About Us

St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a small but very well resourced, Catholic school in Waihi. We cater for boys and girls from Year 0 – 8 and offer quality education, both academically and spiritually, as well as providing emotional, social, physical and cultural learning opportunities for all our students, based on the New Zealand curriculum documents.
About Us, St Joseph's Catholic School Waihi

Learning Programmes

We welcome and value parent input, through assistance with class programmes, sports teams, and Education Outside the Classroom activities.

The school comprises four classrooms, a resource area, a library, and an administration area. Our grounds contain an adventure playground, a large grassed area, fitness trail, large double netball and basketball astroturf courts, and a well resourced PE/sports shed.

Learning Programmes: We pride ourselves on providing quality learning programmes for our children in a safe, secure and language enriched environment. The school is fully resourced across all classroom levels with continually updated e-learning (computer) facilities that are fully integrated into our learning programmes.

Classroom programmes are continually assessed and enhanced to meet the needs of our learners whilst maintaining high-quality curriculum delivery.

History, Vision, Mission and Core Values

History: St Joseph’s School was founded in 1902 by the Sisters of Mercy. The motto they chose for the school was “Semper Fidelis”, which translates as “Ever Faithful”. Today we, as a school, strive to be “Ever Faithful” to the teachings of Jesus Christ, in the ways we relate to each other, and to the wider community.

Vision: ‘Ever faithful, lifelong learners.’

Mission: ‘We are dedicated to helping our children integrate a personalised faith in Christ with the development of their spirit, hunger to learn, desire to achieve, and commitment to themselves and others.’: ‘We are dedicated to helping our children integrate a personalised faith in Christ with the development of their spirit, hunger to learn, desire to achieve, and commitment to themselves and others.’

Core Values: ‘Honesty, Compassion, and Gratitude.’

Our school has an excellent reputation for high standards and high academic achievement as well as being known for its keen sense of community and caring environment. ERO said this about us in November 2019 Click here.

You can contact us at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Mueller Street, Waihi Email: office@wsj.school.nz