Papakura Central School Pool

Wrought Iron fencing


Papakura Central School is a co-ed state primary school in the heart of Papakura, Auckland. With a role of almost 400 students, Papakura Central School has a focus on being a ‘Thinking, Creative School’, encouraging its pupils to ‘have fun while learning'. The school pool is a major draw-card for fun, and with saline cloth-covered wire mesh fencing starting to look ragged, Papakura Central’s Board of Trustees decided to replace the fence in order to meet local authority standards, and to ensure it was in keeping with the rest of the school’s high security fencing. 

The Customer

Papakura Central School helps its students to achieve their potential by teaching them knowledge, skills and attitudes in a positive and challenging environment. As a focal point in the local community, Papakura Central takes great pride in its facilities and is committed to the safety and security of its staff, pupils and all visitors. In choosing a replacement fence for its pool, Papakura Central School needed a solution that would not only ensure this ongoing safety, but would also stand the test of time in style.

The Key Challenges

  • Secure and Robust: Deliver a robust high security fence with poles unable to be prized open, to deter uninvited visitors and vandals

  • Stylish: Deliver a solution that is attractive, in keeping with the school’s existing perimeter fencing, and able to seamlessly ‘integrate’ into the undulating site surrounding the pool enclosure.

  • Cost -effective: Provide a cost-effective fencing solution that represented excellent value for money.

The Solution

Hampden Fence installed a Solid Wrought Iron High Security Fence topped with Arrow Spikes around the pool enclosure that matched the rest of the school’s perimeter fencing. “The Hampden team was great from start to finish”, says Barbara Duckworth, Papakura Central’s Principal.

“Pricing and timelines were clear, and we were kept well informed of when Hampden’s installation staff would be on-site”, adds Barbara. “I must commend James and his installation crew. They sought verbal confirmation at every stage of the job, ensuring my expectations were always met”.

New Zealand's Largest and Most Competent

Hampden is New Zealand’s largest and most competent fencing company, which made it an easy choice for Papakura School when choosing a supplier for its replacement pool high security fence. “We really wanted the new fence to blend in with the pool environment, and we didn’t want the fence to look staggered down the slope of the hill”, says Barbara. “We are delighted with the way the new fence runs parallel to the ground, following the natural gradient of the land”.