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Our Values

Respect

For God, ourselves, other people, and our environment.

Responsibility

In our friendships with God, the things we do, the words we speak, and what we think.

Reconciliation

With God, our friends, our classmates, our teachers, and our families.

Our Purpose

St Joseph’s school is a full primary Catholic integrated school that caters for children from Year 1 through to Year 8. 

Catholic schools exist to assist parents to pass on the faith to their children. Their purpose is to provide an environment where children will see, experience, share and come to understand a Catholic way of life and learn what being Catholic means through the Religious Education programme.

Five suggestions for ways Family-Whanau can support the Catholic Character of the School:

  • Become involved in school and parish, parent and community activities.
  • Attend school functions, especially liturgies your children are involved in.
  • Share your gifts to assist the school in practical ways.
  • Pray regularly with your family-whanau.
  • Spend time working together with your child/children on their Religious Education homework.

When children go to school they bring the faith they have inherited from their family-whanau to be expanded through the school’s Catholic environment. The most important part of any school is the people who belong to it – it is through the people that children are most able to learn and experience what being Catholic means.

Principal Cath Clough

“It is with pride that I welcome you to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We are committed to the caring, nurturing, and growth of your children, the values of Jesus Christ, and excellence in teaching and learning. 

St. Joseph’s is held in high esteem in the Hawera community for its strong values, high expectations and high levels of achievement. Here we can only give you a glimpse of what we offer at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

We welcome your interest and warmly invite you to call or visit us. To truly appreciate our school you need to see us in action.

God Bless!

Cath Clough


Parents Can Help

There are many different ways that parents can help support their children and their school. So that we can compile a list of people we could call upon should we need to, we ask all families to think about where you could help in the following areas:

  • Reading Groups
  • Writing Groups
  • Reading Book Mending
  • Swimming Assistance
  • Sport Coaching
  • Joining and Assisting PTA
  • Standing for BOT
  • And much more…