Remarkables Primary open the doors to potential parents


Airconditioned bag cupboards, wireless laptops, astro turf and bean bags were on display at Queenstown’s newest school today. 

An open day for parents and prospective pupils was held at Remarkables Primary and showcased the high-tech gadgets the swanky school – which has opened gradually since February – has to offer. 

Kids in years one to four have been starting throughout this year, but years five and six will attend next year, boosting the roll from 52 at the beginning of this year, to about 280 by the end of 2011, principal Debbie Dickson says. 

Year seven and eight classes are scheduled to begin in 2012. 

The day was aimed at encouraging interested families considering sending their wee ones to the school next year and beyond to enrol now at the “21st century school” so staffing requirements could be met. 

The plush primary has plenty of nifty items – from airconditioned cupboards for schoolbags so food doesn’t smell, to laptops children can take outside to use. 

There are also more outdoor activities proposed, with sailing and waka ama on the cards for next year. 

Dickson told parents attending the open day that anything will be considered. 

“We believe we can do anything you want,” she told parents.