Infrastructure Matters

Infrastructure Matters is a publication from the Ministry’s Education Infrastructure Service, sharing news and pictures about school property, school transport, ICT infrastructure and education payroll.

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 6, October 2016 [PDF, 5.2 MB]

In this issue:

  • Wanaka college gets on top of growing rolls
  • An insight to riding on Ministry-funded school buses
  • Kura’s architecture wins international awards
  • Kelston Deaf Education Centre opens after redevelopment
  • An innovative learning environment – five years on
  • Learning support centre opens at Waiopehu College in Levin
  • Recycled buildings get new lease of life

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 5, May 2016 [PDF, 2.9 MB]

In this issue:

  • A dramatic mountain backdrop for a school’s new location in Queenstown.
  • A special assistance dog brings his skills to a students on special education transport.
  • New Zealand’s first school bus is being reconstructed from original materials in the heart of the King Country. 
  • Hawera Intermediate School moves into a temporary village complete with boardwalk after a devastating fire.
  • Marshland School principal opens up about her stunning new school in Christchurch.
  • The journey from empty paddock to school of the future is recounted by a Ministry delivery manager.

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 4, February 2016 [PDF, 1.5 MB]

In this issue:

  • Tarawera High School celebrates colourful makeover
  • Schools' broadband upgrade completed
  • Connecting globally... from Whanganui
  • On the superhighway... in Golden Bay
  • Four new schools open in Canterbury: Marshland School, Waitākiri Primary School, Rāwhiti School and West Rolleston School
  • Cashmere High School wins global environmental award
  • Huge energy savings for Rotorua school

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 3, December 2015 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

In this issue:

  • Another $180m announced for secondary school builds
  • Colourful new breakout space for bilingual unit
  • N4L take-up hits 90%
  • Maniapoto wharekura gets new buildings
  • Summer builds at schools: Koru School, Tarawera High School, Marshland School, Rototuna Junior High School

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 2, November 2015 [PDF, 2.5 MB]

In this issue:

  • Schools to get $74 million revamp for buildings
  • Innovative learning environment evolves from teacher thinking
  • Remote West Coast school gets early jump onto information highway
  • Invisible marking kits recover school's stolen laptop
  • School beams at solar panel savings
  • And more 

Infrastructure Matters: Issue 1, October 2015 [PDF, 2.2 MB]

In this issue:

  • The new school at Lyttelton joins forces with a local theatre company
  • Taihape College goes up in flames for a good cause
  • Westmere School gets a new classroom block
  • A first look at the new modular buildings
  • Innovations that are leading to better learning spaces

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