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Schools get $20 million for new facilities

22 November 2005

Schools get $20 million for new facilities

A total of $20 million will be provided to 28 schools to build new facilities, Education Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

"This investment will ensure that schools facing high roll growth can build the new facilities they need," Steve Maharey said.

“Schools are able to decide for themselves how the money is best put to use, for example for a new library, hall or teachers' work area."

Steve Maharey said the government had invested $330 million since1999 to clear a backlog in schools needing new facilities. A further $70 million would be invested over the next 2-3 years.

"This investment is making a huge difference to schools around the country. When the programme started in 1999 many schools badly needed additional facilities and were dealing with a system that was unresponsive to their individual needs.

"We are now in a position where schools are well resourced to respond to roll growth and to provide the facilities their students need."

The funding, which excludes classrooms, is part of a $400 million property programme for the 2005 financial year - the largest annual investment programmes in school property ever. Grants range from $215,000 to $2.2 million per school.

A list of the schools that will receive funding.

School Name Local Office Funding
Waimauku School Auckland North $1,162,521
Woodhill School Auckland North $569,006
Ararimu School Auckland South $393,094
Bombay School Auckland South $820,592
Robertson Road School Auckland South $1,095,970
Avondale Intermediate Auckland South $2,230,328
Mt Pleasant School Christchurch $762,013
Clarkville School Christchurch $527,604
Kaiapoi North School Christchurch $905,699
Ohoka School Christchurch $605,580
West Eyreton School Christchurch $608,967
Heathcote Valley School Christchurch $883,925
Ladbrooks School Christchurch $422,376
Ohaupo School Hamilton $642,028
Opoutere School Hamilton $472,154
TKKM O Toku Mapihi Maurea Hamilton $287,515
Hautapu School Hamilton $618,436
Pukeatua School Hamilton $396,117
Te Waotu School Hamilton $548,754
Brooklyn School (Wellington) Lower Hutt $943,028
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Rito Lower Hutt $523,086
Flemington School (Waipukurau) Napier $249,519
Mangaorapa School Napier $260,404
Tiniroto School Napier $214,986
Tauriko School Rotorua $443,951
Whakatane Intermediate Rotorua $2,245,996
Mataroa School Wanganui $284,456
Tikorangi School Wanganui $429,550

ENDS


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