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New integrated primary school for Tauranga

New integrated primary school for Tauranga

Tauranga list MP Margaret Wilson announced today that the government has approved the integration of Tauranga Rudolf Steiner School at Welcome Bay into the state education system.

“The proprietor and staff of Tauranga Rudolf Steiner School, previously a private school, have been working towards this step for several years. The school will legally become part of the state system from Term 1, 2005,” Margaret Wilson said.

“The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 gives proprietors of private schools the right to seek integration into the state system. They become, in most respects, state schools, but the proprietor remains the owner of the property and retains responsibility for capital works.”

As part of the move from private to integrated school, an establishment board has been appointed. The board members are Athol Barlow, Lois Robertson, Debra Bradshaw, Bill Murphy and Stephen Lane. “The members of the board will bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the establishment of the school as an integrated state school.”

The establishment board of trustees will be in place until a new one is elected after integration." “I welcome the opportunity to extend the range of options for parents in the Western Bay of Plenty”.

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