22 May 2012

Solution in sight for Moerewa students

8:07 am on 22 May 2012

Senior students banished from Moerewa School in Northland last week have begun correspondence lessons in a makeshift classroom at a community trust.

But their parents say they will soon be enrolled at the local kura kaupapa.

The whanau of the 17 students have been fighting to have them schooled locally after the Ministry of Education closed the school's senior unit last term.

Spokesperson Mike Butler says the ministry has agreed the students can attend the kura and study English and Maths through the Correspondence School.

Mr Butler says the ministry is offering extra help by providing teacher support and paying for uniforms and fees.

He says the students will move to the kura when their classroom is ready in about two weeks.