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This Government has recognised the need for expansion at Te Atatu Intermediate School and is investing around $3.7 million towards its redevelopment, says List MP based in Te Atatū Alfred Ngaro.

“Over the next four years the school roll is expected to increase as the surrounding population grows,” Mr Ngaro said. 

“The school has already increased from around 290 in 2012 to around 330 this year.  The redevelopment will support a roll of 400.

“This redevelopment will see a new two-storey block built containing six learning spaces, two of which will become the new satellite for the Arohanui Special School – which currently operates out of a relocatable building on the Te Atatu Intermediate site.

Building work is expected to start at Te Atatu Intermediate in early September and be completed for Term 2 in 2017.

This year’s Budget set aside $882.5 million in total for school infrastructure. Around $153 million of this will be invested in school property in greater Auckland.  This is on top of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars invested by this Government over the two years to May 2016 to upgrade and grow Auckland schools.”

“This Government’s ongoing investment shows National is committed to modernising Auckland schools and getting ahead of demand in our largest city so our young minds can receive high-quality education in fit-for-purpose environments,” Mr Ngaro said.

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