An innovative and sustainable design and build of a Kura Kaupapa Maori school in Kaitaia catering for 180 students in years 1 – 13. The kura has 4 main teaching spaces each with 2 break-out spaces plus shared wet area break-outs grouped around a central courtyard. The courtyard also serves as the formal entry across the atea which leads to the front of the Wharenui (hall). Connected teaching spaces include spaces for library facilities and teaching of science & technology. The kura itself also includes a commercial kitchen, gymnasium, a whare-kai as well as administration and staff areas.
The kura was completed in March 2013 and received a Property Council Award of Excellence. It as also built to a five-star built rating against the Green Star NZ Education Building Rating Tool.