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We hope that this website will give you a glimpse into the rich and full life of our wonderful school. We are delighted that you are interested in getting to know us.

St Patrick’s School offers a Catholic Primary Education for boys and girls from Year 1 to Year 8. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1951 and then guided by the Sisters of Jesus and Mary from 1961 – 1996, we continue to provide a quality Catholic education that in partnership with family and parish nurtures the faith and unique gifts of every child to shine.

Latest Notifications

Important Athletics Transport Notice

Tue Oct 25 05:14pm

This Friday 28th October is Athletics Day at Villa Maria College with the postponement date being Friday 4th November. 

Each year we are very lucky to have a large number of Parents and Caregivers come down in the afternoon to watch the Junior and Senior Athletics and the concluding Waka running races. 

Parents and Caregivers often choose to take their children home with them at the conclusion of the day rather than return to school by bus. This results in only two buses being required for the return journey, although we book and pay for three. 

If you know you are likely to be coming down to watch, and will be taking your children home on Friday could you please indicate this on the form below to help us with managing student numbers.

Athletics Transportation

This will also help with our health and safety organisation. 

Thanks for your support!

Newsletter – Term 4, Week 1

Fri Oct 21 02:20pm

Please click the link below to access this week’s newsletter. 

From all the Staff at St Patrick’s we hope you all have a lovely and relaxing long weekend. If you are travelling, stay safe on the roads.


Room 1 School Assembly

Thu Oct 20 07:54pm


Welcome back to Term 4, please read the information below.

Sun Oct 16 01:17pm

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Term 4 tomorrow, Monday 17th October. Term 4 Notices are below the Athletics Day information. 

On Friday 28th October we have Athletics Day at Villa Maria College.

We do require parent helpers for the day to assist with the rotation of field events for Year 4 – 8 students. You do not require any athletics experience as there will be a teacher organising each event. We require helpers to assist with measuring or raking the long jump pit or recording results.

If you are able to help on the day please complete the Google Form below.

Athletics Day Support

Thank you for your support.

Term 4 Notices

Please click on the link below to view the Term 4 Notices.

Term 4 Notices

Newsletter – Term 3, Week 10

Fri Sep 30 12:34pm

On behalf of all the staff, we hope you have a relaxing holiday break and if you are going away over the holidays, travel safely on the roads.

Please click the link below to access this week’s newsletter. 


Good afternoon everyone. Mrs Brown (Room 1) will be away on Friday so there will be no School Assembly.

Wed Sep 28 03:37pm

Junior Block Refurbishment

Mon Sep 26 01:07pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Board, in conjunction with the Catholic Education Office, is pleased to announce that the long-awaited partial refurbishment of the Junior Block is set to begin in the Term 3 school holidays.

This work has been delayed for some time due to Covid and access to building materials and it has only been in recent weeks that we have learned of an official start date of Saturday 1st October 2022. Rather than delay the refurbishment any longer we have agreed upon the start date knowing that this work will be completed before the school year commences in 2023.

In Term 4 this will mean that there will be some disruptions to our classrooms and school environment, however, we have done our best to minimise these disruptions as much as possible and the impact this will have on our students and their learning. The classes that will be impacted the most are Rooms 2 and 3 and so we have decided the following.

Rooms 7 and 8 will be relocating to the Hall for Term 4

Rooms 2 and 3 will be relocating to Rooms 7 and 8 in the Senior Block for Term 4

Most of the heavier construction, including concrete cutting, will be done in the upcoming school holidays. Room 4 is only having a partial refurbishment done and it is envisioned most of this will be complete in the upcoming school holidays so they can still utilise their classroom space in Term 4. Room 1 will be largely unaffected by any construction taking place.

In order for this all to take place, we have decided to have two ‘moving days’ this week. Rooms 7 and 8 will relocate to the Hall on Wednesday 28th September and Rooms 2 and 3 will relocate to their temporary classrooms on Thursday 29th September. The ‘moving days’ will take place during our ‘Buddy’ and ‘Waka’ days which we always do at the end of each term.

We would love some helpers across these two days if any parents or caregivers are available. There are no set times, any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Please indicate via the Google Form below.

‘Moving Days’

Faith Facts – Term 3, Week 9

Sat Sep 24 09:33am

A reminder that school will be closed on Monday 26th September to observe Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.

From all the staff at St Patrick’s have a lovely long weekend. Please click the link below to access this week’s Faith Facts! 


Marist Albion Junior Touch Registrations

Tue Sep 20 03:46pm

Are you keen to play touch rugby this season?

