Catholic Character

St Patrick’s Catholic School has a special Catholic Character which sees our students learn the values of the Catholic faith.

Ms Angela Moeke is our Director of Religious Studies. She has developed a blog page to keep you up-to-date with what is being taught in our classrooms. You can view it here - St Pats Good News Blog

To help you and your whanau in the teachings of the Catholic Faith there is a link here to our Religious Education book - FAMILY WHANAU BOOK

Catholic Character Review

You can read our 2017 Catholic Character Review here

Special Character Leaders

Each year the Y7/8 students apply for a number of leadership roles within the school, the most sort after is that of a Special Character Leader. Special Character Leaders are encouraged to hold a Ministry within the parish, eg. Altar Server, Minister of the Word, etc, and they represent the school every year at the Oil of Chrism mass in Hamilton. They are responsible for running Monday morning school liturgies, the Stations of the Cross during Lent, St Patrick's Feast Day activities and help organise school masses and many other activities to do with our special character. Our 2018 Leaders are Samuel McKay, Theresa Painuthara, Evelyn Hancock and Julian Jadav

Tongariro Catholic Parish

Tongariro Catholic incorporates the Parishes of St Patrick's Taupo and St Joseph the Worker in Turangi. Tongariro Catholic Website


Tongariro Catholic is offering a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. It starts with dessert, followed by a short video, and ends with discussion groups. It's relaxed and informal - great for sharing views and discussing questions. Alpha @ St Pats will run for 10 weeks on a Tuesday from 7pm - 8.30pm. The 2018 dates are: 1 May | 8 May | 15 May | 22 May | 29 May | 5 June | 12 June | 19 June | 26 June | 3 July | 10 July | 17 July. Anyone may join in at any time.

Click on this link to find out more - ALPHA INVITATION