Useful Links


Check out these websites to help you practice, revise or learn something new!

Please click on the button to view more about general Information for parents.


“Catholic schools offer young people the means to acquire the knowledge they need in order to find a place in society. At the same time they look to impart a solid Christian formation.” – National Centre for Religious Studies

Religious Education (RE) at St Joseph’s is a key learning area in all classes. The official Religious Education curriculum for Primary Catholic Schools in Aotearoa New Zealand is a dynamic, practical classroom resource for children aged 5-13 years (Year 1-8). The programme helps children to develop an understanding of how Catholics celebrate, live and pray in ways that are relevant to the new millennium.

RE Curriculum has six strands:


There are also 3 modules:

  • Prayer and Sacramental Celebrations Ways we worship and celebrate
  • Liturgical Year – Special days and events in the year – like Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas
  • I and Others – a close look at ourselves and our relationships with others – aligns with the National Health Curriculum


  • Maths Week – Maths Week is a premier mathematics event in the New Zealand school calendar. To know more click here.
  • ICT Games –  Here you’ll find free to play educational games aimed at children between 5 and 8 years old; written by a UK teacher with 20 years of experience. To know more click here.
  • Study Ladder – Studyladder is a highly effective, logically organised, Mathematics and Literacy program. It has been developed by experienced educators to inspire and motivate learning. To know more about it, please click here.
  • Maths practice – Try this site for help with maths. Click on KS1/2 and use the contents on the left side of the page.
  • More Maths – Please click on Channel 4 and then Click on Games to learn more about maths (More maths).
  • More Maths – A great site to practice your maths skills, click here.


  • Kea Kids News – Kea Kids News has the latest news from Stuff and features children as young journalists, click here to get more information.
  • Epic – A digital library for kids under words. To know more click here.
  • Starfall – phonics and easy books, click here to get more information.
  • Literacy site – Great reading and writing activities for you to try, please do click here for fun activities.
  • The Grammar Gorillas – A fun way for students to test their knowledge of parts of speech, click here.
  • WickED – This site is designed for independent use for students aged 7–12 years, and the material includes curriculum-based interactive activities, ‘Topic’ learning guides, and profiles of ‘Cool Kiwis’, click here.
  • Crosswords, Hangman, Word Searches & Puzzles – A collection of vocabulary enhancing tools/games can be used in the classroom to build and develop the vocabulary of English language users, click here to learn more.
  • Reading Eggs – Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. For fun engaging activities click here.


  • Science – A good all-around science site for you to investigate, click here.
  • Science Kids – Science Kids has lots of facts, quizzes and experiments on a range of topics, click here.