$17.5m redevelopment for 3 Wellington schools

Three Wellington primary schools have joined the region’s list of schools undergoing redevelopments.

The Minister of Education last week announced that Northland School, Churton Park School and Brooklyn School would be redeveloped at a total cost of $17.5 million.

The Ministry’s Head of Education Infrastructure Service Jerome Sheppard says $8 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Northland School, where an old teaching block will be replaced and 2 additional classrooms built to help meet roll growth.

At Churton Park School $6 million will be invested replacing 6 classrooms and the library.

Another $3.5 million will be invested in Brooklyn School, where 5 teaching spaces will be replaced and the administration block repaired. Funding will also be provided to extend the multipurpose hall.

The investment in these 3 schools means more than $116 million has been allocated to school redevelopments in the Wellington area over the last 14 months.

Wellington schools that have had redevelopments announced include Aotea College, Wellington East Girls’ College, Thorndon School, Newtown School, Kelburn Normal School, Khandallah School and Ngaio School.

Mr Sheppard says the investments are about providing learners with modern, effective and inspiring learning environments.

“Once complete these schools will have fantastic new facilities that will really support the learning needs of students,” he says.

“Providing the right physical environment is an important aspect of education and we strive to provide learners with flexible spaces which make the most of innovative technologies.”

It has also been announced this year that more than $6 million would be invested in 20 extra classrooms across the greater Wellington and Kapiti regions, to help accommodate roll growth.

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