Our Location

Te Waipounamu, the South Island -  Our Area

The Maori name for  the South Island literally means water and greenstone, from the presence of this stone on the South Island, the largest island of New Zealand, separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait.

Our Amenities

More About Our Community

Living in Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a modern-day basecamp for exploration, a place of great growth and opportunity. Those that call this city home enjoy an accessible housing market, the great outdoors on their doorstep, and an unrivalled work-life balance.

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What you can do in this area

Sumner Beach - 40 minutes by bus from school. Our school surfing club joins Aaron Lock's surf school after school in Terms 1 and 4 and student enjoy learning in this very safe environment. Wetsuits and surf boards are provided in the lesson hire. If you are already a keen surfer, you will have the chance to hone your surfing skills.

Sumner Beach

Surf School

Skiing and Snowboarding

Mt Hutt ski field - is approximately 1 and a half hours from Christchurch. Barry Dalkie, our International Dean, runs our school ski club and they try to go up to the mountain as many times as possible during the ski season. We also enter a team every year in the Secondary School Ski racing competition.

Skiing and surfing in one day!

On top of the mountain!

Mountain biking

Christchurch is the ideal place to begin or continue your mountain biking adventure. There are lots of trails spread throughout the city and we also have the largest bike adventure park in the southern hemisphere - the Christchurch Adventure Park. Check it out!

New Brighton beach