Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Name change for new school

On 7 June the Board Chair, Rory O’Connor, said that the Board was considering the name for the school.

We invited feedback from the community during June and there has been general support for shortening the name to Amesbury School.

During its deliberations the Board became aware of New Zealand links with the small town of Amesbury on the Salisbury Plain in England. In the First World War, both the Maori battalion and the Wellington regiment were in camps close to the town. There are all sorts of opportunities related to a sister school relationship in the future if the school wishes to develop those.

The Ministry of Education has now approved the change to Amesbury School. The Board wishes to thank those members of the community who contributed to the discussion and made comments on the name change.