​​​​​​​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.




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.


School Dates for 2023 (Board Approved)

Term 1: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th January - Staff Only Days

 Monday 30th January  - Thursday 6th April (96 half days) 10 weeks 

Public holidays:  Waitangi Day - Monday 6th February, Good Friday - Friday 7th April

Term 2:  Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June (94 half days) 10 weeks 

Public holidays: Anzac Day - Tuesday 25th April,  Queen’s Birthday- Monday 5th June, Matariki 14th July - in the School holidays

Staff Only day - Monday 24th April 

Term 3

Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September (100 half days) 10 weeks

Term 4

 Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December (96 half days) 10 weeks 

Public holidays: Monday 23rd October- Labour Day, Friday 17th November - Show Day

Staff Only Day: Thursday 16th November


Term Two Dates: Weeks 6-10

Week 6 Term 2: 

29th May - School Assembly 2.15pm

30th May - Kaitiaki Meeting / Pegasus Cross Country

31st May - Year 4-8 Kapahaka

1 June - National Youth Leaders Day - Kaitiaki

1st June - School Newsletter Published

2nd June - School Mass 9.30am

2nd June - Year 5-8 Winter Sport / Yoga 8.30am

4th June - Happy Birthday Mrs Culling

Week 7 Term 2:

5th June - Kings Birthday - Public Holiday

6th June Science Magic Show 

7th June - Sports Coaches

8th June - Sports Coaches 

9th June - Year 5-8 Winter Sport / Yoga 8.30am

10/11 June - Green Melon Family Photos

11th June - First Holy Communion Mass 9am

Week 8 Term 2:

12th June - School Assembly 2.15pm

14th June - Year 4-8 Kapahaka

15th June - School Newsletter

15th June - Board Meeting 6pm

16th June - School Mass 9.30am

16th June - Year 5-8 Winter Sport / Yoga 8.30am

18th June - Parish School Mass & Art Expo 9am

Week 9 Term 2:

19th June - Year 7 & 8 Technology

21st June -  Year 4-8 Kapahaka / Sports Coaches

23rd June - School Mass 9.30am

23rd June - Year 5-8 Winter Sport / Yoga 8.30am

Week 10 Term 2:

26th June - School Assembly 2.15pm

26th June - School Reports published on HERO

27th June - PTA Meeting 6.30pm - Staffroom

28th June -Year 4-8 Kapahaka

28th June - Parents Morning Tea - Parish Lounge 9am

30th June- School Mass 9.30am

30th June - Last day of term - Happy Holidays

Term 3 begins Monday 17th July ​​​​​​​


Please note - these dates are being updated weekly and are subject to change.

Parents are always welcome to join us for our fortnightly School Assemblies and our weekly School Masses.

Staff Only Days: 

Monday 24th April - attached to ANZAC Day

Thursday 16th November - attached to Show Weekend