Welcome to


Tena koe, nau mai ki to tatou kura,

A warm welcome to you from St Patrick’s School Bryndwr. St Patrick’s is a state-integrated Catholc Full Primary School that provides quality education for children aged five to thirteen. As part of the Catholic Parish of Christchurch North, the school is situated in the heart of Christchurch servicing the suburbs of Bryndwr, Fendalton, Merivale and Strowan.

At St Patrick’s School we strive to create a positive learning environment where an individual’s unique gifts are acknowledged and the students are empowered to use their gifts to reach their full potential. The programmes offered are challenging, success orientated and fulfilling. Our comprehensive learning programme ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the future. St Patrick’s School is committed to fostering confident, self-motivated, life-long learners. Everything we do is underpinned by our values, the nurturing of the Catholic faith and our Charism. The promotion of Christian virtues allows the grace of God to shine through our students, staff and community.

Ngā mihi

Nathan Burford (Principal)


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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