North Porirua, Aotea, future schooling provision

We’re looking at changing the current schooling provision in Aotea, North Porirua due to ongoing roll growth issues and would like to get your input. Feedback is open now until the end of Term 1, 2017.


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Roll growth is putting pressure on the southern fringe of the Northern Porirua schooling area affecting Papakowhai and Rangikura primary schools in particular.  We’re working with these 2 schools at the moment to alleviate the immediate pressure they are facing. Roll growth in the area is likely to continue because of the ongoing Aotea Block development plan.

Before any decision on schooling provision is made we would like your feedback on a these options:

Proposed options for feedback

Option 1

Strengthen provision for Year 7-8 at Aotea College, by changing some or all of the northern area primary schools to Year 1-6 and creating Year 7-13 provision at Aotea College

Option 2

Strengthen provision for Year 1-8, by creating a new primary school or by creating a second campus of Papakowhai School to meet growth in the south of the Aotea Block. This could be located either:

  • On a new site in the south of the Aotea development, or
  • At or near Aotea College

Option 3

Other options the community may identify in response to this initial feedback round.

Feedback process

Download and fill in the feedback form [DOCX, 68 KB]

Feedback closes end of Term 1 2017.

Next steps

  • Once we’ve analysed this feedback, we’ll hold a second round of consultation on the preferred option (during Term 2).
  • A final decision is anticipated by 30 September 2017 (end of Term 3).  



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