About Us

A Roman Catholic state integrated school for boys from Year 0 – Year 6 and girls from Year 0 – Year 8. The maximum roll of the school is 350 pupils.

Established approximately 150 years ago and was staffed by Sisters of Mercy for 143 years. The last Sister of Mercy was the previous principal who retired in 1996.

Situated on the southern edge of Auckland City, St. Joseph’s serves a wide geographic area from Penrose in the east, One Tree Hill in the north, Onehunga in the west and and a large area of Mangere across the Manukau Harbour to the south.

Staff and students represent a rich variety of cultures including Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Filipino, Indian, Fijian, British/European, American and of course New Zealanders.

‘To Love and to Serve’ is the school’s motto. Pastoral care is an important element of the ‘Special Character’ of the school.

There is an emphasis on strengthening faith, developing pride and seeking excellence.

A wide range of facilities are provided including an excellent school hall and modern library/ ICT suite.

Whilst places are limited the principal welcomes enquiries.