Haeata Community Campus
A new campus in Aranui brings four closing school communities together to form a new and unique community campus that will transform and reinvigorate the network of education provision in eastern Christchurch.
Haeata Community Campus, a Year 1-13 school in Wainoni, is part of the Government’s $1.137 billion investment in greater Christchurch’s education network.
The new school offers flexible learning spaces including large open spaces and smaller break out rooms, allowing students to learn in groups, work with their peers or learn independently.
Students also have access to a multipurpose theatre space, gymnasium, specialist learning facilities, a dance studio, music rehearsal and recording studio. Sports facilities include rugby and soccer fields, hard courts for netball and a running track.
Acoustics, lighting, heating and air quality are designed to help students concentrate. Digital learning is encouraged with specifically designed technology infrastructure.
More than 900 students have started the year at the new school. Current teaching spaces allow for a roll of up to 1,100 students and later expansions will create room for a further 700.
The primary school has two learning communities, each with four learning spaces that can accommodate up to 75 students comfortably and have shared breakout and activity areas. These learning spaces are interconnected to allow collaboration between teachers and students, subjects, and year levels.
The middle and senior schools have two learning communities with general learning spaces and specialist science, art and technology facilities accommodating 100 students with breakout spaces and social areas.
The new campus includes a satellite unit of Ferndale School, providing special education to 14 students.
Haeata has been built under the Ministry of Education’s second Public Private Partnership, along with Rolleston College, Wakatipu High School and Ormiston Junior College.
Together, development of the four schools will cost $298 million.
Public private partnerships mean that a private partner is responsible for designing, building, financing and maintaining the school property for the term of the contract (25 years from the opening of the final school).The provision of education remains the responsibility of the principal and board of trustees. Public Private Partnerships allow school staff to focus on teaching and learning.
Facts and figures
|Current roll capacity||1,100|
|Construction began||September 2015|
|Construction complete||January 2017|
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