Pompallier Catholic School was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1958 in Kaitaia in the sub-tropical far north of the North Island of Kaitaia and is a decile 3 primary school. We are named for Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier, the first Bishop of New Zealand and we are proud of our Catholic tradition. With six classrooms, well-maintained grounds, an administration block, and a library, we are well resourced and cater for up to 174 students in years 1 to 8.
Students learn in a bright and welcoming environment where Gospel values and a caring, sharing family atmosphere is paramount.
Pompallier Catholic School has a proud history of academic excellence and is staffed by experienced and dedicated people. Our staff work in a collegial and collaborative team environment. The school is well resourced with a range of digital devices for the students to work with.
The school is blessed to have the St Joseph’s Parish Church on site, which is in close proximity for our many liturgical celebrations. Our students, past and present, are actively involved in many ways in the Parish.
As a school we are well supported by our families, the Parish and community. Our students are motivated keen learners who are high achievers and are involved in a wide range of scholastic and extra curricula activities.
Pompallier Catholic School is committed to providing quality education in which the values of Jesus Christ expressed through the Catholic faith are paramount and to promoting each person’s full growth in a continuing tradition of excellence.
Our vision is that every child is able to learn and take risks in a safe Christ-centered environment that focuses on these family and community values:
Aroha – Love, Atawhai – Mercy,
Tika – Integrity, Pono – Truth
It is through these Gospel values that we up hold our special character.
The school was founded in 1958 and our 50th Jubilee was celebrated in May 2008
Aroha - Love
Matthew 7:12 Always treat others as you would like them to treat you
Tika - Integrity
Psalms: 119:1 Happy are people of integrity who follow the law of the Lord
Pono - Truth
Ephesians 4:25 Let all of us speak truth to each other
Atawhai - Mercy
Micah 6:8 Do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God