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Tuesday April 11 2017
New classrooms for Cashmere By Noah Graham A CASHMERE school has celebrated the completion of the first phase of its $8 million redevelopment. Cashmere Primary School welcomed Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye onto the school’s new deck last week with a kapa haka in celebration of a new $3 million two-storey building. The Karamu building, which houses nine classrooms, was completed earlier this year and has been used by the school this term. The building is Gavin the first major step Burn towards transforming the school from traditional classrooms to an adaptive and innovative learning environment, principal Gavin Burn said. Mr Burn said the minister was shown around the school’s new classrooms and facilities by a group of student executives and planted a karamu tree in the school’s garden to commemorate the day. “It was a really successful day, in spite of the bad, wet weather,” he said. “It was just nice to be able to celebrate the building and the
STUCK IN: Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Cashmere Primary School chairman Brian Ellwood planted a karamu tree on the school gardens to celebrate the completion of a $3 million two-storey building, which is the first phase of its $8 million development.
effort that has gone into it.” Mr Burn said with the completion of the Karamu building, the rest of the year will be dedicated to renovating the existing school buildings. Once the redevelopment is complete, the school will have 20 new classrooms for the pupils to use, Mr Burn said. The school’s board of trustees chairman, Brian Ellwood, said the opening of the new building is an acknowledgement of the collaborative effort. “These fantastic new spaces have endless potential, which we are only just beginning to explore together,” he said.
In Brief CAR PARK IN DOUBT A lack of funds could stop a proposed temporary car park on the old Smith St nursery site from going ahead. The LinwoodCentral-Heathcote Community Board is trying to find funds to create a temporary car park on the Smith St site opposite Linwood Park for people to use during the rugby league season. Councillor Yani Johanson said there was a need for parking in the winter as the street is often crowded and can be a danger to people crossing it. ALDER TREE FACES AXE The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board has approved the removal of an alder tree outside 18 Claymore St after a resident wrote to the board saying brown, rusty stains were left on her property after it rained. Board chairwoman Sally Buck said the board recommended its removal and are wanting to know about the effects other alder trees are having in the area. LEASE GRANTED The Huntsbury Community Centre has had its 35-year lease granted by the SpreydonCashmere Community Board. The board approved the lease for the community centre to remain at the 30F Huntsbury Ave last week.
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