St Michael's is a vibrant community minded school that is nestled at the foot of our great Maunga (mountain) "Ngongotaha" which serves as a reminder for our staff, children and community to set lofty goals as we "Strive for Excellence" in all that we say, think and do.

We are a proud primary school catering for boys and girls of Years 1-6. We have a beautiful school site that affords our children space to explore and learn through play.  Our school is well resourced with a large hall, community gardens, PlayPod, rugby grounds, netball courts and playground. Our innovative classroom designs promote the development of effective relationships between staff and students, students and students, staff and parents and parents and students.

Our experienced staff utilise their strengths in learning design to provide enaging and enriching learning experiences where your child's educational pathway is tailored to suit their individual needs and interests. We understand and value that one size does not fit all in education and we honour this belief through the delivery of a responsive curriculum. It is our endeavour to ensure that you are a valued and included partner while your child is at St Michaels School.
We are passionate about offering our children a wide range of academic, sporting, cultural and service opportunities whilst at school, as well as a number of education outside of the classroom activities as part of our well-balanced responsive curriculum. This includes students receiving specialist Mandarin lessons from our Mandarin Language Assistant, opportunities to perform in our Kapahaka Group, engage in experiences that challenges their problem solving skills and encourages a life-long love of learning.

As a Catholic school, we pride ourselves on following the examples of Jesus Christ. This is seen most clearly through the way our students treat one another and the respect they show for others. Our students are known throughout Rotorua for their caring dispositions. Our teachers role model respectful relationships with eachother and explicitly teach our school's values "The Fruits of Spirit" this ensures that your child will not only grow academically but will develop themselves in an environment that reflects Christ's teachings.

We welcome you to visit and learn about our wonderful school and to learn how St Michael's Primary School can support you and your children on their unique learning pathways. Please email our principal to book and appointment to be shown around. 

St Michael's Catholic Primary School is a Special Character Catholic School