The number of students at Point Chevalier School has increased – the roll at the end of 1996 was 468; at the end of 2014 it was 720.
There have been extensive building projects to manage this. We have built 16 new classrooms in five years (eight of these were to address roll growth). We are one of New Zealand's smallest school sites when measured by m2 per student.
But with clever planning we can make it work.
Making the most of the now
We are improving the playing field and the green spaces.
- Get kids onto the field more often
- Improve the surface for all season use
- Create space for all sports, including an u-10 football field
- Create a skateboard/scooter park
- Create a space for relaxing on the grass and under trees
- Develop edible gardens and a space for enviro-school activities
- Develop areas for community use
- Remove old buildings – the hall and dental clinic
- Redevelop courts and field for all season use
- Make the school grounds more secure
- Redevelop the play areas at the entrance to the school
What about the kindy?
Point Chevalier Kindergarten has been on the school site since 1989. It occupies more than 10% of the small site. Negotiations are underway for a new site and planning has begun for the new kindergarten.
We are committed too:
- continue to provide an excellent, holistic learning environment for our children
- focus on smart use and a commitment to maintaining green space
- utilise post-fire opportunities to make improvements
- play a proactive role with the Ministry of Education.