Greendale School Kānuka Ruruhau is a primary school catering for students from New Entrants/Year 1 to Year 6.   We are located 11 kms from Darfield and 50 kms west of Christchurch.

Greendale School thrives in a strong and supportive family and community atmosphere.    We have a positive school culture and family-feel to our small, rural school, with a strong emphasis on building students’ self-esteem and well-being. 
Our one school block contains three spacious classrooms, a modern breakout teaching space, staffroom, office and resource room.   Outdoors you will find two adventure playgrounds, paved netball court/tennis court, sports shed, a large grassed area and caretaker’s sheds.
The school is extremely well resourced with fibre optic broadband supporting wireless iPads, and laptops. The quality and availability of resources within the school is predominantly due to the ongoing support and fundraising efforts of the Greendale School community.
Our rural school in Greendale is located not far from the picturesque Greendale domain with cricket grounds, tennis courts, bbq area, playground, hall and sports pavilion.

Our school vision, that we are A great place to L.E.A.R.N., encompasses our school Values:

  • Lifelong learner
  • Excellence
  • Actively involved
  • Relationships
  • Now and in the future

Greendale School reflects New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Māori culture by providing Tikanga (Māori culture) and Te Reo Māori (language).

Ngā mihi
Bronwyn Harding