• "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

Our journey

Practising The New Road Rules

Origins and philosophy In the mid 1990s, Seven Oaks founders Janet Nicol, Ross Peterson and Bruce McIntyre embarked on a mission to change the face of education for the better. They spent 10 years researching the Brilliant Curriculum®, drawing on contemporary discoveries in science, psychology, health and education from around the world to devise a philosophy that supports children’s development – in mind, heart and body – to ensure they are able to fully engage in their learning and find the right path for themselves. To achieve this, our students learn at their own pace, with small class sizes, personalised learning plans and, most importantly, highly qualified, supportive and inspirational educators.

Next steps In 2010, Bruce McIntyre purchased 8 hectares of land at Halswell for the school and is poised to start building an integrated pre-school, primary, intermediate and high school. The new campus will open in 2017.



Classroom Design For New Halswell School          Plans          Model of Buildings For New School At Halswell