Nau mai, Haere mai - Welcome to St Joseph's School in Feilding, NZ

Saint Joseph’s School is a Catholic school nestled in the heart of Friendly Feilding. We are an inclusive, nurturing school that supports our tamariki/children to grow in their faith and in their relationship with Christ. Our school was established in 1906 by The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Nazareth (Josephites/Black Joeys) to serve the Roman Catholic Parish of Saint Brigid's. We currently have a roll of around 130-140 ākonga/students, spanning seven classrooms from New Entrants to Year 8. An experienced and faith filled staff support our tamariki in their learning and individual faith journeys.

We have a strong connection with our parish. This has been strengthened through our Young Vinnies programme. Mary MacKillop's phrase, 'never see a need without doing something about it,' can be seen through service and outreach which our students provide to our community. We enjoy sharing celebrations and important events as a school and parish community.

Through a vibrant prayer life, uplifting liturgies, regular weekday masses and a robust religious education curriculum, we endeavour to facilitate a meaningful encounter with Christ. Catholic Social Teachings are taught and integrated into all we do and they are an integral part of who we are as a community. Liturgical celebrations and feast days are often shared with the parish, which nurtures and develops our faith and knowledge of our Catholic traditions.

For more information on The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Nazareth click here.


St. Joseph’s School's mission is to provide a caring environment in which tamariki encounter Christ through respectful relationships and Catholic Social Teachings.


Akonga will develop a love of learning and a positive sense of self-worth.

At St Joseph's School, we C.A.R.E

Community - Whanaungatanga

Acceptance - Ataahua

Respect - Manaakitanga

Excellence - Kairangatira

At St Joseph's School, we have well established CARE values. As a school community, staff and students can be seen living out these values through their lives and interactions with others. These are the pillars of our behaviour management in the school, where restorative justice is practiced.

Community – Whanaungatanga: We are one loving whānau, one learning community.

Acceptance – Ataahua: We accept and celebrate the successes and differences of all individuals.

Respect- Manaakitanga: It is important to respect ourselves, others and the environment.

Excellence – Kairangatira: We actively participate, think critically and strive together for excellence in all that we do.

St Joseph's School, Feilding. 2019

Our School Hours

8.20 am Children can enter the school grounds.

8.30 am Classroom buildings are unlocked.

9.00 am School commences

11.00 – 11.30am Morning Tea break

1.00 – 1.45 pm Lunch Break

3.00 pm School concludes for the day

2021 School Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 3rd February to Friday 16th April

Term 2: Monday 3rd May to Friday 9th July

Term 3: Monday 26th July to Friday 1st October

Term 4: Monday 18th October to Wednesday 15th December

Our School Data Portal

Click on the image above to log into your tamariki information.

You can also download the app onto your own device: MUSAC Edge.

School Facebook Page

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