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Welcome to St Brigid’s School

Learning together with strength of character and gentleness of heart

Jennifer Ioannou

Kia ora koutou katoa

We are a Catholic multicultural school in the centre of Johnsonville. We believe that every child is unique and that all children bring gifts and talents that shape who they are and enable them to reach their potential.
We have a very collaborative and caring staff who work together to ensure that our children get the very best educational programmes and opportunities.
We value the partnership with parents and caregivers and encourage them to contribute to the growth of the school.

We have a passion for maths and science, and are particularly strong in environmental science where children are given lots of opportunity to grow their understanding about the world around them in practical ways.

We offer a range of music, cultural, leadership and sporting activities. All of this is underpinned by our Catholic Character which teaches children to respect, forgive and show kindness in their words and actions.
Our vision “to learn together with strength of character and gentleness of heart” helps us grow children who are future focused, kind-hearted and lifelong learners.

We warmly invite you to contact us to find out more, or to arrange a visit to experience St Brigid’s School.  We look forward to meeting you.

Jennifer Ioannou, Principal



We aim to provide a high quality education for our students within a caring and respectful environment.
We strongly believe that:
Every child can and will achieve.
All children are entitled to high-quality education and a balanced curriculum.
Collectively and individually we can make a difference to children’s learning.

We are an integrated Catholic full primary school for students who live in the Northern suburbs.
We have a close association with the St Francis of Assisi Parish, Ohariu which encompasses our 3 local churches:
St Peter & Paul’s, Johnsonville
St Andrew’s, Newlands
St Benedict’s, Khandallah

Our school crest is a modern logo recently designed from the symbol of the cross of the Brigidine Sisters who have been connected with our school since its inception in 1929 and its rebuilding in 1988.
As such, the school is proud of its rich history and constantly seeks to further enhance its Catholic character.


9-11 Phillip St, Johnsonville
Wellington 6037
Phone: 04 478 6516

Principal: Jennifer Ioannou
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Admin Team
Lynne Candiliotis (Executive Manager)
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Denise Govind (School Secretary)
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Term Three:
Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September
Term Four:
Monday 17 October – Thursday 15 December

Term One:
Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April

(NB: 1&2 February are Whānau Conferences)

Term Two:
Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3
Monday 17 July – 22 September
Term 4
Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December