Principal’s Message

Milford School

Milford School is a state, co-educational primary school catering me head shotfor approximately 500 pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 (5 – 11 years of age). The school has beautiful grounds with large mature trees along the perimeter. Lake Pupuke borders the southern side of the school.

Milford School welcomes pupils from many nations. Many of our students are New Zealand European, with the rest coming from many nations including students from Korea, China, Taiwan, Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Brazil, Germany, Iraq, Serbia, Russia, Tonga, Fiji, India and NZ Maori. We value and appreciate the diversity of cultures and the richness that these pupils bring to our school.

At Milford School we believe that it is essential to meet each child’s needs, what ever they may be. We want our students to be passionate and excited about learning, be prepared to take risks and even though sometimes they will get stuck in their learning, know how to try again and succeed. It is our job to empower our students so good learning habits come from within.

We want them to move on to their next school, usually an Intermediate School, confident and capable, having had the best years ever with us at Milford. Memories and friendships will be made here that will last a lifetime. We care about each child, and each family, and work with our families in partnership for the best outcomes.

I have the best job in the world, and it is such a privilege to work with the amazing and dedicated staff who are here at Milford School. The wonderful students who enter our gates every morning are very lucky to have such a huge range of opportunities on offer, many led by the staff. We are proud to offer such a variety of sporting, cultural and academic choices.

Welcome to Milford School!

Sue Cattell

Principal