New kura kaupapa Māori school for Whakatane community

Whakatane news
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Local MP Anne Tolley says more local students will benefit from next month’s Budget, with funding for a new kura in Whakatane – Te Orini ki Ngati Awa.

“The kura will have capacity for 80 children for years 1 to 8, and is forecast to open in January 2017,” Anne Tolley said.

“It’s great to see the proceeds of the government’s share offer programme going into providing more education services for our local kids.

“National is committed to ensuring all Kiwi children have the opportunity to do their very best at school.  We’re providing the right resources and investment so children can succeed in today’s fast-changing, modern world.”

A total of $244 million will be invested in new schools, school expansions and additional classrooms around New Zealand.

“This Government has made the biggest investment ever in education, including the $359 million initiative to raise educational achievement by lifting the quality of teaching and leadership in our schools. 

“Under National, kids are starting in education earlier, staying in school longer, and leaving better qualified,” Anne Tolley said.