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Arthur Street School
26 Arthur Street
Duned­in 9016
03 477 6524 office
03 477 6987 fax

Office man­ager: Michelle Vial
secretary@arthurst.school.nz

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School History

Arthur Street School is Dunedin’s longest estab­lished school hav­ing some­what unique begin­ning. It star­ted on board the “Phil­lip Laing” where the immig­rants’ school teach­er, James Black­ie com­menced classes. On arrival, the school was trans­ferred to a water­front site near the foot of Dowl­ing Street where it was known as the Beach School. In 1864 the school was shif­ted to the corner of Tennyson Street and York Place where it was known as the Middle School. In 1877 it was shif­ted to its present site and renamed Arthur Street School. The school was rebuilt in the mid 1960’s repla­cing the ori­gin­al build­ings with the ones you see today.