St. Peter Chanel Catholic School
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welcome to our school

The Board of trustees, the principal, the staff, the ptfa and the entire school community, welcome you 
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introducing our school

St Peter Chanel Catholic School is situated in private, quiet, well-established grounds to the north of Hamilton city.  

We are located at 5 Vardon Road, Hamilton where residential and commercial areas sit side by side.  Our catchment area covers approximately six square kilometres covering the Beerescourt, St Andrews, Pukete, Forest Lake, Te Rapa and Maeroa suburbs.

In 2015 we became a Decile 7 school.

St Peter Chanel Catholic School is a co-educational primary and intermediate educational facility catering for Year 0 to Year 8 students. We are also a Roman Catholic Integrated School which means that not only do we conform to certain educational standards set by the Ministry of Education but we also offer our students a positive living and learning environment created by our special spiritual character. 

Our school community encourages our children to feel secure in the school environment and aims to encourage them to develop a sense of pride in both themselves and the school.  Our students are respected for their individuality and in return, it is also expected that they will respect others.  

We promote opportunities for our students to make decisions, be leaders and participate in a range of activities to the best of their ability.  It is our aim to create an environment in which children enjoy learning.



I attended St Peter Chanel as a child myself and only have fond memories of my time here.  When the opportunity came up to return to the school to work, I jumped at the chance.  I wanted to give back to the school that set me up morally and academically for my life.  Yes, times have changed but the school culture is still relevant and the environment is just as warm, caring and fun as it was when I was here.

Jo Hood

I have worked at the school for 12 years with both my now adult children having attended St Peter Chanel.  One of my sons is now a primary school teacher himself which I believe is testament to the positive experiences he had at St Peter Chanel.

Maureen O'Halloran