Why choose to study in Timaru?
Timaru campus 
  • Timaru offers a beautiful location close to mountains, lakes, the sea and exciting outdoor activities 
  • Our Timaru campus is an approved provider for pathway visa
  • It's a great environment for English language study; with fewer international students you can fully immerse yourself in the English language 
  • Our classes are small so you receive more personal attention from tutors 
  • We specialise in programmes that prepare students for work 

English tutors and staff
Based in Timaru from left to right, 
Kerry McAllister, Christine Prouting, Dan Zhu, Angela Wilson
Location map
Activities & Attractions around South Canterbury
South Canterbury, in the central South Island of New Zealand, is rapidly becoming a sporting base of choice for major tournaments and events. On the same day you can mountain bike, snowboard and surf... take your pick! Outdoor pursuits include white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, hunting, horse riding, walking and hiking, mountain biking, sailing, golf, 4 wheel-drive tours. All are plentiful and easily accessible within a short drive from Timaru or any of the smaller town centres within South Canterbury. 
South Canterbury Events 
South Canterbury has a very active and continually growing events programme and regularly hosts
national events. The Caroline Bay Carnival, the longest running carnival of its type in New Zealand, has been a
favourite with families from all over the country since its early days 100 years ago. 
Other major South Canterbury events include the Timaru Festival of Roses, Geraldine Arts & Plants Festival, Waimate Strawberry Fare and motor sport racing at the Timaru International Motor Raceway. 

For more detailed information visit:  www.southcanterbury.org.nz 

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(formerly known as CPIT - Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology & Aoraki Polytechnic) 

Call Us: +64 3 940 8389  /  E-mail:  schoolofenglish@ara.ac.nz  / Madras Street, PO Box 540 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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