Welcome to the Valley Community Rooms. The rooms consist of have a three rooms of various sizes available for booking at various times. Check out our calendar to see what's on in the rooms, and find out more about the rooms and the terms of use below. 

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The community rooms are at the northern end of North East Valley Normal School at 262 North Road.


  • Drop in to our reception and community hub during opening hours of 9 am - 3 pm from Tuesday to Friday or 10:30 am - 2:30 pm on Saturdays. Reception is closed on public holidays,  Mondays and school holidays. The community rooms can still be hired when reception is closed as long as bookings were made prior.

  • Cost of hire ranges from $10/hour + GST for non-profit community groups to $23/hour (The Clinic/Quiet room is $11.5) + GST for others.

Bookings are made through the North East Valley Normal School office


Fred Hollows community room can be hired
The Fred Hollows Room


  • Size - suitable for larger groups and group activities. Up to approx. 30 people. 10 maximum for physical distancing 

  • Heatpump

  • Large TV screen & HDMI available for connecting to a computer

  • Tea and coffee facilities

  • Basic cooking facilities (microwave and grill, no hotplates or oven)

  • Tables and chairs

  • Toilet facilities 

  • Fee: $23/hour + GST ($10/hour + GST for non-profit community groups)

Hire a community room at the Valley Project
Te Putake Room
Please note, this room is also used a the community hub/drop in and is an accessway for staff to use other building facilities. Not suitable for private gatherings during opening hours. With the exception of open community groups, this room is only available for booking outside of our usual opening hours. 


  • Size - suitable for meetings or small groups. Table that seats 8 people. 5 max for physical distancing 

  • Tea and coffee facilities

  • Heatpump

  • TV with HDMI cable 

  • Toilet facilities 

  • Fee: $23/hour + GST ($10/hour + GST for non-profit community groups)

The Clinic/Quiet Room

Currently utilised by the public health nurse, a counsellor and others  ​

  • Ideal for the provision of health and social services, or other one-on-one sessions

  • Tea and coffee facilities available in the Te Putake room next door

  • Toilet facilities 

  • Please note, the room is not 100% private. 

  • Fee: $11.5/hour + GST ($10/hour + GST for non-profit community groups)

Use of the Valley Project Rooms


The Valley Project has an agreement with North East Valley Normal School for the use of the buildings.

Primary focus:

  • The school and the wider education community for their family/school/communities activities

  • Asset-based community initiatives that are supported by the Valley Project

  • An office space for the Valley Project

  • A safe and welcoming drop-in space for people to meet

  • Individuals/informal groups who are wanting to work on creating some form of community development activity

  • Community groups within the valley who are working on building social capital within North East Valley

  • Place for resource people to be accessed by the valley community


Secondary focus:

  • Place for community groups/ organisations in the valley who require a base.

  • When space is available as an additional teaching space for the School

Please read and comply with the terms of use