Education with heart


The oldest primary school in Christchurch, St Michael’s is flourishing as the central city comes back to life.

With small co-ed classes taught by specialist teachers, every child is treated as an individual, well known by staff and fellow pupils alike. At the heart of the school are the fundamental Anglican values of good citizenship: faith, hope, love, respect and integrity.

A traditional foundation in English and Mathematics underpins the wider curriculum that includes Science, History, Geography and Spanish, as pupils learn the essentials to become global citizens, too. IT literacy is taught, not assumed, and skills are developed through appropriate subjects areas.

Cultural and sports’ programmes develop each pupil’s foundation further, as creativity and problem-solving come in many forms. Specialist Art and Music classes are taught weekly; and most pupils play at least one musical instrument, be it the piano or flute, bassoon or bongos. And, there are two choirs, and drama lessons.

The extended campus of the central city is but a short walk away: today the art gallery, tomorrow the park.

Tours are available, and children in Years 1-8 are welcome to spend the day, or to come along to St Michael’s Open Day on Wednesday 9 May.

saintmichaels.school.nz / 03 379 9790