We learn and embrace the values of Faith, Aroha, Tika and Pono
We learn, act and grow the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit
We live and learn in our daily lives being true to our Catholic faith
Everyone is valued in a trusting and respectful environment
We are a small country school in the midst of the city, where children play, learn and advance with their peers and friends. At St Joseph’s we foster inquiry through critical thinking. Our children who finish Year Six are resilient and ready for the next stage of life. We balance a mix of traditional and current, we are open to new ideas and ways as we strive to provide the best education for our learners.
St Joseph’s is a safe place where our children flourish and are encouraged to be the best that they can be. Any behaviour which puts this at risk is acknowledged, analysed and resolved with appropriate support and intervention, to allow all to continue safely on their learning journey. We nurture young minds and spirits.
Parents are involved and understand what their children are learning and what to expect next. Our learners set individual, personal goals, feedback is given and achievement acknowledged. The needs of the individual child are planned for using relevant data. Information is readily available in plain language.
We want our children to enjoy their childhood and time with their families so homework at St Joseph’s is not prescribed. Our learners create meaningful inquiry topics shared with home to practise investigation, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our learners are responsible digital citizens who can also learn without devices in their hands.