August 15, 2016
New buildings for Moerewa kura
A Northland Maori immersion school is to get a $6.9 million redevelopment including redesigned classrooms, specialist art and science workshops and a new gymnasium.
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere in Moerewa offers Maori medium instruction for year one to year 15 students.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says an important addition is a remote learning suite that will allow students to connect via video conferencing with teachers based off-site and in other parts of New Zealand.
The school started as a registered private school for year one to eight students in 1995 and wharekura status with the addition of senior students in 2010.
It has a current roll of 112, and the rebuild will boost capacity to 130.
The new facilities should be completed late next year.
The investment comes on top of $19 million announced earlier this year shared among a new site and buildings for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Tonga o Hokianga in Whirinaki and 16 new classrooms at Whangarei Girls High School, Parua Bay School and Bay of Islands International Academy.
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