List of schools in Canterbury, New Zealand

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Canterbury is a region in the South Island of New Zealand. It contains numerous rural primary schools, several small town primary and secondary schools, and big-city schools in Christchurch.

Due to the large number of schools in Christchurch, they are listed separately at List of schools in Christchurch. Schools in the Waitaki District which are located in the Canterbury part of the district are listed at List of schools in Otago.

In New Zealand schools, students begin formal education in Year 1 at the age of five.[1] Year 13 is the final year of secondary education. Years 14 and 15 refer to adult education facilities.

State schools are those fully funded by the government and at which no fees can be charged, although a donation is commonly requested.[2] A state integrated school is a state school with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief.[3]

Kura Kaupapa Māori are Māori immersion schools that are also state funded, but deliver their curriculum in the Māori language. There are two of these schools in Christchurch: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi in Spreydon (Decile 3), and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha in Woolston (Decile 1).

The decile indicates the socio-economic group that the school catchment area falls into. A rating of 1 indicates a poor area; a rating of 10 a well-off one.[4] The decile ratings used here come from the Ministry of Education Te Kete Ipurangi website and from the decile change spreadsheet listed in the references. The deciles were last revised using information from the 2006 Census.[5] The roll of each school changes frequently as students start school for the first time, move between schools, and graduate. The rolls given here are those provided by the Ministry of Education, based on figures from August 2018.[6] The Ministry of Education institution number, given in the last column, links to the Te Kete Ipurangi page for each school.

Kaikoura District[edit]

The Kaikoura district is the northernmost district of the Canterbury region, and is home to 3,830 people. The district seat of Kaikoura (pop. 2,150) is the only significant urban area.

Name MOE Years Area Authority Roll Website Notes
Hapuku School 3369 1–8 Hapuku State 18 [1]
Kaikoura High School 307 7–13 Kaikoura State 191 [2]
Kaikoura Primary School 3391 1–6 Kaikoura State 96 [3]
Kaikoura Suburban School 3392 1–6 Kaikoura State 76 [4]
St Joseph's School 3530 1–8 Kaikoura State integrated 92 [5] Catholic
Former schools
  • Woodbank School, Clarence – closed in December 2013 due to declining roll numbers[7]
  • Lynton Downs School – closed April 2017.[8]

Hurunui District[edit]

Name MOE Years Area Authority Roll Website
Amberley School 3276 1–8 Amberley State 224 [6]
Amuri Area School 308 1–13 Culverden State 339 [7]
Broomfield School 3303 1–8 Amberley State 118 [8]
Cheviot Area School 309 1–13 Cheviot State 212 [9]
Greta Valley School 3359 1–8 Greta Valley State 33 [10]
Hanmer Springs School 3368 1–8 Hanmer Springs State 91 [11]
Hurunui College 311 1–13 Hawarden State 255 [12]
Leithfield School 3411 1–8 Amberley State 131 -
Omihi School 3454 1–8 Hurunui State 33 -
Rotherham School 3490 1–6 Rotherham State 38 [13]
Waiau School 3566 1–6 Waiau State 39 [14]
Waikari School 3569 1–8 Waikari State 28 -
Waipara School 3576 1–8 Waipara State 48 -

Waimakariri District[edit]

