Ground has been broken on the new Lyttelton Primary School site in Oxford St.
Lyttelton Main School, now closed, and Lyttelton West School will merge on the new site.
Mother of two Ruth Targus said it was exciting to see something happening on the site and she was looking forward to both schools having a modern new home.
"It's very exciting and a big change for both schools," she said. "It's nice for all the Lyttelton kids to be together."
Targus' son, George, will start school in November at the West site, but will soon be part of the move to the new buildings.
"It's nice for him to be a part of that journey."
Targus' younger son, Chester, 2, will eventually join his brother when the new school is up and running.
Minister of Education Hekia Parata turned the first sod on the site yesterday.
- The Press
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