Student Care

Our first priority is the well-being of our students and our small roll allows us to focus on the individual needs of the children.

At St Joseph’s, all teachers know every student so they can closely monitor students’ safety from the start of school until they are released at the end of the day to specified parents or caregivers. If a student has any issues they are immediately acknowledged and addressed which results in an environment of security and trust. We provide an environment to develop the confidence in our children to lead, guide and support their peers and the school in a manner that leads to very high self-esteem amongst the students.

Our Public Health Nurse visits the school on request to monitor our students’ health.

Living their Catholic faith with respect for themselves and the ability to relate well to others.

Dental Clinic

The dental clinic is based at Orakei School, 8b Ngaio St, Orakei.  Phone 520-0603.

After School Care

The ASB After School Club is available each day from when school finishes until 6pm for children aged 5-14 years. Now with Wifi available, children are able to complete any online homework if needed. The After School Club is staffed on a 1:10 ratio, and an afternoon tea snack is provided each day.


When students need to be on medication the class teacher should be informed. Parents whose children are need to take medication during school hours are required to inform the office secretary so that you can sign a consent form. All medical supplies will be kept in a secure place.

Healthy Food

Quality food enhances your child’s learning potential. For this reason, we discourage sweets, fizzy drinks and highly coloured and flavoured snack foods at school.

Sun Smart

Children must wear a school hat at all times they are outside during terms 1 and 4. This includes coming to and from school.  An official school bucket style may be ordered from NZ Uniforms. Children without a hat will be required to stay in the shade areas during breaks and will be unable to participate in outside activities.


In the rare case of serious accidents or head injuries, every effort will be made to contact parents / caregivers immediately. We need to be informed of any changes to your phone number or address. In the case of an emergency your child will be taken directly to hospital.


St Joseph’s is a ‘Litter Free’ school. This means that litter produced by children’s morning tea and lunches is put back into their lunch boxes, along with any uneaten food, and taken home. Please ensure your child brings a lunch box to school each day to assist us with this.

Lost Property

Please ensure your child’s clothing is named. In the event that items of school uniform have gone missing, students are encouraged to look in the lost property box. This can be found in the corridor outside Room 4 – or check with our caretaker – Seti.


There is a school lunch service every Monday. An order form will come home with your child every Friday. The completed order form along with the correct money need to be returned to the office on Monday morning before 8.55am. Lunches are delivered to the classrooms at lunchtime.

Smoke Free Environment

Under the Smoke Free Environments Act, St Joseph’s School is smoke free at all times. Smoking is not permitted in or around school buildings or in any part of the grounds, at any time.

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