A new school was essential to cater for this fast- growing community. With 450 students enrolled when we visited, plans were well underway for more space and more pupils to come.
The school has two impressive learning habitats. They’re creative, multi-functional areas and quite different to traditional teaching spaces. Shotover Principal, Ben Witheford, notes the exciting challenge the habitats bring, “the style of teaching required in these spaces is not what they learned at teachers college.”
The design of the school gives teachers and students a number of choices for their day. Open spaces, food tech areas, reading nooks, breakout spaces, performance areas and green screens - all of which make Shotover a truly diverse and stimulating environment to learn and teach in.