Why Us

Our Mission Statement

WHY ARE WE HERE?

Because we believe passionately in education. Education is not the learning of facts, its teaching the mind to think. It’s about transforming lives. It’s about developing our children – building their ability to think, reason, problem solve and be resilient. For them to know that they can shape the world around them, and have the confidence to step out and do so. Learning never stops. It’s the tool to success.

HOW DO WE DO IT

By always testing the status quo. Having a staff who care, who notice the little things, and who excel in what they do – inspiring young hearts and shaping destinies. We set the bar high, and seek excellence, not perfection. Everything is impossible, until it isn’t. And we do this by challenging our learners through active, engaged and thoughtful learning using the Cambridge International Curriculum.

WHAT WE DO

We provide a top academic curriculum, taught by qualified staff and personally managed by the directors and founders of Canterbury. We’re a small, intimate private school who focuses on developing the whole child. Our school is a sanctuary, situated in beautiful grounds. We’re family orientated and believe strongly that not all classrooms have four walls.

Values & Vision

OUR VALUES & WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

The heart of Canterbury is our people. Dreaming big. The future belongs to the curious. There is no box. Listen often, then listen more. Practise mindfulness. Mistakes mean you’re learning. Be kind. Be brave. Be extraordinary. We’ve got your back, always.

OUR VISION & WHERE WE ARE GOING

For everyone who walks through our doors, to know that they’re valued. To tap into our children’s potential and make them believe in themselves. To become a centre for innovative learning. For the students who leave us to be equipped in the knowledge and skills to be the best that they can be. For our students to be known as those who have grit, determination and are the problem solvers.

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