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Boarding Roadshows

Hīkoi whakaaturanga nohokura

Each year, our Boarding Roadshows in February and March provide prospective parents and students from throughout the South Island with the opportunity to learn more about the wonderful boarding environment at St Andrew’s College. These events are a great way for you to meet current boarding students and their families, as well as boarding staff, in a relaxed and informal get together over drinks and nibbles. Our Roadshows visit locations around the South Island (please the list of typical locations below) at the beginning of each year and some of them are attended by our Heads of Boarding. We also attend select agricultural events, where you are welcome to drop by our marquee to have a chat and pick up an information pack.

Blenheim – Nelson – Queenstown – North Canterbury – South Canterbury – Wānaka

At any time, you are welcome to book a personalised, guided Boarding House Tour or a School Tour by clicking here. To read more about our boarding facilities, click here.

For further information please contact our Registrar, Lynn Smith on or +64 3 940 2016.

Application Deadlines:

  • Year 9 Applications (for children and siblings of Old Collegians) – Monday 18 March 2024
  • Year 9 Boarding Applications – Friday 22 March 2024
  • Year 9 Day Student Applications – Friday 12 April 2024

Registration for our Boarding Roadshow events will soon be available through this page. Please revisit shortly to secure your spot. Meanwhile, please refer to the list of dates and locations below for our upcoming Boarding Roadshows.

Location: Dodson Street Beer Garden
Address: 1 Dodson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201
Date: Monday 19 February 2024
Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm

Location: Ah House, Nelson City B&B
Address: 23 Examiner Street, Nelson 7010
Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024
Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm

Location: The Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro
Address: 9300/847 Frankton Road, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024
Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm

North Canterbury
Location: Waipara Springs Winery and Restaurant
Address: 409 Omihi Road, Waipara 7483
Date: Monday 26 February 2024
Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm

South Canterbury
Location: Ski Time Methven Restaurant
Address: 43 Racecourse Avenue, Methven 7730
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024
Time: 5.00pm–7.00pm

Location: Urban Grind
Address: 72 Ardmore Street, Wānaka 9305
Date: Thursday 7 March 2024

We will also be attending the following A&P Shows over the next six months:

Site: E4
Location: Wānaka A&P Showgrounds
Address: Ardmore Street, Wānaka 9305
Dates: Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March 2024
No ticket/sign up required

South Westland/Greymouth
Site: TBC
Location: Whataroa Domain, Whataroa
Address: 15 Main Road, Whataroa 7886
Dates: Friday 12 April and Saturday 13 April 2024
No ticket/sign up required

Site: TBC
Location: Canterbury Agricultural Park
Address: 102 Curletts Road, Hillmorton, Christchurch 8042
Dates: TBC – 2024
No ticket/sign up required