St Joseph's School Upper Hutt - Faith in the future. Love of learning. Love of life.


A very warm welcome to St Joseph's School. We are situated in the heart of Upper Hutt and cater for students from years 1-8. Our school is over 100 years old and we were founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The school is proud of its rich history and constantly seeks to further enhance its Catholic character. We hope you find all you need by visiting our website.

Our Aim
We aim to provide every child with a high quality education within a caring and respectful environment. We prepare our students to become lifelong learners and equip them with the skills, attitudes and values they require to be positive and contributing members of their community.

We Believe
We believe in providing opportunities for our students so they can discover and develop their talents. We are able to provide opportunities for them to achieve success through programmes in leadership, kapa haka, learning languages [Mandarin], choir, dance, arts and sports. As well as this, tuition in violin and drumming are also available if requested.


Our Place

St Joseph’s School is a learning community committed to nurturing growth in all students through excellence in teaching and learning and the values of Jesus Christ.


Our Children

St Joseph’s students enjoy a sense of identity, a feeling of belonging and above all a powerful awareness of self worth. They demonstrate their Catholic values through their behaviours, attitudes and actions as they strive for personal excellence.


Our Future

Our children are learning today so they are confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners who are prepared for tomorrow.


Determination, Respect, Creativity, Love and Excellence are the actions we value here at St Joseph's School.

Our mission statement is

  Faith in the Future, Love of Learning, Love of Life.

1 Pine Avenue

Upper Hutt

Ph. (04) 528 4910

Fax (04) 528 5902