Education in South Canterbury
From preschool and primary through to secondary or tertiary, South Canterbury offers an excellent range of high quality education to cater for the needs of the very young to the young at heart.
Pre-school options include early childhood centres, play centres and kindergartens. Private childcare services include in-home services or nanny care. Schooling at the primary level is well catered for, with many to choose from in Timaru city and the surrounding area. There are several secondary schools in the region, including both state and integrated (semi-private) options. single-sex and co-educational schooling options are available.
South Canterbury is a friendly and safe region that warmly welcomes international students! If you are an international student or parent or agent please click here for information on Education South Canterbury. For a real New Zealand experience choose to study in South Canterbury!
Ara Institute of Canterbury is the South Canterbury's leading tertiary education provider. Through stakeholder connections and specialist facilities, Ara provide education and training options relevant to the needs and trends of industry. Their qualifications and learning support are designed to ensure student success and development in the Ara community and as well as exchange programmes with International providers, offers a range of international qualifications. Ara Institute of Canterbury offer professional modern facilities suitable for classes as well as public events.