At the edge of the city and the margins of society, a school and its students are fighting back.

Papakura High School has a falling roll, and as far as results go, it's among the worst schools in the country.

The buildings are under-maintained and morale is low. Staff and students fear closure. Its community faces huge challenges: homelessness, low incomes, limited education and a high crime rate.‚Äč

Many families with money send their children to "better" schools on the other side of the railway tracks.

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But there is hope.

Some of the students are stars, dedicated to building a future for themselves and inspiring others.

A charismatic new headmaster has big plans for turning things around.

Watch Part 3 of the three-part series above.

Part 1: click here

Part 2: click here