Education Brief

Our Education Brief sets out the school’s vision for teaching and learning for the future and how that translates into physical spaces to enable and support the pedagogy.

The project brief is for the Ministry to document their project requirements, and for schools to document their vision for delivering education in their school, and how property can support that vision.

This brief is to be provided to the architect and their project team for Ministry-funded projects that involve new buildings or structural alterations to existing buildings.

Design and detailed planning of property developments at schools must:

  • Align with the Ministry’s property objectives
  • Reflect and support the character and values of the school
  • Enhance the delivery of the curriculum
  • Cater for the evidence-based teaching practices that have been shown to improve outcomes for students.

Click here to download a pdf of the Riccarton High School Education Brief.