St Joseph's School is a state integrated school for girls and boys up to Year 8 offering an education with a special Catholic Character. The special Catholic Character of our school is founded on our patron St Joseph and the Gospel Values which flows the educational philosophy of Catherine McAuley as gifted to us by the Sisters of Mercy.

We aim to enrich children’s lives by nurturing personal dignity, respect for others, a sense of community, and the living of Gospel Values within the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Gospel Values of Love, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Forgiveness, Service, Compassion, Faith and Social Justice underpin the day to day activities.

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 St Joseph's School, 4 Vagues Road, Papanui, Christchurch, NZ  |  Telephone: 0-3-352 8779  |  Facsimile: 0-3-352 4052  |  Email: office@stjopapa.school.nz