We are moving

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The building we are in will be rebuilt from Feb 2020 so yes we have to move. We are now preparing our new premises, and plan to commence classes at the new school on 11th November. If there is any change to this we will advise. Queenstown is growing into a city, and the new centre of the city is Frankton, which is centrally located and near to homestay families, our new student accommodation, shops, hotels, airport, and jobs. Currently, it can take students 1 - 1.5 hours to get from homestay to our school due to morning congestion. The new location is much closer and will save a lot of travel time. Also, many students will be able to walk to jobs in this busy area. We have created partnerships with employers nearby and there will be plenty of job opportunities for our students.

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It's a short walk to the new High School as well as many new hotels and accommodation areas. It's also 5 minutes from the airport. There is huge development going on in Frankton. There are more than 10 hotels planned or under construction, a conference centre, a gondola to the Remarkables Ski Area, and to some residential areas (Imagine taking a gondola to school every day!! Also with the $2 bus fares to anywhere in the Queenstown or Arrowtown area, it's cheap and convenient to travel anywhere in the city. The new city of Queenstown is shaped like a propeller with three blades. The old town (where the school is currently) is one blade, existing homestay and residential area (Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country) is the second blade, and the area of new housing, hotels and commercial development (Jacks Point/Hanley’s Farm, is the third blade. Frankton is the centre of the propeller. It’s the new Epicentre! Many businesses have already moved to the new and modern commercial areas in Frankton, and more are moving all the time. The building is much more modern and 100% of building code so, in the event of a natural disaster, it will be much safer than the current location. Of course it has incredible views, as it’s in Queenstown!! The new address will be second floor, Dart House, Remarkables Park, Hawthorne Drive, Queenstown.

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Spetacular landing in Queenstown

A New Zealand pilot has captured an incredibly stunning video of a landing in thick cloud at Queenstown Airport.

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The former Jetstar captain posted the bird's eye view clip from the cockpit, showing the incredible sight - or lack thereof - when landing a plane on a runway.

The video shows a clear run through the snow-capped mountains, until he hits cloud cover - which removes his visibility completely.

As he dips beneath the clouds, the captain's visibility turns to white cloud for at least 30 seconds, before he re-emerges from the cover to clear skies ahead of the runway.

Check out the video here : https://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig

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Fantastic Friday

On the 29th of September students prepared postcards to send to their loved ones back home - In English of course :)

Thank you teacher Lucy for helping all the students and for taking them to the post shop.


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