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.

Learn more about our vision & values

At St Joseph’s Orakei we share a sense of belonging.

Our children develop self-confidence and a love of learning.

We nurture young minds and spirits and encourage self-esteem.


Culture & the Arts


Music & Performance

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Proud of our place, proud of our people

WHANAUNGATANGA The school learning community is comprised of tamariki, their whanau, teachers and educators, Friends of St Joseph’s, the Church, the marae, the local community and more. Because of your generosity we have been able

Proud of our Place – Mural

Term 2 focus - "Proud of our Place, Proud of our People" We were fortunate to find the treasure in Whaea Emily, Emily-Rose’s great grandmother. Emily Karaka is a renowned New Zealand artist. We wondered


St Joseph’s is an oasis nestled in the hub of Auckland.

We have wide open spaces for sports and free-play.

St Joseph’s is a safe place where our children flourish and are encouraged to be the best they can be.