Welcome to Rāwhiti School

Rāwhiti School is a year 1-8 full primary school. It was built on the site of the former North New Brighton School as part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme. It opened at the beginning of 2016. Children have a wealth of outdoor learning facilities at their spacious new school. As well as new playgrounds and shade sails, there is an artificial playing turf, a sandpit, an amphitheatre and a scooter track. The two heated swimming pools are popular throughout the summer and children can bring their own bike or use a school bike to ride on the 440m asphalt track or challenge themselves on the skills track or pump track. The orchard, garden and tunnel house are developing into a great outdoor learning space. Basketball and netball courts and a large playing field provide great outdoor play spaces. Inside, flexible learning spaces allow teachers to design learning to meet the needs of every student, so children can find a space which supports the way they need to learn. There are also areas for teachers to plan, meet collaboratively, and access resources to support the way they teach. Each learning studio has kitchen and art facilities and breakout rooms for various activities. The large multi-use hall is ideal for sports, choir, kapahaka, assemblies and performances. The music room provides space for individual and group lessons and band practice. The library is situated at the heart of our school and is a fantastic space for chilling out with a book.

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