St Patrick's Catholic School Te Awamutu

We are proudly a Josephite School and claim Jesus Christ as our Saviour.

We acknowledge the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.


If you want to know more about the life of Mary MacKillop, please click on the following link :


By following the virtues of FAITH, HOPE and LOVE, we concentrate on particular elements of these virtues on a fortnightly basis.

Each Charism is introduced and reinforced during our Monday Morning Prayer Assembly, while teachers reinforce these charisms in their classrooms.


The charisms we concentrate on include :

*  Wonder & Awe, Justice, Perseverance, Empathy, Service, Stewardship, Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Creativity, Co-operation, Impartiality and Kindness.



Term 1

Weeks 1-2 : Wonder and Awe

* Taking the time to look at God's creation

* Marvelling at the 'simple' things

*Asking questions about what we see

*Thanking God for creating a beautiful world

* Helping to make our world a better place.

Weeks 3-4 : Justice