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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The education we all wish for

Following years of research and observation of global best practice, in 2009 we created a school your children will thank you for – not just after each stimulating and rewarding day, but long after they have graduated and are forging a meaningful and satisfying life for themselves and their families.

Seven Oaks is the school we would all have wished for when we were young: heart-centred educators who have the time to get to know each student fully and help them learn to care for themselves, each other, and the planet. This enables them to become the very best versions of their unique selves and make valuable contributions to society throughout their lives. We have proved this approach produces outstanding academic results and, more importantly, genuinely happy, respectful individuals with strong self-esteem.
Care for our children and respect for individuality is at the foundation of our vibrant community and is fostered daily by our carefully selected team of talented and committed educators. We think all children would benefit from our educational model, so we keep our fees low to make it accessible to more families. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

Jeremy Orczy
Seven Oaks School Principal
Seven strengths we build at Seven Oaks »

We help develop skills for life

Brilliant Curriculum »

Learn about our progressive curriculum

What parents are saying »

Families reveal how Seven Oaks has helped their children

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The education

we all wish for

Following years of research and observation of global best practice, in 2006 we created a school your children will thank you for – not just after each stimulating and rewarding day, but long after they have graduated and are forging a meaningful and satisfying life for themselves and their families.

Seven Oaks is the school we would all have wished for when we were young: heart-centred educators who have the time to get to know each student fully and help them learn to care for themselves, each other, and the planet so they can become the best versions of their unique selves and make valuable contributions to society throughout their lives. We have proved this approach delivers outstanding academic results and, more importantly, genuinely happy, respectful individuals with strong self-esteem.
Care for our children and respect for individuality is at the foundation of our vibrant community and is fostered daily by our carefully selected team of talented and committed educators. We think all children would benefit from this approach so we keep our fees low to make it accessible to more families. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

Jeremy Orczy
Principal
Seven strengths we build at Seven Oaks »

Developing the skills to thrive

Brilliant Curriculum »

Learn about our progressive curriculum

Parents' stories »

Read more about our holistic approach

Small classes

Low ratios enable educators to get to know students and properly meet their needs

Real-world learning

Students learn better when they understand how knowledge can be applied

Academic results

Check out our outstanding academic results and ERO report findings
Y0-2 | Ages 5-7

These early years are critical to developing a positive sense of identity at school – finding out what fits, instead of trying to fit in

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Y3-4 | Ages 6-9

Exploring and observing, discovering and explaining – lots of hands-on experiences and activities help them start to develop lifelong beliefs and behaviours

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Y5-6 | Ages 8-11

With a strong focus on creativity and self-expression, team and leadership skills and personal growth, we encourage social responsibility and ask students to listen to their hearts and minds

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Y7-8 | Ages 10-13

As our students start to look towards new horizons, we ensure their skills are cemented and encourage independence, confidence and respect for others and the environment

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School news and events

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7 days ago

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We are having an Open Day on Friday the 19th of June. Come and have a look around and get a feel of our school. Our small classes and large open spaces are great for social distancing

#independentschool #independentschoolnz #nzschools #nzeducation #primaryschool #nzprimaryschool #openday #christchurchschool #christchurchprimaryschool #halswell
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We are having an Open Day on Friday the 19th of June. Come and have a look around and get a feel of our school. Our small classes and large open spaces are great for social distancing
#independentschool #independentschoolnz #nzschools #nzeducation #primaryschool #nzprimaryschool #openday #christchurchschool #christchurchprimaryschool #halswell

3 weeks ago

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The Seven Oaks children really enjoyed being back at school today with their friends. So many happy smiling faces! ... See MoreSee Less

The Seven Oaks children really enjoyed being back at school today with their friends. So many happy smiling faces!

4 weeks ago

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REAL WORLD MATHS.
Here at seven oaks our students get a chance to apply their learning in a real word setting. These students applied their mathematical knowledge to this raft building challenge and we were impressed with the outcome!
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REAL WORLD MATHS.
Here at seven oaks our students get a chance to apply their learning in a real word setting. These students applied their mathematical knowledge to this raft building challenge and we were impressed with the outcome! 
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#independentschool #school #primaryschool #mathematics  #education #sevenoaksnz #experietialeducation

4 weeks ago

Seven Oaks School

One of our students interacting with nature.

Climbing trees is great for our term 2 focus of resilience.
Climbing a tree can present many challenges to a child, and as they overcome these problems through adapting their climbing technique, persisting and reflecting they end up with a visual of how resilience can help them get further and higher in tree climbing and in life 🌳🌳🌳

Here at Seven Oaks School we love to take advantage of teachable moments such as these. We believe learning from experience is a powerful tool to have in your kete.
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One of our students interacting with nature.
Climbing trees is great for our term 2 focus of resilience. 
Climbing a tree can present many challenges to a child, and as they overcome these problems through adapting their climbing technique, persisting and reflecting they end up with a visual of how resilience can help them get further and higher in tree climbing and in life 🌳🌳🌳
Here at Seven Oaks School we love to take advantage of teachable moments such as these. We believe learning from experience is a powerful tool to have in your kete.
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#school #education #primary #primaryschool #independentschool #christchurch #treeclimbing #resilience #sevenoaksnz
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"My son is now happy and wants to go to school. He is excited about learning again and is free to fly with his ideas. Seven Oaks has offered a calm, nurturing environment where he feels listened to"

Nicola, parent

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Seven Oaks Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) Results 2017

(Percentage comparison with national average)

  • National average
  • Seven Oaks School Years 5 & 6
  • Seven Oaks School Years 7 & 8
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