Aurora College (Invercargill)
|234 Regent Street
|Type||State Co-Educational Secondary (Year 7–13)|
|Motto||It's not just the stars that shine|
|Established||2004 (formerly Mount Anglem College)|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||548|
|School roll||396 (February 2018)|
It is New Zealand's southernmost stand-alone secondary school, and second southernmost secondary school after The Catlins Area School in Owaka.
Aurora College opened in 2005, although it has a history extending back to 1912. It was formed from the merger of Mt Anglem College and Tweedsmuir Junior High School, on the former Mt Anglem site. Mt Anglem College had operated for only six years, having opened in 1999 following the merger of Kingswell and Cargill High Schools on the existing Kingswell site. Cargill High School was the successor school to Southland College (formerly Southland Technical College) after the latter site become part of Southland Polytechnic in 1978. Kingswell High School, which was established in 1971, was built to the S68 plan which is characterised by single-storey classroom blocks of concrete block construction, with low-pitched roofs and internal open courtyards.
Notable staff of Aurora College or its predecessor institutions include:
People educated at Aurora College or its predecessor institutions include:
- Rex Austin, politician
- Johnny Checketts, World War II air ace
- Simon Culhane, rugby union player
- Ruth Dallas, writer and poet
- Bill Kini, boxer
- Jean McKenzie, diplomat
- Trevor Moffitt, artist
- Mils Muliaina, rugby union player
- Cliff Skeggs, businessman and politician
- Jeff Wilson, rugby union player and cricketer
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- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Sonti, Chalpat (27 November 2004). "Goodbye Mt Anglem College". Southland Times.
- Baird, Nicky (12 December 1998). "Kingswell school's out forever". Southland Times. p. 3.
- Southland Technical College: Silver Jubilee. Invercargill: Jubilee committee. 1937.
- Southland Technical College Golden Jubliee, 1912-1962. Invercargill: Jubilee committee. 1962.
- "School's over". Southland Times. 21 June 1997. p. 27.
- "Post-primary (secondary) schools in Otago & Southland" (PDF). Hocken Library, University of Otago. February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Category:New Zealand secondary schools of S68 plan construction
- "Adventurer with a social conscience". DominionPost. Wellington. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- "William James Reed". Ferner Galleries. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
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