QEII site for Shirley Boys, Avonside Girls?


At last! The north-east might be getting what they’ve long asked for – a local secondary school. The Press reports:

QEII Park is one of two sites the Ministry of Education is considering for the rebuild of Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ high schools. The other site is Burwood Park.

The Ministry has yet to finalise how the schools would be located on either site but according to a statement released by Shirley Boys’ High, the northern section of Burwood Park and an eastern section of QEII Park were being considered.

About 10 hectares of land is needed to accommodate the schools.

I may be biased, but my preference is definitely for the QEII site. This could be a real boost to the north-eastern suburbs, especially with the proposed new housing developments in Prestons and Highfield Park. For some time, the lack of a local secondary school in the Parklands/Queenspark suburbs has been somewhat of a drawback for prospective purchasers. I think it’s also a great use of the former QEII site, especially if a sports/recreation centre can be constructed alongside (similar to the Graham Condon centre adjacent to Papanui

The Ministry of Education is expected to announce the preferred site for the rebuild of Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ next year.

It anticipates work starting on the school buildings in 2016 and being completed for the 2018 school year.

Although the two schools will share a site, they will operate independently.

Of course this is likely to go through a lengthy consultation process (and I’m sure there’s a range of varying opinions on the issue), I believe this could be a real positive for the local community and do a lot to bring families into the north-east. If this recreational haven of ours can be more family-friendly – let’s do it!

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One thought on “QEII site for Shirley Boys, Avonside Girls?

  1. Mike Hansen

    Hi Griff
    i totally agree with you. Geographically it makes sense to use QE2 and Burwood park is really well utilised by several sports. I dont know why Burwood park is even on the list.

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