Queenstown's newest school will explain how it can
help alleviate the Wakatipu's enrolment zone crisis when it
open its doors for a public information evening on Thursday.
KingsView School aimed to raise its profile in the community,
open the classrooms for inspection and answer any questions,
senior classroom teacher Marlene van Tonder said on Friday.
"We're aware there's issues of zoning with Remarkables
[Primary School] and we want people to know that we're an
option as well. We want people to come and find out what
we're all about."
Principal and junior classroom teacher Rebekah Key and New
Zealand Christian Proprietors Trust chairman Mark Larson
would speak and possibly establishment board of trustees
chairman Andy van Ameyde as well.
Miss van Tonder said KingsView focused on not only meeting,
but exceeding National Standards in numeracy and literacy at
each year level. Further education opportunities such as
French, drama and dance were offered with specialist
The Southern Lakes' first non-denominational Christian
state-integrated school reopened in mid-February. There will
be 14 pupils in years 1 to 8 by tomorrow who are educated by
Ms Key, Miss van Tonder and relief junior classroom teacher
The school can accommodate up to 100 pupils, Miss van Tonder
"At the moment, the small class sizes are a really valuable
resource. We're almost able to individualise their learning
plans and we're seeing really great results from that."
The information evening will be held at KingsView School,
Yewlett Cres, Frankton, on Thursday, September 17, at 7pm.