A journey that shows the power of combining community spirit and the love of learning…
The founding of Michael Park School arose out of a community vision for Rudolf Steiner education in Auckland, which culminated in the school opening on the present site in 1979, beginning with a kindergarten and lower school Classes 1–4. At this time, the area was a swampy wasteland although it had historically been used as an important food gathering area by local ngāti whātua iwi.
The successful establishment of the present well-developed campus was made possible through the collaboration of parents, whānau and the wider community. The land restoration, regeneration and care for this area which characterised the early years of the school remain important impulses in the life of the school.
Today, Michael Park School is an integrated area school providing education for students in Kindergarten (aged 4–6 years), Primary School (aged 6–14 years) and High School (aged 14–18 years).
Our approach to learning recognises each student as a unique individual of body, soul and spirit. This is reflected in a curriculum that is distinct, rich and wide-ranging, and inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s educational ideas.
Michael Park School graduates are socially competent critical thinkers who use their skills and capacities to set themselves challenging realistic goals for further education and for life. We take great pride in our work of educating students to become self-aware, self-managing individuals who have courage for their own growth.