We Nurture

Our focus on nurture aims to build resilient children. It helps children to develop skills to cope with life, find where they fit and how they can make a difference. Children are taught to take responsibility for their own actions and belongings; to respect themselves and others. This in turn increases confidence and empowers healthy and meaningful relationships with others.

An Environment of Care

It is of upmost importance that our children are happy; that they feel safe, free to learn, secure in their environment, and confident in their self-esteem. Our learning environment is built upon the Christian foundation where children belong and are valued and respected. Our Christian teachers and staff provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment. We focus on identifying and nurturing the strengths of our students. Our environment of care is established through an appreciation for individuals’ needs, respect for one another and support of each other’s values and opinions. With this approach, children are better able to reach their full potential, develop healthy self-esteem and an appreciation for the needs of others.

Individual Attention

Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow our teachers to get to know each child as an individual. Small class sizes mean teachers can monitor each child and cater to their individual development needs. Teachers are readily available and willing to discuss your child’s social, emotional and academic needs.


PNACS welcomes and encourages the support and involvement of parents within the school. There are many opportunities for parents and extended family to be a part of the school community. These activities include:

  • Social events
  • Parent / Teacher nights
  • Involvement in curricular activities such as reading, art and craft, excursions and sporting events.
  • PNACS’ ‘open door’ policy adds to our sense of community. Our emphasis on positive relationships between school, students, staff and families is vital in the interests of the wellbeing of our students.

Our Location

Our Difference

- A Christian school where God comes first
- Christian values are taught and encouraged
- Caring family environment
- Student success, achievement and priority
- Small classes allowing more individual attention

Contact Details

25 Snelson Street
Palmerston North, New Zealand

P: +64 (06) 357 6256