Marist Albion Junior Rugby Club in partnership with St Patrick’s (Bryndwr), Christ The King and St Joseph’s are welcoming any student from Year 0 -8, girls or boys, who are keen to give Touch a go this season to register via our website below.

Register here

By completing our registration form you are expressing an interest in playing for Marist Albion in the Nunweek Touch module commencing October 2022.

New to the club? No problem. We take individual registrations and like we do for junior rugby at Marist Albion we will form teams together with school mates where possible, so get your friends together and register to play Touch as part of the Marist Albion Junior Rugby Club this season.

We will be participating in the Nunweek Park Junior Touch module, which runs on a Tuesday evening between 5:25 – 7:20pm. The Touch season starts on Tuesday the 18th October and runs until the end of February 2023 (breaking for the summer school holiday period). It is important to note that by registering your child you are committing to the full season.

Subs for all new players in 2022 is $60 per player. Subs payments cover team registration cost, a contribution to team equipment and the loan of a Marist Albion touch singlet which is to be returned at the end of the season. We have an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for all returning touch players, from either the 2020 or 2021 season. Re-register today and receive a 25% discount on your 2022/2023 registration fees.

So, what are you waiting for… register today, have some fun and make some new friends as part of Marist Albion Junior Touch!

More information is available on our website – www.maristalbion.co.nz. Any further questions can be directed to juniorrugby@maristalbion.co.nz.

Reminder: The Lion King Jr. Ticketing

Tue Sep 20 09:22am

Tickets are now on sale for our 2022 School Production – The Lion King Jr. Tickets must be purchased no later than Tuesday 20th September, 10:00am.

Tickets are priced at $10.00 with under 5’s free (sitting on knee).

You can purchase and pay for your tickets online or at the office. Eftpos is available.

You should receive confirmation of your booking.

Order Tickets

Family Mass, our time to shine!

Sat Sep 17 08:55pm

A reminder that tomorrow, Sunday 18th September St Patrick’s is leading the Family Mass with readers and prayers of the faithful so we would love to see more of our school families in attendance this weekend.

This is a lovely way for families within the Christchurch North Parish to come together to celebrate Mass. For this special Mass, students do not have to wear their school uniform and are able to sit with their friends or parents and caregivers throughout the Mass.

It is important that we support this new ‘Family Mass’ concept at Christ the King Church. It is envisioned that this Mass will be more child and family focused and encourage more families to Mass each week.

The Lion King Jr. Ticketing

Tue Sep 13 10:51am

Good morning. Unfortunately, some people are experiencing issues booking production tickets via the newsletter link. Please use this link below to book moving forward. 

You will also now receive confirmation of your booking.

Order Tickets

Removal of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Mon Sep 12 09:02pm

The Covid-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic light system, will be removed from 11:59pm tonight, Monday 12th September, so all New Zealanders can continue to move forward with certain

It is time to safely turn the page on our Coivd-19 management, and live without the extraordinary measures we have previously used.

Key Points:

The Covid-19 Protection Framework ends at 11:59pm tonight, Monday 12 September.

All mask-wearing requirements are removed, except in healthcare and aged care facilities.

Only people who test positive for Covid-19 need to isolate for 7 days. Household Contacts no longer need to.

You can find more information on the next phase of the Covid-19 response here: https://covid19.govt.nz/next-phase-of-our-covid-19-response

On behalf of the Board and Staff at St Patrick’s, we would like to thank you all for your support throughout this time. We are all glad to see these restrictions come to an end and look forward to the new normal.

Newsletter – Term 3, Week 8

Mon Sep 12 04:49pm

We hope you have all had a relaxing weekend. The new and improved newsletter has finally returned for your viewing!

Please click the link below to access this week’s newsletter. 


A reminder school is closed today for Teacher Only Day. Have a lovely long weekend.

Fri Sep 09 08:09am

Our Values

Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Community


The mercy value of excellence is about trying your best in everything that you do. It doesn’t matter if something is new and really hard, or something you do every day. You give 100% effort every time. 


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.


The mercy value of hospitality is about making people feel welcome- whether it is someone new or someone you have known for a long time.


The mercy value of respect is about recognising the gifts and talents of the people around you. It is also about being responsible for our own actions and our own choices.


The mercy value of service is about helping others. You help others because it is what God wants you to do, and you don’t ask for pocket money or some other reward in return.


The mercy value of social justice is about being responsible for one another and trying our best to be fair by taking our turn and sharing. It is about trying to make sure everyone is treated fairly and justly.

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