Waitākiri Primary School

Waitākiri School is a Year 1-6 primary school. It was built as part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme and is the merger of Burwood School and Windsor School. The new building opened at the beginning of 2016.

Facts and figures

Cost $14.7 million
Current roll 640 students (provisional as at 1/7/2016)
Current roll capacity 650 students
Construction began January 2015
Construction complete December 2015
Opened January 2016

The school has an amazing culture, combining the best of its past and present and looking to the future.

The $14.7m school was formed in 2013 from the merger of 141 year-old Burwood School and 43 year-old Windsor School, which were both hit hard by the Canterbury earthquakes.

6 learning studios have been arranged around a central courtyard, creating a cosy, collaborative environment both indoors and out.

This design is the result of the school’s vision for teaching and learning, which is the very first step in any property work around the country.

Each school’s educational outcomes are then supported by property decisions.




Although the site is compact, room has been made for a scooter track and a playground relocated from the Burwood site, while landscaping makes the outdoors a comfortable place to learn.


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