A SNAPSHOT OF OUR SCHOOL


St Joseph's School Hastings was established in 1889 by the Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth. 

St Joseph's is a Catholic Full Primary School committed to providing a quality educaiton for students from New Entrant to Year 8. 

We are located in the Heart of Hastings, on 404 Eastbourne Street East.


Useful Information:

  • We currently have 220 students on our role
  • 41% NZ European/Pakeha, 24% Indian, 10% Pacific, 8% Maori, 7% Asian, 4% African, 3% Other
  • There are 14 different ethnicities in our school
  • Ours classes go from New Entrant to Year 8
  • There are nine classrooms, along with a library, school hall, administration block, playground areas for juniors and seniors
  • We have 22 staff members
  • Each classroom has a designated Teacher Aide
  • We have an onsite 23m swimming pool, which is utilised fully during the summer terms with daily swimming.
  • Our Afterschool Care is accredited as an Oscar Programme
  • We have four houses - Bethlehem, Galilee, Jerusalem, Nazareth
  • Daily Breakfast Club - Kickstart Programme
  • We are a KidsCan Partnership School


The Parent Information Booklet provides information on our people, associated learning opportunities and daily school practices.  It's difficult to cover every activity and eventuality that occurs at school.  So if you need further information or clarification then please ring the school office and we will do our best to answer your questions.