Schools and Shading for Outdoor Play

Shade Sails, Umbrellas, Hooptop Structures, Blinds and Awnings 

Weather Wise Shade Systems offers early childhood centres, primary schools and secondary schools a complimentary shade design and quotation service. With shade sails, engineered umbrella's, hooptop structures, blinds and awnings specifically tailored for the rigors of the school environment, the team are adept at finding the correct shading solution for your facility's requirements.  Quotations for funding and grant are readily available. Please call should you require assistance with this.

Weather Wise Shade Systems offers the service of seasonal shade sail take downs, storage, reinstallations and retensions.  A repair service, including collection, repair and reinstallation is given priority by our team as our young ones cannot be unshaded in our harsh climate.  This is generally achieved within 48 hours and often within 24 hours. See our Service page should you need assistance in this area.  We are not limited to servicing our own systems and have received positive feedback on this service.


You can relax in the knowledge that while outside your children are protected come rain or shine.  From the sandpit and playground to the lunch seating area and swimming pool , Weather Wise can design a system for you.


All Weather Wise shading systems are available in either shade textile or waterproof PVC with shade textiles carrying a minimum of 10 years manufacturers UV and under tension warranty.  Polyester bonded UV thread and vectran core climbing rope to double stitched hems ensure complete piece of mind with regard to durability and longevity of your investment.  All feature the Weather Wise Shade Systems designed stainless steel corner plates and ratchet system for ease of installation, retensioning and removal. 

We have an extensive colour range of these highest quality textiles.  Samples are readily available.


Contact our friendly team today to see how we can help protect the young New Zealanders in your care.

"Hamish and Lisa at Weather Wise Shade Systems Ltd have been great to deal with. Their service, from initial advice and options, installation and follow-up of our cantilevered sun umbrellas has been very professional and focused. We are very impressed with the product. The design of the umbrellas offers excellent strength and load bearing, functionality in how they can be utilized, as well as versatility in being able to swivel the arc of the umbrella.”
Brian Walkinshaw – Principal, Hanmer Springs Primary School

“Thank you for the wonderful shade sails you installed for us. We have been impressed with the quality of the fabric in the sails and in the strong construction of the framework. When winter rolls around we need all the sun we can get, it’s been great to have you store them safely out of our way and ready for next summer.”
Val Stevens – Manager, Treasure Trove Kindergarten.

“The best thing about the umbrellas is that you can put them up and forget about them. They retain their good looks, don’t fade or age, and are very strong.”
Geoff Cain- Bursar, Cathedral Grammar School.




School Multi Sail Design


6.8m Centre Pole Umbrellas for School Eating Area


Hooptop Shade


Hooptop Seating Shade for Swimming Pools