St Joseph's School Dargaville

“Flourish in Faith, Hope and Love
while Realising all our Gifts and Talents”

Principal's Welcome

​​​​​​​Kia Ora, Malo Ni, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Ni Hao and a very warm welcome to St Joseph's Catholic School Dargaville. 

St Joseph's School is a multicultural school providing a quality Catholic Education for children from Year 0 (5 years of age) to Year 8 (13 years of age). Our school vision 'to flourish in faith, hope and love while realising our gifts and talents' underpins everything we do, ensuring children feel welcome and valued, and are actively engaged participants in their own learning.    

Using the New Zealand Curriculum to frame our curriculum delivery, children at St Joseph's learn through an inquiry based approach. They are encouraged to explore concepts and ideas by posing questions, investigating and researching, seeking answers and taking action to develop understanding and meaning. Staff work collaboratively across all year levels to best meet the educational and pastoral needs of all learners.      

Our staff and Board of Trustees are committed to providing high quality education to all students by recognising and responding to individual potential, needs and abilities.  We hope you enjoy getting to know us better as you browse through our website.   

Ngā Mihi   

Hira Hutchinson  


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St Joseph's Catholic School

9 Charlotte Street, Dargaville

P: 09 439 8639



Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
First Bell: 8:50 AM
First Break: 10:15 AM - 10:30
Second Break: 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Lunch Break: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
End of Day: 2:50 PM


 Term 1:  31 January 2023 - 6th April 2023

Term 2:  26th April 2023 - 30th June 2023

Term 3:  17th  July - 2023 - September 2023

Term 4:  9th October 2023 - 13th December 2023

Starting Date for 2023: Tuesday 31st January 2023