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It’s playtime at Panama Road School


The children of Panama Rd School now have a safe and fun playground to enjoy, thanks to a grant from the Mt Wellington Foundation.

About Panama Rd School

Panama Road School is a Decile 1A primary school in the neighbouring suburbs of Mt Wellington/Otahuhu area in Auckland, with a roll of 221 that reflects the local multi-ethnic community. Population growth in the area is placing an added burden on the school, which already struggles to provide students with all that is needed for a high quality education.

What the grant went towards

The grant of $45,500 from the Mt Wellington Foundation made it possible for the school to build a new junior playground. The previous playground – with its old, damaged surface and tree roots breaking up the ground – was an unsafe environment for the children to play in, and the equipment was no longer to code.

What this meant for the school

Having a safe, exciting and fun place to play brings a lot of joy to the children and reassurance to the parents and staff of Panama Rd School.

This most recent grant from the Foundation demonstrates their continued understanding and support of the vision of the school. Previous funding enabled the school to upgrade its ICT system and purchase improved teaching resources.

Panaman Road School benefit from a Gaming Society Grant

Mt Wellington Foundation Limited

Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd is a two-venue gaming machine society operating in the East Auckland suburbs of Mt Wellington and Panmure. The Foundation focus on distributing available funds within the local community or to applicants who show a clear benefit to the people from the local community. A wide range of organisations are supported recognising the diverse nature of the interests of the local community with a focus on benefiting young people.

In 2017-18 the foundation Ltd distributed $1.2 million to the local community, including the $20,000 grant to Mt Wellington Swimming Club.

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