Remarkables Primary School opened for the first time on 4 February 2010.  It is believed to be one of the first new state primary schools in the lower South Island since 1981.

Building Design

Our school buildings are at the leading edge of 21st Century design following the principles of architect Prakesh Nair.  It is his research and work that has led to the school having spaces for watering holes (meeting places for students), camp fires (where adults share wisdom with the young) and caves (private and secure places) for children and adults.  
The building design is based around pods (groups of four classrooms) clustered around a central space. Classrooms are fully networked and set up for technology.To ensure a smooth transition for the school into the Wakatipu area, Remarkables Primary School had a staggered opening from 2010 through to when the Year 7&8 students joined us in 2012. In 2010, the school opened to Year 1 and 2 students initially while the building programme was completed. The remainder of our buildings opened in term three with enrolments in Years 3 and 4.2011 saw the Year 5 and 6 students join us with the Year 7 and 8 students arriving in 2012. Why create Remarkables Primary School? Queenstown Lakes District Council is the fastest growing district in NZ. The community have been very excited about this long awaited school. Within the Frankton, Wakatipu community we have a diverse range of cultures. With this it is our aim for Remarkables Primary School to be a central hub within our local community.

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