Waiau Pa School extends its learning spaces

Waiau Pa School has decided to extend their learning spaces, due to the growing numbers of pupils at school. We have decided to extend many classrooms by adding breakout spaces. We are also planning on putting up a shade structure over the front turf, and we are going to build an entirely new Kauri classroom.

New Breakout Spaces

Breakout spaces will be attached to several of the existing classes. The new areas will have some awesome furniture which the teachers and a few lucky students will get to have a say of what colour and theme the rooms should have! The breakout spaces will be used for most subjects such as reading, writing and maths, which are all done in groups.

Above: outside one of the new breakout rooms.

Below: some of the old cloakrooms are being used as breakout rooms.

Allweather Shade Structure

Previously when it rained, bus lines had to wait, or line up behind the office under some shelter to stay dry. But now, we can proudly announce that Waiau Pa School will be building a waterproof sail/covering over the front turf! That can be used not only for when it rains but also for outdoor assemblies and sports, which need protection from all sorts of weather conditions. This project should be finished by the end of 2020.

More Classroom Space

We have recently announced that we are building a new classroom for years seven and eight! This year we have had many new intermediate students come into Kauri. Temporarily, we turned the music room into a classroom, so we would have more space for the students. This means that we will be able to have a music room again and the kids will have a larger space to learn music and other activities. The new classroom will be located next to the Hub and 100% of students interviewed agreed that it will work better to have all the classes closer together. 

Head Girl, Katie Wootten, said “I think it would be nice to have all of the Kauri classes close together and I think it’s going to be a lot easier to collaborate with other rooms”