Studying in South Canterbury

From preschool and primary through to secondary or tertiary, South Canterbury offers an excellent range of high quality education and training to cater for the needs of the very young to the highest achievers.

Excellent secondary schools throughout the region teach strong attributes preparing students for life. Many have boarding facilities, and choices of state or integrated (semi-private) options, single sex and co-educational.

A wide range of higher learning and career training providers cater to most interests, career enhancement and learning needs alongside Youth support programmes that foster mutual respect and a foundation of successful learning.

South Canterbury is a friendly and safe region, attracting a large number national and international students who learn, thrive and contribute in this vibrant multi-cultural community. When borders reopen and restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming international students once again.

Schools & Education Centres

Please refer to this Map to locate a wide range of education providers in Timaru city and throughout South Canterbury.

Discover a world of opportunities

Ara Institute of Canterbury is the South Canterbury's leading tertiary education provider.

Through stakeholder connections and specialist facilities, Ara Institute of Canterbury provide education and training options relevant to the needs and trends of industry and ongoing education. Ara Institute of Canterbury qualifications and learning support are designed to ensure student success and development in the community. Ara Institute of Canterbury has a strong history of offering Exchange programmes with International providers and a range of international qualifications. Ara Institute of Canterbury provides professional modern facilities suitable for classes as well as public events.


Study and education providers

A range of high quality education and training providers across all age groups and learning requirements is well catered for throughout South Canterbury.


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