​​​​​​​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 1 2023 Dates:

Week 4 Term 1:

20-24th February: PAT Testing Y4-Y8

20th March - Class Meetings

21st February - Kaitiaki Meeting

22nd February - PTA Meeting 6.30pm

22nd February - Ash Wednesday Mass 12 midday - Lent Begins

22nd February - Year 4-8 Kapahaka

23rd February - School Swimming Sports - Kaiapoi Aquatics - families welcome

23rd February - Happy Birthday Mrs Leitch

23rd February - School Newsletter published

24th February - Non-uniform Day for Wairoa 

24th February - School Mass 9.30am

24th February - Year 4-8 Inquiry Kaiapoi Library Visit

Week 5 Term 1:

27th February - 3rd March: Community Dental Van 

27th February - School Assembly 2.15pm

28th February - Kaitiaki Meeting

28th February - Korfball Years 1-8

1st March - Year 4-8 Kapahaka / Sport Coaches

2nd March - Year 7 & 8 Technology / Sport Coaches

3rd March - School Mass 9.30am

4th March - Odin's Shave for a Cure 

5th March - Sunday School Parish Mass 9am & Annual School / Parish Cricket Match - all children and families to please attend

Week 6 Term 1:

6th March - Class Meetings 1.30pm

7th March - Kaitiaki Meeting

8th March - Year 1-8 Korfball

8th March - Kapa Haka Year 4-8

9th March - School Newsletter

10th March - School Mass 9.30am

Week 7 Term 1:

13th March - School Assembly 2.15pm

13th March - Year 1-3 Parents Literacy Workshops

14th March - Kaitiaki Meeting

15th March - Kaitiaki PALs Leadership Day @ Mainpower Stadium

15th March - Year 4-8 Kapahaka / Sport Coaches

16th March - No Year 7 & 8 Technology / Sport Coaches

16th March - Board Meeting 6pm

17th March - Happy St Patrick's Day @ Spencer Park

17th March - Happy Birthday Mrs Ellis

Week 8 Term 1:

20th March - Class Meetings 1.30pm

20th March - 3- Way Learning Conferences  3.15 - 6.30pm

21st March - Kaitiaki Meeting 

21st March - 3- Way Learning Conferences 3.15 - 6.30pm

22nd March - Year 4-8 Kapahaka

23rd March - School Newsletter Published

24th March - School Mass 9.30am

Week 9 Term 1:

27th March - School Assembly 2.15pm

28th March - Kaitiaki Meeting

29th March  - Year 4-8 Kapahaka / Sport Coaches

30th March - Year 7 & 8 Technology / Sport Coaches

30th March - Happy Birthday Whaea Emma

31st March - School Mass 9.30am

Week 10 Term 1:

3rd April - Class Meetings 1.30pm

4th April - Kaitiaki Meeting

5th April - Kapahaka Years 4-8

6th April - Hikoi Tapu with St Joesph's and Rangiora New Life

6th April - School Newsletter Published

6th April - End of Term One - Happy Holidays

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