On Friday 12 April 2019, Auckland Normal Intermediate held their school assembly at Eden Park.
When Eden Park Chairman Doug McKay heard the news regarding the fire at Auckland Normal Intermediate School he suggested we offer our facilities to assist.
Jill Farquharson, Principal of Auckland Normal Intermediate School says, “What an amazing celebration of success we had on the last day of term when we congratulated a large number of pupils on their significant achievements. We spent some time scouting out venues for this assembly and were very fortunate to have Eden Park Trust CEO Nick Sautner come to the rescue. He very generously offered us use of the North Level 5 Lounge which was perfect in every way possible. A great outlook, plenty of space, awesome atmosphere and helpful staff.
Getting to and from the venue did present some challenges as we shuttled 700 plus students, teachers and other staff to Eden Park via buses. These were generously paid for by the Ministry of Education (due to the loss of our hall) and we appreciate their support also. All in all a fabulous toile was had, so much so that we have booked Eden Park for all end-of-term assemblies and also our end-of-year prizegiving. A big shout out again to Eden Park Trust CEO for looking after local schools.”