See Full List of Primary and Intermediate Schools Below
Aidenfield Christian School
Aidanfield Christian School is a popular school in the south-west of Christchurch and we provide educational opportunities for students from 5 to 15 years of age (Year 1 – Year 10). Our school has many advantages for families who move to our city. We are a Christian school in a large, park-like setting yet still part of the city. Our values and view of the world are shaped by the Bible.
Breens Intermediate School has an excellent reputation for providing a strong values programme and is an extremely well-resourced school. We are experienced with International Students and ESOL students.
International students and their families are very welcome at our school. Our school grounds are large with big areas of grass and playground equipment to play on. Participation in all school activities is encouraged with many opportunities for children to get involved in – singing, learning music, playing sport and joining in Kapa Haka.
Casebrook Intermediate is an appealing, popular school and caters for students aged 10-14 years of age in the city of Christchurch. Our learning environment is supported by a strong focus on our values of REP: Respect, Excellence, Perseverance.
Chisnallwood Intermediate has a long history of providing quality international education. Students are provided with expert English language tuition and many opportunities to practice English in conversation.
Christchurch South Intermediate offers a caring, stimulating and challenging environment for students to begin their adventure into adolescence. Students are provided with rich, broad learning experiences that help them achieve success. The school provides a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Cobham Intermediate School enjoys a reputation for welcoming people, valuing individuality and providing a safe, caring environment for students. Great emphasis is placed on the happiness, well being and achievements of
Elmwood Normal School has a warm welcoming feel where all students, staff and parents feel valued and enjoy working together to ensure student success and wellbeing. Our Staff are experienced professional people who value other cultures.
Fendalton Open-air School provides excellent education for students from Years 1 to 6. Fendalton Open-air School has a roll of 450 students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The school received an excellent review by the New Zealand Education Review Office late in 2019 which indicates that teaching and learning is strong.
Halswell School is a leading vibrant decile 10 full primary school (age 5-13) located in a highly sought after beautiful area. There are many additional recreational and lifestyle choices available in the dynamic local community.
Ilam Primary School caters for year 1 -6 children aged from 5 years old to 11 years old. It is one of New Zealand’s most culturally diverse primary schools. The school has very experienced teachers in all classrooms plus a very skilled and experienced ESOL department.
Kirkwood Intermediate School values the diversity and the cultural learning that comes from hosting international students. The school has an excellent reputation for taking good care of International Students and has actively participated in student exchange programmes and hosting overseas student groups for many years.
Merrin School is a vibrant, multi-cultural school with approximately 500 students. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and interests in caring and connected learning environments. We do not withdraw students from classroom environments as we believe that children learn best alongside their peers.
Middleton Grange School is a mixed integration school for students between 5 and 18 years of age (from 1st to 13th year) that offers a familiar and comprehensive environment. Students enjoy modern facilities, including a Performing Arts Centre that features a theatre that seats 300 people, as well as innovative music and theatre facilities.
Oaklands School is a primary school in Halswell, to the south-west of Christchurch city centre. We have a student roll of approximately 550. Oaklands is a full primary school for children in Years 1-8 (aged 5-13 years old), with experienced ESOL staff and excellent ICT, sports and music facilities.
Oxford Area School is a growing Year 1-13 school of approximately 520 students with less than 10 internationals. Our homestays are located in the village within walking distance of the school or on lifestyle or working farms located on the school bus route. Students who love fresh air, the outdoors and animals will love being here.
At Queenspark School our aim is to provide the very best in learning opportunities for all children. “Stepping Up & Reaching Out” is our mission statement. This simply refers to our culture of encouraging children to do their best in all endeavours as they move through the learning steps.
Rangiora New Life School is the only Christian inter-denominational school in North Canterbury with a community of approximately 470 students aged 5-18 and 50 staff members. International students from a range of countries receive a warm welcome and a caring family atmosphere in which they can achieve excellent academic results and enjoy a wide variety of sports especially volleyball and basketball and cultural activities.
The St Andrew’s College International Programme is an opportunity for young men and women to embrace a dynamic secondary school, enriched in culture, tradition and excellence. With modern facilities in which to study and board, students are given every opportunity to learn, perform and achieve success. International students are welcomed into a busy, vibrant and close-knit community, where they enjoy a world-class education in a safe environment.
St Joseph's School is a state integrated primary and intermediate school for girls and boys. Our aim is to empower students to become confident, motivated learners, living the Gospel values of our special character. These values are Love, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Forgiveness, Service, Compassion, Faith and Social Justice and they guide all our day to day activities.
The Cathedral Grammar School offers the ideal preparation for high school years and beyond in an environment based on Anglican values, high expectations and individualised learning in small classes from Pre-School to Year 8. The Cathedral Grammar School is located on Park Terrace, a prime central city location close to Hagley Park, the Museum and the Botanical Gardens.
Waitākiri Primary School is a leading New Zealand primary school which provides a safe, friendly environment. Waitākiri
has a proud tradition of outstanding student achievement and general performance. It is noted for its innovation and quality of teaching. Our facilities are second to none, with the school rebuild being completed in 2016.
St Margaret’s College is one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ school with a proud 110-year history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. An education at St Margaret’s College offers a dual academic pathway to leading universities around the world through the International Baccalaureate as well as NCEA, the only girls’ school in New Zealand’s South Island to do so.