North Porirua, Aotea, future schooling provision

We’ve been continuing our work looking at future schooling provision in Aotea, North Porirua in response to roll growth pressure.

Following the two phases of engagement to help us understand community preferences for future schooling provision in the area, we’ve been analysing updated available information before confirming the next steps.

This has involved further detailed analysis of school enrolment trends, school aged population growth and the most up to date population projections. We’ve also been considering the impact of the Porirua City Council draft long term plan, the impact of growth in the areas surrounding Porirua and the potential impact of Transmission Gully.

We’ve also in the initial stages of analysing the impact of recently announced housing areas in Porirua, including the Plimmerton Farms area.

Next Steps

Our next step is briefing the Minister of Education on the outcome of this work. This is standard practice before we continue the conversation with schools and community. We’d hoped to do this by the end of Term 2 this year, but it’s taking a little more time.

After this, we’ll get in touch with northern Porirua schools, the Porirua City Council and the Aotea Residents Association and update them on the next steps. Once this is completed, we’ll also update this website.

Further information

Read the background to the consultation.

email northernporirua.engagement@education.govt.nz

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