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Welcome to Principal Mr Mike Stanley

Date: 23rd August 2018

17 August 2018

Dear Parents & Caregivers

Official Welcome – Mr Michael Stanley, Principal.

We will hold an official welcome ceremony on Monday, August 27th at 3pm. Please refer to the flyer and RSVP via this google form. It would be wonderful to see you all there to meet and welcome our new Principal. Students who are skiing will need to change back into full school uniform as soon as they arrive back to school. We will have an afternoon tea to follow the official welcome.

Thank you to all the families who supported the teacher strike on 15 August ~ your understanding is greatly appreciated by the Staff and Board of Trustees.

Skiing – the second round of the ski programme begins on Monday 20 August.


School Assemblies will usually be held on Fridays at 2:10pm, however today (17th) we will not be holding Assembly.  Students share their work and join in singing worship songs as well as songs for fun. Please feel free to come in and join us.

Next Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday 30 August @6pm. All welcome.

The School Day

Arrival at school                                          8.30am

Class begins                                            8.45am

Morning Interval 10.30am-10.50am

Lunch                                                            12.30pm-1.15pm

Children leave the School                          2.50pm

Please sign in at reception if you arrive late, or need to pick your child up during the school day.

Term Dates for 2018

Term 3, 23 July 2018 – 28 September 2018

Term 4, 15 October 2018 – 14 December 2018

Term Dates for 2019

Term 1, 07/02/2019 – 14/04/2019  (Start date yet tbc)

Term 2, 29/04/2019 – 05/07/2019

Term 3, 22/07/2019 – 27/09/2019

Term 4, 14/10/2019 – 20/12/2019

Community Notices

Central Otago Play Development School

Monday 1- Wednesday 3 October at Queenstown Primary School, with fully qualified coaches.

Age 7-13 years of age Boys and Girls form 9.30-3pm

Cost $30 1 day, $50 2 days, $75 3 days (Pay Cash on the day)

You can register by going to

Isabel Stanley

Acting Principal

KingsView School   

Hello Kingsview Community.

As the recently appointed Principal at Kingsview, I am writing to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Port Chalmers near Dunedin and am one of seven children being the second eldest and only boy.

I began my working life as an electrician, working in a family business in Dunedin. In 1987 I joined the New Zealand Fire Service and worked for 21 years as a Professional Firefighter, the highlight being a year on exchange in Ontario Canada.

I retrained as a teacher and taught at Otatara School in Invercargill before living and teaching overseas for five years in South Korea and Vietnam.

I have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.

My wife Isabel is currently employed in the senior class at Kingsview. We have worked together successfully in the International Schools where we often taught in neighbouring classrooms.

As a Christian, I particularly enjoyed my teaching experience in a non-denominational Christian International school in Korea. While living and teaching in Vietnam we were privileged to connect with friends through church to work in different mission outreaches in the community. Recently we returned to holiday and it was amazing to catch up with many of these people again. I am an active member of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Arrowtown.

I feel the opportunity to be part of Christian Education in this area will be an amazing and rewarding experience, and I would enjoy the personal growth and challenge that would bring. From what I have observed, Kingsview offers students in the Wakatipu area a viable alternative where students can flourish.

I look forward to meeting you all personally over the next few weeks.

Mike Stanley

Official Welcome Ceremony for KingsView’s new Principal ~

Mr Michael Stanley

Monday, 27 August, 3pm

Kingsview School Hall

Afternoon tea to follow

The Board of Trustees welcomes the Kingsview School Community to an official welcome to Mr Michael Stanley on Monday the 27th of August at 3pm in the school hall.  Parents, students, Board Members, and friends of the school are very welcome to attend.

Please RSVP through this google form.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Chris Tweddell,

Board of Trustees Chair

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