Principal’s Message

Milford School is a state, co-educational primary school catering  for approximately 550 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. We are an IBPYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) school, which means we follow the New Zealand Curriculum but through a concept-based lens, valuing student agency, connected learning, and meaningful learning.

Milford School is an inclusive environment, with our students identifying as New Zealand European, NZ Maori, African, Australian, Indian, Russian, Argentinian, British, Chinese, Dutch, Fijian, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Russian, Samoan, Sri Lankan, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. 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, whatever they may be. We encourage our students to be passionate and excited about their 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 confident, capable and resilient, 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. We are proud to offer such a variety of sporting, cultural and academic choices, and we encourage every learner to try something new.

Welcome to Milford School!

Sue Cattell