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St Bede's College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

St Bede’s College, founded in 1911, is a proud, Catholic secondary school for boys. It offers a broad-based education with strong emphasis on values, and the holistic development of its students. The College’s aim is to have each boy live by “Faith and Works”. There is a strong sense of community, fostering leadership through service to others. St Bede’s is well-respected for its academic and sporting success. Students are given the help they need to meet their goals by dedicated, kind and caring teachers.  International students at St Bede’s College are recognised as individuals and their special talents and cultures are respected. St Bede’s College, set on 22 hectares of grounds, has the largest land area of schools in Christchurch.

Contact St Bede's College
Physical address

210 Main North Road
8542 Christchurch
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Phone numbers


  • Number of students: 840
  • Number of international students: 22
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

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


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

School Features:  Vertical form classes: Year 9-13 together with same form teacher each year.

Student leadership:. Prefects, peer leaders

Extensive student support: form teacher, house tutor, guidance counsellor and chaplain

Teacher-aide assistance for international students in classes.

Major supporter of “Run for a Life”, for “Canteen” 

Sports : Rugby, Rowing, Athletics, Football, Golf, Basketball

Cultural:  Choir,  Debating, Kapa Haka.

Strong Old Boys Association with national / international links.

Grounds: 4 rugby fields; 2 football fields, 1 water-based, national standard hockey turf;

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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