Selwyn House School

Selwyn House was founded in 1929 and provides a stimulating and nurturing environment for both day girls and boarders. We offer exceptional opportunities for girls in Year 1 –  Year 8 to grow and learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Selwyn House is the only South Island Girl’s Primary School offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme. As an International Baccalaureate World School (PYP), we offer a strong curriculum that develops our students’ inquiry and critical thinking and encourages a balance between academics and co-curricular choices.

We believe in the strength of tradition, the promise of the future and the power of education and inspiration to equip our students to face our continually changing world with confidence and enthusiasm. Our students stand out amongst their peers. They are articulate and determined young women who have the values, skills and attributes needed to not only achieve their goals but to make a difference in their communities.


Contact Person:
Dr Lyn Bird
+64 3 355 7299
122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch