Golden Sands Primary School

Papamoa, New Zealand


Papamoa’s Golden Sands Primary School is the first school built to a 5-star Greenstar rating. Greenstone Group provided specialist project management services to facilitate the completion of this leading edge project.

Stage 1 consisted of 10 classrooms, an administration building, a multi-purpose building and a library resource centre. The layout also had to potentially accommodate four more classrooms for future expansion.

Innovative and progressive, Golden Sands Primary has the benefits of reductions in energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste.

Beginning the design process before an Established Board of Trustees (EBOT) was appointed, Greenstone Group managed the EBOT through the process, successfully acquiring their endorsement and support in the design of the school.

Adopting the single line accountability approach preferred by the Ministry of Education, Greenstone Group was appointed by the Ministry as part of a design and build consortium, providing an overview role managing this project through to completion.