Snow closes schools and ECE in Southland

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 information.

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

Brockville School

Wakari School

Pine Hill School

Queenstown Lakes District

Wakatipu High School

Shotover Primary,Queenstown

Kingsview School

Queenstown School

St Joseph’s, Queenstown

Remarkables Primary, Queenstown

Arrowtown School

Closed ECE’s


Brockville Kindergarten

Halfway Bush Kindergarten

Wakari Kindergarten

Te Kohanga Reo o Whanau Paki

Gumtree Montessori

Queentown Lakes District

Kidsfirst Kindergarten, Wakatipu

Little Earth Montessori, Queenstown

Arrowtown Preschool

Zigzagzoo Early Learning Centre

ABC Queentown

Queentown Playcentre

Queentown Preschool and Nursery

Arrowtown Preschool

Montessori Arrowtown

Gore District

Elsie Kindergarten

Oxford Kindergarten

Longford Kindergarten

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