stage 3... for the larger bodies

This will be sited near the Caretakers Shed.  We are installing elements that will require and build on upper body strengthening. Our children have a range of activities they undertake from Soccer, Skiing, Rugby, cycling, dance which all concentrate on lower body strength and co-ordination.

This playground would be made up of galvanised steel elements that work on co-ordination and strengthening the upper body e.g. Ladders, Rockwall, climbing ropes, Crank Wheel, Flying Fox, Multi Vine and Ring swings.

Proposed due date for completion would be June 2017.

stage 2...

Stage 2 is currently underway with the installation of a number of elements, including, turnbars, climber and tower (this is the large natural looking structure), crawling pyramid, balance beam and of course the soft fall surface.

Stage 2 will be completed by March 2017 again with the support in the form of parent working bees.

Latest Photos from the house...lock up late next week.

Here are a couple of photos taken today (Friday 19th August) our our student photographers.  By the end of next week we will have achieved lock up stage.  If you are interested in buying this place please give the team at hoamz a  call, 03 441 8858.

Thanks once again to our partners

hoamz  |  GJ Gardner  |  Placemakers  |  Shotover Country Ltd

Looking good.  Will be all locked up next week.

Very tidy site, well done GJ Gardners

School fundraiser breaks new ground

The following is the article published in the Mountain Scene last Thursday.  It is reprinted here with permission.

A Queenstown primary school plans to use the resort’s runaway property market to help pay for its playground.
A house will be built on a 573sq m section in the Shotover Country subdivision and auctioned.
The profits will fund Shotover Primary School’s playground.
The school’s board of trustees, GJ Gardner, Placemakers, Hoamz, Shotover Country landowners Sharyn and Grant Stalker and other tradespeople and suppliers are behind the scheme.
”We have big hopes for the amount of income which we can generate with such a high-profile initiative,’’ school principal Ben Witheford said.
”The generosity of our partners means there’s potential for a really strong injection into the playground project, which is so vital to the school.’’

The playground falls outside central government funding grants, so the school board and the community have to reach into their pockets.
Through grants, stalls, and other fundraisers the board has raised a quarter of the money needed for stage one of the playground project. But the total price tag is between $350,000 and $450,000.

Mr Witheford said the school would not have to find funds for the house project. Everyone had agreed to be paid when it was sold. Realtor firm Hoamz’ managing partner Fred Bramwell hit on the bright idea and approached the principal last year.

The school roll will almost triple in size this year to 220 pupils, as it extends to year 8.

Wanaka playground designer Trish Wrigley has drawn up a master plan for the grounds, based on feedback from parents, children and the board.
Locals will be invited to use the equipment and spaces outside school hours.
— Paul Taylor | | Mountain Scene