Chapel Downs Primary School
Chapel Downs Primary School is a multi-cultural primary school in East Auckland.
The brief was to present a more professional image of the school, with a 'Pacifica' design that reflects the school's strong Pacific Island and Maori ethnic composition. The website had also to promote the school's standards as a place of traditional learning and discipline, under the strapline of "Achieving Together".
In summary, the school wanted a mobile responsive website which is informative and professional, reflecting the culture of the school, and appealing to a wider audience as the school zone boundary expanded to include Ormiston.
We know how often notices given to kids never actually make it home, so on this website, each class has their own page on the website to help the teachers communicate with parents:
Schools are busy places and there's always something going on, so a calendar is essential on a schools website. We integrated a calender for Chapel Downs that's beautifully styled to match the rest of the website:
In our experience, what really makes a great schools website is a great image gallery. With Chapel Downs, they really took this to heart. Not only did we create a fabulous gallery of school events - http://www.chapeldowns.school.nz/about/photos-events - we also created the most beautiful galleries of the children's work - http://www.chapeldowns.school.nz/teaching-learning/gallery.
We love working on schools websites because they are always fun creative projects. Chapel Downs was no exception, in fact we'd go as far to say this was our best schools website yet!