Shotover Primary School

Queenstown's savage housing crunch has forced a suburban primary school to rely on charity to house new teachers. Shotover Primary principal Ben Witheford says a lack of affordable accommodation is stopping teachers taking jobs at the rapidly-growing school. Fortunately, local home-builder...
A Queenstown teacher told by doctors he would never run again is now training for the resort's marathon. Three years ago, the Shotover Primary School team leader Joe Bailey ran the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon. He hoped to break the four-hour...
Queenstown's two newest schools are drawing up expansion plans to cope with exponential roll growth. Shotover Primary’s roll has grown nearly five-fold since it opened in 2015, while the number of pupils at Remarkables Primary School has increased 10-fold since...
A retirement village developer has apologised for failing to tell the Queenstown Trails Trust it was temporarily closing two public tracks in Lake Hayes Estate. Queenstown Country Club also neglected to inform Queenstown's council and the suburb's residents before fencing...

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...
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