From leadership to goals and teaching styles to general atmosphere, every school is different. That’s why we start a project with an experienced member of our team asking you a few key questions.
It’s actually the most important part of any project: by asking the right questions and listening to your answers, we can come back to you with better solutions. The questions help us discover how your school teaches; how you want students to learn, general classroom flows based on timetables, age-groups and learning zones, which subjects have priority, and how STEM/STEAM spaces are used. We ask about colourways, light and sound too. The more we understand about your school, the more tailored your solution will be.
And that’s just the start. It can be a tricky process, determining a suitable furniture solution – you have to get buy-in from both teachers and students, plus have school communities onboard too. We know this process and are only too happy to help.
A few of the steps we take when working with a school are:
Onsite or online consultation
We’ll find out more about your school and work with you to gain a full understanding of your vision, your needs, the space you’re furnishing, your budget and your timeframe.
There’s no one-size-fits-all thinking at class*! We look for products that meet your needs, not ours. Often CADs and layouts will help you visualise your new space, while options and advice around colours and textures will be discussed too, and where necessary, customised units to meet particular needs.
We stock thousands of popular products to furnish many areas of any school – most ready for fast dispatch. All our products are designed by Kiwis for Kiwis, and meet stringent requirements around protecting the planet (As the only 100% dedicated school furniture specialist on the All of Government Fitouts and Commodity list, we meet planet protection criteria – one of the reasons behind some AoG contenders being unsuccessful). We partner with high quality, reliable suppliers with the same high standards around protecting the planet as us, so beyond great value, you get added peace of mind.
Getting the job done
When it comes to delivery, installation and handover, we work as hands-on or hands-off as you like. If you need it, we’re there every step of the way, from initial consultation right through to project completion. Just let us know what you need us to handle upfront, and we’ll deliver!
Always here for you
Our after-sales service is the stuff of legend. Online or on the phone, help, advice, information and back-up is the backbone of class*.
NZ’s largest range
class* keeps a huge range of everything you need to equip any learning space, be it a traditional classroom or innovative learning space. We have NZ’s largest range of shaped tables, and our Buddy Leg System allows you to create tables that go up and down or move around easily on castors.
24/7 & Freight-Inclusive
If you know what you want, you can shop online and save yourself time as well as money; everything has a freight-included price, so there’ll be no nasty surprises when you get to your shopping basket either! And you have the option of paying us at once with a credit card, or giving us a school order number to invoice against. Whatever we could do to make things more efficient for our customers, we like to think we’ve done!