Our school grounds seamlessly integrate the school’s rich architectural history with some of the most state-of-the-art facilities available at any New Zealand secondary school.
The heart of our school is the Robertson Building. Here girls congregate and catch up in the break-out learning spaces, whilst parents mix and mingle over a freshly-brewed coffee. It’s a space where you are surrounded by inspiring art, and you’ll often hear music being spontaneously performed. It’s not only the heart of our school, it’s where you’ll hear the St Cuthbert’s heartbeat.
Performing Arts Centre
Our award-winning Performing Arts Centre houses specialist teaching and rehearsal facilities for our Music, Dance, Speech and Drama departments. The rehearsal spaces provide intimate learning environments, and allow all girls to experience performance first-hand from front-of-stage to backstage, giving them a taste of the arts industry.
Our state-of-the-art 25 metre lap pool features a moveable floor so girls of all ages can swim in a safe environment, as well as enjoy activities such as Water Polo and Kayaking. Upstairs our modern gymnasium can be used by all girls and is home to our Athlete Pathway Programme (APP).
Our well-equipped indoor gymnasium is perfect for those days when it’s just too wet to train outside and is home to Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, and Squash courts. The Sports Centre gives all girls a chance to try a huge range of Sports.
Senior Sports Courts
Our seven flood-lit Tennis and Netball courts with Rebound Ace surfacing ensure girls can get outside to practise without fear of slipping. You’ll see our school teams taking advantage of it to practice on before and after school, as well as enjoy in their PE lessons.
Our many sports fields are used year-round for Football, Lacrosse, Cricket, Athletics, Touch Rugby, Cross Country and more. Viewing facilities from our sports pavilion are enjoyed at school events and weekends by parents.
Our Hockey teams enjoy a purpose-built hockey turf located next to the sports field. There is plenty of room for supporters when school teams have a home game and this is also the venue for our annual ANZAC Hockey Festival, which hosts other secondary schools.
Junior Sports Courts
Our two Junior School Astroturf courts are used for Cricket, Tennis and Netball games and more. We give our younger girls the opportunity to try their hand at different sports in their own safe environment year-round with these weather-proof courts.
Our libraries are designed to foster a love of reading and provide warm welcoming learning spaces. We are so lucky to have our team of leading inspirational Librarians, who listen to every girl and match her with her next best read. We constantly invest in our amazing collection of books to ignite the girls’ curiosity.
Joan Holland Auditorium
The Joan Holland Auditorium has a staged area, professional lighting systems, and tiered seating for up to 150 people, making it the perfect venue for drama performances, guest speakers and workshops.
As part of their Arts programme girls will discover photography and our dedicated Photographic Studio and processing rooms allow them to explore their creativity in this important medium beyond the snaps they’ve captured on their mobile phones!
Visual Arts Centre
Stepping inside our Visual Arts Centre is to be inspired. Girls from Years 7-13 have access to art studios in which, under the guidance of our Art Teachers, they’ll explore Design, Drawing, Painting, Print, Photography and more.
Across Years 5- 13 Science is taught in dedicated laboratories by Senior School Science teachers to spark their love of the Sciences from an early age. We have an entire wing dedicated to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Philosophy and girls are lucky enough to be taught by some of the most inspirational teachers in New Zealand.
St Cuthbert’s recognises the importance of STEM and has invested in well-equipped dedicated Technology rooms which allow all girls to experience hands-on Technology fun. Robotics, Design and Sewing, Home Economics, Wood and Metal Crafting girls will experience it all – they even “grow” their own fabric over a year before using it to design a futuristic outfit which is proudly displayed at the end of the year.
Regardless of what girls are learning we ensure every class is warm, welcoming and designed with their age and subject in mind. Our classrooms are optimal learning spaces, and we ensure every class is equipped with all the essentials they need to thrive.