Welcome to St Joseph's
Catholic Primary School Balclutha
Welcome, Haere mai to St Joseph’s Catholic School
St Joseph’s is a decile 5 state integrated full primary school Year 0 - 8 situated in the town
of Balclutha along the Clutha river.
The Board of Trustees and staff welcome you to our vibrant school community. At St
Joseph’s we endeavor to provide a secure, happy, Catholic learning environment where each
child and adult is challenged to develop a love of God, learning, self and community.
Our aim is to enrich the lives of the children and all who are involved in our school through
our Catholic faith by engaging all in meaningful, relevant and real world experiences that
will equip everyone for life as 21st Century Citizens.
We believe that our greatest asset is “Our People”. We have skilled and experienced teachers,
passionate support staff, whanau, and a range of agencies all working together as a
community to support one another to achieve the best we can.
At St Joseph's we value our faith and our rights and responsibilities.
We value honesty and integrity. We value respect for each other, for ourselves and for the world around us. We value perseverance, resilience and educating children to their full potential.
We pride ourselves on being a vibrant faith community and an ambitious learning community, where everyone is valued and has a
part to play. Strong relationships, high expectations and making the most of every opportunity underpin everything we do. We are a forward looking school with traditional values and we work hard to ensure every young person is happy, safe and successful.
As a smaller community school we have very favourable teacher to student ratios which enable children to receive more personalised tuition.