Te Huruhi Primary is being redeveloped in a $23 million project to provide three new blocks with 22 new teaching spaces, a new administration area and library and targeted repairs to the existing school hall.

The new buildings will be located on a different part of the site allowing the school to continue operating during construction and eliminating the need for temporary classrooms.

Following completion of the new buildings, the old ones will be demolished to make way for new playing fields. The redevelopment will allow the school to accommodate 530 students.

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Te Huruhi School – Fact Sheet

The upgrade is being carried out alongside work at Waiheke High School where a new performing arts space will be built and some targeted repairs will be undertaken.

The schools share a 17.3 ha site on the south-western side of Waiheke Island, Auckland, overlooking Huruhi Bay. Together, the two projects represent a substantial upgrade for both primary and secondary education on Waiheke Island.

A preliminary design for both schools was approved with construction starting in the 4th Quarter 2018 and the major redevelopments scheduled for completion mid 2020.

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When new schools are built or existing schools upgraded, there is an opportunity to invest in Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs).

These ILEs enable teachers and students to work in a modern learning environment. Unlike traditional single cell classrooms, where a teacher works with a single class, today’s teachers work more collaboratively with students, either in different sized groups or individually.

This requires different sorts of learning spaces and some different teaching skills.

These projects include high standards of lighting, acoustics, air quality and the installation of new information technology and furniture.