion schools have successfully stood up to an Education Ministry push to make them merge or move.
Announcing the final decisions for 16 schools affected by the Government’s education renewal plan for the quake-battered city yesterday, Education Minister Hekia Parata said the two kura can now stay where they are.
South New Brighton School was also reprieved from a forced merger, six schools will merge into three, and seven will close.
Ms Parata says the decision affects just 2100 children across these 13 schools that will close or merge, or about 3 percent of the Christchurch school age population.
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