Rebuilding Christchurch Schools

The government is investing over $1.3 billion in greater Christchurch rebuilding and renewing 115 schools following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. The Ministry of Education will construct 13 schools on new sites, rebuild 10 schools on existing sites, fully redevelop 34 schools and moderately develop 58 schools through the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme.

Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls schools

Progress to date

The CSR programme is now in its eighth year. As at 30 June 2021:

  • 64 schools are complete
  • 23 are in construction
  • 26 schools are in various stages of planning and design
  • 2 are yet to enter the programme

Project status by school [PDF, 119 KB]

New and redeveloped schools

At the end of the programme, greater Christchurch will have one of the most modern schooling networks in the country, which will serve as a platform for student learning well into the future.

The new and redeveloped schools are future focused to respond to the needs of today’s learnings and are able to efficiently accommodate changes in teaching and learning over time.

Below is a selection of new and redeveloped schools.

Haeata Community Campus

Lyttelton Primary School

Rāwhiti School 

Waitākiri Primary School

Halswell School

Marshland School

Pegasus Bay School

Rolleston College

West Rolleston Primary School

Additional school

Another new school for greater Christchurch in Rolleston, Lemonwood Grove School, has also been completed and opened its doors for Term 1, 2017. While this build was managed by the Christchurch Schools Rebuild team, it was outside of the Rebuild programme so isn’t included in our numbers above.

Lemonwood Grove School

Use of former school sites

We’re ensuring that land freed up through school relocations, closures or mergers is available to the wider community if we no longer need it.

Use of former school sites

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