Tour S1 - Ormiston Senior College

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Tour Departs at 1.15pm

Ormiston Senior College

 275 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush 

Venue Overview

In 2011 Ormiston Senior College welcomed students to a new year in a stunning new facility. Designed by Jasmax, the facilities have been choreographed to meet the needs of teaching and learning in the 21st century, and will provide a space that students and staff can excel in Ormiston Senior College's facilities have been designed to stand the test of time and provide a strong focus for this new and growing community. The New Zealand Green Building Council has awarded the school a 5 Star Education Design within the Green Star New Zealand rating system.

To gain this prestigious rating the building has been designed with a number of exceptional features. These include a passive ventilation 'mono-draft' system, a first in New Zealand, providing natural airflow with low running costs. The building also features good natural daylight, energy-efficient lighting and heating, efficient use of water, solar panels and sustainably-sourced materials. The durable brick faade will be long-lasting and require no maintenance.

The two-storey building sits under one roof around a central, sheltered, north-facing courtyard. Students and teachers have a variety of learning spaces in which to work, with spaces being selected for use depending on the learning purpose. There are learning commons, presentation rooms, quiet spaces, specialist rooms, along with a spacious library set high above Ormiston Road.

An exciting feature is the central cafŽ situated in the large atrium within the foyer and spilling out into the courtyard through double-height glass roller 'firestation' doors, forming a buzzing hub at the centre of the school. The school also has a raked theatre, seating about 260 people for drama, dance and music performances. Adjacent to this auditorium is the large gym with a sprung floor suitable for many sports, and the low windows along one side provide a view out to the all-weather courts and playing fields.

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