New learning spaces for Kamo Intermediate

The announcement of a $1.7 million redevelopment for Kamo Intermediate School is part of a major investment to upgrade schools and add capacity in Northland.

Kamo Intermediate School, which is in Whangarei, will get a new classroom block, made up of 4 flexible learning spaces.

The new learning spaces will accommodate the school’s steadily increasing roll.

In 2013 the school had a roll of 500 students and by March 2016 that had increased to 670. The extra classrooms will increase its capacity to 700 students.

Kamo Intermediate School board of trustees chairperson Don Robertson says the students were very excited to hear about the new rooms.

“The students had a lot of questions about technology and layout,” he says. “Staff will have input into the layout and usability of the new spaces.” 

“There is a definite buzz and sense of pride and achievement around the school at the moment.”

Don says the new, bright, open, and comfortable learning spaces will better suit the students and teachers.

During construction 4 modular classrooms will be placed on site to accommodate the growing roll.

The investment in Kamo Intermediate School is part of a $50 million investment to upgrade schools and add capacity in Northland, on top of the money normally provided to schools to maintain their property.

Work on Kamo Intermediate School’s new learning spaces is expected to be completed by June 2017.


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