Southland prides itself on high quality education facilities that encourage excellent learning environments for students. Low teacher/student ratios mean students easily excel at all levels of schooling from primary, secondary and through to tertiary study.
Southland's schools are well-resourced, student-centred and receive additional generous support from community funding to enhance their excellent standards.
Southern Institute of Technology is a well-recognised tertiary education institution which offers a range of high quality programmes from certificate to master’s level. Southern Institute of Technology is known for its close links to industry and the community, and its students enjoy over ninety five percent employment and further study graduate outcomes.
Welcoming community and affordable living
Southland offers a vibrant and safe lifestyle, affordable living and accommodation, and a quality of life second to none. Our Southern hospitality is warm and inclusive, making Southland the ideal place to experience and be a part of vibrant Kiwi culture.
Living is affordable in Southland. The community is stable and reliable and in terms of economic performance the region does extremely well compared to similar regions in New Zealand, despite some fluctuations in agricultural commodity prices. Southland has one of the highest employment rates in the country, a low level of unemployment, and a strong demand for skilled workers.
In Southland, you can tangibly feel your place in the world. You feel the vastness, the openness, the expansiveness. There is a slowing down, a time for friendship and interaction. The streets are wide, the twilights are long and when darkness finally falls, as far as the eye can see, there are stars in abundance.
Outdoor paradise right on your back doorstep
Invercargill and Southland is the ideal place to learn while experiencing the great outdoors. Our region offers a vast range of outdoor activities - all easily enjoyed within the pristine beauty of Southland's lakes, mountains, forest, beaches and national parks.