Huapai District School
Huapai District School Principal John Petrie contacted Educated Furniture in 2019 to do a full review of the school’s furniture needs. Initially this involved a site visit to view all the classrooms in order to determine which areas were most in need of new furniture.
Upon recommendation from Graham Lyons our Auckland Account Manager, several classrooms were selected for a furniture upgrade along with a modern learning environment (MLE). The MLE had been built one to two years ago but was using older existing furniture and was not being utilised to its full potential. The teachers of all the selected classrooms were consulted to determine the most pressing furniture requirements within their learning spaces. This primarily consisted of storage units and new seating.
For the MLE Educated Furniture provided a mixture of Tall Tables, Rectangle Classroom Tables and Horseshoe Tables for each of the teaching spaces. These were paired with a mixture of seating options including MLE Stools, Rainbow Chairs and Fritters. To address the lack of storage in the classroom we provided Tote Tray Units, Mobile Tote Tray Trolleys and also Cubby Holes for the teachers and the students.
The biggest challenge with the fit out was working with the lack of storage in the MLE space. There was no existing built in storage in the room so Graham needed to work closely with the school to identify the most appropriate storage options we had available that was be best utilised in the space.
John and his team were thrilled with the areas we transformed and are thoroughly enjoying having the new furniture and much more storage space in their classrooms.
“Quality product complimented by quality service. It’s great to have such value-add for the product and service offered by Educated Furniture. I go straight to Educated Furniture as I can’t fault the service, advice and products."