Snow closes schools and ECE in Southland
Source: Ministry of Education
There are currently eleven schools and seventeen early childhood services closed in the lower south island as a result
of heavy snow. This is impacting 3,799 students and 280 early childcare centre learners.
Our local staff have been in contact with all schools/kura and ECEs in the regions to provide them with advice and
support if needed.
The best information will come from schools and early learning services themselves and parent’s and whānau are advised
to check their school’s or early childhood service’s website or Facebook page or contact them directly for the latest
The decision to close remains that of the Board of Trustees for schools and Centre Managers/Owners for Early Learning
services. Our support will be available for as long as it’s required.
Closed schools :
Halfway Bush School
Pine Hill School
Queenstown Lakes District:
Wakatipu High School
St Joseph’s, Queenstown
Remarkables Primary, Queenstown
Halfway Bush Kindergarten
Te Kohanga Reo o Whanau Paki
Queentown Lakes District:
Kidsfirst Kindergarten, Wakatipu
Little Earth Montessori, Queenstown
Zigzagzoo Early Learning Centre
Queentown Preschool and Nursery