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Safe and effective outdoor shade solutions for all schools.

At Shade Systems we work with you to address the challenge schools face in providing adequate outdoor shelter. Our team of experts works with your school to offer custom-made solutions that range from robust permanent structures protecting against rain, wind, and sun, to flexible shade sails and star shade structures, ideal for covering playgrounds, outdoor amphitheaters, sports courts, and other large outdoor spaces.

key features.

  • Robust Product Warranty: We stand by our products and offer the best warranties on all materials. We use marine-grade fixings & poles, heavy-duty HDPE fabric, robust webbing tape & PTFE thread for ultimate strength and durability. 

  • Fast Turnaround. We manufacture everything in New Zealand and hold large amounts of stock, so you won’t be caught out by unexpected delays, and we provide solid project deadlines.

  • Ministry of Education: We offer outdoor shade and shelter solutions specifically designed for educational environments. We consider your space, challenges, and all Ministry of Education requirements to ensure our shade structures fit your exact needs and comply with Ministry of Education standards (AS/NZS 4256.3:1994). You can find information about these standards here.

  • Cover any size! Complete custom solutions for your outdoor areas, if you require a Covered Outdoor Learning Area or shade sails that can be taken down seasonally, we provide shelter solutions for any space.

  • Wide range of colours and fabrics.  Design your shade structures to fit your aesthetic and to keep on brand with your school’s identity. 

  • 100 % turn-key solution. We take care of the design, council consents, manufacture, installation, maintenance and more with our experienced in-house, NZ-based team.


For us the shade structure is really important, we are a growing school, 600 kids now, and we have limited shade here and our school hall is not big enough to hold a full school assembly so for us it’s a twofold space, an outdoor space in summer, and in winter we can also be under here when it’s raining.

Testimonial by,

Stanhope Road School
Principal Zane Wilson

get in touch.

Contact our Shade Specialists today to request a site visit or discuss your requirements. We work with various education, governmental, and commercial partners to produce premium shade and shelter structures across New Zealand and around the globe. Furthermore, we aim to help make outdoor spaces enjoyed by the public more sun safe and weatherproof!