St Peter Chanel Catholic School

(07) 849 3734 5 Vardon Rd, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3200




When parents send their child to a Catholic School they join a community bound by common beliefs, goals and values as revealed by Jesus Christ.  These values permeate the behaviour, the organisation, and the interrelationships and polices of our school.

These values include respect for individuals, truth and the environment; a sense of belonging, forgiveness and reconciliation; a sense of justice, love of prayer, worship and community.

Children from St Peter Chanel Catholic School enjoy a positive reputation in the community.  The school has a strong service focus and provides a well-balanced academic, social and sporting curriculum through which our Catholic Character permeates.  Standards and expectations of children's achievement are high.  Our staff believe, with parental support, all children can achieve their potential through the quality programmes offered at St Peter Chanel Catholic School.

The school provides a safe and supportive environment for the range of students.  Parents are invited to work closely with staff in providing a quality learning environment for children, reflecting our belief in educational partnerships.

The day to day management is led by the Principal with the support of the senior staff.  The teaching staff have a range of expertise, interest and experience.  The teachers work as a team sharing professional skills and knowledge.  A philosophy of involving all members of our school in the decision-making process underpins the work of the school leadership team.

The philosophy is reflected in the work of the Student Council, in teachers' leadership in curriculum committees, in the partnership with the Board of Trustees, PTFA and Whanau Group and in the encouragement given to parents to participate in the life of the school.

The students at St Peter Chanel Catholic School enjoy facilities including attractive classrooms equipped with computers, ample play areas, adventure playground equipment, pool, skating area, astroturfed netball and basketball courts and a growing "wilderness" area.

I welcome you and your family to St Peter Chanel Catholic School and trust that together we can provide the best quality learning outcomes for your child.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.



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