Local List MP thrilled by new funding for Ōhāriu School

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ngaio School will be one of two major beneficiaries of a new $12.3m investment announced by the Associate Minister of Education, Hon Nikki Kaye.

“At Ngaio School, $3.4 million will be invested in five new learning spaces. These will replace existing buildings affected by structural and groundwater issues, which will be demolished” says Minister Kaye.

“This project will complement the recent completion of eight new learning spaces at the school, which were needed to keep pace with roll growth.

 “These redevelopments will help create innovative learning environments, with flexible learning spaces that can provide an open-plan layout or be closed off into traditional classrooms” says Minister Kaye.

Ōhariu-based National List MP Brett Hudson was delighted at the news that the government was again focussing support in education on the Ōhariu area.

“Congratulations to Ngaio School on receiving such a significant portion of this redevelopment investment.”

“Ōhariu is fortunate to have some of the most innovative and successful schools in the country and with over $83m of school redevelopments announced in the Wellington area since November, it’s great to see that success rewarded” says Mr Hudson.

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