A celebration of Catholic Schools Day 2016

Our Special Character

When you choose to enrol your child/children at Saint Paul’s they will receive a catholic education which includes beginning and ending the day with class prayer,daily religious education lessons, participating in weekly liturgy, termly class visits to morning mass at out Parish church and participating in celebrating important feast days throughout the year. We also support the students who are participating in the Sacramental programme.

We have four Charisms that are taken from the writings of Saint Paul. We focus on one of these values each term.

“Dare to Care” – St Paul preaches about the love and care for others.

“Keep on keeping on” – resilience – St Paul never gave up.

“Together we achieve”- working as a team, community

Have Faith, believe!- believe in God, believe in yourself, (gifts and talents)

They are displayed at the school gate. This all fits seamlessly along side the NZ School Curriculum.

Our school chaplain Fr. Seph Pijfers visits every class once a term.

We have an active band that play both liturgical and popular music.

We have a youth conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. (Young Vinnies)

Our “Special Character” is an integral part of who we are at Saint Paul’s School and it is our combined roles as Parents, Teachers and Students who are responsible for its continuing presence in our lives. It is our reason for being open for instruction.

if you would like more information about what it means to be a Catholic please contact the school or our Parish:

Parish Priest: Fr Seph Pijfers, Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, William St, Richmond: Seph Pijfers seph.pijfers@parish.org.nz

Catholic Enquiry Centre: http://www.catholicenquiry.org.nz/


Contact Info

(03) 544 2243

63 Salisbury Road
Nelson 7020
New Zealand

School Hours
8:50am - 2:50pm

Term Dates 2020

Term 1: 29th January -9th April
Term 2: 28th April - 3rd July
Term 3: 20th July - 25th September
Term 4: 12th October - 11th December

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