March 30, 2015.

Macleans College staffroom.

The 250 staff at East Auckland’s Macleans College have a staffroom that could easily be the envy of teachers everywhere, and now they’ve got restrooms to match!

Recently installed to complement the large secondary school’s superbly appointed staffroom overlooking the Hauraki Gulf, the toilet and shower area is fitted out with RESCO Compact Laminate series 5000 cubicles, featuring pillar box red doors.

Associate principal and property manager at the school, Simon Peek, says at the opening of the new facility staff members commented the restroom area “felt like something at a Koru Lounge”, and this didn’t surprise him. “The area looks really good, first class,” he says, “and we know from experience it will keep doing so.”

The 2600-student Bucklands Beach school has been installing a range of RESCO Compact Laminate products – including science laboratory walls and benches – since 2010. “The staff area is our most recent use (of RESCO), but it won’t be the last,” says Simon Peek, “because it doesn’t just have the looks, it also has the durability.”

He says RESCO cubicles installed in a student toilet area three years ago “look like they did the day they were put in” despite their “very heavy” usage. “In schools you are constantly fixing things and in big schools like this the daily maintenance requirement is even higher, but nothing’s broken in our RESCO cubicles.” And while graffiti is not a big issue at Macleans, Mr Peek says he can vouch for the company’s claim that the products are graffiti-resistant.

RESCO product specialist Troy Henriques says their solid core Compact Laminate products are “the smart solution” for schools and any high use and abuse areas.

“In addition to being water, impact and graffiti resistant, all our panels contain Antibac, an innovative new bacteria-repelling compound.”