Story: Class

Māngere East School arson

Māngere East School arson

Seven classrooms were gutted by fire at Māngere East School in Māngere in June 2010. The fire destroyed everything in the rooms including precious Samoan mats in the Samoan bilingual unit. Māngere East was a decile-one school, a categorisation based on the low incomes, occupational status and educational level of families in the school's catchment area.

Using this item

New Zealand Herald
Reference: 070610NZHDPSCHOOL09.JPG
Photograph by Dean Purcell

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Class - New groupings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018