Tributes to all KingsView School pupils for their year of
achievement flowed at its second annual Celebration of
Learning on Thursday.
Pupils of the Frankton school took the lead with their
display of traditional song and dance, pre-recorded comments
about their highlights of 2012, a greeting by seniors Max
Nicol and Mackenzie Shewan and prayers of thanks by juniors
Tau Judd and Sam Vining.
Principal and junior classroom teacher Rebekah Key told more
than 60 children, parents, board members and supporters
gathered in the Lake Hayes Pavilion the qualities of
character, creativity, integrity, perseverance and leadership
were among the cornerstones of the education they should seek
and hold on to.
Miss Key and senior classroom teacher Marlene van Tonder
presented certificates recognising positive attitudes and
traits in junior pupils and awards recognising academic and
sporting merit in senior pupils.
The Southern Lakes' first state-integrated non-denominational
Christian school opened after extensive renovation of
premises on Yewlett Cres in February 2011.
KingsView School expects to welcome more than 20 new and
returning pupils in the new year, including two KingsView
Early Learning Centre children who will turn 5 during the
holidays. The school is encouraging more Wakatipu pupils to