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What the students say

“I like the freedom”

I like the freedom and the trust. Seven Oaks lets you be yourself.

Hana, student (age 11)

“I want to send my children to this school”

Something AWESOME happens at school every day. I want to send my children to this school. I love that you get to know everyone – it doesn’t matter what year you are in.

Cadigan, student (age 7)

“Imagination interwoven with education”

Seven Oaks is the kind of school that lets you excel in all subjects. It is a school of freedom and openness that brings out the full potential in children. I like the openness, music appreciation, friendships. Imagination interwoven with education.

Devon, student (age 12)

“Plenty of playtime, books to read”

What I like here is that there are nice teachers, a lot of options, fun things to learn, plenty of playtime, great school trips, lots of games, sandpit, lots of water, always getting help, bushes to hide in, books to read.

Ryan, student (age 10)

“I have freedom”

It is the best school in the world because I have freedom - to be outside and play.

Maddie, student (age 6)

“The educators are kind”

You can be yourself and express who you are. I like wearing what I want and calling educators by their first name. At Seven Oaks I can learn in a safe and supportive environment and discover nature. We do centering which helps me calm down and relax. Each term we have a topic (e.g. Working Together) and a common goal for the school (e.g. to perform our musical to the best of our ability).
We have a holistic approach, we can play in nature, the educators are kind and we can get support from them when we need it. Overall Seven Oaks is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone.

Alena, student (age 13)

“I like the options”

The play time is different. The teachers are cool. I like the options and the learning.

Finn, student (age 11)

Hear it from our families

“We love the wide curriculum”

Seven Oaks School offers the individual approach we were looking for our children and we would highly recommend it. We love the wide curriculum that covers everything from emotional intelligence... Read more

Jo, parent

“Our son thrives when he can learn in a hands-on environment”

Seven Oaks has been a fantastic fit for our family. In particular, the play-based learning philosophy for the new entrants was a key reason we chose the school, as our... Read more

Matthew, parent

“All about developing more than just educational outcomes!!!” 

The right school... Small class sizes. Play-based learning is developing our child amazingly well. Key element for me is it's not an 'open' learning environment and the kids engage openly... Read more

Liam, parent

“Can’t wait to send our youngest next year!”

We are happy we made the choice to send our 5-year-old son (now 6.5) to Seven Oaks. He has been allowed to develop at his own pace and is now... Read more

Kurt, parent

“Both our children have thrived”

We chose Seven Oaks because of its holistic, child-centred approach to education. In today’s environment of large class sizes, Seven Oaks provides a great alternative where the needs of the... Read more

Fiona, parent

“His energy can be focused on learning and not worrying”

Seven Oaks School would have been off my radar had it not been recommended by a leading Christchurch businesssoman, whose son had attended. I am so grateful she did. It... Read more

Di, parent

“Our boys look forward to going to school and they are engaged”

We are delighted with our experience at Seven Oaks School. All of the educators, as well as the head of the school, are highly skilled and educated, thoughtful people, who... Read more

Cecily, parent

“Everything from emotional intelligence to eco-literacy”

Seven Oaks School offers the individual approach we were looking for our children and we would highly recommend it. We love the wide curriculum that covers everything from emotional intelligence... Read more

Jokacota, parent

“Moving her to Seven Oaks was the best decision we have ever made”

Amazing school. My daughter was not coping well with the modern learning environment at her previous primary school. She was falling behind and had very low self esteem. Moving her... Read more

Meeghan, parent