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.