you made it!

Welcome to St Michael's Parish School

A safe community of animated learners enlightened by faith in God.


A safe community of animated learners enlightened by faith in God.

St Michael’s fosters a nurturing, vibrant and spiritual learning environment. Our vision and mission statement are strongly linked to our Learning and Teaching Policy and in turn, our academic program. With the support of dedicated staff, students take ownership of their learning and are able to develop a strong sense of self through new learning experiences and the school’s feedback culture and practices.

St Michael’s Parish School, Ashburton

meet our principal

A warm welcome is extended to all children, their parents, extended families and friends to the St Michael’s school community. We acknowledge that parents are the children’s prime educators and consider ourselves privileged to work in this partnership.

We pride ourselves in providing quality education which nurtures each child’s spiritual and educational growth within a supportive and enriching environment. At St Michael’s, we place great emphasis on being the ‘face of Jesus’ to all we meet.

We accept that it is our responsibility to provide a balanced curriculum that is relevant to each child and will enable them to learn the skills and knowledge that are required in our contemporary world; caring, creative global citizens.

St Michael’s is a welcoming community of hope where young people have the opportunity to develop their full and individual potential.

Fr Laurence, the staff and I anticipate that all who become associated with St Michael’s will find it a secure, happy and exciting place to be.

I look forward to sharing your child’s educational journey with you.

Mrs Annie Herbison | St Michael’s Parish School


It’s no real secret that the quality of a school is largely influenced by the quality of the teachers. We are so fortunate to have a rich diversity of talent, experience, enthusiasm and energy and our teachers truly care. They care for your children and they want nothing more than the best for them. We also believe teaching children is NOT only done at school. We strive hard to build partnerships with you – our parents. It’s what makes us who we are.


Let’s Talk Curriculum

We are proud to have a wide range of opportunities on offer

What year is your child

Starting School?

We have professionally produced dozens of videos that showcases the 4 levels within our school (Foundation, Year 1/2, Year 3/4 & Year 5/6. Most of our yearly intake is obviously in Foundation (Prep) but it’s also common for children to transfer from other schools into ours. Whichever level you are coming in – you will hear from the teachers within that level. We hope it will give you a great insight into what is on offer here at our wonderful school!

Follow the links to our online tour.
We can’t wait to share our story with you!


-Mrs Annie Herbison


have a taste of our online tour

We have produced some teaser videos below but the best way to meet us is to register and watch the full videos



So many reasons - not enough time! But here are a few highlights in just over a minute!


learn online


A community resource by St Michael’s Parish School

We take education seriously.
So seriously in fact that we want to extend education beyond the classroom and have it filter into the community.

One of the foundations of strong communities with healthy people (both mind and body) is access to education.

UpSchool is an online resource we invite you to explore,  immerse in and be inspired by.

This free and growing resource is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have a direct and positive impact on our community.

Something in here for all ages

Website, graphic design, videos & photography by Digital Schools |  |  Copyright © Digital Schools. All Rights Reserved

Call Now Button