We are a Catholic state integrated school for boys from Year 0-6 and girls from Year 0-8.
Established in 1848, the school is one of the three oldest Catholic primary schools in the Auckland diocese.
When a child enrols at St Joseph’s Catholic School their family joins a school with a very long and proud Mercy tradition.
Our aim is to guide and nurture each child to reach their full potential in all areas of school life, striving for excellence in all that we do.
We form very close links with our families and wider school community, valuing and encouraging parent involvement in all aspects of their child’s schooling and faith development.



The mercy value of compassion is about loving and caring for your family and friends, and about showing kindness to people who are feeling sad or upset to help them feel better. The mercy value of compassion is about feeling that you can make a difference.

2021 Term Dates

  • Term 1 – 4 February – 16 April
  • Term 2 – 3 May – 9 July
  • Term 3 – 26 July – 1 October
  • Term 4 – 18 October – 16 December

Statutory Holidays 2021 – School Closed

  • 8 February – Waitangi Day
  • 2 April – 6 April – Easter
  • 7 June – Queen’s Birthday
  • 25 October – Labour Day