St Francis Xavier School Tawa

Haere Mai

St Francis Xavier School Tawa provides quality Catholic education for boys and girls from New Entrants to Year 6 in a Catholic environment. We have high expectations of our students and are committed to developing our children’s spiritual, academic, physical and social potential.

The school is a safe and happy place where every child is a valued member of a caring and supportive community. We are a family centred school where parents are encouraged to become involved.

We have high quality staff committed to the education of your child. The whole staff is an experienced group of professionals who make up an excellent team.

Your children will be provided with a warm and nurturing environment that encourages them to reach their full potential.

  • School hours 9am - 3pm Morning tea 10:40 - 11am Lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm

  • Student absences. All absences must be reported to the school office (04 232 8927) or through the school Hero app

  • Contact school 04 2328927


Term 1

Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6 April 2023

Monday 6 February Waitangi Day

Wednesday 8 February Meet the Teacher Evening

Term 2

Wednesday 26 April to Friday 30 June

Monday 24 April Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day

Wednesday 26 April Day 1 Term 2

Monday 5 June King's Birthday

Term 3

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4

Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December

Monday 23 October Labour Day

Term 4 ends Friday 15 December

teacher only days may be added


This is our school

Let happiness dwell here.

Let the rooms be filled with contentment

Let love be here,

Love of one another,

Love of all people,

Love of being alive,

And love of God.

Let us remember,

That as many hands build a house

So all of us together,

Make one happy school.