$500k for new classrooms at Witherlea School, Blenheim

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Around $500,000 will be invested to build two new teaching spaces at Witherlea School in Blenheim, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“The roll at Witherlea School has been growing and this is expected to continue, so today’s investment will help the school accommodate this growth,” says Ms Kaye.
“We’re committed to providing extra capacity at schools in areas where there’s sustained population growth.

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$1.2m for more classrooms at Omokoroa Point School, Tauranga

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Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing locations, and we’re committed to providing extra capacity there to meet growing school rolls,” says Ms Kaye.

“Omokoroa Point School is situated in a fabulous part of the country, overlooking Tauranga Harbour, Matakana Island and the Kaimai Ranges.

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$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

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Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“Waikanae School has experienced steady growth over the past three years, and we expect this trend to continue,” says Ms Kaye.
“In areas of New Zealand where there’s sustained, long-term population growth, we’re committed to increasing the capacity of schools to accommodate growing rolls.”

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$1.6m for new classrooms at St Leonards Road School, Auckland

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Around $1.6 million will be invested to provide three additional classrooms at St Leonard’s Road School in Kelston, Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This is part of our ongoing investment to address roll growth, particularly in Auckland which is our fastest-growing city,” says Ms Kaye.
“St Leonards Road School is located in an area servicing a burgeoning population, and the three extra teaching spaces will be a welcome addition to help accommodate the impact of this on the school’s roll.”

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$220m contract signed for third schools PPP

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A contract has been signed with the ShapEd consortium to deliver the third schools public private partnership (PPP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“I’m pleased to confirm that negotiations between the Ministry of Education and ShapEd, who we announced in March as the preferred bidder, have been successful,” says Ms Kaye.

“This contract for $220 million will deliver three new primary schools and two relocated secondary schools which will all open in 2019.

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Redevelopment milestone for Koru School, Mangere

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A new two-storey block containing 31 teaching spaces at Koru School in Mangere, Auckland, was opened today by Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“The opening of this new block marks the completion of Stage One of Koru School’s $20 million, two-stage redevelopment,” says Ms Kaye.
“This is a huge project that involves replacing all of the school’s previous buildings.

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Celebration of Christchurch school rebuild milestones

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Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will visit three Christchurch schools today to celebrate the completion of new classrooms and facilities, which are part of redevelopment projects valued at around $20 million.
Ms Kaye will be visiting Cashmere Primary School, Halswell Residential College and Avonhead Primary School.
“I’m celebrating projects at both ends of the construction spectrum in Christchurch today,” says Ms Kaye.

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Construction starts on $30m Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch

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A blessing and sod turning this morning will mark the start of construction of the new, $30 million Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school in Christchurch, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“I’m really looking forward to being at the school’s St Asaph Street site today, having visited their current Ilam site last August to announce their new inner city home,” says Ms Kaye.

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Speech to Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand Annual Conference

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Introduction
It’s a privilege to be here on what is the 30th anniversary of this annual conference.
A milestone such as this is both an opportunity to look back and celebrate where we’ve come from, and also to look ahead to where we’re going.
We live in exciting times. The pace of change and the new horizons being opened up to us are unprecedented.
Education is an integral part of this changing world.

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$9.5m project to deliver 10 extra classrooms at Fruitvale Primary School, Auckland

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Fruitvale Primary School in New Lynn is the latest Auckland school to receive extra classrooms to help it accommodate a growing roll, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

Ms Kaye made the announcement during a visit to the school this morning.

“Around $9.5 million will be invested in a project that will see a new two-story block built, comprising eight teaching spaces,” says Ms Kaye.

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