Pupils at the new Te Waka Unua School will be taught in the hall for the next two years while classrooms are built to accommodate its expanding roll.
The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife, with the principal of the latest school under investigation by the Teachers Council.
OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.
School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.
In the battle for student banking business, gone are the days of cash giveaways and competitions with princely prizes.