New classrooms for almost 20 schools

Around a thousand students will benefit from the 58 classrooms delivered to schools across the country, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Mr Hipkins visited Crofton Downs Primary School in Wellington today to make the announcement.

“We are experiencing significant population growth in our cities, and this $46 million investment is about ensuring our schools are able to keep pace,” Chris Hipkins said.

“This Coalition Government is committed to ensuring schools have enough classrooms that are modern and fit-for-purpose to support students to succeed.”

The schools receiving new classrooms and special education satellite units* are:

Auckland region -

  • Hauraki School – 6 classrooms
  • Oranga School – 5 classrooms
  • Pokeno School – 8 classrooms
  • Laingholm School – 1 classroom
  • Glendowie College – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)
  • Target Road School – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)
  • Glenfield Intermediate – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)

Total –26 classrooms

Waikato –

  • Rototuna Primary School – 7 classrooms
  • Hukanui School – 2 classrooms
  • Tahuna School – 1 classroom
  • Patricia Avenue School – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)

Total – 12 classrooms

Wellington –

  • Crofton Downs School – 2 classrooms
  • Mahinawa Special School – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)

Total – 4 classrooms

  • And the expansion of Amesbury School in Churton Park (200 additional student spaces)

Other areas –

  • Mangawhai Beach School (Mangawhai, Tai Tokerau) – 8 classrooms
  • Wairakei School (Wairakei, Bay of Plenty) – 2 classrooms
  • Waltham School (Christchurch) – 2 classrooms
  • Kowhai Special School (Hastings, Hawkes Bay, Tarawhiti) – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)
  • Henley Special School (Nelson) – 2 classrooms (1 special education satellite unit)

Total – 16 classrooms

“The Government is focused on investing in vital public services including education. Budget 18 provides an increase of $332 million over four years to support growth.

‘I’ve already announced that $19.5 million has been set aside to completely rebuild and expand Onepoto Primary School in Northcote, Auckland. I’ll be making further property announcements throughout the year,” Chris Hipkins said.

Note –

*Each special satellite unit includes two classrooms. Information about satellite units can be found here.