by Urs Cunningham

Window manifestations for new hub building

The window designs for our new hub building have been completed and we are delighted to share them with our community.

Glass doors in our buildings need some form of design on them as a safety feature to enable people to recognise that they are glass. In our current buildings, this safety feature takes the form of small white circles across the glass. However, in our new building we have worked with students to design small artworks that represent different cultures and aspects of importance to our community.

Vanessa Shilston, a former kaiako (teacher) at Amesbury School, is also an artist, and she worked with groups of students in 2020 who volunteered to work on the art projects. Vanessa has continued working on our window designs throughout the first half of this year to create window designs that will be placed along the glass doors on our breakout spaces in the new hub. She has remained very faithful to the designs created by ngā ākonga (our students), enhancing them where necessary to ensure the designs are clear and will work well as artistic strips across the middle of the windows and doors. 

Here are the designs:

Front Door

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Window 4

Window 5

We are very happy to receive feedback on the window designs, particularly if any of the words or designs created appear incorrect or inappropriate in any way. Please email Urs ( if you would like to pass on any feedback.

The designs are looking fabulous so far, and we are very pleased with the thought, care and attention to detail that has gone into them by Vanessa and our tamariki. We think they will make our new building truly unique to our kura (school) and our community.

Ngā mihi, 

The Amesbury team