St Patrick's Kaiapoi is an integrated full primary Catholic school offering education with a special character to children from Year 1 to 8. Established in 1926 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, the school is an integral part of St Peter Chanel Parish, Waimakariri. A special feature of our school is the care and concern evident amongst its members and the supportive atmosphere prevailing throughout our community.

The Mission sisters' values of caring, co-operating and called to others, underpin our school philosophy which focuses on our learners being confident, and inquiring self-managers. The St Patrick's Board of Trustees is committed to providing our learners with many up to date educational resources to enhance our learning environment.

We aim to foster the talents and abilities of each individual student, while encouraging them to live their lives according to the values and teachings of Jesus Christ.