Set on the border of Cornwall Park, St Cuthbert’s campus is a striking mix of the traditional and modern. We invite you to visit us and take a tour of our purpose built facilities.
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.
This example of neoclassical architecture has cemented the school’s place on the Schedule of Significant Historic Heritage Places and remains the central focal point of the school.
Opened in 2014, it houses our fitness and aquatic centres, the latter of which has a 25 metre lap pool with a moveable floor for water polo games. The aquatic centre can host up to 250 spectators on its permanent bleachers and this facility hosts a number of public events outside school hours.
John Wigglesworth Sports Centre
This indoor gymnasium features courts for netball, volleyball, basketball, korfball and squash. Used for PE lessons and co-curricular team trainings, the centre it is an excellent weather-proof facility.
Ewen Tennis Courts
These two Astroturf courts are used for Junior School tennis and netball games, giving our younger girls the opportunity to try their hand at different sports in their own environment.
Harvey Alison Courts
These seven tennis and netball courts have a Rebound Ace surface and provide a large space for the school’s many tennis and netball teams to practice before and after school, as well as facilities for PE lessons.
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.
The libraries at St Cuthbert’s have two main goals: to foster a love of reading and to support teaching and learning by providing information and research. These goals are achieved in a friendly environment with an amazing collection of books, a range of online services, and print, multimedia and electronic resources. Both libraries run book clubs and support our highly successful Kids Lit Quiz teams which have competed in international competitions.
Smith Gray Library
Dedicated to the Junior School, the Smith Gray Library caters for students in Years 0 – 6 with picture books, fiction, audio books and non-fiction collections alongside an ICT suite providing iMac computers and educational software.
Frances Compton Library
This facility combines access to printed literature and electronic information for students in Year 7 – 13. Fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual collections complement a wide range of information accessible through electronic databases.
The Performing Arts Centre
The St Cuthbert’s Performing Arts Centre (better known to our students as ‘PAC’) was opened in 2011 and is home to a number of specialised teaching and rehearsal facilities for our music, dance and drama departments.
The rehearsal spaces provide an intimate learning environment for everything from music lessons to smaller-scale drama performances.
This facility allows girls to experience all areas of performance from front-of-stage to backstage, giving them a taste of the arts industry in a state-of-the-art complex with dedicated teaching staff.
Joan Holland Auditorium
The Joan Holland Auditorium has professional lighting systems, a stage and tiered seating for up to 150 people, making it the perfect venue for drama performances, guest speakers and workshops.
OLD GIRLS’ CHAPEL
We are fortunate to have a beautiful, peaceful oasis at the heart of the school campus. Completed in 1993, the Old Girls Chapel was fundraised for by the Old Girls Association, and commemorates their 75th anniversary.
Students attend mid-week chapel services and family chapel services are held on Sundays. On Monday evenings there is a boarders’ chapel service, and on Thursday afternoons a staff and senior student service of Holy Communion.
Weddings are conducted for Old Girls, as well as baptisms and blessing ceremonies.