Swannanoa School

A passion for learning, a pride in belonging


Welcome to Swannanoa School

Swannanoa School is a semi-rural full primary school situated in the Waimakariri district of the North Canterbury region catering for approximately 340 students from Year 1-8.  We are around 25km from central city Christchurch.

We are proud of our school and really enjoy its family feel and focus on learning. 

Our logo represents our North Canterbury landscape, the Southern Alps, the Canterbury Plains and braided rivers; Waimakariri, Eyreton and Ashley.  The sun is a symbol of young minds growing, and optimism for their bright futures.

Swannanoa is a North American name meaning, “meeting place, or appellation of two mountain ranges”.

Our School at the Heart of Our Community

“... so little of the Swannanoa School is the building itself;  it has always been made up of people with a common aim; to teach and to learn.  Methods of teaching have changed greatly in the last hundred years but the goal is always the same ...”

“... to educate the children of Swannanoa, so that they may grow up with a love for learning and a delight in working together”.

Extract 1971 Centennial book, “Swannanoa School 100 years” compiled by Mr C.M. Harman, edited by Miss P. Rogers.


Contact Us

Address:  Tram Road, R.D. 6, Rangiora, 7476

Phone: 03 312 6813

Email:  admin@swannanoa.school.nz