Education

Building brains

KATE BARBER talks with well-known neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS about how children’s brains develop, and why ‘we need to stop treating our four-year-olds like they are seven’. Talking about the brain development of 2-7-year-olds, Nathan provides a crash course on the neurosequential model of the …

All in their heads

We talk with neuroscience educator and director of X-Factor Education NATHAN WALLIS about significant changes in the teenage brain, especially when hormones are thrown into the mix. EMOTIONAL & HORMONAL Ever experienced exasperation because you can’t get your adolescent daughter to rise and shine at …

Education with heart

The oldest primary school in Christchurch, St Michael’s is flourishing as the central city comes back to life. With small co-ed classes taught by specialist teachers, every child is treated as an individual, well known by staff and fellow pupils alike. At the heart of …

World-class & future-focused

Selwyn House School provides an extensive range of educational, sporting and cultural opportunities for girls in Years 1-8. Within a supportive all-girl learning environment each student is encouraged to take risks without fear of failure, which fosters a love of learning. Core learning in English, …

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment at St Andrew’s College Preparatory School provides an engaging, innovative and, above all, happy experience for students in Years 1-8. Principal of the Preparatory School, Jonathan Bierwirth, says building strong connections between students and teachers, along with ensuring diversity in …

A life-time of learning

Nurturing each individual and providing an array of opportunities to fit with girls’ unique talents and interests, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School sets students up for a life-time of learning. Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has further strengthened its position as a top achiever when it …

A bold new initiative

Immerse & Inspire, a unique month-long residential programme for all Year 10 students, was trialled in 2017 and has now been permanently adopted. This innovative programme does exactly as its name suggests. Groups of boys, approximately three from each of the ten College Houses, come …

Feeling connected

It is so important that young people are surrounded by people who care for them, and who will work hard to enable them to reach their potential. When it comes to choosing the best school for your daughter or son, there are many factors to …