The doors of another school have been officially opened, this time in Hamilton’s fast-growing northeast. Rototuna Junior High School has a roll of 634 students in years seven to ten, and is built on land that was formerly swamp.
“The size of the opening day roll is testament to the vision and hard work of the Establishment Board of Trustees and principal Fraser Hill,” says Ms Parata, who was due to attend the official opening, but was prevented by fog from getting to Hamilton.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to my colleague (MP for Hamilton East) David Bennett for his advocacy on behalf of the fastest growing area of the city.”
Construction is ongoing and includes specialist learning spaces for food technology, performing arts, music suites and a recording studio.
The school uses the latest environmental technology, such as collecting rainwater for non-drinking purposes, and using intelligent controllers for lighting and heating.
From the first term of next year, it will be joined by Rototuna Senior High School, which will share the site and some facilities.