Growing towards their potential with strength
of mind and gentleness of heart
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Welcome to St Joseph’s, Orakei
We are a small suburban Catholic school in a rural setting serving Orakei and surrounding area
As a Catholic school our Special Character is at the heart of all that we do and student nurturing and a sense of community are the priorities in the early years of our students. Our children feel comfortable at school and enjoy learning, growing into opportunities of leadership as they mature and develop.
Our grounds provide children a pastoral setting for learning and contemplating their Catholic faith. Being a small school there is a strong sense of belonging, everyone knows and cares about each other. The children are happy and feel valued. From a young age they have a variety of responsibilities and an expectation of participation. Our Teaching staff take pride in their profession and enjoy enriching the education and development of all our students.
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What’s been going on at St Joseph’s?
Ruud Kleinpaste The Bug Man visiting
Our children had the wonderful experience of having Ruud Kleinpaste come to visit us recently. He entertained the children with all the bugs that he has in his
Mountains to Sea/Goat Island Trip
Our Year 4, 5 and 6 children were so fortunate to be part of the Mountains to Sea programme which included water testing at a
Three of our delightful tamariki – Scarlett, Emily Rose and Mila organisesd a cupcake day to raise funds for the SPCA. They baked, iced and