Scott Point is the newest addition to Hobsonville. It is a full-primary school, designed to cater for 650 students at the mainstream school, and 25 students for BLENNZ Satellite Unit. The new school is a welcoming addition to the community and provides relief to the two existing schools in the area where growth of the residential development has been exponential over the last few years. The school provides a safe and healthy learning environment for the region, catering for various event and after school activities and programmes to support the community.
The brief was to master plan the site to accommodate 900 students with the build roll of 650 students and an additional 25 students in a separate BLENNZ (Blight and Low Vision Education Network) Satellite Unit.
To support the school’s teaching pedagogy, the school features eight innovative learning hubs, which are equivalent to 28 teaching spaces set over two levels.These spaces are interconnected by a bridge across two blocks, with an administration and central resource area, library and two specialist teaching spaces focused on food and hard materials.
A new multipurpose hall has been designed for assemblies and gymnasium use. It features two large bi-folding doors opening onto the main entry court, with a specialist music classroom at the end.
A separate single storey BLENNZ Satellite Unit with a Visual Resource Centre is located at the northern end of the campus, designed to be integrated into the main school, sharing the hall and library spaces.
As the site is in a sea spray zone within 100 metres of a tidal estuary, robust, durable, low maintenance materials are used where possible.