College Facilities

Facilities

We believe that quality education in a safe working environment is an essential part of every young adult's development.  Located on the edge of beautiful Lake Te Anau and the magnificent Fiordland National Park, Fiordland College offers just such an environment.  This page outlines some of the facilities we have available to us.

The school was built in 1976 on 6.77 hectares of land.  The grounds are attractive and well maintained and feature extensive plantings of native shrubs and trees, in keeping with our location.

 Swimming FunArial shot of the College

The buildings of the school are spread out into four main blocks with the gym, music room and huts.  The school is well resourced in terms of Information Technology infrastructure and hardware.  All classrooms have data projectors, all teaching staff are provided with laptop computers, we have two well-equipped computer suites and two interactive whiteboards.  We have Ultra Fast Broadband and there is wireless access throughout most of the school.

Specialist classrooms include two well-equipped science laboratories, music room, gymnasium, and technology block (including food technology, fabric technology, graphics, design, workshop and visual arts rooms).

Support for students studying by distance includes the provision of video-conferencing technology.  We are also part of Otago Net.

The College has an attractive, stand-alone Library which holds an excellent collection of fiction and non-fiction books.  The library is also home to a number of iPads and laptops which are available to students for the purposes of study.  Students find our library a welcoming and soothing space and enjoy discussing 'great reads' with our librarian.

Students in Year 13 have access to the Senior Common Room which is a stand-alone building owned by the Board of Trustees.

Other facilities on the Fiordland College site or available to us include:

  • a covered, heated 25m swimming pool (on site)
  • four tennis and three netball courts (on site)
  • rugby, hockey, football, athletics, cricket fields (on site)
  • light and sound systems for drama and musical productions
  • full sized basketball court
  • squash courts