10 Jan 2011

Fire-damaged school awaits temporary classrooms

5:12 pm on 10 January 2011

An Auckland primary school is hoping temporary classrooms will arrive by next week in time for the new school term.

Ten classrooms at Glendowie Primary School were destroyed in an arson attack on Friday night.

About 150 mostly junior students are without classrooms and staff are working to get the school ready for term one which starts on 3 February.

Work is already under way to demolish the damaged buildings.

School staff met on Monday with a team from the Ministry of Education.

The school board's chairperson, Dawn Garbett, says the ministry has arranged for temporary buildings to be delivered over the next week.

Ms Garbett says it could take up to two years to rebuild.