The Bay of Plenty Times published an article on Saturday June 22nd about the plans for a new private school in Pyes Pa. The location of the school is makes it a great choice for families living at The Lakes.
Below is part of the article, and you can read the full article here
New private school for Bay
Education facility catering for up to 700 students is planned on a 14-ha block in Pyes Pa
A private school catering for up to 70 students is planned to be built on a 14-ha block in Pyes Pa opposite Tauranga Cemetary.
The purchase of the kiwfruit orchard on Pyes Pa Rd earlier this year represents the first venture outside of Auckland for ACG Group's New Zealand operation. It owns and operates seven independent schools in Auckland.
Chief Executive Ian King said Tauranga was at the heart of a fast-growing and desirable region and the plan was to eventually offer pre-school to secondary education.
The site occupied most of the land between the Four14 Espresso cafe and the corner of Keenan Road. It will eventually have residential development almost on its doorstep once The Lakes extend up to the Pyes Pa Bypass roundabout. Two hundred hectares of land behind the site was also earmarked for future residential development.
Nearby resident Glenn Wilson said he welcomed the school into the rural community: "It will liven the place up. It will be a good thing for our community."
He said The Lakes was taking off again and a new school would be good for the area.
Read the rest of the article...