Who are we?

Amana Christian School is an interdenominational independent Christian school established in 2001 to provide Christ-centered schooling for children and teenagers on the Taieri and wider district community.

Amana is a composite school providing full Primary and High School education from Year 1 – Year 13.

Who we are for?

We cater for all school-age children from first-year new entrants right through to the school leaving age of 18, Year 1 to Year 13.

Where are we?

We are located in Mosgiel, New Zealand. Situated on the beautiful Taieri plains, and surrounded by the notable Saddle Hill and Maungatua Mountain range.

Like a country school in the middle of town.

Why we are here?

God, the Holy Spirit, called for a Christian School in Mosgiel. The aim of the staff is to fully develop the God-given abilities for each child individually within the context of a Christian family environment. To develop pathways to mature development – extending the child’s achievements in skills and knowledge so that they leave us as men and women sure of their faith, strong in their churches and capable of meeting the challenges of life in the world.

What we provide

  • Safe and happy environment
  • Quality education (Evaluated by E.R.O. as top quality)
  • Small classes
  • Selected teachers
  • Disciplined learning
  • Approved Interact and A.C.E. curricula
  • Encouraging work ethic
  • High moral standards
  • Great resources
  • School uniform
  • Family involvement
  • Secure future
  • Independent governance
  • Christian life in action
  • Composite school
  • Continuity of schooling
  • Signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students
  • Social and personal development

What E.R.O. said

Included in the Government’s Education Review Office (E.R.O.) report for December 2018 were these comments:

Consistent with the school’s vision, its special Christian character is central to the school’s curriculum and evident in the way students and staff relate. Students who spoke with E.R.O. were very positive about their school. They described it as safe and friendly and stated that they enjoyed their learning. Parents are well informed about the school’s curriculum, including its Christian focus.

The Interact curriculum integrates Christian teachings with different subject areas and provides broad and deep learning. Children have regular opportunities to go into the wider community to enrich their learning. The school has appropriate resources and equipment to complement its curriculum.

There is a wide range of curriculum choices. Learning is personalised, with students working on individual pathways and taking responsibility for their learning. A.C.E. qualifications are an approved pathway to tertiary education, and past senior students have made successful transitions on to further education.

The school has sound practices for health and safety. This includes the provision of suitable premises. Appropriate internal and external checks, such as building warrants, have been completed.

The school is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.