Monday, June 14, 2021

Final bell for Pukemiro school

Pukemiro Primary School near Huntly will close following years of declining roll numbers, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

“I’ve consulted with the School Commissioner, and this decision acknowledges the fact that the few remaining students from last term are now settled at other nearby schools,” Mr Hipkins said.

“I want to thank the Commissioner, Brad Totorewa, for his support through this period of change and all the staff and Board members for their contributions over the years.

“This school has a proud history serving generations since 1905, and it’s always a sad moment when the time has come for a once-thriving rural school to close its doors.”

Pukemiro School will officially close at the end of term two, on 25 July, with a decision pending on what the site will be used for in the future.

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