Friday 3 March marked the official opening of the new learning spaces and library block designed by McKenzie Higham Architects at Crofton Downs Primary School.
Karu Ahurea led a whakawātea, supported by the students who performed spirited haka and waiata.
This event marked the culmination of a 5 year long journey for the school, which began in 2018 when the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Chris Hipkins (then Minister of Education) visited Crofton Downs Primary School to announce Ministry of Education funding for two new learning spaces to be built.
The new learning block connects the school campus and realises the full potential of a compact site situated amongst striking native bush on the fringes of Wellington’s green belt.
We were delighted to share this occasion with the students, Principal, teachers, parents and members of the wider school community, the Ministry of Education, Hawkins Construction and local MP Greg O'Connor. The event was also attended by representatives of the Japanese Consulate. Crofton Downs Primary School has a long-standing relationship with Wellington's Japanese community through its shared facilities and partnership with the Japanese Supplementary School.