Saturday 29 April 2017

Facilities Available

Southwell provides a number of wonderful facilities that are available for hire.  This includes an architecturally awarded Centre of Performing Arts, a Dining Hall, Meeting Spaces, Classrooms and Sporting Facilities. These areas can be selected to meet the needs of celebrations, performances, conferences, meetings, workshops and events. The school has been host to high profile events such as New Zealand's Got Talent auditions, the New Zealand premiere viewing of several movies and other shows and awards ceremonies. Southwell School's most anticipated event, the annual School Opera, is performed here at the school.

Facilities for Hire

Centre of Performing Arts  

The Centre of Performing Arts is a recent addition to Southwell School. It was completed in October 2009 having been initiated by the Southwell Trust Board.  The Trust Board has created an environment to continue the strong tradition of providing excellent education in the performing arts. The Centre contains a number of our most hired facilities. These include small purpose built spaces for Drama, Choir and Music Practice alongside the larger spaces of the Flat Floor Hall, Foyer and Auditorium. The Auditorium is a centerpiece complete with tiered seating for an audience of over 400.

Meeting and Learning Spaces

Being a school, Southwell is able to provide learning spaces to the general public which the staff and students here enjoy on a daily basis.  There are about 40 spaces with projector and sound capabilities, the Learning Centre, which houses the school library, Interactive white boards, 3 study class rooms and an Audio Visual room. The specialist teaching/ learning spaces include a pottery room with kilns, science labs, a food technology room and drama room.

Sports and Grounds

Attention has been paid to ensuring that the sports facilities support the students, in their endeavour to develop the skills needed to play to their abilities and compete at the highest level. The grounds provide a wonderful facility for both the school and the public. The grounds have hosted training sessions for a number of representative teams from local and regional competitions. The "All Blacks" have even conducted one of their training sessions in the Southwell Gymnasium.
On any given weekend you will find the sports grounds playing host to a combination of sporting codes such as Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Football, Tennis, Softball, and Cricket, accompanied by cheering parents, family and friends.
Sports facilties for possible hire include the Gymnasium and Astroturf. 

Other Services

The school is able to organise facilities to meet the needs of most groups, and co-ordinate catering, bar and security staff for any function held at Southwell.  Our catering staff have a number of food safety excellence awards and wide experience in catering for weddings and social events.  You can expect service of the highest standards. 

Southwell School

  • Address:PO Box 14015 Five Cross Roads Hamilton 3252 New Zealand
  • Phone:+64 7 855 2089
  • Fax:+64 7 855 9023
  • Email:office@southwell.school.nz
  • Office Hrs:8.00am to 5.00pm


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