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Welcome to Selwyn House School

Selwyn House School is an independent girls’ school centrally located in Merivale, Christchurch. We specialise in the future-focused education and development of girls in their formative years (years 1–8). We have a co-ed pre-school, and we offer boarding for out of town girls and international students. Our facilities speak for themselves.

Girls Thrive Here

Selwyn House is an International Baccalaureate school

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


Donna Ellery - Acting Principal
We focus on putting the foundations in place to ensure the girls receive a remarkable education that will prepare them for the global society they will live and lead in. We invite you to visit Selwyn House School to experience our future-focused learning environments.

Our Results


Average class size


recipients of National or International awards between 2017-2020


of our students are involved with at least one sport


specialists, intinerant, clubs and additional opportunities