Clifton Terrace School

Expanding Horizons






Kia Ora! We are a Year 1-6 primary school located in beautiful sunny Nelson and only a stones throw away from the sea…literally!

Our unique environment is full of learning, sports , opportunities, great students & staff, nature, laughter and much more.  We RISE in everything we do as our values are widely used throughout the school, and show the high expectations we have of all our students.

Take time to explore our site to discover what more we have to offer and we look forward to seeing you on the Terrace in the future.

Download our Strategic and Annual Plans

At Clifton Terrace School we pride ourselves on providing a curriculum that meets the needs of all students.

We also put a strong focus on allowing students as many opportunities as possible to get involved in other activities, sports, clubs and leadership programmes.

Innovative and creative teaching methods

A forward-thinking and positive learning environment

Rich and holistic curriculum

Safe and fun environment

Fully equipped hall, gymnasium, and library on site

A positive behaviour for learning approach to teaching and learning.

A wide variety of extra-curricular programmes

CTS Legacy Fund

 In late 2022 Clifton Terrace School launched the Clifton Terrace School (CTS) Legacy Fund.

It is an exciting & sustainable way to ensure your child and future children of Clifton Terrace School have access to resources and opportunities.

Through the fund we are able to provide opportunities for the school community that otherwise might not be available, like Rocket Building with Engineering NZ, Bankers in Schools for financial literacy, extended music, drama, art, sports & STEM opportunities.

“I like this school because it has great teachers, that can teach you a lot of things.
If you have learning needs they are good at helping you with that.”

“It’s fun and you get to do lots with your friends.
I like being a student leader too as you get to help run activities for other kids.”

– Atticus & Otto Drazevic