Queenstown Primary School Houses connect with Papatūānuku across our local mountains, water, plants and animals. We celebrate the diversity across all four Houses with the phrase Ngā hau e whā – people blown in from everywhere meeting here.

When children are enrolled at Queenstown Primary School, they are put into House groups with their siblings.

There are 4 house groups:

  • Rata (Whero / Red)
  • Kawarau (Kahurangi / Blue)
  • Tahuna (Kowhai / Yellow)
  • Kahu (Kakariki /Green)

Houses are split into 2 groups when students attend EOTC house days at the end of term 1 eg: Rata A and Rata B, Kahu A and Kahu B.

House competitions are run throughout the year. At the end of each term, the winning house group are rewarded with a fun activity. Other fun house activities and/or Mufti Days are organised by school leaders throughout the year to celebrate learning or support various causes.

QPS has competitive house sports with trophies awarded to the winning house.

  • Term 1 – Athletics
  • Term 2 – Swimming
  • Term 3 – Cross country
  • Term 4 – Tri-athlon

There is a Lunchtime Sports House Competitions in a variety of sports and activities. Trophies are also awarded for these sports and activities.