Whether you are moving to Richmond or already a Nelsonian and looking to move from your current location you may well want to find out what schools you have to choose from.

We are very fortunate here in Tasman and Nelson that our quality of schools are very good and it is near impossible to make a bad choice.

Here is a list of schools in Richmond to help you with your decision making.

Richmond Schools

Richmond is located in Tasman District Council but if you are traveling and people ask where you are from, most people answer with “Nelson”. This can be a little confusing sometimes so I have written an article about that here.

This is a full list of schools in Richmond, Nelson (or Richmond, Tasman!).

A list of schools in Nelson can be found here: List of Schools in Nelson

A list of schools in all Tasman District Council can be found here: List of Schools in Tasman District Council

A list of school zone maps can be found here: School Zone Maps


Garin College

35 Champion Road, Richmond


Secondary School

Years:  9 – 13

Approx School Roll:  518

Decile:  8

Not Zoned

“Garin College was established with a vision of helping the Catholic young people of the top-of-the-south become the adults they were created to be. The school quickly also attracted many others who were not Catholic but who were attracted by the holistic vision of each person stretching to reach their potential in a wide range of areas.

Everything about Garin College is new – and that means we can deliberately choose everything we do and everything we stand for. Nothing is taken for granted.”


Waimea College

60 Salisbury Road, Richmond


Secondary School

Years: 9-13

Approx School Roll:  1597

Decile:  8

Zoned – List of school zone maps.

“At Waimea College we believe that every student is unique and special. Unlocking student potential, realising aspirations and creating future leaders is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We strive to develop well-rounded, confident young adults who are equipped for our modern and changing world.

We also believe that the learner should be the centre of everything that we do.

Our school has a culture where we do not rest until every student in our care is engaged and achieving. We believe that every student, every day, in every class deserves our very best effort and we strive to make sure that we live up to this expectation.”


St Pauls School

63 Salisbury Road, Richmond



Years:  1-6

Approx School Roll:  208

Decile:  8

Zoned – List of school zone maps.

“When you choose to enrol your child/children at Saint Paul’s they will receive a catholic education which includes beginning and ending the day with class prayer,daily religious education lessons, participating in weekly liturgy, termly class visits to morning mass at out Parish church and participating in celebrating important feast days throughout the year.”


Richmond Primary School

14 Cambridge Street, Richmond


Primary School

Years:  1-6

Approx School Roll:  433

Decile:  7

Zoned – List of school zone maps.

“Richmond School is a medium to large primary school (years 0-6) in the heart of Richmond – one of New Zealand’s fastest growing towns.

Since 1856, generations of family members have attended Richmond School.  Richmond School has a very proud history.  There have been many fine successes during the past 150 years.

Richmond School is wonderfully governed by a professional Board of  Trustees.  The teaching staff members are outstanding and are well supported by a skilled support staff team.

Over recent years the majority of the 20 classrooms and the library have been refurbished and a new resource room and computer suite have been built.

Our dedicated team strives to provide a quality education for every student.  We provide the children with many opportunities to excel academically, in leadership roles and in sports.

Richmond School is well known for being a family orientated school where parents are most welcome to visit and be fully involved in the school programme.”


Henley School

56A William Street, Richmond


Primary School

Years:  1-6

Approx School Roll:  486

Decile:  8

Zoned – List of school zone maps.

“Today’s Board of Trustees and Friends of the School, in conjunction with a dedicated staff, strive to provide a quality education for every student who attends the school in order to help your child to develop his/her natural abilities to the fullest extent. Henley is privileged to have spacious landscaped grounds including a large hardcourt area and three adventure playgrounds. These grounds are a community asset and are available for general use during out of school hours.

Recent developments at the school have included the establishment of a special needs Satellite Class from Maitai School.  This is known as [email protected]/Waimea and provides an important option for special needs students in the Waimea catchment.”



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