principalKia ora koutou and welcome to Sumner School: Learning for Change. The Board of Trustees created this website in May 2015 to help engage with our parent community about the significant changes that are taking place in education.

The importance of keeping our community up-to-date with these changes has become even more pertinent  following Sumner School’s rapid acceleration in the Greater Christchurch Schools’ Education Renewal Programme. This Ministry of Education funded initiative will see considerable improvements made to our school buildings which will more closely align with our aspirational Vision for Teaching and Learning.

This is a very exciting time for our school and we look forward to working with our staff, parents and students to develop an environment that will continue to engage our learners for many years to come.

I invite you to explore this site, which as well as advertising upcoming events, includes an archive of previous parent information evenings and a broad range of resources which relate to modern learning practice.

We have also included a Frequently Asked Questions page, which is available for you to view at your leisure.

I hope that you find this site useful in helping shape your understanding of how and why education is changing. Thank you for your on-going interest and support.

Stuart Cameron