Our school has a wide range of facilities available: an advantage of being the only State Full Primary School in Invercargill.
- Fully equipped classrooms (including two which were renovated in Term 1 2011, and three more due to be renovated by the end of the year)
- A science lab
- A well stocked library
- An indoor activity centre
- A sensory awareness unit
- Music and Keyboard suites
- A sports lending shed
- A technology block with rooms for soft materials (cooking and sewing), art, and hard materials (metalwork and woodwork)
- A school hall with plenty of space!
- Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
- New imacs and ipads
- A portable computer station
- Digital cameras, video cameras and AV equipment
- Many popular education software programmes
- A brand new network upgrade and wireless internet.
Opportunities: in and out of class.
Every year our children represent our community in school and out. Here are just a few examples.
Competitions and Festivals
- Southland Science Fair
- Southland Social Studies Fair
- Southland Dram Festival
- ILT 'Sing Out' choir
- Kids Sing
- Kids for Kids concert
- Newspapers in Education quiz
- Creative Southland Speech Competitions
- Southland Athletics Competition
- Southland Cross Country
- Kiwi Cricket
- Table Tennis
- Jewellery making
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Track Cycling
- Movie making
- KiwiCan (Foundation for Youth Development)
- School Swimming
- Extension for maths, art, ICT
- Buddy reading and Buddy classes
- Ascot Academy Leadership Programme
We are intensely proud of the Outdoor Education we provide our senior students.
Year 6: Tautuku.
Students spend four nights at The Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre in the coastal beauty of the Catlins. In an area rich with local history students study and visit a range of amazing places such as Curio Bay, Owaka Museum, Nugget Point and the wild Catlins bush.
Year 7: Borland Lodge.
Early in the Year our Year 7 students camp at Borland Lodge - now a modern facility, originally built for the construction of transmission lines for the Lake Manapouri power project. Students kayak, rock climb, tramp, and learn about conservation at the edge of Fiordland. The exploration of the Clifden Caves in an amazing experience enjoyed on this camp.
Year 8: Deep Cove.
The most unforgettable of all camping experiences is the Year 8 camp at Deep Cove, at the head of Doubtful Sound in the Fiordland National Park. This genuine wilderness area features ancient landscapes and forests and provides rich and exciting learning opportunities around nature and the environment.