Schools Helped by BISC

Point Chevalier School

Pt. Chevalier School is a decile 7 school, with an end-of-year roll of approximately 650 students from year 0 – year 6.

The roll comprises 10% Maori students, 10% Pasifika, 10% from India, China and other Asian countries, and 70% European/Pakeha.

Facilities include an administration block, an auditorium seating 700, two permanent classroom blocks, eight relocatable classrooms, a library and Information & Communication Technology centre, a hall, a 25m swimming pool and changing room complex, four adventure playgrounds, a hard court area and a playing field.

Pasadena Intermediate

Pasadena Intermediate caters for students in Years 7 and 8 from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and is a decile 6 school.

Facilities include one main block with general classrooms and library/information centre, a music studio, food and nutrition studio, technology studio and workshop and an art studio. The school also contains an assembly hall, swimming pool, sports pavilion, two full sized sports fields, 4 full sized games courts and a student canteen.

Westmere School

Westmere School is a decile 10 school which has students in years 0-6 , with an end of year roll of approx 630 students.

The roll comprises of 78% European/ Pakeha, 5% Pacifica, 4.5 % from India, China and other Asian countries and 10.5% Maori, most of whom are educated in the school’s 3 bilingual classes of Nga Uri o Nga Iwi.
Facilities include an administration block, two adventure playgrounds for the children and three hard court areas. The school is fortunate to have spacious field areas and a growing number of vegetable and flower gardens run by the children. The new school hall will provide much needed space for whole school activities and provide a much needed resource for the local community.
The school prides itself on offering a varied and holistic learning experience with many opportunities for the children to participate in cultural and sporting activities. The old school hall has been converted into a custom built food technology room and music/ performing arts teaching space.

Western Springs College

Western Springs College focuses on academic achievement as its top priority – they are currently the number one decile 8 state school for overall NCEA results in New Zealand.

They have become the school of choice for their community with their role growing from 650 in 2000 to its current number of 1300 and expect the role to continue to grow over the next two years. They have not taken any out of zone enrolments in the last three years and therefore, are very community focused and in turn, well supported by their community.

Western Springs’ role is 67% Pakeha, 16% Maori, 11% Pasifika, 3% Asian and 3% other. Their Maori and Pacific students are achieving well above average and they have a very successful Rumaki (Maori immersion unit).

Western Springs College is just completing a major school rebuild where approximately 80% of the building and facilities will be replaced.

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