Welcome to St. Joseph's School, Otahuhu
The Mission Statement of St.Joseph's is: St. Joseph's is a Catholic School, the Board of Trustees recognises that the education of its pupils must be done within the context of the Special Character of the School which in turn influences all that happens at the school in terms of quality of education, philosophy and practices, discipline, pastoral care, school atmosphere and ethos. St. Joseph's School places particular emphasis on the development of and living out of the Gospel values of service, justice, community, tolerance, respect, compassion, mercy, self discipline, co-operation and generosity.
LOCATION and CONTEXT:
St. Joseph's is situated in Otahuhu, South Auckland. The school was founded in 1862 and has a strong association with the Sisters of Mercy. The school continues to maintain and value the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy especially their emphasis on providing education and care for those children and families who lack material and financial resources.
St. Joseph's School is a Roman Catholic School which offers education with a Special Character for boys from Year 1 to Year 6 and for girls Year 1 to Year 8. St. Joseph's has a maximum role of 328.
St Joseph's School has a long and interesting history and has many famous past pupils who have gone on to contribute to the community in a variety of ways. Our aim at St Joseph's is to provide the best education we can for our children so that they in turn can grow up into reliable and responsible adults who achieve their potential and become good citizens who contribute positively to their family, church and community. Here at St Joseph's everyone has a part to play in contributing to a successful school. Our students contribute by being keen to learn and ready to cooperate with others, our parents/caregivers contribute by making sure their children are ready to learn and know how to work hard, our staff contribute by doing the very best they can for our children. We are supported in this role by many other people who give of their time and services.
Our School website is an opportunity for us to share some of the things we do at Saint Joseph's and to see what the children do as part of their learning. We hope you enjoy viewing.
Our School motto is "Learn to Love, Love to Learn". This sums up what we are about.