Limehills is a highly regarded rural school in the Southland Plains, half an hour north of Invercargill, seven minutes from Winton and under two hours from New Zealand’s adventure-capital, Queenstown. Set against a breathtaking scenic backdrop, it is the heart of a vibrant farming community that surrounds and supports its every endeavour.
Recently, ERO gave us a four-five year review, placing us in the top echelon of high performing schools in NZ. Our exceptional teachers believe in facilitating opportunities for meaningful, hands-on learning experiences, then stepping back to allow the children to work their magic.
Integral to Limehills School is our Enviroschool philosophy. We have a well-established native forest and waste-reduction is embedded into school life. Our students manage a school farm, currently grazing 20 ewes. Students also keep chickens and bees and grow a variety of vegetables, which are eaten on site or sold alongside our other products at our co-operative each Friday. Pupils plan and manage all aspects of these ventures and reinvest all their profits to further enhance their school.
Limehills School is proud of its zero tolerance of bullying. Our buddy programmes ensure new entrants are paired up with older pupils, who mentor them on their learning journey through all aspects of our exciting curriculum.