A further 23 schools are set to benefit from the Government’s investment in short-term roll growth classrooms across New Zealand, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
“Three schools in Bay of Plenty/Waiariki, 17 schools in Auckland and three schools in the Otago/Southland area will get new learning spaces to help them cope with growing student numbers,” Chris Hipkins said.
“The investment in these regions is part of a $100 million commitment from Budget 21, and the Government’s plan to provide 100,000 additional student places by 2030.
“Schools around New Zealand are growing and it is important that we provide them with the classrooms they need, so teachers can focus on teaching and students can focus on learning.
“As our students and young people return to face-to-face learning, we want them to have warm, dry, fit-for-purpose classrooms to learn in. This investment ensures almost 1500 more students will have a place to do that.”
Over $25 million invested in Auckland schools:
Dairy Flat school – 2 classrooms
Glenavon School – 2 classrooms
Green Bay High – 5 classrooms
Henderson High – 6 classrooms
Henderson Intermediate – 4 classrooms
Kaipara College – 4 classrooms
Kelston Intermediate – 2 classrooms
Kohimarama School – 2 classrooms
Māngere East School – 2 classrooms
Newton Central School – 2 classrooms
Orewa Beach School – 1 classroom
Ormiston Primary School – 2 classrooms
Papatoetoe South School – 2 classrooms
Royal Oak Intermediate – 2 classrooms
Rutherford School – 2 classrooms
Waitākere College – 4 classrooms
Waterlea Public School – 2 classrooms
Over $6 million invested in Bay of Plenty/Waiariki schools:
Te Awamutu College – 3 classrooms
Papamoa College – 4 classrooms
Merivale School – 2 classrooms
Over $4.5 million invested in Otago/Southland schools:
Oamaru Intermediate – 2 classrooms
Te Wharekura o Arowhenua – 2 classrooms
Taieri College – 4 classrooms
“This builds on the 50 classrooms announced for 21 schools across nine regions that are already benefiting from the Budget 21 short-term roll growth initiative to date,” Chris Hipkins said.