Announcement : 

Thursday 3rd February  


The Return to School Plan sent Monday 15th November 2021

Stay with this ‘part time’ return to school plan sent out on Monday 15th November. Alert Level 2 will begin in Monday 22nd November – all students can return to school full time. If the Alert Level Two announcement has changed any circumstances in your home. Feel confident and comofortable

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Principal's Vlog

Principal's Welcome

Hello and welcome. My name is Suzanne Downey and I’m proud to lead a team of dedicated teachers and support staff here at St Joseph’s Catholic School in Te Kuiti. ​

If you’re considering us as a school for your child, please drop by, email me at or phone (07) 878 8190.


He Pepeha mo te Kura o Hato Hohepa e
Ko Mrs Downey te Tumuaki
Ko …………………………….. te kaiako e
Ko Motakiora te maunga
Ko Mangaokewa te awa
Ko Hato hohepa te kura
Ko nga tamariki o Hato Hohepa
mo nga iwi katoa e

Introducing the identity of St. Joseph’s Catholic School
The Principal is Mrs Downey
My Teacher is ………………………..
Motakiora is our mountain
Mangaokewa is our river
St. Joseph’s is our school
We are the children that come together
from all races and cultures.




Tuesday, February 1

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday, February 8

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday, February 15

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Thursday, February 17

Ash Wednesday
12:00 am

Tuesday, February 22

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Our Learning

Education ​
“For us, the essential purpose of education is to draw out each pupil’s potential, gifts and creativity. The task of the Catholic School, it’s teachers and trustees is that of shaping full human beings who will be able to get the most out of life and who will be able to give the most of life.”