The construction school is a creative and forward-thinking approach to the provision of responsive vocational pathways. Connecting with the government’s housing regeneration plan, the Porirua Workforce strategy, and the growing need for qualified builders in this community, the construction school provides students with real-life building experiences along with BCAT qualifications at Levels 2 and 3.
Currently, we have two classes running (one at year 12 and one at year 13) with each class building a 3 bedroom house from the foundations up. The houses are taken away at the end of the year and sold. Ambitiously, we aim to build up to five houses per year in the future using the construction school as a local building hub for secondary school students. Ultimately, we want local rangatahi building houses for local people.