About Us

  • State School – free service
  • Teachers based Nelson to Invercargill
  • Students stay enrolled at their current school and are assisted with transition
  • Individual Learning plans
  • Access to unit standards and NCEA

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Who can be admitted to the school?

Year 1 - 13 students enrolled in a regular school and whose health prevents them from attending that school.

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Latest News

  • Board Appointments 2022

    The Board of Trustees of the Southern Health School is appointed by the Minister of Education every three years (as compared to regular schools where the Board is elected form the community).

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Our Principal Welcomes You...


I enjoyed the time I had with SHS. I was fully supported and the teacher,Jo Kennard helped me reach my full potential.
                                                                                                                   Student, Christchurch, November 2017