Rutherford College, Auckland, New Zealand
With the growth of Auckland pushing into
the area, the High School opened on 5 February 1961. Because of the large number of contributing primary schools,
the headmaster, Mr A E E Clark, decided the school needed a name independent of the various districts, so called it
Rutherford High School, after the famous New Zealander who was the father of nuclear physics. In 1998 it became Rutherford College.
The school celebrates annually, Rutherford Day, to commemorate the achievements of Lord Rutherford. The school logo is
the Kotoku (White Heron). The official school song is "Me Hui Hui", written by Pita Sharples. Another school song "The Rutherford Way" was written by former
school music teacher, Mrs. Manu Fa'aea-Semeatu.