Letter from the Principal

Dear Reader,

New beginnings can be stressful. Starting a new job, shifting house or beginning your family at a new school requires serious thought and decision-making. To make wise decisions, you’ll want to look at all the options. For those working and living in the heart of Christchurch City, St. Michael’s Church School has plenty to offer.

St Michael’s is one of the oldest schools in Christchurch.  Our School is an Anglican, independent, co-educational primary school situated on the corner of Durham and Tuam Streets. As you can imagine, traditional values are important to us, and they are balanced alongside a focus on the future.

We have four key values at St. Michael’s:

Learning: At St. Michael’s, our learners will develop a lifelong love of learning, exploration and curiosity, learning together,  using our gifts and talents. We will be creative and take risks as we seek to develop our knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes. St. Michael’s pride ourselves on preparing children for Secondary School and beyond, and have had a number of pupils offered Secondary Scholarships.

Aroha: At St. Michael’s, our learners will develop positive personal characteristics such as integrity, caring, resilience, co-operation, a sense of humour, determination, diligence, creativity, passion, confidence, motivation, independence, flexibility, responsibility and resourcefulness.

Connectedness: At St. Michael’s, our learners will experience connectedness as they participate, co-operate, and celebrate being part of a larger community – in the School, in the Parish, in the City, and in the World. Our very active Kapahaka group participates in the annual Cultural Festival, and likewise our Choir in the Music Festival. We look for opportunities to extend our learning experiences out into the City.

Faith: At St. Michael’s, our learners will develop and demonstrate Christian attitudes and values, developing prayer and knowledge of the Bible, showing our faith through our daily actions, and being accepting of other cultures and faiths.

St. Michael’s Church School offers a wide range of academic, cultural, sport and spiritual opportunities.

But what really sets our School apart from others is the sense of family. We work hard to make everyone in our community – children, parents and staff – feel welcomed and accepted. Learning is easier that way!

Small class sizes, our unique Thrive Academy and on-site  after school facilities (until 5.30pm weekdays) make St. Michael’s the right decision for your family. Come and have a look yourself – visit www.facebook.com/StMichaelsChurchSchool/ and contact our Secretary on (03) 379 9790 for a tour of our School.


Kind regards,

Marshall Diggs,