Kelburn Normal School is embarking on an exciting journey to transform our campus to meet our vision for teaching and learning, now and into the future.

We will be updating this page as the project progresses to inform and update our school community on the redevelopment project. We will also be sending updates via Property Redevelopment Newsletters.

The latest Property Redevelopment Newsletter can be downloaded via the following link:

KNS Draft Property Plans

KNS Property Redevelopment Newsletter May 2016 (PDF 1MB)

KNS Property Redevelopment Newsletter July 2016

KNS Property Redevelopment Newsletter April 2017

/sites/default/files/KNS%20Board%20of%20Trustees%20News%2011%20Aug%2017_0.pdfKNS Property Update 11 August 2017

Design Plans

We are pleased to be able to share the preliminary design plans with the community. These can be viewed or downloaded via the link below.

KNS Preliminary Design Plans May 2016 (PDF 2.9 MB)

We invite you to review the plans and come along to a community meeting in the school hall on 19 May 2016 at 7pm to discuss them. The lead designers, the Ministry of Education Project Manager, school staff and the Board will there to discuss the plans with you. 

After School Care and Holiday Programme

As part of the redevelopment process, the cottage where the Kelburn After School Care service is currently facilitated, will need to be removed to make way for the new building.

The school envisages creating a flexible space at the back of the hall that will be dedicated to the Kelburn Out of School Care Trust (KOSCT) during KOSCT hours. The space may also be used by others outside those hours.

The board will be working with the KOSCT team to plan the fit-out of this space. We will provide further information once planning has progressed

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Board Trustees Chair, Tim Stewart, ph 021 728 537

Innovative Learning Environments
If you would like to know more about Innovative Learning Environments, please visit the website below. 
Here are two articles explaining the innovative learning environment approach to school libraries.  A summary of the articles follows.
Modern library learning environments (MLLEs) - The concept of the Modern Learning Environment (MLE) encompasses an holistic approach that relates the pedagogy of learning to the physical and virtual spaces in which learning occurs. When this approach is applied to the school library, it can transform the focus so that student learning is front and centre, with library services delivered in new ways. Read the article

Innovative Learning Environments and Flexible Learning Spaces  - refer Factsheet

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