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Language school’s lifeline

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown language school’s emerging from hibernation to provide free English classes after securing a government funding lifeline. Language Schools New Zealand reopened for 15 hours a week from this past Monday, operating weekdays from 9am till noon...

Sponsor fuels runners

By PHILIP CHANDLER Almost 50 local high school students and staff are getting fitter than ever for next month’s Queenstown International Marathon, thanks to the event’s new naming sponsor. Queenstown-headquartered realtor, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR), has subsidised 29 Wakatipu...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In a first for the Wakatipu, a fully-funded social worker’s been put into all Queenstown primary schools. Central Lakes Family Services social worker in schools — or SWIS — Fiona Stephenson started in the full-time, permanent position —...

Skipping school to go trekking

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown teaching couple are wagging school next term to walk the length of New Zealand. Susan and Ken McIntyre flew north on Saturday, and started the 3000km Te Araroa Trail, at NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, yesterday. Susan,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music trust’s inviting primary school students and their families to a free open day today to learn about instruments and the joys of music-making. Turn Up the Music Trust teachers, students and trustees will turn up...

Primary pay protests

About 100 teachers and supporters joined marches in Queenstown today to demand better pay and work conditions in primary schools. Dozens of protesters made their way through the CBD, chanting and prompting motorists to beep their horns, while others marched...

Teachers cast ballots

A LACK of young blood entering the teaching profession has Queenstown educators worried. More than 100 Queenstown Lakes teachers gathered at the Events Centre for a union meeting last week. The subject? A vote on whether to accept a new pay...
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...
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