Paekakariki School

We are a smallish primary school on the Kāpiti Coast with 157 students and 20 staff. We call our tamariki Bare foot Learners. Bare foot because they feel connected to their environment and their culture.

We are applying for new flooring in our resource room. This is a room where teaching resources are stored so teachers spend quite a bit of time in here looking for the best material for their classes. The photocopier and laminator are also in this space so teachers and support staff use the room a lot for preparing teaching materials. The flooring in our resource room is thread bare and dangerous. The carpet would be at least 15 years old.

We have focused much of our attention and budget on our learning spaces in recent years which has meant that the staff spaces are lacking. It would be great if our staff could have a comfortable space to work in too. Currently, the area in front of the photocopier is so worn, there is a big hole. Safety and comfort for staff would be the main goals.

If we are successful, the extra money in our budget would be used to help us employ a mentor to work alongside some of our older students. Some of our tamariki do not have access to positive male role model in their home lives therefore we aim to provide a positive male role model through a mentoring programme for these students.

Julia Bevin, Paekakariki Principal

Carpet Court Paraparaumu recently re-laid carpet in our school resource room. They were great to work with, listening to our needs and constraints in order to provide the best possible product and service. The new carpet tiles have transformed the old, cold room into a space that looks great and is safe for staff to use (the big hole in the carpet beside the photocopier is now gone!). Thank you.

Julia Bevin, Paekakariki Principal

This was a cool little project to be part of. The new carpet tiles have really given the space a lift.

Richard Hilliard, Carpet Court Paraparaumu Store Manager

Flooring: Organix Moss