New classrooms for Tauranga schools

Pāpāmoa College and Merivale Primary will get some new classrooms.

Pāpāmoa College and Merivale Primary are set to get some new classrooms following a government announcement today.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says a further 23 schools are set to benefit from the investment in short-term roll growth classrooms across New Zealand.

“Three schools in Bay of Plenty/Waikato, 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,” says Hipkins.

“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’s 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.”

This includes:

More than $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

More than $6 million invested in Bay of Plenty/Waikato schools:

Te Awamutu College – 3 classrooms

Papamoa College – 4 classrooms

Merivale School – 2 classrooms

More than $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,” says Hipkins.


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