We work with our students, staff and community partners to deliver campus services that enhance your student experience at the Polytechnic. Here's what we offer you:
Aquatic & Fitness Centre (Windermere Campus)
Our awesome Aquatic & Fitness Centre - Te Pare a Ruahine - features a purpose-built 25m heated pool and modern gym. Membership (affordable) includes access to the pool, gym, aqua aerobics, fitness testing, fitness programmes, circuit training and helpful, friendly and experienced staff.
Atrium Beauty Salon (Windermere Campus)
The Atrium Training Beauty Salon offers facials, waxing, and more. All services are supervised by qualified beauty therapists and tutors and you can book online.
Bay Auto (Windermere Campus)
Call into Bay Auto for all your car repairs, big and small – best price in town!
Books-A-Plenty on Grey Street (close to Bongard Centre) has an additional small shop on Windermere Campus where you can get text books, stationery, magazines and more.
Cafés & ATMs
There are two great cafés at Windermere Campus; Rex’s Café in the Rex Williams Centre, and Café X in the Student Learning Centre, which has an ATM machine outside for you to use. There's also a lunch caravan called The Lunchbox close to the gym.
The Bongard Centre also has an excellent roof-top café offering one of the best views of the city in the Bay.
Career Information & Advice
We provide access to a number of self-help resources and encourage you to manage your own career.
Childcare Centre (Windermere Campus)
Our childcare centre at Windermere Campus operates Monday to Friday, 7.45am to 5pm. Your child will be educated and cared for by qualified professional teachers, for a reasonable fee.
Christian Group (Windermere Campus)
Semester 2 meetings are on Thursdays 12.00pm-1.00pm on the first floor of Ako Atea (A Block). Join us in the Matakana study room. All welcome! For more information contact Dave on 021 136 3392.
Copy Centre (Windermere Campus)
The Copy Centre provides photocopying, printing, binding and laminating, and offers a range of supplies and presentation advice to help you complete professionally finished course work.
Te Whare Hauora - Health Centre
A kaitiaki (health) nurse offering FREE comprehensive services is available during clinic times at Health Services, both at Windermere and Bongard. The nurse can help you with everything from giving up smoking, to contraception advice and information.
IT on Campus
Our IT services provide and service over 450 computers in 15+ computer suites on both campuses. When you become a student at the Polytechnic, you’ll receive a free Polytechnic email account, internet access and online file storage. Wireless is available using boppolygrid at Windermere and Bongard.
The Information Centres are the starting point for any questions you have on programmes, finances, course application and enrolments, and lots more.
Kohanga Reo (Windermere Campus)
Te Kohanga Reo o Poike at Windermere Campus operates Monday to Friday for tamariki of students and the local community.
Prayer Rooms (Windermere & Bongard Campuses)
At Windermere there is a prayer room located at L5 (opposite Ako Atea and across the little road, on the corner). The room is open to everyone and is accessible by swipe ID card 24 hours, 7 days a week, except for shutdown periods.
At Bongard the prayer room is DT114A which is on Level One inside room DT114.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers videoconferencing facilities at both Bongard and Windermere campuses for staff and students as well as the general public.