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All in their heads

We talk with neuroscience educator and director of X-Factor Education NATHAN WALLIS about significant changes in the teenage brain, especially when hormones are thrown into the mix. EMOTIONAL & HORMONAL Ever experienced exasperation because you can’t get your adolescent daughter to rise and shine at 7am? Or felt frustrated because your teenage son didn’t think […]

Education with heart

The oldest primary school in Christchurch, St Michael’s is flourishing as the central city comes back to life. With small co-ed classes taught by specialist teachers, every child is treated as an individual, well known by staff and fellow pupils alike. At the heart of the school are the fundamental Anglican values of good citizenship: […]

World-class & future-focused

Selwyn House School provides an extensive range of educational, sporting and cultural opportunities for girls in Years 1-8. Within a supportive all-girl learning environment each student is encouraged to take risks without fear of failure, which fosters a love of learning. Core learning in English, Mathematics and Science is complemented by transdisciplinary inquiries and rich […]

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment at St Andrew’s College Preparatory School provides an engaging, innovative and, above all, happy experience for students in Years 1-8. Principal of the Preparatory School, Jonathan Bierwirth, says building strong connections between students and teachers, along with ensuring diversity in every classroom, are two key areas that help children at […]

A life-time of learning

Nurturing each individual and providing an array of opportunities to fit with girls’ unique talents and interests, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School sets students up for a life-time of learning. Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has further strengthened its position as a top achiever when it comes to NCEA and scholarship results. Students were awarded 32 […]

A bold new initiative

Immerse & Inspire, a unique month-long residential programme for all Year 10 students, was trialled in 2017 and has now been permanently adopted. This innovative programme does exactly as its name suggests. Groups of boys, approximately three from each of the ten College Houses, come together in Jacobs House to live the boarding experience. They […]

Feeling connected

It is so important that young people are surrounded by people who care for them, and who will work hard to enable them to reach their potential. When it comes to choosing the best school for your daughter or son, there are many factors to weigh up, from practical considerations like how will they get […]