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Grove Primary School (South Africa)

The Grove Primary School is a school from pre-primary to Grade 7 in Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. There are about 720 pupils at the Grove and the school Head is Sally Shield, it is a punctual school with a rich history Being older than Rondebosch Boys High, The Grove is one of the oldest schools in South Africa and was founded in 1885 as the Feldhausen School, named after Feldhausen Estate, a farm prior to the founding of the school. To this day the school is still adjacent to Feldhausen Road; the premises contain the Sir John Frederick William Herschel obelisk, dedicated to the famous British astronomer who visited South Africa in 1833 to catalogue the stars of the southern skies, returning to Britain in 1838. The school celebrated its 125 birthday in 2010; the school celebrates it with a soccer festival, which still runs to date. Helen Zille, leader of the DA, started her political career while a parent at the school, she spearheaded a campaign. Grove has one field on the grounds with another field not too far away named Lady Anne.

Grove's facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, an AstroTurf, netball courts, a playing field, basketball court, cricket nets, a library and a computer room. Every year there is a sports day, competed between the school houses of Athens, Sparta and Rome. Summer sports include: mini-sport, mini-cricket, cricket and tennis. Winter sports include: soccer, hockey and cross-country. Official website

Auckland Prison

Not to be confused with Mount Eden Prison in Auckland. Auckland Prison is a prison facility consisting of medium security and maximum security compounds in Paremoremo, New Zealand; the two compounds are separate but located close together in a rural area. The prison contains New Zealand's only specialist maximum-security unit, housing some of the most severe criminals in the country, its old names of'Paremoremo' and'Pare' are still well-known and used throughout New Zealand. Auckland Prison includes the medium-security Auckland West division, built in 1981 to relieve crowding at other institutions at Mount Eden Prison; the prison holds about 650 prisoners. Within the maximum security prison, the section referred to as'D Block' has a harsh reputation. Conditions in it are restrictive, there are around three prison officers per inmate of the block. Security was upgraded during the 1990s and 2000s. Rev David Connor, the prison chaplain, noted that when he moved to Paremoremo in 1984, a chain-link fence around the medium-security block was all, required.

In 2010, the maximum security part of the prison, East Division, is surrounded by a secure perimeter fence covered in razor wire. Razor wire is laid between the unit and the fence. East Wing has only one point of entry which has a sensitive scanner which every person must pass through. Anyone carrying items into East Division is required to bring them through in a clear plastic bag; every person entering is liable to be searched. East Division has a centralised CCTV system, with cameras monitored from the control room in the centre of the wing at all times. All cells have bars on the windows. All exercise yards are enclosed. There is a higher staff/prisoner ratio in east block than in other units. West Division accommodates high-medium security prisoners. Like East Wing, it has only one point of entry and any person entering the unit is liable to be searched. There are CCTV cameras monitored from the Guardroom, sensors between the fences of the West Division. There is one minimum security unit, one low medium security unit and the Te Piriti unit which houses low security prisoners.

These units have a lower level of security as prisoners in these units are deemed to be a minimal risk to public safety. In case of a serious incident, guards have few options but to call the police, correction officers have warned that violent inmates are becoming more of a problem. After a serious attack by inmates on a prison guard in July 2007, a member of the staff anonymously complained to The New Zealand Herald about security procedures being inadequate, called the prison as being more like a'holiday camp' for prisoners - in the case of those considered dangerous, alleging that prison management gives in to most of their demands to keep the peace. Brian Curtis was an inmate after being convicted of importing $1.5 million of LSD in 1991, until his escape in August 1993, again after his recapture in 2001 until his release on parole in December 2007. Convicted murderer Michael Bullock escaped with Curtis and was recaptured in 1999. Dean Wickliffe has escaped from Auckland Prison twice. Triple murderer William Bell was being held in the maximum security Delta Block in 2007.

George Charlie Baker, who killed a teenage boy in a prison van, is a prisoner. Convicted murderer Antonie Dixon was being held in the maximum security area, awaiting sentencing, when he died in February 2009. Bruce Howse, who killed his step-daughters, was held in the maximum security area before he was transferred to Whanganui Prison for beating up Joseph Thompson in May 2005. Graeme Burton was found guilty in November 2009 of the attempted murder of Dwayne Marsh at Auckland Prison and was sentenced to the indefinite term of preventive detention. Jason Somerville, convicted of a double murder in Christchurch in 2009, was once a prisoner in the maximum security area. Scott Watson, convicted of a double murder at Furneaux Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds on 1 January 1998, was once a prisoner in the maximum security area before he was transferred to Christchurch Men's Prison. Convicted rapist and murderer Hayden Taylor was once a prisoner in the maximum security area before he was transferred to Rimutaka Prison.

The suspect in the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, is being kept in isolation here while awaiting trial. List of prisons in New Zealand Auckland Prison, Department of Corrections