Mairehau Rebuild 2021-2022
In 2022 we are opening our new building Waikākariki. This replaces much of what was in the old Ford/Cartwright blocks. This includes the supported learning centre (Waiora), Technology (Food, Hard materials workshops and Graphic Design Labs) and Visual Arts (Art and Photography). There will also be a large shared space for presentations, a small BB area and space for future gardens and seating.
These staggered stages allow for the school to maintain full operations.
The build caters for future teaching and learning opportunities; the school's revised master-plan reflects the latest budget and Ministry of Education (MOE) growth projection figures.
The master-plan design considers both the build roll of 500 and the master-plan roll of 800, which allows for future growth. The transition roll (i.e. the highest expected roll before the completion of the project) is expected to be able to be accommodated within the existing buildings.
MOE confirmed the construction budget for the 500 pupil build roll as $14. 5 million dollars.