​​​​​​​Haere mai and welcome to the St Patrick's School website!

St Patrick's Kaiapoi is an integrated full primary Catholic school offering education with a special character to children from Year 1 to 8. Established in 1926 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, the school is an integral part of St Peter Chanel Parish, Waimakariri. A special feature of our school is the focus on developing life-long learners who are motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative. 

The Mission sisters' values of caring, co-operating and called to others, underpin our school philosophy which focuses on our learners being confident, and inquiring self-managers. The St Patrick's School Board is committed to providing our learners with capable and caring teachers and support staff and modern classrooms to enhance our learning environment. We aim to foster the talents, potential and abilities of each individual student, while encouraging them to live their lives according to the values and teachings of Jesus Christ.



Farewell to our 2023 Year 8 Graduates - thank you for everything you have contributed to St Patrick's School! We will miss you. Farewell and all the best for your exciting high school adventures ahead! Kia Kaha!


As a Catholic school we believe that all members of our school community should act in a way that respects the dignity, rights and individuality of others as directed by our Catholic faith.

Our school values, the 3Cs - Caring, Co-operating and Called to Others - are based on the values of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission - Community, Mission and Contemplation.  These core values underpin everything we do.


2024 Dates (Board Approved)

Staff Only Days:  Monday 29th January and Tuesday 30th January 

Term 1 starts for children - Wednesday 31st January, (Mon 5th Feb & Tuesday 6th February School / Public Holiday) ends Friday 12th April 

Term 2 - Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July 

Term 3 - Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Term 4 - Monday 14th October to 12pm, Wednesday 18th December 

Staff Only Days: Friday 31st May & Thursday 14th November

Year 4- Year 8 Camp 2024 @ Hanmer Springs 11-13th September

Term Two Dates 2024:

Term Two Dates: weeks 1-5

Week One: 29 April - Term Two Begins - welcome back!

29 April - School Assembly 2.15pm

30 April - KHS to visit Year 8

1st May - PTA Meeting 6pm

1st May - Kapahaka Year 1-8

 2nd May - Sports Coaches

3rd May - House meetings / Mihi Whakatau 9am / School Mass            9.30am - Parents Welcome

Week Two:

6th May - Uniform orders due

6th May - Year 7 & 8 Technology

8th May - Kapahaka Year 1-8

9th May - School Cross Country @ Kaiapoi Rugby Grounds @ 10.30am (Postponed to 16th May) 

9th May - School Newsletter published 

10th May - House meetings / School Mass 9.30am - Parents Welcome

10th May - Year 5-8 Winter Sport: 12.30pm - 3pm

Week Three:

13th May - School Assembly 2.15pm

14th May - Happy Birthday Mrs Beckett

14th May - Jubilate Concert - School Choir - 7.15-8.30pm

15th May - Kapa haka Year 1-8

16th May - School Cross Country @ Kaiapoi Rugby Grounds- 10.15am

16th May - Board Meeting 6pm

17th May - Library Trip - Junior Whare

17th May - School Mass 9.30am

17th May - Year 5-8 Winter Sport: 12.30pm - 3pm

17th May - School Disco 5-6.30pm: Year 1-6 / 7pm -8.30pm: Year 7&8

Week Four:

20th May - Year 7 & 8 Technology

21st May - Happy Birthday Miss Madeleine

21st May - Marian College Open Day

22nd May - Sister Gael's Birthday Party

22nd May - Centenary Hui 6pm

24th May - School Mass 9.30am

24th May - Lively Learning begins

24th May - Year 5-8 Winter Sport: 12.30pm - 3pm

Week Five:

27th May - School Assembly 2.15pm

28th May - Pegasus Cross Country

30th May - Eli and Odin's Cholmondeley Fundraiser

30th May - Sports Coaches

31st May - Staff Only Day 

King's Birthday Weekend

Thursday 26th September: School Photos 2024

Staff Only Days: 

Friday 31st May (attached to Queen's Birthday)

Thursday 14th November (attached to Show Weekend)

School Camp - Year 5-8 Hanmer Springs - 11-13 September