Selwyn House School

122 Merivale Lane Christchurch

Need to know

Selwyn House School is a school with a global perspective – it is the only primary school in the South Island authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools Primary Years Programme.

As an IB World School, Selwyn House offers a curriculum that stirs the imagination, develops students’ critical thinking, problem solving and creative skills, and fosters a balance between academic and other activities.

Selwyn House School is one of the growing number of schools around the world offering an international curriculum says Selwyn House School Principal, Jane Lapthorn.

“This gives parents the option to choose an alternative kind of education for their daughters – an education for the world of global communication, international opportunity and cultural diversity,” she says.

At Selwyn House you’ll find extraordinary teachers who are experts in the subjects they teach, who love children, and who are passionate about teaching, adds Jane.

“The classes are capped at Selwyn House. The small classes enable teachers to develop a full understanding of how each girl learns – what interests and motivates each girl individually – so that she reaches her full potential and enjoys learning.”


2017 Open mornings TBC
Scroll to Top