Based on 8 reviews and 72 answers
"I wish I knew about this website when I was about to choose School"
Lisa, parent
"Finally, one can access the opinions of other students completely transparently."
Fredrik, student
Get access to exclusive content, available only on SchoolParrot!
1 month
First month. Then NZ$4.99 / month
1 year
Best valueFirst year. Then NZ$39 / year.

For Schools and school staff

Do you work as a principal or school staff? Take control of your SchoolParrot profile. Click here
Mar 16, 2023


The teachers are stern when need be and are friendly when they can. Of course here are always very strict teachers but they're all nice too. The outdoors is something they would everyone to experience as seen in years 10 camp when, we climbed the highest point in Canterbury. The cultural side is varied so there is always something to participate in culturally. Sports is a big thing that the school pushes but it's only if you want to do it.
Former Student
Mar 9, 2023

Inside the school

Left this school last year. It was ok on the outside but then when you go there you see all this stuff that parents and other keen student wouldn't see until they have joined. The amount of people smoking and vaping in this school is insane. I would say around 40 to 50 percent of the school is currently or has vaped/smoked in the school before. Alot of the people there are actually quite nice and but some can be quite rude and intimidating to the younger yr 9s
Aug 1, 2021

Good school.

Its good. The building is super nice. Teachers are good. Only issue is bikes get stolen by local crackheads and the company spotless in charge of cameras dont put cameras on the bike sheds. Dumb. And also being next to avonside. Its just teen baby factory over there.
Jun 3, 2021

Being next to avonside sucks

Canteen sucks now that they’ve moved in with avonside. Being next to avonside is just horrible but other than that a good school.
Former Student
Feb 24, 2021

Good school

Good school, great culture, good teachers. Did get rid of the cheesebread though
Nov 10, 2020

Drinking Fountains

The school has warm water in the drinking fountains and it's horrible.
Oct 31, 2020


School is good, Teacher's are lads everyone is chill
Aug 30, 2020

Shirley Boys is the Best School

The teachers are top quality. Great at teaching, easy to talk to and very fun to be near.
209 Travis Road, 8083, Christchurch
Tim Grocott
03 375 7057

About SchoolParrot

  • SchoolParrot is a review site for schools. We are a company that believes in more transparency within schools. Our platform is open to all users.
    Read about SchoolParrot and our company
  • Reviews are published in real-time without moderation and we want to encourage our users to provide constructive feedback and keep a serious tone. The responsibility lies with the user.
    Read our review guidelines