Welcome to Te Parito Kōwhai Russley School
2024 CLASS LISTS
The timing of our school rebuild has provided a great opportunity to create a new logo in line with our brand new school, one that enhances the Te Parito Kōwhai perspective of the school name. Click on the photo below to view a short video from Principal Greg Lewis presenting a proposed new logomark for our school.
Click here to view our initial landscape design.
Tēnā koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura nei. Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Bula vinaka, Ni hao, welcome.
Te Parito Kōwhai Russley School was established in 1963 and is a full primary school (Years 1-8) in north-west Christchurch, New Zealand, where our roll is between 420 - 480. The school has 20 classrooms, two halls, a library, and two playing fields providing plenty of space for student recreation activities.
Te Parito Kōwhai Russley School has four important strategic goals that shape everything we do.
The school’s dispositions encourage students and staff to be respectful, self-aware, self-managers, team players, creative, problem solvers and healthy.
Russley has embraced a dual name for our school, Te Paritō Kōwhai, meaning the growth and rejuvenation from the centre of the Kōwhai tree; something we encourage in all our learners through building positive attitudes to learning.
The school is proud of its team of dedicated, talented teachers and support staff, supported by a highly competent BOT and enthusiastic parent community. Together, we make the Russley team. The student whānau stem from all corners of the world and Russley celebrates its cultural diversity.