New Zealand Schools

A list of New Zealand schools including contact details, institution information, regional information & decile information.

Directory Information

Only schools that agreed to the public release of their email address have those addresses listed here. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear in this directory must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email.

Principal names are available for State and State Integrated Schools only. The most up to date information that we have available has been provided. Recent changes may not be reflected.

Description of Variables

Variables Description
School Number Unique number assigned to each institution.
School Name Full name of each institution.
Telephone Telephone number for each institution, including area code.
Fax Facsimile number for each institution, including area code.
Email Email address for appropriate administrative contact for institution.
Principal Current principal at school.
Street Street for location address.
Suburb Suburb for location address.
City Town or city for location address.
Postal Address 1 P O Box, Private Bag or rural delivery number for postal address.
Postal Address 2 Suburb for Postal Address.
Postal Address 3 Town or city for Postal Address.
Postal Code Postcode used by NZ Post for Postal Address.
School Type Type for each institution.
Definition Definition provides further descriptive information on the type of each institution.
Authority Describes the ownership/operation or registration status of each educational institution.
Gender of Students School gender i.e. Gender of students that schools cater for.
Territorial Local Authority The territorial authority area the school is located in.  The territorial authority boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.
Regional Council The regional council area the school is located in.  Regional Council boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.
Census Area Unit The census area unit area each school is located in.  Census Area Unit boundaries are defined by Statistics New Zealand.
Ward The Ward area the school is located in. Wards are subdivisions of territorial authorities.
Ministry of Education Local Office Ministry of Education Local Office district each institution is located in.
General Electorate General electoral district for the area where an institution is located. Based on the electoral boundaries for the 2008 election.
Māori Electorate Māori electoral district for the area where an institution is located. Based on the Māori electoral boundaries for the 2008 election.
Longitude Longitudinal co-ordinate where the institution is located.
Latitude Latitudinal co-ordinate where the institution is located.
Decile A schools decile indicated the extent to which the school draws its students from the low socio-economic communities. Decile 1 schools are the 10% of schools with the highest proportion of students from the low socio-economic communities, whereas decile 10 schools are the 10% of schools with the lowest proportion of these students. A schools decile does not indicate the overall socio-economic mix of the school.
School Rolls The most up-to-date roll data available.  The roll information will be older that the date of the release of the directory.
Community of Learning: ID Unique number assigned to each Community of Learning.
Community of Learning: Name Full name of each Community of Learning.

Using a Directory of Educational Institutions

To learn more about these types of functions use the package help function

These directories are easiest to use when you download the excel workbook of the directory you wish to use to your desktop so that you can use the full range of excel features including find, sort and filter.

You can use the find function to search for a specific institute if you have its name/number. Sorting and filtering make it easier to find and analyse the education institute data. Excel allows you to sort your worksheet by using information from one or more columns, for example, by school type and region. Sorting has the effect of placing records, in this case education institutions, with the same sort criteria next to each other. Filtering allows you to block out records you don't want to see, leaving a view of the data you are interested in.

Instructions to filter document

  1. Click on the row number with the column headings
  2. Go to [Data]  [Filter]  [AutoFilter] (Drop down arrows will appear in the column headings)
  3. From here, you can select the data you require by using the drop down arrows
For example
For the schooling directory, if you wish to identify all full primary schools in Upper Hutt
  1. Go to column 'R' Territorial Local Authority click down arrow, select Upper Hutt City, then go to column 'N' Type select Full Primary
  2. When you have finished your query simply click on the columns you filtered and select all to display all the institutions again

Directory Pages

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Where to Find Out More

More Information on Schools
For addresses and other descriptive details of individual schools or a range of schools visit:

Website  Education Counts: Find A School

Website  Te Kete Ipurangi website

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

The Information Officer
Education Information & Analysis
Ministry of Education
Phone: +64 4-463 8065
Fax:      +64 4-463 8088
Email:   Information Officer [no spam]

Please Note

Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear in this directory must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email.