Development Progress

Latest Construction Update

IT’S GETTING CLOSER As at the end of November, it’s now possible to see our school really taking shape, as you drive along Sir Tim Wallis Drive in Three Parks. The landscaping is well under way with car parks formed, playground gear being installed, and lovely green grass growing on [...]


Southbase Construction are now working hard on the final stages of our new school's build. Landscaping work, including roading and playgrounds, has now started as finishing work continues on the Hall/Admin block (note the solar panels on the roof) and the three teaching blocks.

TERM 4, 2019

A significant milestone has been reached with our 9 newly appointed teachers now joining Jodie Howard, our Foundation Principal and her senior leadership team, as we gear up for the school's opening next year.

More Good Progress

With Spring almost with us, Southbase Construction continue to make good progress with the construction of the new school, and the associated site works. Work has now started on the new roundabout that will give access from State Highway 84 into Three Parks, and on the new road alongside the school.

July 2019 Building Progress

Recent site progress includes: Structural steel going up on the Hall and B Block; Admin roof; Block A – carpentry, roof, windows, cladding and internal partitions; Block A first fix electrical and data; VRF (heat pump) slabs laid; Netball courts cut out.


It’s been a cold few days in Wanaka, but Southbase Construction continue to make good progress and the steelwork for the new Hall is now being erected. The Hall will be part of our main Administration Block which also comprises the main entry and reception area, the library, the cafe [...]


The great autumn weather has allowed for solid progress to be made on construction of the new school. Work on the foundations is largely complete and on 21 May the first steel columns were erected. Work is also well under way on the new road that will lead to the new school from Sir Tim […]

April 2019 Buildings Progress

The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) issued a Building Consent for the new school on 18 April 2019, thus allowing construction of the school to now proceed apace. Southbase Construction is the main contractor and they plan to pour the first lot of concrete for the foundations within the [...]

October 2018 – The Site

The site for the new Wanaka South school is on 3 hectares of land adjacent to the new Wanaka Recreation Centre, off Sir Tim Wallis Drive (entrance from Ballantyne Road) in Three Parks. Construction of the school will start in early 2019 with the project managed by the Ministry of Education. The [...]