January 23, 2018
Commissioner appointed for Hato Petera
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has asked the Secretary for Education to appoint a Commissioner to take over the governance of Hato Petera College.
The board has been dissolved.
Since last March the historic Maori Catholic boarding school on Auckland's North Shore has been run by a limited statutory manager.
Mr Hipkins says the intervention is needed so a plan can be developed for the school's future, in consultation with the college community, the ministry, and the Proprietor.
He says the Education Review Office has indicated continuing concern about the performance and future viability of the college and it is not confident it is able to offer a quality sustainable education for its students.
The roll has declined from 210 students in 1995 to an expected 11 this year.
He says Hato Petera has a proud history, but is facing significant challenges and relationships within the school community are fractured.
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