Foundations for new school to be laid

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The foundations for Queenstown’s latest primary school are due to be laid in the next few weeks.

The confirmation comes from the establishment board of trustees (EBOT) for the Shotover Primary School, in the Shotover Country subdivision near Frankton.

EBOT chair Sally Mingaye-Hall says Stage 1, offering two learning communities and the administration block, will open at the start of the 2015 school year.

“This means our foundation pupils will have a fully functioning learning space from day one, and parents will be able to come into the office well before the opening day.”

Additional learning communities and hall buildings will be added by the end of Term 2 that year.

The board has also released the architect’s drawings.

“The plan is visionary but also incredibly functional, responding to the site and the specific climatic conditions of our alpine environment,” Mingaye-Hall says.