St Joseph's Catholic School New Plymouth - Primary School catering for children from new entrants to year 6

What are we here for?

Mission Statement

‘Our Mission School, provides a genuine
and ongoing encounter with Christ;
strives for excellence in education and hauora for all.


’‘He kura manaakitanga, he kura whakapono ki ihu karaiti,
kahikitia te mātauranga, me te hauora o te tangata.


Our Mission Statement is supported by our school vision, motto, shared values and core beliefs.  We see our Vision as the way forward.  It gives direction and purpose to all that we do.  Our actions, our thinking and our methods will be driven by this collaborative Vision.


A guide for judging the rightness of our actions
in pursuing our vision.

Pono, Aroha, Tika
(Respect, Love, Justice)

“This is what Yahweh asks of you:
only this,
to act justly,
to love tenderly
and to walk humbly with your God”  (Micah 6:8)

School Logo

The school logo was introduced in the late 1980's. The logo incorporates a cross, the mountain, the sea, a koru and a book representing learning & the Bible.  It also includes our School Motto:

"Skills and Values for Life".