St Joseph’s Papanui
St Joseph’s School is a state integrated school for girls and boys up to Year 8 offering an education with a special Catholic Character. The special Catholic Character of our school is founded on our patron St Joseph and the Gospel Values which follows the educational philosophy of Catherine McAuley as gifted to us by the Sisters of Mercy.
St Joseph’s School is situated in Papanui, North West Christchurch. Our school opened in 1878 and is now the largest Catholic primary school in the diocese. We aim to enrich children’s lives by nurturing personal dignity, respect for others, a sense of community, and the living of Gospel Values within the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Gospel Values of Love, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Forgiveness, Service, Compassion, Faith and Social Justice underpin the day-to-day activities.