About our school

St PatrIMG_8228ick’s School is a Catholic Integrated Primary School for girls and boys from New Entrants to Year six, offering education with a special character.  Situated at 132 Chapel Street Masterton, St Patrick’s is a sizeable town school, currently with a roll of 250+ pupils.  The maximum roll is 320, of which 5% may be non-preference.  The school community is mainly urban, covering a wide cross section of society.  It is one of three Catholic primary schools in the Wairarapa and contributes to Chanel College.

St Patrick’s School has 12 classrooms, a library and a hall. There is a large grassed field with running track, two hard surfaced areas, two adventure playgrounds and a court area for games.  Our classrooms all have interactive whiteboards and pods of I-pads to support and enhance learning opportunities.  In the last year we have completed the upgrade to ultra-fast broadband throughout the school.IMG_8214

The majority of our pupils come from a European background, with approximately 65% being represented in this group. 22% of our children have Maori backgrounds and 7% Pasifika.  We are a decile 6 school.

At present we have twelve full teaching positions.  The leadership team comprises of two Deputy Principals, two Senior Teacher’s and our Director of Religious Studies. The school is split in to three syndicates:  Brigidine (NE to Y2), McKenna (Yr 3 & Yr 4) and Kildare (Yr 5 & Yr 6).

We are totally committed to inclusion and have teacher aides working with children who have special needs. Children are also supported in their learning through our Reading Recovery teacher and SENCO.  All staff are part of  a dedicated team who work for the benefit and well being of our children.

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Our special character is integrated throughout the curriculum.  Whole School Mass is celebrated regularly each term and classes take turns to attend the Parish mass in Church each week, although when the weather is against us our Parish Priest visits the school. Whole school singing and prayer is held every Monday morning, class prayers begin Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with the whole school coming together again on Friday for assembly.  The Sacramental Programme is well supported each year strengthening ties between the School and Parish.