This small but extraordinary school, inspired by a wonderfully enthusiastic band of teachers, parents and students, wanted to embrace the broader concept of the “outdoor classroom”. The brief was to include everything from an outdoor “room” for classes to a small paddock for pet lambs and even chickens! Vege gardens, a large orchard, worm farm and composting are well under way, but also included in the plan is the decked area with built-in seating etc for classes and outdoor performances, set around a lovely old oak tree. This is to be built after the next fund-raising effort.
Proposals for improvements to the extremely popular and well-used swimming pool area have been put on hold after structural damage to the pool during the earthquakes but there is no doubt this little school will soon have this under way too.