New day dawns for Queenstown education

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Wakatipu’s newest school, Shotover Primary, opened on Monday.

The ranks of the school’s 88 foundation pupils will swell throughout the year with at least another 30 children set to join the roll.

The school is opening for years 1 to 4 this year and the majority of enrolments are in years 1 and 2.

It will open to children in years 5 to 8 next year.

Construction of the remaining buildings that will comprise stage one of the school, which is located on 3ha of land at the Shotover Country residential development, will continue throughout the year.

Otago Daily Times