New classrooms for local Tamaki schools

Tamaki Electorate
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Local MP Simon O’Connor says more classrooms will help keep up with roll demand and population growth in our region and replacement classrooms will provide improved, up-to-date infrastructure where needed.

“I have been conscious for some time of the growing need for extra room in many Tamaki schools and have spoken frequently to Ministers.  I am delighted that the electorate will benefit from this recent government announcement.  Both Orakei and St Thomas Schools, and our three colleges of Glendowie, Selwyn and Tamaki are set to receive a total of 40 new classrooms and 5 replacement classrooms,” Mr O’Connor said.

“The new classrooms will provide more modern learning spaces for more students. They will also provide more of the innovative and flexible teaching spaces required to help children reach even higher levels of achievement in the classroom.”

Over the next 18 months, more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered across Auckland to help meet increasing rolls. 

“Every year National has been in Government the education Budget has increased. 

“From school property to our Investing in Educational Success initiative, we are focused on giving teachers and principals the tools and skills they need to create the best learning opportunities for all young New Zealanders,” Mr O’Connor said.