South Auckland school closed down by Education Ministry

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 11 September 2015

The private school in Auckland is being shut down because of safety concerns for its 70 students. The Ministry of Education has suspended the registration of Pacific Christian School in Mangere, amid serious and ongoing concerns about the safety and welfare of students. Dr Sitaleki Finau, is a local GP, who knows the community well, and some of his patients are school families. He says the suspension is an overreaction on the part of the Education Ministry. Su'a William Sio is the Labour MP for Mangere. He has been working with the Board of Trustees of the school, and says the closure will have a big impact on the Tongan community in South Auckland.