Quality classrooms for quality teaching
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