Qual­ity class­rooms for qual­ity teach­ing

Central Leader - - NEWS - By ALASTAIR LYNN

A new class­room block has been opened at Mt Al­bert Pri­mary School.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Hekia Parata opened the $3.3 mil­lion learn­ing fa­cil­ity on June 26.

The build­ing has been five years in the mak­ing and will ac­com­mo­date the school’s grow­ing roll.

‘‘It is great that we have a new build­ing and it is great to hear that the role is grow­ing,’’ Parata says.

‘‘The qual­ity of teach­ing and lead­er­ship are the crit­i­cal in­gre­di­ents for lift­ing learn­ing for ev­ery child and flex­i­ble mod­ern spa­ces will sup­port a wider range of ef­fec­tive teach­ing prac­tices.’’

Mt Al­bert Pri­mary al­ready has more than 350 stu­dents. The new block will al­low the school to pro­vide for up to 440.

The 10-class­room, two­s­torey build­ing will also pro­vide space for the school’s tech­nol­ogy block and li­brary.

Mt Al­bert Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Unasa Ensa Auva’a says this is a great step for­ward for the school.

‘‘We’re very very pleased with the qual­ity of the build­ing. Qual­ity of prop­erty is so im­por­tant to the qual­ity of teach­ing.’’

Years 4, 5 and 6 will be mov­ing into the new class­room block.

Auva’a says it will pro­vide the foun­da­tion to im­prove teach­ing and learn­ing.

‘‘It will al­low us to achieve­ment for stu­dents.’’ lift all

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