Buller District Council

Schools and early childhood education

Schools and early childhood education
With schools dotted all over the district families enjoy a real connection to their community through their schools where lifelong support networks are often formed.

The Twisty Twins at 2020 Westport Whitebait Festival

Primary Schools

Granity School
Years 1 – 8

Karamea Area School
Years 1 – 13

Maruia School
Years 1 – 13

Reefton Area School
Years 1 – 13

Sacred Heart, Reefton
Years 1 – 8

St. Canices, Westport
Years 1 – 8

Westport North School
Years 1 – 8

Westport South School
Years 1 – 8

Link to the government’s education website www.education.govt.nz.


Buller High School, Westport

A co-educational secondary school located in Westport. The school’s 300+ students are drawn from Westport and the surrounding Buller District.

For pupils in Years 10, 11 and above who have specialised study preferences (in subjects not available at school), courses are available by distance, either by correspondence or video-conferencing through our partnership with NetNZ.  An extended range of senior academic subjects are available through distance education, as well as a range of vocational subjects which includes childcare, retailing, tourism, work and employment skills, construction, agriculture, landscaping and automotive.

The school offers opportunities in a wide range of co-curricular activities including arts and culture, sports, academia, leadership. www.buller.ac.nz

Early childhood development

Westport Free Kindergarten
48A Russell St
03 789 8232, Westport

Kawatiri Kids
149 Derby St, Westport
03 789 6369

Karamea Kindergarten
95 Waverly St, Karamea
03 782 6017

Reefton Early Learning Centre
4 Victory Street
03 732 8585

Reefton Playgroup
122 Buller Rd
03 732 8585

Westport Early Learning Centre
48 Packington St, Westport
03 789 6683

Westport Playcentre
36A Fonblanque Street, Westport


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