Over time I have developed independence and
see the importance of having motivation. In the real world no one is going to necessarily
chase you around and you have to be able to do your own thing. This school prepares you
for that. This school is what you make of it.


Highlights over the last few years include the opportunity to do a
University of Canterbury Chemistry course. I have also enjoyed the Gateway opportunities,
including doing a PHEC first aid course. I have done overnight tramps, including one to Lake
Daniels, which really got me into tramping and climbing and bouldering. This term I am
doing work experience with the Residential Red Zone team at the Christchurch City Council.


I came to this school because I wanted to
have choice around what I can learn. I like the opportunities that
are available at this school. The best part of my day is Arotahi because this is when you get
to do the learning that you want to do. I like being trusted to get on with my work, make my
own decisions and in the future.

PPTA Strike Action Update

PPTA Strike Action Update The PPTA union have initiated further strike action for the rest of the term, including an increase in the classes that are rostered home. The strike action is outlined in the table below. Day and Date Curriculum Level classes that are being rostered home Monday 12 June Levels 6 and 7 […]


I have a passion for dance, art, music, and singing. I really enjoyed running Stage Challenge this year, together with another student. It was quite a challenge as the two of us were in charge of the whole project, such as finding a theme, choreography, music, lighting, and costumes. We had a bit over a […]

Updated Industrial Action

NZEI notified their members that Area Schools will be on strike on Tuesday, 9 May. This means that all union staff from Years 1- 13 will be on strike on Tuesday. We won’t be open for instruction that day for any students. We are able to offer limited supervision for students in Years 1 – […]

Proposed Strike Day

Kia ora koutou This is advance notice that PPTA members have voted to take a strike day on Wednesday March 29th. If the strike goes ahead then we will be unable to open on that day for students in Years 7 – 13, as we will not have enough non-union staff to safely supervise the […]