Name MOE Years Area Authority Opened Roll Website Notes
Ashgrove School 3284 1–8 Rangiora State 1967 523 [15]
Ashley School 3285 1–8 Ashley State 1864 165 [16]
Clarkville School 3321 1–8 Clarkville State 1874 211 [17]
Cust School 3325 1–8 Cust State 161 [18]
Fernside School 3340 1–8 Fernside State 1864 274 [19]
Kaiapoi Borough School 3388 1–8 Kaiapoi State 1873 352 [20]
Kaiapoi High School 314 9–13 Kaiapoi State 1972 859 [21]
Kaiapoi North School 3389 1–8 Kaiapoi State 1962 535 [22]
Karanga Mai Young Parents College 2748 Kaiapoi State 1992 [9] [23] Teen parent unit
Loburn School 3419 1–8 Loburn State 1869 172 [24]
North Loburn School 3447 1–8 Loburn State 1882 129 [25]
Ohoka School 3451 1–8 Kaiapoi State 194 [26]
Oxford Area School 310 1–13 Oxford State 512 [27]
Pegasus Bay School 3570 1–8 Pegasus Town State 1872 422 [28]
Rangiora Borough School 3481 1–8 Rangiora State 1873 570 [29]
Rangiora High School 312 9–13 Rangiora State 1884 1710 [30]
Rangiora New Life School 418 1–13 Southbrook State integrated 1979 478 [31] Nondenominational Christian
Rangiora West Primary School 1–8 Rangiora State 2020 Opens January 2020.[10]
Sefton School 3501 1–8 Sefton State 1884 122 [32]
Southbrook School 3510 1–8 Southbrook State 1874 347 [33]
St Joseph's School 4132 1–8 Rangiora State integrated 1887 168 [34] Catholic
St Patrick's School 3540 1–8 Kaiapoi State integrated 102 [35] Catholic
Swannanoa School 3547 1–8 Swannanoa State 315 [36]
Tuahiwi School 3563 1–8 Kaiapoi State 113 [37]
View Hill School 3565 1–8 Oxford State 63 [38]
West Eyreton School 3586 1–8 West Eyreton State 212 [39]
Woodend School 3600 1–8 Woodend State 323 [40]

Former schools[edit]

  • Waikuku School, state full primary at Waikuku, relocated to Pegasus Town in April–May 2014 and renamed Pegasus Bay School.[11]

Christchurch City[edit]

Selwyn District[edit]

Name MOE Years Gender Location Authority Roll Website Notes
Ararira Springs Primary School 585 1–8 Coed Lincoln State [41] Opened February 2019.[12]
Broadfield School 3301 1–8 Coed Selwyn State 146 [42]
Burnham School, Te Kura o Tiori 3304 1–8 Coed Burnham State 153 [43]
Clearview Primary School 6980 1–8 Coed Rolleston State 748 [44]
Darfield High School 346 7–13 Coed Darfield State 857 [45]
Darfield School 3326 1–6 Coed Darfield State 216 [46]
Dunsandel School 3331 1–6 Coed Leeston State 141 [47]
Ellesmere College 349 7–13 Coed Leeston State 567 [48]
Glentunnel School 3352 1–6 Coed Glentunnel State 107 [49]
Greendale School 3357 1–6 Coed Greendale State 62 -
Hororata School 3381 1–6 Coed Hororata State 90 [50]
Kirwee Model School 3397 1–6 Coed Kirwee State 142 [51]
Ladbrooks School 3402 1–8 Coed Taitapu State 151 [52]
Leeston School 3410 1–6 Coed Leeston State 364 [53]
Lemonwood Grove School 6967 1–8 Coed Rolleston State 196 [54] Opened February 2017[13]
Lincoln High School 347 9–13 Coed Lincoln State 1477 [55]
Lincoln Primary School 3412 1–8 Coed Lincoln State 716 [56]
Prebbleton School 3478 1–8 Coed Prebbleton State 511 [57]
Rolleston College 654 9–13 Coed Rolleston State 428 [58] Opened February 2017.
Years 9 & 10 only in 2018.[14]
Rolleston School 3488 1–8 Coed Rolleston State 815 [59]
Rolleston Christian School 710 1–8 Coed Rolleston State integrated 132 [60] Nondenominational Christian
Sheffield Contributing School 3502 1–6 Coed Sheffield and Waddington State 104 [61]
Southbridge School 3509 1–6 Coed Southbridge State 143 [62]
Springfield School 3515 1–6 Coed Springfield State 41 -
Springston School 3516 1–8 Coed Springston State 238 [63]
Tai Tapu School 3549 1–8 Coed Taitapu State 266 [64]
Weedons School 3585 1–8 Coed Weedons State 158 [65]
West Melton School 3587 1–8 Coed West Melton State 474 [66]
West Rolleston Primary School 584 1–8 Coed Rolleston State 443 [67]
Windwhistle School 3597 1–6 Coed Darfield State 37 [68]

Ashburton District[edit]

The Ashburton District covers the area between the Rakaia River and the Rangitata River, and is home to 34,500 people. Ashburton (pop. 20,200) is the district seat and by far the largest town, with significant other towns including Methven (pop. c.1350) and Rakaia (pop. c. 1000).

