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.


  • 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.


“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