ACG Tauranga today opened its new state-of-the art gym and sports complex, which principal Shawn Hutchinson described as a significant investment into building an exceptional private school environment for the people of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.
“This new facility reflects our commitment to providing a holistic education for our pupils and to the region,” said Mr Hutchinson. “We are providing educational choice for families currently living in or looking to move to the Bay of Plenty.”
The three-level gym is located at the heart of ACG Tauranga’s 14.8 hectare campus in Pyes Pa, and overlooks the sports fields, with covered viewing areas providing seating for up to 500 spectators. The gym will also provide space for assemblies and school productions, as well as lunch-time and after-school clubs and activities.
ACG Tauranga will also make the new facility available for inter-school sports and for cultural and community events.
The new complex was opened by Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller, who described it as a state-of-the-art facility that would contribute significantly to the Bay of Plenty’s sporting, cultural and community needs now and in the years to come.
“This isn’t just a high quality asset for the school, but for the wider community, who will help ensure it is used to its full potential, and this can only be good for our growing city,” said Mr Muller.
“Independent schools make such a contribution to not only our educational system, but the wider community they serve, and I really want to acknowledge that contribution today.”
ACG Tauranga is the only school in the region offering Cambridge International Examination (CIE) programmes, which give its students unique access to international academic opportunities.
“We personalise our teaching to ensure that every student can flourish,” said Mr Hutchinson.
“Our approach is underpinned by optimally sized classes and one-on-one tuition for children in the areas where they require extra support. We have a strong academic focus, and this new sports complex reflects our awareness of the need to ensure that sports and recreational opportunities are also well catered for.”