Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme: How we are using vacant school sites in Christchurch

Over the last three years, we have used vacant school sites to temporarily accommodate schools while we are redeveloping or replacing school buildings around Christchurch.

As schools move into their new or repaired schools, land will increasingly become available. We think it’s important to make that available to the wider community if we know we no longer need it. That’s why we’ve been working hard to clear land which we don’t need, and get it into disposal.

The table below shows school sites which are in use or in the disposal process. All properties in disposal go through a series of steps under the Public Works Act 1981. This means offering the property to other government agencies, previous owners or Māori (under a Treaty claim settlement) before it can be sold on the open market.

SchoolCurrent site useFuture use
Aranui High School Haeata Community Campus Haeata Community Campus
Aranui School Currently used as temporary site for St James School and ECE centre Holding for education use
Avondale School Currently used by Chisnalwood Intermediate Continued use by Chisnalwood Intermediate
Avonside Girls High School Still being used by the school until 2019 To be utilised as a temporary school for Linwood College when Avonside Girls' vacate the site, then planned for disposal.
Banks Ave School Still being used by the school until 2021 To be confirmed
Branston Intermediate School In redevelopment South Hornby School
Burwood School Recently vacated by RTLB, currently not in use. To be confirmed
Central New Brighton School Currently used by the Christchurch Circus Trust and Rawhiti Community Sports Incorporated In disposal
Champion Street site Currently used by Beckenham School as a temporary site Continued use by Beckenham School
Freeville School Not in use, and some buildings are being removed by a local community group To be confirmed
Glenmoor School Not in use In disposal. Part of the site sold under offer back to the former owner’s successors. Balance progressing through the disposal process.
Greenpark School Currently being used by Ngai Tahu In disposal 
Hammersley Park School Used by local community groups (toy library, embroidery club) Holding for education use
Kendal School Currently used by BLENNZ service centre Holding for education use
Le Bons Bay School   Sold to Ngai Tahu on 18 January 2016
Linwood College Lower Fields Teen Parent Unit and ECE relocating to Linwood College at Aldwins Road in next few years, part of the site is required for Christchurch City Council public works and will go into disposal In disposal
Linwood Intermediate Used by Te Pa o Rakaihautu Te Pa o Rakaihautu
Lyttelton Main School Lyttleton Primary School Lyttleton Primary School
Lyttelton West School Recently used by ECE, currently not in use. To be confirmed
Manning Intermediate School In redevelopment Spreydon School
Marshlands School (former) Not in use In disposal
McKenzie Residential Not in use In disposal 
North New Brighton School Rāwhiti School Rāwhiti School
Phillipstown School Used by technology students at Phillipstown Community Hub To be confirmed
Redcliffs School Not in use To be confirmed
Richmond School Currently in construction for Arahina and RTLB facility Arahina and RTLB facility
Shirley Boys High School Still being used by the school until 2019 Continued use by SBHS, part of the site to be used by Bank Avenue School
Sockburn School Still being used by the school until 2018 Continued use by Sockburn School
South Hornby School Still being used by the school until late 2017 To be confirmed
Spreydon School Still being used by the school until 2018 Continued use by Spreydon School
Waikuku School Not in use In disposal 
Wainoni School Not in use To be confirmed (part of site has already been sold to NZ Fire Service)
Windsor School Waitākiri Primary School Waitākiri Primary School
Woolston School Te Waka Unua Te Waka Unua

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