Welcome to Isleworth School - Isleworth School is based in the suburb of Bishopdale, northwest Christchurch.

We cater for children from Year 1 to Year 6; our year 6 leavers generally enrol at our neighbouring school, Breens Intermediate.

Although we have a growing roll we do not yet have a zone, this is because we reap the legacy of the permanent buildings left from the days when Isleworth was the first school in the area and catered for over 1000 pupils. The present population is diverse with many different nationalities represented. Isleworth School is a decile 6 school. We currently have a roll of just over 300.

The involvement of the school community has for years been a strength which has been utilised with considerable benefit to pupils, teachers and parents. In staffing the school, an underlying goal is to strive towards a balance in age and experience on the staff. The interests and knowledge of teachers have been used to develop, implement and evaluate programmes which are viable and meet the needs of the children.

Mission Statement:
Inspiring students to achieve their full potential through quality partnerships and shared values. 
Inspiring students - Whakaawetia I ngà tauira

To achieve our vision of an inclusive supportive learning community we will encourage all members to be guided by the core values of:
Respect  -  Caring  -  Responsibility  -  Honesty

Core Beliefs:
To achieve our vision of motivated lifelong learners we believe that our students:
Learn best through a quality education provided within an effective learning community.
Need to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts
Should develop effective literacy and numeracy skills
Should take increasing responsibility for their own learning and behaviour

The school maintains regular contact with other schools by way of sporting and cultural exchanges and through our professional relationships with our 2 clusters – Te Haerenga (Isleworth, Banks Avenue, Mairehau and Cashmere Primary Schools) and our local Hareora Cluster (Isleworth, Harewood, Breens Intermediate, Roydvale, Kendal, Wairakei Primary Schools and Burnside High School).

Isleworth School

Contact Information


Email:            admin@isleworth.school.nz 
Telephone:    (03) 359 8553
Address:        59a Farrington Avenue
                       Christchurch, 8053
                        New Zealand