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Fire alarms, dangerous trees, and hot water in bathrooms were the among the top priority building jobs facing schools as they prepared for the holidays.
In just 60 days, the government has announced it will spend more than $280 million demolishing, strengthening and rebuilding schools.
In its latest school property announcement, the government has decided to move Marlborough Girls' College and Marlborough Boys' College. Audio
Some parts of the country have a high number of schools with serious property problems, Education Ministry figures show. Audio
The government has announced its fifth multi-million-dollar school redevelopment in as many weeks - $39 million for Wellington East Girls' College.
Principals say a tougher line on enrolment rules means schools with out-of-zone students could find themselves short of money for major property work. Audio
School principals say the government should be shutting down or merging schools in the face of multi-billion problems with school property. Audio
Principals say school property funding is facing unprecedented pressure. The president of the Principals Federation, Denise Torrey, told our education correspondent, John Gerritsen, its members are… Audio