Record investment in education delivers rich rewards

Dr Parmjeet Parmar

My background as a scientist, along with experience in other professional fields gives me a natural interest in education.

My close involvement with education, through our local Mt Roskill schools, especially with Special Education, has been hugely rewarding.

National is serious about making sure our children receive world-class education.

We need your Party Vote this election to keep building on the achievements that our education system is delivering.

Great Achievement

Since 2008, the amount of 18-year olds achieving NCEA Level 2 has increased from 68% to over 83%.

This shows that National’s approach to education is getting results and our children are reaping the rewards.

Labour likes to say that they are serious about education but their results in government show otherwise.

The National-led Government is funding the education system to record levels – $11.6 billion per year.

A part of our significant investment in education will go towards making sure that schools are able to accommodate roll growth with classrooms that are comfortable and modern.

Significant investment

Over the next four years, more than $455 million will be put towards a number of school infrastructure projects including six new schools, two school expansions, 11 new special education satellite units and 305 new classrooms nationwide.

In 2008, National inherited a school property portfolio with an average age of 40 years, and affected by issues such as leaky buildings and poor maintenance.

Since then we have invested over $5 billion – significantly more than any previous government – to upgrade and modernise our schools, and build extra schools and classrooms in areas where families are growing.

The extra funding will see us increase the total number of new student places in Auckland schools to more than 21,000 by 2021, including funding for four new classrooms at Dominion Road School.

Benefit in Mt Roskill

National knows education is one of the most important issues for Mt Roskill families and this investment will see our local children benefit from learning in modern, comfortable classrooms.

That is why I am proud to be a part of the National Party – a Party that understands that we need to deliver an education system that will see our children achieve more than ever before.

National knows that we need to keep investing in the next generation and building on the gains that we have made in improving school infrastructure.

Families in Mt Roskill want young people to have access to the best possible education; the education they deserve.

A Party Vote for National this year will return a Government that truly understands how to deliver an education system focused on what matters – helping our children succeed.

Dr Parmjeet Parmar has been a Member of Parliament on National List since 2014. Her Out-of-Parliament Office is located at 1/165 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland.

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