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
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.
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.