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A school that is a place of joy

Many of today’s schools are characterised by rote learning, stifling a child’s capability to think creatively, feel passionately and connect outwardly. Green School is different.

We bring joy into education and ignite children’s imaginations, so they are stimulated to discover meaningful passions of their own, not just do what they’re told.

A school built in the sky

Our home will be the community of Taranaki. We have secured a magical site along Koru Road, protected by the Kaitake Ranges, next to the beautiful Oakura River, sitting in between Mt. Taranaki and the Tasman Sea. A majestic site for inspired learning.

With the lightest of touches we’re transforming a 60-hectare farm into a place of deep learning for years 1 to 13, suspending the structures of the school in the sky.

A school that breeds curiosity

After a decade of educating change makers in Bali, we bring with us a new model of education, a wall-less environment that opens minds in ways no concrete box ever will. Beyond mastering mathematics and literacy, our students will learn to think like entrepreneurs through student-guided, hands-on projects.

Connected deeply and richly to the natural environment, students will learn Māori cultural values intertwined into the spirit of the school, grounding us in the whenua, the land. Most importantly, Green School students cultivate a love of learning as a lifelong pursuit in and of itself.

A school led by passionate educators

The school will be led by Chris Edwards, an inspiring educator with over three decades of teaching experience in Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. Most recently, Chris was the Head of UWC South East Asia, using the power of education to transform the lives of thousands of students under his charge.

Our founders Michael and Rachel Perrett are respected business and community leaders in Taranaki with a love for education and community. Having witnessed first-hand the life changing impact of a Green School education on their children in Bali, their dream is to bring it to the families of Taranaki and New Zealand.

A school committed to sustainability

Driven by John Hardy, Founder of the Green School movement, our school threads sustainability through the learning environment, curriculum and co-curricular activities. We have one of New Zealand’s largest reforestation projects happening on campus. At every year level we have hands-on programs to make students more aware of the world’s sustainability challenges and how we can make a difference.

Led by the example of Green School Bali and the success of student led initiatives such as Bye Bye Plastic we will fund and support the ambitions of students to make a positive impact on the environment.

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2019

Tauranga – Discovery Tour for parents


Join the Green School team for a parent/caregiver-focused meet and greet and presentation with co-founders Michael and Rachel Perrett, educator, Di Hoskin, and heart of admissions, Amy Stewart, for an opportunity to ask questions and gain a more in-depth look into the Green School vision and curriculum.

Spaces are limited. Please contact Amy on amy.stewart@greenschool.nz or 0274784968 if you need to register more than two attendees per family, or if you need to cancel your booking.

July 26, 2019

July On-Site Discovery Tour at Green School New Zealand

4pm - 6pm
Green School New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you at the Green School New Zealand site visit and information session on Friday 26 July, 2019, from 4pm – 6pm.

August 31, 2019

August On-Site Discovery Tour at Green School New Zealand

1pm - 3pm
Green School New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you at the Green School New Zealand site visit and information session on Friday 30 August, 2019, from 4pm – 6pm.

September 28, 2019

September on-site Discovery Tour

Green School New Zealand

We look forward to welcoming you at the Green School New Zealand site visit and information session on Friday 27 September, 2019, from 4pm – 6pm.


Prospective parents and students

Please fill in the form to learn more about our program, our upcoming events and to be considered for the application process. Our team will be in touch once you submit the form.

If you are an educator and are interested in joining the Green School NZ education team, please send your
CV to green-school-new-zealand@jobs.workablemail.com (please only attach one cv document below 10MB).

For all other queries, please reach out to thrivewithpurpose@greenschool.nz.