Oturu School was in dire need of a new school as the buildings were leaking and needed a lot of repair. They were granted a full re-build from the Ministry of Education which opened a window of opportunity for them to embrace the modern learning environment. The students were heavily involved and met with architects and planners to submit their ideas.

A-Line submitted the idea of modular construction for this project as the location was challenging so it made sense to make the buildings offsite then transport them. This also meant minimal disruption to school life and was a safer way for the children. The rooms are all double-glazed with durable lining and cladding and insulated to Ministry standards. The new school is made up of 12 modular buildings, creating eight learning spaces, administration area, resource room, staff room and library. There is also a new multipurpose space, and covered walkways between the buildings.

Ministry of Education – Oturu School, Kaitaia.

January 2019

Oturu Road, Kaitaia