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Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

The Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School was founded in 1975.  It began with two pupils and currently has a roll of about 380.  The school is located in the south of the city on its own landscaped grounds in a bend of the Opawa River as one of its boundaries. It has extensive purpose built accommodation designed in a distinctive Waldorf or Rudolf Steiner fashion. The School is one of over 800 Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf schools worldwide and is a founding member of the Federation of Rudolf Steiner Schools in New Zealand.  In 1989 it became a state integrated Area School and is part of the New Zealand Education system.The teaching staff are all well qualified teachers and have a commitment and a personal connection to the distinctive ‘special character’ of the school.

Contact Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School
Physical address

19 Ombersley Tce
8241 Christchurch
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Phone numbers

0064 3 337 0514 ext 254
0064 27 228 7179

  • Number of students: 128 students in the highschool part of the school, around 380 students overall
  • Number of international students: currently 5 international students in various classes
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Certificate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
We have our own Cafe featuring organic vegetarian food and is open for morning tea, lunchtime and after school.
Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru


Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Christchurch Educated is the local education organisation
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