A new dawn for Haeata

One of the country’s newest schools, Haeata Community Campus, was officially opened this morning in Christchurch.

Students, teachers and the wider school community were joined by dignitaries, including the Prime Minister and Minister of Education, to mark the occasion.

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.

Christchurch’s Haeata Community Campus was officially opened this morning.
Christchurch’s Haeata Community Campus was officially opened this morning.

More than 900 students have started the year at the new school. Haeata Community Campus has 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.

Other facilities include 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 high quality, to help students concentrate. The facilities are equipped with technology infrastructure specifically designed to support digital learning.

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.

The new campus includes a satellite unit for Ferndale School, which is a special education school.

Haeata was the name given by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and means new dawn.

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