Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre’s stone-built buildings.
Education in New Zealand is compulsory from the age of 6 to 16. The system includes primary and intermediate schools, followed by secondary schools (high schools) and tertiary education at the university.
The school year runs from early February to mid-December for primary schools, late January to late November or early December for secondary schools and polytechnics, and from late February til mid-November for universities.
New Zealand had an informal, but well-established education system led by the native Māori until 1815 when formal European-style schooling was introduced. New Zealand established a state education system in 1877. There are three types of schools in New Zealand: state (public) schools, state-integrated schools and private (independent) schools. Below are the top 10 best schools in Christchurch
10. Marshland School
This is both a primary and Intermediate school only 15 minutes (depending on traffic) from the centre of Christchurch. We have recently moved to our new site adjacent to the Prestons subdivision at 11 Te Korari Street.
9. Avonside Girls’ High School
Avonside Girls’ High School is a large urban high school in Christchurch, New Zealand, with more than 1200 girls from Year 9 to Year 13.
8. Breens Intermediate
Breens Intermediate School is located in Bishopdale in Christchurch, New Zealand. It has a roll of approximately 200 students. It serves year 7 and 8 students.
7. Shirley Boys High School
Shirley Boys’ High School is a single sex state secondary school in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is situated on a 6 hectare site in the suburb of Shirley, 3.8 kilometres from the city centre.