​​​​​​​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

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 

2 x Staff Only Days To Be Confirmed 


Term Four Dates: Weeks 1-3

Week 1:

9th October - Term Four Begins from 8.30am

9th October - Year 7 & 8 Technology

11th October - School Photos

11th October - Kapahaka Years 1-8

11/12 October - Sports Coaches

12th October - Totara Brain Conference

13th October - Community Connect Cafe 8.30am 

13th October - Mihi Whakatau 9am

13th October - School Mass 9.30am 

Week 2:

16th / 17th October - Cycle Sense Year 6

16th October - School Assembly 2.15pm

18th October - Kapahaka Years 1-8

19th October - PTA Non - uniform day for Tombola (for School Fair)

19th October - School Newsletter

20th October -  Community Connect Cafe 8.30am 

20th October - School Mass 9.30am

20th October - Year 4-8 Athletics Day @ KHS

Week 3: 

23rd October - Labour day - School Closed

24th October - Year 6/7 Leadership Day 

25/26 October - Sports Coaches

25th October - Kapahaka Years 1-8

27th October - Community Connect Cafe 8.30am

27th October - Paige, Jaxx & Axdyn's Swing Fundraiser

27th October -  School Mass 9.30am

Staff Only Days: 

Thursday 16th November - attached to Show Weekend

End of the Year - Important Dates for your Diary

Year 8 Leavers Dinner - Monday 11th December, 6pm

Annual School Prizegiving - Wednesday 13th December, 6-8pm

School Picnic / Year 8 Big Day Out - Thursday 14th December

Last day of Term 4 - Friday 15th December 12 midday

Term 4 dates: Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December @ midday

The dates for 2023 are on our Website https://www.sporty.co.nz/

The dates for 2024 are now on our website.