St Peter Chanel School

Children of the School and Parish
Children of the School and Parish

Catholic Primary School

Te Rapa – Hamilton – NZ

Catering for children from new entrants to year 8. Contact the Parish Priest to apply for a preferential enrolment certificate.

School Principal
Mr Nick Quinn
Director – Religious Studies
Mrs Natalie Overmayer
(07) 849 3734
849 4183

Special Features

The School reinforces the Catholic beliefs, practices and values taught at home. These values pervade all areas of the school curriculum.

  • Firm, positive discipline, with high standards of behaviour, are expected.
  • Self-respect and consideration of others is stressed.
  • Students wear a uniform.
  • Additional Assistance programmes funded by the Board of Trustees are designed to cater for students with learning difficulties and those that need extension.
  • High quality learning programmes and a dedicated and highly qualified staff.
  • All children are encouraged to participate in sports.
  • Regular outdoor education activities including school camps are organised.

School and Community

St Peter Chanel School places great value on the excellent support we have with the school and parish communities. Various activities such as sports' days, social and cultural functions are popular and well attended. The School is governed by a very able Board of Trustees.

Te Rapa is 6 kilometers (4 miles) north-west of Hamilton in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the home of a famous race course, one of the largest dairy factories in the world and Te Rapa Waterworld's awesome hydroslide.

The P.T.F.A. is a valued parent support group. They organise an annual Gala Day and many other fundraising events. They have a sub-group which welcomes new families into the community and acknowledges significant events in the lives of members of the school community.

Our school has strong links with the parish and our priests are an important part of the school community. Our students attend Mass regularly and take part in liturgies on special occasions.

The Parish of St Peter Chanel, Te Rapa, in the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, New Zealand