Our facilities

 

   
 

Our grounds 

Fairhall’s grounds have many large trees for shade, and edible and native gardens have been established with the close involvement of students and families.  Our large playing fields and netball and tennis courts are used extensively during school time and at lunchtime for a variety of sports and games.  A junior playground as well as a more senior adventure playground are available for the use of students.

Our library

The library is open during lunch and break times as well as for information literacy classes. It boasts an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books and resources for a wide range of ages, abilities and interests. Attached to the library is a well used teacher resource and resource management area. This becomes a working space for all staff in preparing and repairing resources for use across the school.

The Fairhall and Omaka Valley Community Hall across the road from the school serves as a hub of the Fairhall community and is used by the school for events, such as Gymnastics Festival practices, concerts and displaying the student’s art and craft on Show Day. It is currently used for all school weekly 'Kidszone' assemblies every Friday morning.

Edible garden. Planted, weeded and maintained by the whole school, the edible garden provides not only food for the students, but is a much treasured tool for learning. The school runs an edible gardens programme that is supported by the Marlborough District Council and enables the school to employ an Edible Gardens Facilitator two afternoons per week.

Native garden. The native garden belongs to the students.  Wherever possible it is developed and maintained by them. Adorned by sculptures created by Fairhall families for past Show Days, the native garden attracts birdlife as well as being a retreat for reflection and play.

Multipurpose room. The Multipurpose room was built in 2008, and would normally be used for whole school assemblies, school singing on Wednesday afternoons, PMP and other events which require large indoor space. It is currently being used as a classroom as the school transitions from 8 classrooms to 9.

Okaramio Room. A teaching and learning space that provides opportunity for specialist ESOL and Music tuition. The room was named after the building it is attached to transferred to Fairhall School from Okaramio School when the school closed on 30 June, 2001.

Learning Support Room. For extension and remedial teaching and learning.

Board Room. The board room provides a private meeting space for staff, board of trustees and other users where confidentiality and privacy may be required.

Medical Room. A modern, up to date facility with changing space and shower.

ILE. The school teaching staff is undertaking professional development in Innovative Learning Practices (IPL's) and the school looks to the future in developing Flexible Learning Environments (FLE's) with a view to being a sustainable future focused school.