education

Ministry in school site hunt

A new primary school is on the cards for Queenstown. The Ministry of Education's Katrina Casey confirms it's on the hunt for a suitable location in the Wakatipu – but won't reveal where. The news isn't surprising given a hike in Queenstown...

Education hub rubbed out

A huge education and technology campus planned near Queenstown's Jack's Point is dead in the water. Just as council experts were lining up to rail against the plan, its main supporter, the Jacks Point group of companies associated with developer...

New teachers chalked up

Queenstown's had an influx of out-of-town teachers for the new school year. Most schools are also reporting a hike in rolls – with the exception of St Joseph's and Queenstown Primary Schools. More bums on seats spells out the reason for...

Hammer down for school

Talk about supporting your kid's school. Queenstown accountant Peter Wilson, whose son Calder goes to Shotover Primary, bought a four-bedroom house at auction last Saturday, putting the final seal on a school fundraiser. Wilson bid $810,000 for the brand-new Shotover Country...
The learning at Queenstown Resort College is getting higher. The private tertiary college has just been approved to run its first degree-level course – a graduate diploma in tourism and hospitality management. Currently, QRC offers Level 5 diplomas in both hospitality and...

School build gathers pace

Queenstown's new mega-bucks high school is taking shape. The Wakatipu High School project, on Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, has gone vertical with the structural steel and precast concrete walls. All structural work is expected to be completed before Christmas, with facade framing,...
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