New Zealand media outlets are focused on the opening of
St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College in Drury, Auckland.

As the new Jesuit companion school in Auckland prepares to open its doors on 7 February, media interest has been increasing. Last month, the New Zealand Herald published a video clip under the headline: St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College nears completion. And last week, a Newshub report by Ruwani Perera quoted Paikea Harris-Fourie, one of the foundation students, who said: “It’s a really big school compared to the little country school I used to go to, and it’s very flash as well.”  

There are 340 students enrolled in Years 7 to 9 and there is also a phased expansion plan. The story quoted College principal, Dean Wearmouth, who said: “Every year we will be increasing by year level until we’re a full Year 7 to 13 college, and that means by 2028 we should have about 900 students on the roll.” 

To read about the decades-long timeline behind the opening of the school click here. 

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