Neighbourhood Play System - Te Kura o Pātiki: Rosebank School 2023

The Neighbourhood Play System (NPS) is an exciting approach to urban play design that places the key stakeholder – tamariki – at the centre of the process.

Tamariki are critical to the success of the NPS – they can tell us where they play, how they play and what’s preventing them from playing more at school and in their neighbourhood.

NPS brings together a school or kura, local organisations and community groups who work together to bring to life play projects that suit the needs of their tamariki and communities.

Take a read to see how this approach is chnaging young lives in Te Kura o Pātiki - Rosebank School.

Pauline Butt

​​​​​​​Play Systems Advisor

Pauline has a passion for making a difference in this community and ensuring that tamariki have quality play, active recreation, and sport experiences. She has a strong background in all things 'play' and is excited to take on this new role looking at systems that can be interrupted and changed to allow for more play opportunities in our schools and communities. The value of play cannot be underestimated when looking at wellbeing and our sense of belonging. Email