What our students say

Tarryn Wilson, Year 13

"Mairehau High School is a melting pot of diversity. From teachers with real life experience to a mixture of local and international students. The culture at Mairehau High is both vibrant and rewarding. If you’re looking for a school that will encourage you, stretch your mind and challenge your assumptions, then Mairehau is the place for you."

Jade Komene, Year 13

"I have loved my time at Mairehau High School because we are all one big family and the teachers see the best in you. They help you to reach your full potential."

Jakob Callender, Year 13

“The teachers at Mairehau encourage everyone to involve themselves in all aspects of the school which helped me realize my passion for the Arts”

Quotes from our ex-students

Paige Elder, Bachelor of Fine Arts – Canterbury University

“I really loved my time at Mairehau High. It was a very welcoming school with a close knit community. My teachers felt more like extensions of my family. It is my firm belief that had I attended any other high school I could have got lost in the crowd. I would not have had the one-on-one relationship and mentoring I got at Mairehau. I was really appreciative of the support and encouragement I was given. This allowed me to pursue my love of the Visual Arts and receive a place at Canterbury School of Fine Arts".

Rachel Haythornthwaite, Bachelor of Law – Canterbury University

“My education at Mairehau High School ensured that I gained the necessary skills for tertiary study. I am now able to think critically, manage myself where deadlines are concerned, and apply skills in a wide range of settings. I feel completely prepared for my future, and I know that I will be successful”.

Isaac Sutherland, CPIT Degree in Business Management

“While at Mairehau I received a science student scholarship which was a joint venture with Landcare Research. I spent three incredible months in Antarctica with a science team studying penguin populations; this privilege was made possible by a dedicated teaching team committed to helping me achieve my goals. At Mairehau each student is valued and strongly supported at all levels of ability, academically, culturally and in sports”.