Dunedin-based National MP Michael Woodhouse was pleased with the reception from Associate Minister of Education, Hon Craig Foss, at their meeting late on Wednesday evening.
Mr Woodhouse had asked for the meeting to add his support for the proposal to bring forward the redevelopment plan for the new school on the Caversham site.
“I received a very fair hearing from Minister Foss” said Mr Woodhouse.
“He was well versed on the issues facing this school and the need to bring forward the site upgrade.”
“I left the meeting optimistic, if not overly confident that the Minister will approve the project and I will continue to work hard to that end.”
Carisbrook School opened on 1 February 2012 as a result of earlier decisions made in 2011 to merge Caversham Primary School, Calton Hill Primary School and College Street Primary School and create a new Year 1-8 school called Carisbrook School on the Caversham site.
This year there have been larger than expected numbers of students attending the school on the Caversham site meaning some students are still attending school on the other sites.
“There is a lot of interest in the community and I hope a decision will be made soon to deliver some certainty for the school community going forward,” said Mr Woodhouse.