Our school is located in the town of Wānaka, a setting of outstanding beauty on the pristine waters of Lake Wānaka and surrounded by the spectacular alps of New Zealand’s South Island. This unique natural environment inspires our students to learn and grow, opening our students’ minds and inspiring their creativity as they enjoy a rich learning experience encompassing academic, artistic, cultural, sporting and outdoor pursuits.
Investing in our students’ future
As our school continues to grow, we are investing in new facilities to give our students an even more engaging learning experience. Our two new buildings comprise teaching spaces, performance studios for music, drama and dance, music practice rooms, a new library, a wellbeing hub, a staff room and meeting rooms, and have been designed to allow teachers and students to adapt the spaces to suit their individual needs. The building design incorporates outdoor learning spaces and a whare which is used as a learning and meeting space. In line with our school value of kaitiakitanga, the buildings are designed to incorporate sustainable principles such as natural ventilation, the use of thermal mass exposed in buildings to moderate internal temperatures, low-energy lighting, and solar hot water collectors.