Great lives start at Southwell

What we offer

Remarkable things happen everyday at Southwell

Southwell is a dynamic, inspiring and nurturing, Year 1 to 8, coeducational, Day and Boarding School that is set in the heart of Hamilton City on a magnificent campus. Southwell offers an educational experience designed to inspire individual achievement, strong personal values and confidence for life.

Performing Arts

Everyone performs on the stage at Southwell as we aim to expose our boys and girls to a magnifi cent array of oral, musical, instrumental and theatrical opportunities. We aim to develop our student’s confidence to perform and act before others. From choirs to individual speech tuition, our opportunities are vast.

Academic

Our learning is personalised, modern, relevant and meaningful to the individual. Small class sizes, specialist homeroom and subject teachers allow our students minds and gifts to be exposed. Our learning is underpinned by our Southwell Values of: Integrity, Respect, Caring, Resilience, Creativity and Excellence. We define excellence as ‘giving your best’.

Boarding

Southwell Boarding is a caring, family based environment with around 50 to 60 boys and girls from Years 5 to 8. Our routines, structures and care aim to provide a home-like atmosphere where the student’s academic, social, physical and emotional wellbeing are occurring seamlessly. Southwell Boarding develops life skills like no other environment.

Sport

We love our sport at Southwell and offer a wide range of sport options with specific training and match times weekly. We offer internal options, play in Waikato club competitions and have historic midweek fixtures with 10 other Independent Schools played in both summer and winter seasons. Our aim is to create better people through sport.

Historic Southwell

Growing great kids since 1911. Set on a world class campus only 1.5km from Hamilton’s CBD, Southwell has a unique village feel with its magnificent 1920’s architecture emphasised throughout its grounds. With firm structure and routine every day our boys and girls develop a positive sense of place and belonging to flourish in.