KingsView Christian School
KingsView School is an inter-denominational state integrated Christian school operating from Year 1 to Year 8. It is a Decile 7 school, currently leasing premises in Yewlett Crescent, Frankton. Plans are under way to develop a new site some time in the next two-three years.
KingsView began life in 1996 as Southern Lakes Christian School. It was established as a private school by the Christian School Association of Queenstown building on the vision of the Wielemaker and Sizemore families and began with 8 pupils from five families in the home of a school parent but soon outgrew this. It then rented premises in the Presbyterian Church of Queenstown situated on Stanley Street in the Queenstown CBD. This lease expired at the end of 2006, and the current premises have been leased since 2007. The school operates a full primary structure (Years 0-8) with two full-time teachers. The school has achieved considerable success in local area initiatives including spelling competitions, arts festivals, concerts, inter-school sports and swimming competitions, community clean-up days and voluntary help initiatives with locals. The pupils also help the Salvation Army with fundraising activities and the school has regularly featured among the top per-student dollar raised for World Vision.
Application was first made to integrate the school into the state education system in 2006, and we rejoice that in 2010 our application has finally been approved by the Minister of Education. With integration, the school’s name has been changed to ‘KingsView’ to reflect both the heavenly King we serve and the beautiful part of His creation we are blessed to be located in.
Rebekah Key (Principal)
Phone: 03 451 1444 http://www.kingsview.school.nz