St Michael's is the oldest school in Sandhurst. It was built in 1862, but when the new term started in September 1863, the log book shows that there were several children missing because they were still at work. The school day was regularly disrupted by absence for reaping and potato picking. A school inspection in 1868 found the writing to be excellent, the reading fair and the discipline perfect, but the Scripture knowledge to be a failure in all classes. We have come a long way since then!
In 2012, as part of our 150 years anniversary, we set up an online blog:
As part of the blog, we invited former pupils and staff to add their memories of their time at St Michael’s. The anecdotes and memories shared highlight the fact that St Michael’s has always been a special place, filled with special people.