Autism has established a defining presence in modern
society. About one in every 88 children born each year in New
Zealand is diagnosed with the disorder. Shey Pope-Mayell, a
year 13 pupil at Wakatipu High School, sheds some light on
the issue of living with autism.
Wakatipu High School held its annual participation day on
Friday. Pupils took part in activities in a friendly
environment at the school's fields. The four houses compete
in good spirit to start the school year and Olivia Caldwell,
of the Queenstown Times, was there to capture it on
The end of tenure of the Ministry of Education's
troubleshooter in Wakatipu High School signals a return to
normalcy following almost two years of turbulence triggered
by a scathing Education Review Office (Ero) report.