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Queen Victoria School consultation hui confirmed

Media Statement

13 July 2001

Dates for Queen Victoria School consultation hui confirmed


The highly regarded Maori educationalist, Keri Kaa, has agreed to be the independent facilitator for a series of consultation hui to gauge people’s views on the future of Queen Victoria School, The St, Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools’ Trust Board Chairperson Rangi Pouwhare confirmed today.

The Minister of Education, the Hon Trevor Mallard, has agreed to begin a consultation process with the Trust Board to determine what future the school should have. The consultation is being jointly carried out by the Trust Board and the Ministry of Education.

A series of consultation hui for parents, pupils, staff, school trustees and other interested parties will be held over 10 days, starting this Sunday.

The St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools’ Trust Board, the owner of the school, has again reassured interested parties that no final decision on the future of Queen Victoria School will be made before the consultation process is completed.

“We are looking forward to meeting the people with an interest in the school to hear their views on the best way to improve education for young Maori women.” said Ms Pouwhare.

Ends

Contact: Rangi Pouwhare
Chairperson, St Stephens & Queen Victoria Schools’ Trust Board
Phone: 025 754 532

See attached schedule of consultation hui.

Queen Victoria School Consultation Hui details:

Combined hui for parents, pupils and the school trustees.
Sunday 15 July, 2001
Time 6pm – 8pm
Venue School hall

Students
Tuesday 17 July, 2001
Time 3pm – 5pm
Venue School hall

School staff
Wednesday 18 July, 2001
Time 3pm – 5pm
Venue School hall.

Te Kahui o Kuini Wikitoria
Wednesday 18 July
Time 7pm – 9pm
Venue Te Rau Kahikatea – St Johns Theological College

Public
Sunday 22 July 1pm – 5pm
Venue Te Rau Kahikatea – St Johns Theological College

Public
Wednesday 25 July 7pm – 9pm
Venue Te Rau Kahikatea – St Johns Theological College

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