Southland Schools

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Southlanders place a high priority on school education and we pride ourselves on our innovative learning methods. Excellent student/teacher ratios ensure children receive the attention required to maximise learning potential.

Southland has schools to suit most educational preferences and the use of state-of-the-art interactive technology in many schools enables students to participate in specialised and extra-curricular subjects. Southland's exceptional outdoor educational opportunities complement the academic, cultural and sporting educational curriculum. In Southland there are choices between single sex, co-educational or specific religious schooling.

The school year begins in late January and ends late November for secondary schools. For exact school dates for each year, visit the Ministry of Education website.