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Allenton School 1–6 Coed Ashburton State 8 395 [69] 3274
Ashburton Borough School 1–8 Coed Ashburton State 7 443 [70] 3281
Ashburton Christian School 1–8 Coed Elgin State integrated 10 123 [71] 608
Ashburton College 9–13 Coed Ashburton State 7 1151 [72] 351
Ashburton Intermediate 7–8 Coed Ashburton State 6 390 [73] 3282
Ashburton Netherby School 1–6 Coed Netherby State 3 148 [74] 3283
Carew Peel Forest School 1–6 Coed Carew State 10 78 [75] 3308
Chertsey School 1–6 Coed Chertsey State 6 35 [76] 3313
Dorie School 1–8 Coed Rakaia State 9 76 [77] 3329
Fairton School 1–6 Coed Ashburton State 6 34 [78] 3336
Hampstead School 1–6 Coed Ashburton State 4 348 [79] 3367
Hinds School 1–8 Coed Hinds State 9 136 [80] 3375
Lauriston School 1–6 Coed Lauriston State 9 83 [81] 3407
Longbeach School 1–8 Coed Willowby State 9 142 [82] 3594
Mayfield School 1–8 Coed Mayfield State 9 79 [83] 3432
Methven School 1–6 Coed Methven State 9 286 [84] 3436
Mount Hutt College 7–13 Coed Methven State 9 474 [85] 348
Mt Somers Springburn School 1–8 Coed Mount Somers State 10 91 [86] 3441
Our Lady of Snows School 1–8 Coed Methven State integrated 10 34 [87] 3462
Rakaia School 1–8 Coed Rakaia State 4 187 [88] 3480
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Ashburton State integrated 8 263 [89] 3527
Tinwald School 1–6 Coed Tinwald State 6 233 [90] 3561
Wakanui School 1–8 Coed Ashburton State 8 127 [91] 3580

Former schools[edit]

  • Lowcliffe School - full primary school, closed October 2011 due to declining roll numbers.[15]

Timaru District[edit]

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Arowhenua Maori School 1–8 Coed Arowhenua State 4 61 [92] 3280
Barton Rural School 1–8 Coed Timaru District State 8 161 [93] 2112
Beaconsfield School 1–8 Coed Timaru District State 8 108 [94] 2114
Bluestone School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 5 495 [95] 2113
Craighead Diocesan School 7–13 Girls Timaru State integrated 9 337 [96] 357
Geraldine High School 7–13 Coed Geraldine State 8 570 [97] 352
Geraldine Primary School 1–6 Coed Geraldine State 8 331 2107
Gleniti School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 10 391 [98] 3347
Grantlea Downs School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 4 361 [99] 2111
Highfield School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 7 331 [100] 3373
Mountainview High School 9–13 Coed Timaru State 6 442 [101] 359
Oceanview Heights School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 2 62 [102] 2110
Opihi College 7–13 Coed Temuka State 5 267 [103] 354
Pleasant Point Primary School 1–8 Coed Pleasant Point State 8 307 [104] 3477
Roncalli College 9–13 Coed Timaru State integrated 6 531 [105] 358
Sacred Heart School 1–8 Coed Timaru State integrated 5 196 [106] 3498
St Joseph's School (Pleasant Point) 1–8 Coed Pleasant Point State integrated 7 47 [107] 3528
St Joseph's School (Temuka) 1–8 Coed Temuka State integrated 5 125 [108] 3532
St Joseph's School (Timaru) 1–8 Coed Timaru State integrated 7 208 [109] 3533
Temuka Primary School 1–6 Coed Temuka State 5 238 [110] 2109
Timaru Boys' High School 9–13 Boys Timaru State 7 641 [111] 360
Timaru Christian School 1–10 Coed Timaru State integrated 8 130 [112] 1611
Timaru Girls' High School 9–13 Girls Timaru State 5 476 [113] 361
Timaru South School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 3 229 [114] 2115
Waihi School 4–8 Boys Winchester Private 9 95 [115] 4147
Waimataitai School 1–8 Coed Timaru State 7 459 [116] 3572
Winchester Rural School 1–6 Coed Winchester State 5 247 [117] 2108
Woodbury School 1–6 Coed Geraldine State 9 103 [118] 3599

