The Government will spend at least $13 million to redevelop the senior campus at Warkworth Primary School.
During a visit to the school on March 9, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said 10 existing classrooms on the senior campus for Years 4 to 6 would be replaced with 14 new classrooms, along with renewed administration, library and resource spaces.
The announcement follows the $7.6 million redevelopment of the school’s junior campus, which saw a new 16-classroom block, administration area and hall for Years 1 to 3 open last year.
“Warkworth is at the heart of the massive growth in Auckland, essentially we need to get ahead of that growth,” the Minister said.
“We’ve also got some pretty old buildings here and it will make a difference for young people to have a seamless modern learning environment.”
Principal Cynthia Holden says they had to use a library for an extra classroom this year to accommodate the growing roll. The new classrooms will allow for 120 new students, but were also needed to replace rooms built in 1945.
“We are delighted for the Warkworth community and delighted for the children. I’m really excited about the future of education for our students,” Cynthia says.