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 education 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 250 students on our roll
  • 31% NZ European/Pakeha, 25% Indian, 16% Maori, 10% Filipino, 6% Pacifika, 4% Asian, 4% African, 4% Other
  • There are 18 different ethnicities in our school
  • Ours classes go from New Entrant to Year 8
  • There are eleven classrooms, along with a library, school hall, administration block, playground areas for juniors and seniors
  • We have 25 staff members
  • We have a supportive team of Teacher Aides
  • 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
  • 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.


8.00am   School Gates are unlocked

8.15am   Breakfast Club (until 8.45am)

8.20am   Children may enter their Classroom

8.50am   School Day starts - Session 1

10.30am   Morning Tea

10.50am   Session 2 starts

12.30pm   Lunchtime

1.20pm   Session 3 starts

2.50pm   School ends for the day

​​​​​​​3.00pm After School Care starts