Southbridge Primary School

Southbridge Primary School is a co-educational school based in Southbridge, New Zealand, for 5 to 11 year old children. The school is divided into eight communities: Community 7 for year one students through to Community 1 for year six students. Community 8 is for new entrants in terms three and four.

Southbridge Primary School
25 Hastings Street,
New Zealand
Coordinates43°48′31″S 172°15′10″E / 43.8086°S 172.2528°E / -43.8086; 172.2528Coordinates: 43°48′31″S 172°15′10″E / 43.8086°S 172.2528°E / -43.8086; 172.2528
TypeState Co-educational Primary, Years 1-6
Ministry of Education Institution no.3509
PrincipalPeter Verstappen
School roll121[1] (March 2021)
Socio-economic decile9[2]


Southbridge School was founded in November 1868 with a roll of 20 students, and in 1890 reached a peak of 389 students. From 1903 to 1924 the school buildings were shared by the Southbridge District High School, until they were destroyed by fire on 23 October 1924. The school was rebuilt on the opposite side of the street from the original site.


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools

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