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New school for Churton Park in Wellington

Hon Steve Maharey
Minister of Education

5 July 2007 Media Statement

New school for Churton Park in Wellington

A new primary school is proposed for the Wellington suburb of Churton Park, says Education Minister Steve Maharey.

"The Labour-led government has prioritised funding to build a new full primary school (Year 1 – 8) on a new site in Churton Park.

"This is great news for the growing community of Churton Park that needs increased capacity of schooling to cater for the local demand for quality education.

"The Ministry of Education has done some ground work and will be reporting to me shortly on exactly what shape the school could take, and plans for consultation with the community so the people of Churton Park are involved in the creation of their new school.

"There is some pressure on the school roll at Churton Park School, so this news will be a welcome relief to the community that the government is listening to their concerns, and has agreed to expand schooling in the region.

"The Labour-led government currently invests around $565 million a year in school property funding, to modernise existing schools or expand and build new ones."


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