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Welcome to Selwyn House School

Selwyn House School is an independent girls' school centrally located in Merivale, Christchurch. It specialises in the education and development of girls through their formative years


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 Permanent Teaching Position commencing 2017

Selwyn House School is an independent day and boarding school for girls, aged 5 – 13 years. We are an International Baccalaureate School and are committed to offering the highest level of educational opportunities to students.

We seek an experienced, collaborative, future focused teacher to lead a year 4 class.

Applications close: Friday 28 October 2016

Please forward your CV, a completed application form (below) together with a supporting letter of application to Suze Connolly at

SHS Employment Application Form 

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MECHATRONICS coming to Selwyn House School in 2017

MECHATRONICS coming to Selwyn House School in 2017

Selwyn House School will be entering an exciting new phase next year as it introduces a subject dear to the heart of many young futurists and would-be robot designers - Mechatronics. The course will bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and a little bit of Art, to teach the students the basics of how robotic devices operate, and hopefully inspire them into a future career in technology.

 The school's principal, Dr Lyn Bird, sees the new subject as an important way of standing against the status quo. "Selwyn House is a girls' school," she said. "A lot of girls think that STEM subjects are only the domain of boys, and we want them to challenge that belief." The goal of the programme is to teach the students a gradual progression of skills during their time at school, until they have enough knowledge to scratch-build their own gadget in Year 8. To help them on their way they will be supported by two dedicated robotics teachers in a well-appointed Technology Hub, known as 'The Boiler House', which comes complete with 3D… Read More

Selwyn House Preschool Open Day Tuesday 1st November 9am - 12 noon

Selwyn House Preschool Open Day Tuesday 1st November 9am - 12 noon

Stage one of our Preschool outdoor area has been completed. Join us on 1st November for a tour and find out what is planned for stage two.

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