Feilding is nestled in the Manawatū knowledge hub, home to world class educational centres across all levels.
Students are well provided for every step of the way with access to an outstanding selection of early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools, and tertiary institutions all within easy reach, even for students in the outlying rural areas.
Our schools are the focal point of our communities.
They each have their own calendar of academic, sporting and social events that bring together students, staff, families and the wider community.
Fortunately, Manawatū is a great place to raise a family and offers diverse experiences inside and out of school to complement and enhance the formal New Zealand education curriculum.
With 14 early childhood centres and 29 primary schools in our district, families can be assured of a great start in life for their children.
Feilding High School is the sole secondary school in the town of Feilding. Their hostel, L J Wild House, is in the centre of the school grounds and can accommodate 180 boarding students. The school owns and manages two farms, Ngakaunui and Manawanui, for practical learning. Feilding High School has produced 10 All Blacks, with four local heroes playing currently!
Hato Paora College is a state integrated Catholic, Maori Boys’ boarding school, located rurally on the outskirts of Feilding where almost all of the Years 9 to 13 students board in the school hostel.
Massey University, UCOL and International Pacific University NZ are all internationally renowned tertiary providers and all are based in the Manawatū region just down the road in Palmerston North.
Bring your family to friendly Feilding and Manawatū for great learning experiences.
Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Well resourced to meet the developmental needs of all children 3-5 years and a supportive community enables continual updating of resources. We also offer a playgroup for children on our waiting list.
111a Warwick Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-4106
Manchester Street School
Size: 260Age Range: 5 – 11 year olds (years 1 – 6)
State Primary School. Mission Statement: To create a caring but challenging learning environment which encourages children to take a growing responsibility for their own quality learning and behaviour.
160 Manchester Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-6175
Mount Biggs School
Size: Grade: U2, 75 childrenAge Range: 5 – 13 years/Years 0 – 8
An Academic, cultural, social, sporting family environment where the individual counts.
RD 9, Feilding
Ph: (06) 329-3646
Fax: (06) 329-3126
North Street School
size: 440Age Range: Full Primary, new entrant to year 8 (5-12)
Our aim is to develop positive, connected, engaged, learners. Our motto is "Learn for Tomorrow" which we do by having a student centered, inquiry based curriculum. We model and encourage the values of Respect, excellence, Acceptance, Creativity and Honesty.
52 North Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-6695
Fax: (06) 323-3960
Puddleducks’ Nursery and Preschool
Size: 22 children – 0 to 2 years and 46 children – 2 to 5 years. 18 children for After School & Holiday Programmes 5-9 years.
154-156 Manchester Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323 3564
Rainbow Steps Learning Centre
Open from 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday with quality learning environment, focus on math’s, numeracy and literacy, natural science and free play. An environment that nurtures your child’s learning.
2a Haggitt Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323 0646
Age Range: Full PrimaryRural Area, Co ED
Tyne Street, Rongotea
Ph: 06 3248614
Fax: 06 3248613
Shaken Oak Montessori
Open 8.30am – 1pm Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tue 8.30am 3.30pmAge Range: 2 ½ yrs – 6yrs
We prepare an environment rich in experiences that cultivate the child's sense of wonder and passion for learing.
155 South Street, Feilding
Ph: 06 323 3000
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Size: Grading: U4Roll: 195
Age Range: An Integrated Full Primary School catering for 5-13 year old (year 1 – year 8) Special programmes include Religious & Maori Education, and the Education of the Deaf.
60 Derby Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-4766
Fax: (06) 323-7184
A small rural school conveniently located between from Feilding & Palmerston North. There are 3 classes, juniors, middles and seniors. They have an open door policy and encourage participation from all our families. We welcome new families. The ASAP pick up bus services Taonui School that makes it ideal for busy working families who need out of school care.
Waughs Road RD 5, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-4604
Fax: (06) 323-1384