$14.7m school upgrade
Grey Lynn School will get a $14.7 million facelift by early 2019.
Announced on Wednesday by Education Minister Hekia Parata, the Government investment will deliver 14 new teaching spaces, including six new and eight replacement classrooms. A new library, administration facilities and multipurpose halls are also earmarked.
The school, located on Surrey Crescent in Grey Lynn, has a growing roll of 400 students from year 0 to year 6.
School principal Bill Barker said the school was looking forward to the new facilities.
‘‘We are really excited,’’ Barker said.
‘‘It is wonderful news to the teachers, students and the community. We are happy that the architects and the ministry listened to our needs and they’ve come up with a wonderful design.
‘‘We are all looking forward to the innovative school environment.’’
Education minister, Parata said the project will see ageing facilities replaced, setting the school up to accommodate anticipated roll growth.
‘‘As with many parts of the city, the population in central Auckland is growing rapidly, and we need to ensure local schools have the capacity to meet increased demand,’’ Parata said.
Education Minister Hekia Parata made the announcement last Wednesday.