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NEW STATE HOUSES

ANOTHER SCHOOL ALSO

ORANGA SETTLEMENT PLAN

It is anticipated that 80 State houses on theĀ® Oranga Block, Te Papapa, will be ready for tenants by the end of August. It is further hoped that the number will be lifted to 150 by the end of the year.

To meet the situation an increase is needed in school facilities based on an addition in the district of 400 new homes before the end of next year. It is, therefore, intended to build a school on a site bounded by Maroa, Oranga and Houpara Streets. As. however, the time is not opportune to build immediately, and as the preparatory levelling and filling of the area, comprising over five acres m a gully, is a task which will probably occupy several months, an extension by eight temporary and four permanent classrooms is to be made at the Te Papapa School, which almost adjoins the Oranga State Settlement.

. The provision of the new school is regarded as justified even without the increased pressure brought about by new State houses. The Te Papapa School no longer carries a fifth and sixth standard, but its roll number has risen to 600 and all classrooms are heavily taxed, as also are facilities at the Cornwall Park and Ellerslie Schools, which also cater for children in and around the Te Papapa district. An undesirable feature, which the new school is intended to remove, is that many young children have to cross the Main South Road, on which there is heavy traffic, to attend the Ellerslie School.

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NEW STATE HOUSES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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NEW STATE HOUSES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945

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