Mean Green House Winners 2013

Congratulations to the following schools who have taken out their sections of the Mean Green House Competition for 2013!

  • Primary Schools: Stanley Bay School & Wainuiomata Primary School (1st Equal).
  • Intermediate Schools: Ngatea School and Clifton Terrace Model School (1st Equal).
  • Secondary School: Sacred Heart College, Auckland.

Sacred Heart College, Auckland (Year 9-10, First Place)


Clifton Terrace Model School (Year 7-8 First equal)

Ngatea School (Year 7-8 First equal)


Wainuiomata Primary School (Year 5-6 First equal)

Stanley Bay School (Year 5-6 First equal)


How did we judge the entries?

To judge the best entries we used the criteria which were set out in the competition details 'Instructions for Students/Teachers' on the Schoolgen website. The winning entries paid attention to these criteria and showed clear evidence of:

  • Research to gather ideas for their design from different sources
  • Understanding of the reasons why the designs work to reduce energy usage
  • Creativity in combining their own ideas along with practical considerations
  • Careful drawings, with the plans including scale, measurements and orientations
  • Construction of a to-scale model house
  • Presentation of their work in an informative and engaging manner through a 5 minute video