Around $14.5 million is being invested in the redevelopment of Clayton Park School in Wattle Downs says local MP Judith Collins.
“This comes after years of work on one of our most complex school redevelopments, which has faced issues with old, leaky buildings and asbestos,”
“The redevelopment will mean most of the school’s existing buildings will be replaced, with 19 new permanent learning spaces to be built. The recently built hall and administration areas will remain.” Ms Collins said.
The new classrooms will have high standards of acoustics, lighting and ventilation. They will also feature the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning.
“National is supporting New Zealand schools so they are fit for the future. This means providing flexible spaces for more students, and ensuring they are innovative learning environments that enable students to achieve their potential.” Ms Collins said.
The new spaces will be able to support a range of teaching and learning approaches.
This project has involved a great deal of discussion and careful planning. Ms Collins acknowledges the efforts of the Board of Trustees, the principal, and the staff.
“It’s important we create a safe, lasting, and fit for purpose environment for our students. We have to get this right.”
“This investment will better support the schools’ teachers to raise student achievement. I know the school is keen to be part of a local Community of Learning and this redevelopment will support the community to work together to lift achievement,” Ms Collins said.
Construction is due to start later this year.