Donovan Primary School to get another new classroom

Invercargill news
Friday, June 24, 2016

The Government is investing $350,000 into Donovan Primary School to increase their capacity for the future says local MP Sarah Dowie.

“Budget 2016 will provide $350,000 for a new classroom at Donovan Primary School in Invercargill.  This is on top of two new classrooms last year and another two already on the way for this year,” Ms Dowie said.

“The roll of Donovan Primary School has increased from 265 students in July 2015 to 435 in June this year – a 64 per cent increase in just eleven months.

“The Government recognised there was a need for more classrooms at the school and we have been, and are, meeting that need.”

“These new classrooms are part of a broader investment across the country to ensure local schools can meet growing rolls.”

The new classrooms will have high standards of acoustics, lighting, and ventilation. They will also feature the latest IT infrastructure to support digital learning.

“National is supporting New Zealand schools so they are fit for the future.  That means providing flexible spaces for more students, and ensuring they are innovative learning environments that enable students to achieve their potential,” Ms Dowie said.