Mormons admit closure of Church College will be a loss

Mormons admit closure of Church College will be a loss – 30 Jun 2006 – National News:

The only Mormon school in New Zealand is closing because leaders say the church’s resources could be better used elsewhere.

Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said yesterday the 700-student Church College at Temple View in Hamilton would shut down in stages from next year to 2009.

United States-based Elder Paul Johnson told the Herald it was decided to close the school because New Zealand’s education system was “one of the strongest in the world”.

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Posted on July 3, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s quite interesting. I served my mission in Australia, so I served with quite a few missionaries from New Zealand, and many of them had gone to Church College (college being high school, not university)

    I always thought it was kind of cool that they had a church high school there since I had always wondered why we didn’t have any private Church high schools in the US.

    I think it makes sense that they are shutting it down, but I imagine a lot of members there won’t be happy with the decision.

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