Matua Ngaru School | Te Kura Tuatahi O Matua Ngaru is a new school that opened on Feb 7, 2019 for learners from Years 1-8. It is situated on a 3 hectare site at 47-49 Gilbransen Road in Huapai, Auckland and has been built to cater for anticipated population growth in the area. It is part of the third Private Public Partnership between the government and ShapEd (read more here: https://bit.ly/2LpXVcR). The building contains over 3,000m² of educational space, which will accommodate up to 560 learners. The design includes 4 flexible learning spaces, which we call kāinga, over the two level teaching space, the Arohanui Special School satellite unit with attached sensory resource space along with a multipurpose hall, library, 2 specialist learning areas, an administration area and outdoor playground areas including fields and courts.