Taiao, which translates to ‘the natural world’ or ‘environment’ in te Reo Māori, is a project that aims to transform Allandale School’s outdoor areas to make a place that is both a fantastic outdoor learning environment for our tamariki during school-time, as well as a beautiful enriched playground and gardens for the Kopeopeo community outside of school hours.

Our aim is that our school’s grounds become a true community taonga that is used extensively by our kura during the school day and by the Kopeopeo and wider-Whakatāne communities after school hours. We hope to provide a beautiful greenspace area that people can bring their whānau to enjoy the many benefits of the carefully designed play, learning and garden spaces.

Taiao Questions and Answers

Taiao Support Video 


Draft Plans:

Allandale School – 2D Overall Concept Plan

Allandale School – Overall Junior Block

Allandale School – Community Garden and BBQ Area

Allandale School – Themed Areas

Allandale School – Papakainga Area


Allandale Primary School

Allandale Primary School


167 King Street,Whakatane, 3120

Ph: (07) 308 7645

Cell: 021 025 01768

Fax: (07) 307 0868

Email: learnalot@allandale.school.nz


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