St Brendan's School

Welcome to St Brendan's School

St Brendan's School

Welcome to St Brendan's School

Welcome to St Brendan’s School

Welcome to our school.  You will find St Brendan’s Catholic School challenges students to be the best that they can be, whilst walking hand in hand with Christ.


We are very familiar with the whakatauki, ‘he waka eke noa’. Pope Francis used this during the Urbi and Orbi blessing on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica in March 2020 while New Zealand was in lockdown.  “We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile … but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together … only together can we do this”.  We were called to row together, through the calm, the storms and the uncertainty.  Together we took strength from our faith, we held onto hope and we kept connected with our school community during a very challenging time. Covid-19 has continued to have an impact on our school, community, and country. We are blessed with an amazing team of professionals and a supportive Parish and community who continue to row together.


St Brendan’s has a dimension apart from other schools that is referred to as the “Special Character”. This Special Character is the faith of the Roman Catholic Church, and it is the mission of this school to nurture the children in our care intellectually, physically and spiritually through the love of Jesus Christ.


As our Vision Statement, ‘inspiring Navigators’ proclaims, it is our aim to challenge our students to achieve academic success, spiritual awareness and positive citizenship within a supportive Catholic environment. The St Brendan’s Board, staff and community remain committed to the principles of this vision, our stated values and beliefs and welcomes all who share this commitment to join our community.

2020 Catholic Special Character Report


On behalf of our St Brendan’s team, I welcome you to our community.  We look forward to rowing collaboratively with you during your family’s journey.


Haere mai, haere mai, nau mai haere mai! Tēnā koutou katoa!


God bless,


Veronica Sawers


At St Brendan's, our school values are as follows:

GRACE faith for website

Education in Faith, is experienced through the home, parish and school. To learn more about the Religious Education Curriculum and how as a parent you can help visit this link.