Catholic Primary School
Joseph's School is a State Integrated Catholic School for girls
and boys up to Year 8 offering an education with a special Catholic
Character. It is situated in Papanui North West Christchurch. The
school opened in 1878 and is now the largest Catholic primary school
in the diocese. As a parish school it is an integral part of the
corporate life of the Papanui Parish of St Joseph and the priest,
Fr John Adams, takes an active part in all school matters.
Our Vision Statement is:
Empowering students to become confident motivated learners,
living Gospel values
The school enjoys strong community support, and parental involvement
is welcomed in most aspects of the school's activities.
We are an extremely well resourced school. Our school buildings
and grounds are wonderful assets. In addition all classrooms have
two desktop computers, most rooms have data projectors, while an
increasing number of classrooms are being installed with interactive
whiteboards. Twenty laptop computers are used as a regular learning
tool within classes.
However, without doubt, our greatest asset is "our people."
There is a real sense of community, ownership, commitment and pride
in our school from parents, children and staff alike. This is an
integral part of the culture of our school and something to be valued
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St Joseph's School, 4 Vagues Road, Papanui, Christchurch, NZ
Telephone: 0-3-352 8779, Facsimile: 0-3-352 4052