St Joseph’s School is one of 2 schools in a rural town and one of 7 in the close surrounding districts. It was established by the Josephite Nuns to serve the Roman Catholic parish of St Mary’s. The rural activity surrounding Taihape is a mixture of sheep and beef. Taihape is a typical mix of socio-economic levels found in most rural centres throughout New Zealand.
At St Joseph’s school we believe that everyone is a learner. We support each other in our life-long quest to gain new knowledge, improve our skills and develop our talents. We have the confidence to give things a go and innovate in a climate of respect and forgiveness.