Christchurch schools - one year on


One year on from the Government's announcement of closures and mergers of Christchurch schools, school communities are still coping with change.

Burwood School is one of the Christchurch schools identified for merger at the end of this year. The school is holding a celebration weekend in November and is inviting the wider community, including other schools throughout New Zealand as well as past staff and students of the school. For more details, contact or visit

Meanwhile, Phillipstown School, through the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust, is taking the Ministry to court at the end of September, seeking a judicial review of the flawed "renewal process". The community is urgently seeking support towards legal costs.

Donations can be made to

We Are Phillipstown
ANZ 060807 0114631 75

or by cheques made out to

We are Phillipstown
Phillipstown Community Centre
 PO Box 10181,Christchurch 8145.

Please email with your name and email so that a receipt can be mailed to you.

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