10 Aug 2015

Construction of Niue's new primary school passes halfway

12:09 pm on 10 August 2015

Construction of Niue's new multi-million dollar primary school has passed the halfway mark.

The new school is being funded through a tripartate arrangement between the governments of Australia, New Zealand and Niue.

The New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, Ross Ardern, says a new primary school has been a long time coming and will be a vast improvement on current arrangements.

He says the 200 students will be in a modern facility with greater access to education resources.

"The school is a fantastic design. We'll be able to encompass the early childhood education, the junior school and the senior school all in the same precinct. It's close to the high school so we'll be able to use the facilities that the high school has got there for sporting activities."

Ross Ardern says the new 3.9 million US dollar school should be open for the new school year.