Principal’s Welcome


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Russley School.  Russley School, established in 1963, is a full primary school in the North-West of Christchurch, New Zealand.  The roll ranges between 375 - 450 students.  The school has eighteen classrooms, a library, two halls, a robotics studio, a specialist science room, a multi-purpose centre and a common room for Years 7 and 8 students.  Large playing fields, adventure playgrounds and paved court areas provide excellent play areas for students.

The school's vision is, 'Russley School - where every child experiences personal success'.  The school dispositions, developed through extensive consultation, encourage students to be respectful, self-aware, self-managers, team players, creative, problem solvers and healthy.

Children learn in an inclusive, positive and supportive school environment where their diversity is recognised and valued.

Our dedicated and talented staff are focused on providing the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities for children.  Staff work collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other.  Teachers use a range of high-quality innovative teaching practices to cater well for childrens' strengths, needs and interests.

A highly capable Board of Trustees governs our school, and an active PTA provides invaluable support.  The partnership we have with our families and whanau is highly valued, as we understand that children have success when we work together.  We welcome and encourage your participation.

I feel very privileged to lead Russley School.  I am proud of our achievements and the learning environment we provide for our students.

You are most welcome to visit our school and I look forward to showing you around.

Greg Lewis