"To Be The Best We Can Be"

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Hinds School was established in 1881, and today encompasses the local communities of Ealing, Maronan and Lynnford and Lowcliffe. We are a rural full primary school (Y0-8) located in Mid- Canterbury, supported by a strong rural community. We celebrate the diversity of your community with over 10 different ethnicities.

We focus on bringing learning to life through exploring, empowering and challenging our students. We strive to be the best they can be.

The school has a strong focus on quality teaching and learning through its Core Beliefs – Foundation Learning Skills (Literacy and Mathematics); Students as Powerful Learners; Rich, Relevant, Real Curriculum; and Teachers as Coaches/Mentors. The Hinds School dispositions and strategic goals help guide the Hinds Curriculum delivery framework and how we nurture the holistic development of each child, working from a strength base of knowing our learners and working with them for success in learning.

Hinds School began their journey towards Te Ao Maori in 2019. In 2021 we have gained level 3 Te Reo Immersion where Te Reo is immersed in our daily programme across the full curriculum. Students participate in weekly Reo lessons and Kapa Haka. As a staff we are on a learning journey with our tamariki working towards utilising te reo in the classroom 35% of our day.

We invite you to join us with our learning as a visitor, volunteer or prospective family.


Phone: 03 303 7208

Email: office@hinds.school.nz


Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:15pm

Address: Reed Street, RD5 Ashburton, 7775

School Bank Account:

12- 3271 - 0207701 - 00

Learning Timetable

8.55am - 10.30am 1st block of learning

10.30 - 10.50am Morning Break

10.50am - 1pm 2nd block of learning

Fruit break/Fitness/Snack

1 - 1.50pm Lunch Break

1.50pm - 3.00pm 3rd block of learning

Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 3rd Feb - 16th April

Term 2: 3rd May - 9th July

Term 3: 26th July - 21st October

Term 4: 18th Oct - 15th December