St Patrick's Catholic School Te Awamutu

History

 

We are proudly a 'Josephite' school that opened on the 16th June 1921. Being staffed by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (fondly known as the 'Brown Joes'), we follow the Charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop who was cannonized a saint in 2010. St Mary MacKillop's feast day is the 8th August.

This Charism is best summarized in love of God and love of children and families. St Mary MacKillop was born in Australia and visited New Zealand on a number of occasions.

We are fortunate to still have two sisters who work with the community. Sister Maria works mainly with the community while 

Sister Margaret works closely with the school and is very much the 

centre of the music ministry in the parish and is a huge support for our school.

The Josephite charism is still very much alive in our school!