Snells Beach School

Class­rooms due to open at the be­gin­ning of 2009

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Snells Beach School is tak­ing shape. The $8 mil­lion fa­cil­ity on Daw­son Rd is ex­pected to have an ini­tial roll of about 260 when it opens next year, ris­ing to 500 dur­ing the next 12 years. The pop­u­la­tion of Snells Beach and Al­gies Bay is ex­pected to grow from 3500 to 9200 by 2018. The school has opened a tem­po­rary of­fice at the Snells Beach shop­ping cen­tre so peo­ple can in­spect the plans. The school be­gan tak­ing en­rol­ments dur­ing May. The sea­side town, about 10km from Wark­worth, is pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies. The area, over­look­ing Kawau Bay, was named af­ter James and Mary Snell who bought the land, then ca­su­ally known as Long Beach, in 1854. The Cor­nish cou­ple has im­mi­grated to New Zealand with their six chil­dren in 1853 af­ter briefly liv­ing in Canada and Aus­tralia. Snells Beach has two busy shop­ping ar­eas in­clud­ing The Ware­house. It has a li­brary and com­mu­nity cen­tre and com­mu­nity po­lice sta­tion next to Goodall Re­serve, and boat ramps at the beach. A must visit is the High­field Gar­den Re­serve, which sep­a­rates Snells Beach from Al­gies Bay. It’s home to friendly don­keys and white ducks. The re­serve has an amaz­ing lookout across Snells Beach.

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