As the oldest school in the city, St Michael’s Church School has been nurturing the children of Christchurch during their primary years since 1851, a legacy distinguished by our determination to support high expectations and offer rich opportunities for each child within a caring, Christian community.
The world is changing, but then it always has. St Michael’s is a prep school and we take seriously the responsibility to provide each girl and boy with their own, best preparation for secondary school. We embrace the best of old and new, prizing traditional academic rigour and the values of global citizenship, a rich musical heritage and a range of sporting chances, creativity and leadership, and a robust foundation in essential technology. Above all, we are determined to equip each pupil with confidence to take on their next exciting steps in their ever-changing world.
St Michael’s is a community, and as such parents, pupils and teachers work together to achieve successful learning and growth. From the outset, your child will enjoy the ambition that St Michael’s has for each pupil: a shared partnership and aspirations for excellence, encouraging your child to flourish to the best of their abilities, in mind, body and spirit.
Families who choose St Michael’s come from different backgrounds and cultures, and travel from all points of the city and outer suburbs, enriching our community. From a young age, this diversity nurtures in our pupils an understanding and acceptance of others and a willingness to work and play together.
Every day is open day at St Michael’s and we warmly welcome you to visit, to meet our pupils and staff, and discover the purposeful, caring and inclusive environment for which we have been known for over 165 years.