​​​​​​​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.



Congratulations to our 2024 Young Vinnies who were recently commissioned at the Young Vinnies Commissioning Mass, to help and serve those in need.


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 -  Wednesday 18th December @ 12pm 

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

2025 Dates (Board Approved)

Term 1 - 30th January - 11th April : 6th February -  Waitangi Day, 7th February: School Closed

Term 2 - 28th April - 27th June: 2nd June - King's Birthday, 20th June- Matariki, Staff Only day: 30th May

Term 3 - 14th July - 19th September

Term 4 -  6th October - 17th December @ 12pm: Labour Day - 27th October,  Show Weekend - 14th November, Staff Only Day - 13th November

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

Term 3 Key Dates 2024:

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

19th July - 1-4pm: Office Open for Uniform Order Collection

Term Three Dates: week 1 & 2

Week One:

22nd July - Term 3 begins from 8.30am

22nd July - School Assembly 2.15pm

22nd July - Year 7 & 8 Basketball Qualifier 3.30pm

24th July - Year 1-8 Kapahaka

24th July - Sexuality Education Consultation Parent Meetings 2pm or 6pm

25th July - Sports Coaches

26th July - 9.30am: School Mass

Week Two:

29th July - Year 7 & 8 Technology

30th July - Year 5 & 6 Basketball Qualifier 3.30pm

31st July - Little Paddy's Visits

31st July - Year 1-8 Kapahaka 

1st August - School Newsletter Published 

2nd August - Ellie & Scarlett's Food Satisfy Fundraiser

2nd August - 9am Mihi Whakatau 9.30am: School Mass 

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