South West Baptist Church pastor Warren Read has been appointed board of trustees chairman for the new primary school which will open in Halswell.
Pastor Read, Sarah Lowe (deputy chairwoman), Amanda Wall, Giarne Harrison and Rodney King make up the board for the school, which will be sited in Knights Stream Park.
The school will open in January 2019.
The school, which has not yet been given a name, will cater for up to 450 pupils from year 1-8.
Mrs Lowe is a preparatory music director at The Cathedral Grammar School, Mrs Wall is a senior adviser at Regenerate Christchurch, Mrs Harrison is a mother of two children with a background in education, advocacy, community service and administration and Mr King is a guidance counsellor at Oxford Area School.
Mr Read said he’s “excited to be part of a great team who have been appointed to set up the new school. I look forward to meeting the community in the days to come.”