Steve Hall

Most Wakatipu High students could be studying in temporary classrooms next year, just three years after the school moved into new premises. This less-than-ideal situation arises as the school prepares for a building programme that'll extend its capacity from 1200 to...
Local teachers are taking a futuristic approach to education. The Wakatipu Kahui Ako, community of learning, has been set up for schools to share ideas. Arrowtown School principal Chris Bryant says it's a new way of thinking. Instead of acting independently, schools...
Wakatipu High's come a long way in six years. In 2011, a damning Education Review Office report led then-principal Lyn Cooper to resign. This year, Queenstown's only high school has received an ERO report to rave about. "We're extremely pleased", says principal...

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...

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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