Learning programmes

With over 280 pre-schools, 160 schools, two universities, a college of education, an institute of technology and a large number of community education providers, there are learning opportunities for you in Christchurch, whatever your age or interest.

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The Council is committed to supporting education as a lifelong learning process. 

In this section you will find resources for parents, teachers, students and the public, access to local education providers and other useful information to help you learn and grow.

All resources are in the English language and may be may be subject to change or availability. For enquiries about our education programmes please contact us.

Learning Through Action

Environmental LEOTC Education programmes for schools.

Adult & community education

Committed to lifelong learning, Council supports a varied range of wider community education initiatives and activities.

DogSmart education programme

Animal Control Officers (and their dogs) can come to your school to talk to your students about a range of issues.

Cycle Safe Programme

Cycle skills for schools. Students learn the benefits of cycling and how to ride with confidence and be road-wise.

Civil Defence Emergency Management

An education programme called ‘Stan’s Got a Plan’ to supplement the delivery of CDEM education in the classroom.

Crash Bash

Road safety programme organised by the Christchurch City Council and supported by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).

Walking School Bus Guidelines

Walking School Bus guidelines for schools and parents.

Schools and sustainability

Schools can have a positive impact on their environment and community.