Col­lege calls for in­put on re­build

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Western Springs Col­lege is call­ing for in­put on its new mas­ter plan.

The co-ed­u­ca­tional col­lege is to be re­built be­cause 85 per cent of its build­ings no longer pass earth­quake safety stan­dards.

The staff, prin­ci­pal and trus­tees have been host­ing con­sul­ta­tion meet­ings to seek feed­back on the mas­ter plan for the new school, pre­pared by ar­chi­tects com­mis­sioned by the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry.

“The students, teach­ers and school community are ex­cited at the op­por­tu­nity to have a new school that re­flects the de­mands of 21st cen­tury learn­ing,” prin­ci­pal Ken Hav­ill says.

A min­istry ar­chi­tect has out­lined the mas­ter plan in a se­ries of con­sul­ta­tion meet­ings with teach­ers and students, the Western Springs Par­ent Ac­tion Group, a pub­lic meet­ing, and at pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate schools in the Western Springs Col­lege en­rol­ment zone.

“We’re had a great re­sponse to the mas­ter plan. There’s a real sense that this area is keen for a new school that has its roots in the lo­cal community and serves that community well,” Mr Hav­ill says.

Plan­ning is in its early stages and the mas­ter plan is avail­able on the col­lege web­site.

Mr Hav­ill says the col­lege will en­sure it keeps par­ents, students and the wider school community in­formed as the project pro­gresses.

Go to auck­land­c­ity har­bour news.co.nz and click Lat­est Edition to see a video of Mnozil Brass from Aus­tria per­form­ing.

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