Principal’s welcome

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata


What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Tena koutou katoa. Tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou

My name is Anna Granger and it is my absolute privilege to be the Principal of Sumner School. I am originally from the United Kingdom but emigrated to New Zealand in 2012. 

Sumner is a truly wonderful school. Our fantastic children, excellent staff and incredibly supportive community and School Board make Sumner School a very special place to be. 

At Sumner School, we hold a fundamental belief that all students (but especially ours) learn best when they are happy and actively engaged in the whole learning process. This is reflected in the extensive and high-quality learning programmes and opportunities that we provide at Sumner School, which not only meet our learners’ needs but also harness their strengths, interests and future aspirations.

We are also passionate about the importance of well-being and Character Education within our school, believing that we are perfectly positioned to provide the positive reinforcement needed to educate our student’s minds, but also their hearts. At Sumner School, we believe that by the end of their time with us, our students need to have a solid platform to continue to build upon their learning, but also be equipped with the necessary Positive Education tools in order to ‘choose to flourish’.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our very special school.

Ngā mihi nui
Anna Granger

School Prospectus

I welcome you to have a look through our School Prospectus which is available below.