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.
All About Kidz Childcare
Size: 37 children – 9 under 2s, 28 over 2sAge Range: Birth to School Entry
Open 7.30am to 5.30pm. Our focus is on children being safe, healthy and emotionally secure so that learning can flourish, supported by qualified and/or experienced teachers.
168 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-3995
ASAP After School Activity Programme
ASAP offers morning, afternoon and holiday programmes for children aged 5-13. Our dedicated and experienced staff love their jobs and treat the children in our care as family. Staff have extensive experience in different child related fields of employment and volunteering as well as raising their own families.
9 Grey Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-5555
Contact: Vicki Hetterscheid
Size: Grade: U2, Staffing: 4.8 teachers
A Full Primary school catering for Year 1 to Year 8 students. Located approx.10km north-east of Feilding, the school community comprises families from both the Colyton area and Feilding. The school capitalises on its rural location by providing an extra focus on environmental education.
Colyton Road, RD 5, Feilding
Ph: (06) 328-7877
Eden Christian Kindergarten
Size: A private Christian Kindergarten with low child: teacher ratios with 30 children per session
A caring Christian environment has been created to nurture and educate 2 ½ - 4 year old children, as well as to support their families/whanau/caregivers. All welcome. Subsidy available.
114 Derby Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-8057
Feilding High School
Size: 1020 StudentsAge Range: Co-education for Year 9 to Year 13
Offers an extensive academic programme with an increasing number of vocationally orientated courses for senior students. Accelerate classes and a Learning Support Centre is incorporated. FAHS has a proud tradition in student self-government, which encourages student participation in a wide range of activities.
Churcher Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-4029
Fax: (06) 323- 9359
Feilding Intermediate School
Size: Medium size intermediateAge Range: 10 – 13 years
Core subjects: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Health & Physical well-being, Specialisation Subjects: Science, Info-Technology/Computers, Music, Art & Craft, Language – Japanese, Technocraft – Life skills, Fabric/Food/Materials/Bio-Technology, Pursuit of Excellence Extension Programmes, Full Sport and Cultural Pr
92 East Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-6528
Fax: (06) 323-8285
Feilding Kindergarten offers a quality guided, child-led learning programme to tamariki aged 2yrs to 5 or 6yrs. Behind our doors we boast a beautiful natural learning environment based on the Enviro-school programme with an emphasis on Te Ao Maori. Playgroup Wed morning from 9:30 to 11:30am for our younger learners. We are open 8:30 to 2:30 Mon-Frid during the terms.
10 Montgomery Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-7483
Feilding Playcentre offers a quality preschool programme for children aged 0 to 6 years. At Playcentre, parents come with their children to enjoy educational, stimulating and fun sessions run by trained parents. Children receive lots of personal attention and develop friendships with the other children.
We offer 5 sessions a week. Trial visits are welcome.
254A Kimbolton Road, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-6100
Size: Full Primary: U4, 175 students Age Range: Year 0 to Year 8, 5 – 13 year olds (J1 – FII). A full education in all curriculum areas. A school that cares, caters for individual differences.
Willoughby Street, RD 9, Feilding
Ph: (06) 328-8845
Fax: (06) 328-8847
Hapaita Kohanga Reo
Age Range: 0-5 years
Te Reo Maori, Tikanga Maori following Te Whariki Guidelines set down by Te Kohanga Reo National Trust
23 Owen Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323 8037
Fax: (06) 323 8037
Age Range: Full PrimaryRural Area, Co ED
1099 Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Road,
Ph: 06 3290824
Fax: 06 3290825
Size: Grade: U2, 3 teachers Full Primary
Well resourced in all curriculum areas. Double all-weather tennis court, quality library, pool, state of the art ICT with all computers connected via an intranet.
Kimbolton Road, RD 7, Feilding
Ph: (06) 328-9744
Fax: (06) 328-9744
Lytton Street School
Size: 573Age Range: New entrants – Year 6 (5-11 years)
Focusing on individual achievement, believes in celebrating success and rewarding effort. A feature is the wide variety of special programmes provided for large numbers of children. Our staff of over 45 is a “Team” committed to lifelong learning and providing extra opportunities for children to develop and grow.
Lytton Street, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-6687
Fax: (06) 323-5941
Size: 45 children am/pm sessions
Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Morning and Afternoon sessions: Playgroup for children on waiting list. Our planning for children's learning is based on our National Curriculum Te Whariki.
58 Lethbridge Street,, Feilding
Ph: (06) 323-4633
Email: makino@ ruahinekindergartens.org.nz