Whanganui for learning

Whanganui is a great place to bring up children. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons new residents have for choosing it. Great schools, community events, opportunities in sport and arts, and a relaxed pace of life give kids all they need to succeed.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education caters to children from birth to age 5. ECE options in Whanganui include early childhood education centres, home-based care, kindergartens and Te Kohanga Reo programmes.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Whanganui gives you a choice of great primary and secondary schools, including public, private, single-sex, co-ed, rural, special character schools and Kura Kaupapa Māori. Every child can find their perfect fit here.


Between parks, sports clubs, swimming (in the river, ocean or pool), laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, frisbee golf, school-holiday programmes, the library, the Regional Museum, bike paths and BMX tracks, kids keep busy in Whanganui.


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