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“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... Read more

Meeghan, 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... Read more

Liam, 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... Read more

Jokacota, parent

“Exceptional educators”

My daughter, who is extremely shy, settled into the school very quickly, forming trusting relationships with them. I believe having... Read more

Naomi, parent

“Free to fly with ideas”

It felt right. I haven't been disappointed. My son is happy, wants to go to school, is excited about learning... Read more

Nicola, parent

“Everyone knows each other”

Our daughter says this is one of the best decisions we have ever made and we agree – she is... Read more

Dianne, parent

“Learning through doing”

The single biggest stand-out feature of the school is the massive hearts, love and nurturing, hugs and support that the... Read more

Ange, 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... Read more

Di, 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... Read more

Fiona, 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... Read more

Matthew, parent

“I couldn’t believe how quickly we saw a change”

The smaller class size means that it is quieter, there is more one to one educator time and everyone has... Read more

Meeghan, parent

“More grounded and self-assured”

I do notice the differences between our Seven Oaks kids and those from other schools – Seven Oaks kids tend... Read more

Victoria, parent

“Switched back on”

We wanted to see him happy in himself and learning again after being in a mainstream school… [Our son] is settled... Read more

Andrea, 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... Read more

Cecily, parent

“Growing resilience”

Small class sizes and play-based activities have had a significant impact on our child’s learning. We have noticed a growing... Read more

Sonja, 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... Read more

Kurt, parent

“More curious and interactive”

Our daughter returns home happy and energised, such a different experience to the mainstream modern learning environment.

Lou, parent

“Amazing parent community”

By simply placing her in the right environment, it has highlighted just how much she was suffering at her old... Read more

Mark, parent

“Believe in yourself”

Our daughter has started to believe in herself again, feeling she is listened to and respected

Eleanor, parent

“We love Seven Oaks”

In only 3 months she has just blossomed from an anxious, unsettled child who hated school, to a bubbly, enthusiastic... Read more

Kezia, parent

“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... Read more

Jo, parent

“Back to her bubbly self again”

For us, it’s like secretly winning the lottery!  The school’s holistic approach is looking after her mental health as well... Read more

Tom, parent

“Both of our children instantly felt a strong sense of belonging at their new school”

The decision to move our children to Seven Oaks School was based upon the fact that we wanted our children... Read more

Leeane, parent

What the students say

“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... Read more

Devon, student (age 12)

“I like the freedom”

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

Hana, student (age 11)

“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.

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)

“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)

“Plenty of playtime, books to read”

Plenty of playtime, great school trips, lots of games, sandpit, lots of water...

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)