Facilities

Swimming Pool

Our community is very proud of our school pool. This two pool complex consists of a 25m pool and a junior/toddlers pool.

Over summer the pool is available to the local public through a key hire system.

Our pool is expensive to run! It relies on volunteers to help with daily chlorine dosing, testing and cleaning. Please let us know if you are available to help out on a roster system.

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Sports Turf

Installed in 2020, our multi-purpose sports turf is a safe, highly versatile turf surface that is suitable for tennis, netball, hockey and many other sports and PE uses.

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Edible Gardens and Plant Propogation Area

Our edible gardens include raised vegetable beds, chickens, a fruit orchard and recycled bottle greenhouse.

In addition to all these, we have also developed a plant propagation area where native plants are being grown to be planted in our school grounds as well as riparian planting for local properties.

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School Bikes and Bike Tracks

Another new addition in 2020, our bike tracks are a fantastic addition that encourages our tamariki to be fit, active and to challenge their skills.

The pump track and the jumps have been built and maintained by our super-keen cyclists. The children love the features and they really take ownership for them.

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Natural Play Areas

We are blessed with lots of space and lovely natural play areas where our tamariki can learn, play, relax and socialise.

We love finding out about our environment through play. We create amazing huts and learn a lot about team work through our play.

Community Crop Swap Stand

Feel free to bring your excess fruit and veg to put on the Crop Swap Stand. Help yourself to produce that's on there. Payment is not compulsory but donations are welcome. These are used to purchase seeds and supplies for our edible gardens.

Pa Harakeke (Heirloom Weavng Flax varieties)

These harakeke (flax) plants have been collected by NZ Landcare Research. They have been passed on through generations from various regions around Aotearoa. Each variety has unique properties that make it valued for specific weaving purposes.

These plants were planted here in 2019 and are intended to be a renewable resource for our school and our community.

Community Defibrillator -

We have a defibrillator located at Norfolk School that is available to our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is in a locked box near the main entry of the school. There are instructions on the box for how to get the access code. We are pleased to be able to have this essential life saving equipment available to the community.