Mackenzie District[edit]

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Albury School 1–6 Coed Albury State 8 23 [119] 3273
Aoraki Mount Cook School 1–8 Coed Mount Cook Village State 10 15 [120] 3442
Cannington School 1–8 Coed Cave State 9 17 - 3307
Fairlie School 1–6 Coed Fairlie State 7 111 [121] 3335
Lake Tekapo School 1–6 Coed Lake Tekapo State 7 39 - 3406
Mackenzie College 7–13 Coed Fairlie State 7 185 [122] 353
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Fairlie State integrated 7 46 [123] 3529
Twizel Area School 1–13 Coed Twizel State 8 207 [124] 527

Former schools[edit]

  • Twizel Primary School, a contributing primary (Year 1–6) school, and Twizel High School, a Year 7–13 secondary school. The schools opened in Twizel in 1970 and 1971 respectively, primarily to serve the children of workers building the Upper Waitaki hydroelectric scheme. After the scheme was completed in 1985 and the workers moved on, the two separate schools were no longer needed, and in 1986 were merged on the High School site to form Twizel Area School.

Waimate District[edit]

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Glenavy School 1–8 Coed Glenavy State 9 80 [125] 3348
Makikihi School 1–8 Coed Makikihi State 7 31 [126] 3426
St Andrew's School 1–8 Coed St Andrews State 5 85 [127] 3519
St Patrick's School 1–8 Coed Waimate State integrated 3 41 [128] 3539
Waihao Downs School 1–6 Coed Waihao Downs State 8 67 [129] 3567
Waimate Centennial School 1–6 Coed Waimate State 3 153 [130] 3573
Waimate High School 7–13 Coed Waimate State 4 260 [131] 362
Waimate Main School 1–6 Coed Waimate State 2 80 [132] 3574
Waituna Creek School 1–8 Coed Waituna State 5 42 [133] 3579

Former schools[edit]

  • Morven School - full primary school, closed 2016 due to declining roll numbers.
  • Waihaorunga School - full primary school, closed 2010 due to declining roll numbers.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "About School: School basics". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  2. ^ "School Donations & Fees". New Zealand Ministry of Education. 23 June 1998. Archived from the original on 14 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-23.
  3. ^ "about NZ education". EduSearch. Archived from the original on June 2, 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  4. ^ "How The Decile Is Calculated". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  5. ^ "Reviews of Deciles - General Information". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
  6. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  7. ^ Dangerfield, Emma (18 December 2013). "Farewell to Woodbank School after 99 years". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2017-go910
  9. ^ Teen Parent Unit rolls are returned with their host school. In the case of Karanga Mai Young Parents College and Kimihia Parent's College, the host schools are Kaiapoi High School and Linwood College respectively.
  10. ^ Kaye, Nikki (16 August 2017). "Rangiora West Primary School Establishment". New Zealand Gazette. New Zealand Government. 2017 (86). Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  11. ^ Law, Tina (13 June 2013). "Principal prepares for Pegasus move". The Press. Christchurch. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  12. ^ Parata, Hekia (3 March 2017). "Three new primary schools to open in 2019". New Zealand Government. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  13. ^ Parata, Hekia (17 September 2015). "New School Establishment Notice – Rolleston South Primary School". New Zealand Gazette. New Zealand Government. 2015 (101). Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  14. ^ Parata, Hekia (27 February 2014). "New School Establishment Notice – Rolleston Secondary School". New Zealand Gazette. New Zealand Government. 2014 (24): 716. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  15. ^ Durry, Amanda (16 September 2011). "Lowcliffe School to officially close next month". Ashburton Guardian. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  16. ^ "Waihaorunga school to shut". The Timaru Herald. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2011.

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