• "I believe in standardizing automobiles, not human beings."

    Albert Einstein
  • "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

    Joseph Campbell
  • "Learning is experience. Everything else is just information."

    Albert Einstein
  • “Follow your heart and intuition. Everything else is secondary.”

    Steve Jobs
  • inspire

    Our educators build a strong rapport with each student so their unique talents can be explored and encouraged

  • engage

    Students learn quickly and deeply through real-world projects and hands-on experiential learning

  • nurture

    With small classes we have created a positive and caring environment, where everyone's voice is heard

  • brilliance

    We recognise and honour every student's spirit, dreams and individuality



Your child was born brilliant. Let's keep them that way.

Seven Oaks is an independent primary and intermediate school that champions the human spirit.

We guide each of our students to embrace their own mind, body and imagination to find a purposeful path in life. Our advanced Brilliant Curriculum® empowers students to shine on every level – intellectual, practical, spiritual, emotional and social – because their learning is personal, meaningful and, crucially, joyful.

Our website illustrates how Seven Oaks is a totally different model of education, tailor-made for each individual and empowering them to create a brilliant future for themselves and the planet.



March 6th 7-10pm

Canadian educator Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, known as ’the woman who changed her brain’, was born with severe learning disabilities. As a child she read and wrote everything backwards, struggled to process concepts in language, and was hopelessly uncoordinated. Through iron will she made it to college where she discovered research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to firstly 'fix' her own brain and then remediate students with specific learning difficulties. Her Arrowsmith Program targeting 19 cognitive functions now runs in 55 schools throughout Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand (including Seven Oaks!). Barbara is coming to Christchurch.

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