St Michael’s Church School

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St Michael’s Church School is a co-educational Independent primary school, with an excellent reputation as an academic institution. We are the oldest established primary school in Christchurch having been founded in 1851 in a small wooden cottage on the banks of the Avon River and have ever since been in operation on the Durham Street corner site in the inner city.   Our community – Church and School – celebrated its Sequin-centenary in 2001, over 300 past parents, pupils and staff registered for these significant celebrations. We opened three of our four staged rebuilding programme on 6 June 2003 and the fourth stage, the renovated stone building, was formally rededicated on 27th October 2006.

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St Michael’s, as an Anglican Church School, is under the auspices of the Diocese of Christchurch. We are pleased to enrol and educate pupils irrespective of their religious affiliation. Our pupils make up a full representation of suburbs both inside and outside the city boundaries. In addition, our After School Homework Centre provides our parents with a centrally sited educational institution, with an accompanying programme beyond the 3pm closure to the school day. Our moderate School fees are a further attraction to our prospective parents, who bring to our school a richness in background and culture.

Our current decile rating is ‘nine’.

Class levels go from Year 1-8, with an average  teacher – pupil ratio 1:15.

Houses

There are four School Houses: Averill, Harper, Mathias and Perry.

The school pursues its daily organisation, closely aligned to the four dimensional development of the pupils in its care: academic, cultural, sport and spiritual.