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Permanent Classroom Block Project

For the last six months or so we’ve been working hard to cater physically for our rapidly growing roll, and the first results of this are the new relocatable rooms, Room 20 and 21 that arrived over the holidays, just in time for the start of Term 1 2013. Because all of our growth over the last few decades has been catered for with relocatable rooms, this means we have lost more and more green field space, with Room 20 and 21 encroaching slightly on the top field, cutting off a chunk of the in-goal area of our rugby field.

While we’re better off in this respect than some schools in Auckland are, in that we have a wide area of wonderful, park-like grounds, this trend cannot continue. So we’re pleased to announce that behind-the-scenes work has been progressing well on a new double-story permanent classroom block. We’re aiming for construction to start in the last quarter of 2013 and hoping to have the rooms ready to move into for Term 1 2014. This will be the biggest and most expensive building project Matipo has embarked upon since initial construction of the school in 1963-64, with a budget coming in around the million dollar mark.

While we’re still in the early stages, we have some 3D renders of the proposed building. This will be constructed in the space between Room 16 and Room 18, with the stairs of the new building facing out to the Junior courts. The sandpit and existing single playground structure will be relocated. The block will consist of two classrooms up and two down, with a shared workspace/foyer area in between, a teacher workspace, and an accessible elevator.

Front view, from the junior courts, viewed from around the old dental clinic.
Front view, from the junior courts, viewed from around the old dental clinic.
Rear view, from the Junior area carpark.
Rear view, from the Junior area carpark.
Roof off, viewing the second story classrooms and shared workspace/foyer.
Roof off, viewing the second story classrooms and shared workspace/foyer.

School Roll 2012 – Closed for New Entrants

We regret to announce that the New Entrant roll for 2012 is closed. We have 83 pre-enrolments and we are totally full.

We have given 2 years notice that this was likely, with notices at the child care and kindergartens in Te Atatu, and on the school website.

We simply have no more physical room or teaching resources for any more children.

 

The 2013 and 2014 roll is still open and if your child is a Term 4 starter you might want to consider them starting in Term 1 next year if you really want them to join us at Matipo.

 

We are sorry to have to take this action, but have given fair warning.