Up to 13 Chch schools to be closed, as many as 18 will merge
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Christchurch schools to be closed and merged are named.
The news was broken yesterday to the principals and trustees whose schools are directly involved.
Some people were seen to leave that meeting in tears.
Hundreds of worried principals and board trustees from throughout Canterbury are gathered at Lincoln events centre on the outskirts of Christchurch to hear the news from education minister Hekia Parata and earthquake recovery minister Gerry Brownlee.
Schools to close include:
- Aranui High years 1 to 13
- Aranui Primary
- Banks Avenue Primary, or relocate depending on geotech report
- Branston Intermediate
- Burnham Primary
- Burnside Primary
- Chisnallwood Intermediate years 1 to 13
- Duvauchelles Primary
- Glenoor Primary
- Greenpark Primary
- Hammersley Park Primary
- Le Bons Bay Primary
- Linwood Intermediate
- Manning Intermediate
- Ricmond Primary
- Wainoni Primary
Who will merge:
Avonside Girls High will merge with Christchurch Girls High as a “dual shift” or may close depending on geotech report.
Christchurch Boys High will possibly merge with Shirley Boys High as a “dual shift”.
Central New Brighton Primary will merge with New Brighton Primary.