Teaching and Learning:

A Performing Arts Complex, Library, a New Whare Wananga with Bilingual classrooms, a Year 13 Common room, a full range of school classrooms which include 2 Art rooms, Technology rooms with a laser cutter and 3D Printer; Hard Materials, Food, Fabrics, Graphics and ICT, 3 Science Laboratories, 5 general purpose prefabs, 2 year 7 and 8 prefabs, 10 general purpose classrooms for English, Maths, Social Sciences and year 7 and 8,  a learning support room, full size gymnasium with attached weights area, climbing wall, mezzanine floor and 2 changing rooms with toilets and showers. All classrooms have projectors, tvs, sound systems and computer pods. An Administration Block: with a main office, Finance office, Principal’s PA office, offices for Principal and 4 Deputy Principals, 3 Deans rooms, Fileserver room, photocopy room, 2 Staff Work rooms and a Staffroom, an English, Maths, Social Sciences Resource room; a Science Resource room; a Metal Work bay; a Cafe, a Caretakers workshop, Library Office / Storage area. Female and Male toilet blocks, an Auditorium  that seats 600, a Student Welfare with a student meeting room, offices for our gateway and sports coordinator, guidance counsellor, a couch room, a doctors/nurses room.


Sporting Facilities:

The site provides a main sports field for athletics, soccer, rugby, rugby league and cricket, 2 asphalt netball/tennis courts with lights, a turf area set up for 4 tennis courts, 4 netball courts or hockey turf with lights.  Swimming complex comprising of a 25 metre pool with 2 changing blocks including toilets and a gear storage room, 3 PE gear rooms and a PE office.  In 2017 we added exercise stations in various areas of the Feild | Playground.




Our students and their families enjoy the unique lifestyle opportunities provided by our location. These include: Close proximity to the harbour (with good launching facilities for small boats) and the Hen and Chicken islands offshore for fishing and diving; the racecourse, at which the 'Turf Meets the Surf', and a 18 hole golf course with breath taking views; the many wildlife refuges along the coast, and the variety of coastal and pastoral walkways; the galleries and craft shops exhibiting the huge variety of work by talented local artists; the much celebrated Scottish history which includes the annual Caledonian Games at Waipu and a well sourced Waipu Historical Museum.  The ready access to kilometres of white sandy beaches for walking, surfing, and a host of other recreational pursuits.