Medbury School has marked the beginning of its next exciting development, a new teaching and learning centre, with a turning of the sod ceremony.
Chairman of the Medbury School Trust Board David Hiatt said the new teaching block will ensure that Medbury’s facilities evolve with the requirements of a 21st century education. It will continue to allow the balance between traditional teaching spaces and adaptable learning spaces, that allow boys to work independently or collaboratively.
King’s School, which soon approaches its centenary, has opened a new state-of-the-art multi-purpose learning environment as it looks ahead to its next 100 years of educating boys. The Centennial Building was officially opened by the Hon Justice Simon Moore and dedicated by Bishop of Auckland, the Rt Rev Ross Bay. A Kapa Haka welcomed guests into the new building and then 700 boys took part in planting out daffodil bulbs to commemorate the day.
The Winter Project is a student-led group from Samuel Marsden Collegiate, which collects warm winter clothing and blankets from people who no longer have a use for them, then re-distributes them to low decile schools in the wider Wellington region. The organisation started four years ago, and has already made a huge impact on the lives of children at low decile schools and their families.