Maeroa is a suburb in western Hamilton in New Zealand. Originally an outlying suburb, it became part of Hamilton City in 1925 with the second boundary extension.[1]

Maeroa
Maeroa, Hamilton
Maeroa, Hamilton
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityHamilton, New Zealand
Electoral wardHamilton West
Established1925
Population
 (2006 Census)
 • Total3,606
Te Rapa Forest Lake Beerescourt
Nawton
Maeroa
Whitiora
Dinsdale Frankton Hamilton West

Maeroa Intermediate SchoolEdit

The suburbs contains Maeroa Intermediate School, which became the first intermediate school in the Waikato Region after being founded in 1954. The school coat of arms is registered with the College of Arms and includes arrows of desire, spear or sword of justice, lamp of knowledge and crosses. The bannerhead is also the school motto "I will not cease from mental fight",[2] which is in line with the philosophy of a school that teaches children to think for themselves.[3] Jerusalem is the school anthem.[2]

The first principal of the school was Trevor Church. The school celebrated a 50th jubilee in 2004. That same year, the school hosted the Newscruise Challenge, an annual interschool news and general knowledge quiz sponsored by the Waikato Times.[4] Footballer Marco Rojas is a notable alumni of the school.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamilton Street Name Index, Hamilton Public Library
  2. ^ a b Maeroa Intermediate - Our History Retrieved January 2012
  3. ^ [Maeroan 1954-2004 BRN 454442 Priority Print Hamilton, NZ] Retrieved January 2012
  4. ^ Winning students join the paper chase (subscription required)

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