Call for school plan flex­i­bil­ity

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion is back at the draw­ing board to find so­lu­tions for roll-growth pres­sure in Pt Che­va­lier.

The min­istry con­sulted with the com­mu­nity last year, pre­sent­ing the op­tions to ei­ther build more class­rooms at the al­ready stretched Pt Che­va­lier School or turn Pasadena In­ter­me­di­ate into a full pri­mary.

‘‘The com­mu­ni­ties told us that the cur­rent is­sues shouldn’t be con­sid­ered in iso­la­tion, and a long term plan for a sus­tain­able, flex­i­ble school­ing net­work should be de­vel­oped,’’ spokes­woman Ka­t­rina Casey says.

There will be fur­ther meet­ings this year un­til the work­ing group is sat­is­fied it has a flex­i­ble plan.

‘‘We are work­ing with the sec­tor lead­ers to de­velop an area plan for the en­tire West­ern Bays school­ing net­work,’’ Ms Casey says.

The min­istry an­tic­i­pates it will re­port back by the end of Septem­ber 2014.

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