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Principal's Comment

I am delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to Middleton Grange School. Middleton Grange is much more than a school: it is a learning community.

God called into being two key institutions as the foundations for order in His Creation. These institutions are the family and the church.

Middleton Grange School is clear about its mandate to support families as prime educators and to work co-operatively with the church to "train up children in the way they should go". We take this responsibility seriously and seek to serve the family, the church, and the wider world by challenging young people to respond to the Christian faith, integrate their faith with their learning and take their faith, as ambassadors, out into the wider world.

The sense of family and partnership is enhanced by the wonderful unity we enjoy as a school community around core values based on Biblical principles. This makes Middleton much more than a school. It is a compassionate community in which the God-given gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured.

God calls each one of us to do whatever we are doing excellently as though we were doing it for Him and not for ourselves. Personal best is a universal expectation in this school.

On this basis Middleton Grange School delivers the New Zealand Curriculum in a quality fashion from a Biblical perspective. It offers an impressive array of co-curricular activities.

I look forward to welcoming your family to Middleton Grange School.

Richard Vanderply - Principal

Richard Vanderpyl

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