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“Anō te ātaahua o ngā waewae o te hunga kawe mai i te rongo whakahari o ngā mea papai” 
Rōma 10:15-17
“How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news” 
Romans: 10:15-17

Kia Ora, Ni Hao, Malo e lelei, Hallo, Kamusta, Namaste, Talofa, Hello,

Nau mai haere mai ki te kura ō Hāto Hohepa

Ko Betty Brown tōku ingoa

After 28 years working and leading in International Schools throughout the world, it is a pleasure to return to NZ alongside my family.  I feel privileged to be leading a school whose philosophy is close to my own. A school that provides quality, intentional learning experiences and authentic encounters with Christ.

Like Dr. Ross Greene: Renowned child psychologist, I believe that ‘learners do well if they can’. It is my responsibility to ensure every student under my care does just that. Ensuring they feel safe, supported and make excellent progress in their learning is a shared goal which is achieved by building capacity in our staff.

E hara taku toa i te toa taki tahi, engari he toa takatini” 

“Our strength is not ours alone, but as part of a collective”

In my spare time, I like to get close to nature by walking – My family have been heard saying I must be part ‘Massai’. I treasure every moment I get to spend with my family. 

I look forward to getting to know you and sharing this learning journey with you all.

Mā te Atua e manaaki

Betty Brown

Our Vision

Our school vision encompasses our desire to help develop the whole child during their time at our school. By remaining true to our Catholic faith and Catholic Character we are guided in how we work with students and our community.

We aim to model what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the hope that every child is treated in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity/mana.

In doing so, the pupils will carry this into their daily lives beyond the gates of the school and in all interactions with others.


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Latest Notifications

Holy Trinty Parish Newsletter

Fri Feb 03 09:28am


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Bus students: Please advise the office of which days your child is on the afternoon bus for Term 1 2023. Thank you

Mon Jan 30 10:31am

Welcome back message from Betty Brown

Sun Jan 29 05:08pm


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Holy Trinty Parish Newsletter

Fri Jan 27 10:41am



Parish Newsletter January 2023

Fri Jan 20 11:55am


Your child’s back to school stationery class list is ready to go at:

Fri Jan 06 07:33pm



School Reports

Thu Dec 15 09:30am

End of Year School Reports will go out this afternoon, they should be in a sealed envelope, please check your child’s bag.

If your child is away please collect reports from the office by 1 pm tomorrow

Buses are not running tomorrow

Thu Dec 15 09:07am


Wed Dec 14 02:22pm

PIES – the PFG has a number of pies and muffins to sell cheaply before the end of the term. Please get in touch if you would like some.

Prices are below and limited numbers so it’s first in. Chocolate muffins – $20 for a box of 20 (not selling individually sorry)

Sausage rolls – $10 for 7 sausage rolls (this is all we have left)

Potato top pies – $14 for a box of 6 (not selling individually sorry)

To be paid into the bank account of the PFG and to be collected tomorrow or Friday at the latest. Please contact us on this page or talk to one of the committee members at school.


Wed Dec 14 09:16am



St Josephs School Waipukurau – Prize Giving 2022 – Thursday 15, Dec

Tue Dec 13 10:31am

Our Prizegiving ceremony will commence at 1 PM in our parish church. This will be followed by a treat for our tamariki which includes water! – Without giving too much away, can all tamariki and adults who would like to get ‘wet’ please bring your togs or a change of clothes and a towel.

Raffle Tickets

Mon Dec 12 02:04pm

Don’t forget to get those raffle tickets and money back to the office by lunchtime on Wednesday to be in the draw to win one of our awesome prizes.

Yr 8 Subway Lunch

Mon Dec 12 09:07am

Kassi’s parents will be shouting the year 8’s a subway lunch tomorrow.

Holy Trinity Parish Newsletter

Fri Dec 09 12:09pm


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Miniball 09.12.22 Yr 5/6 vs Tiko Tactix 5pm CHB College Yr 3/4 VS Terrace Tornados 7.30pm War Memorial

Thu Dec 08 11:00am

Your child’s back to school class list is ready to go at:

Mon Dec 05 09:33am




Fri Dec 02 12:01pm

If your child has played Miniball or Touch this term, can you please make sure their sports tops are returned by the end of next week. We still have a few outstanding tops from the Interschool Cross Country and Athletics. Please check those drawers!

Holy Trinity Parish Newsletter

Fri Dec 02 11:50am


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Newsletter Week 7 Term 4

Wed Nov 30 02:20pm



Movie Night This Friday

Wed Nov 30 12:18pm


A reminder of school accounts

Mon Nov 28 02:32pm

We ask that you please attend to these accounts before the end of the year. Payments can be made at the school office (cash) or by direct credit. If you wish to discuss these, please contact Betty or Sarah J. 

Holy Trinity Parish Newsletter

Fri Nov 25 09:19am


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Touch Finals *No St Joseph’s yr 7 & 8 games as they are away on a school trip

Fri Nov 25 08:26am


Miniball 25.11.22 Yr 5/6 vs Otane Oosh 3.30pm CHB College Yr 3/4 No Game Waipawa defaulted

Fri Nov 25 08:22am

Newsletter Week 6 Term 4

Wed Nov 23 02:17pm



Shearing Fundraiser at the Malcolm’s is all go tomorrow!!

Fri Nov 18 03:47pm

Running from 7am till after midday anyone can drop by anytime for a look, please bring your kids

Miniball 18.11.22 Yr 5/6 vs Omakere 6.00pm CHB College Yr 3/4 vs Terrace Turbos 7.30pm War Memorial

Wed Nov 16 12:23pm

Touch practice is cancelled after school

Fri Nov 11 02:50pm

Holy Trinity Parish Newsletter

Fri Nov 11 09:05am


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Miniball 11.11.22

Fri Nov 11 08:43am

Yr 5/6 BYE
Yr 3/4 vs Waipukurau Magic 8.00pm War Memorial


Thu Nov 10 09:21am


If your child is absent from school for any reason including being late, please notify us either with a phone call or by our School App.

It is most important that parents and staff know of children’s whereabouts at all times.  Each morning and afternoon the roll is taken and absences noted.  If a child is absent without explanation the school will endeavour to contact caregivers to ensure child safety.


Wed Nov 09 02:08pm

Newsletter Week 4 Term 4

Wed Nov 09 01:58pm



School Photos

Tue Nov 08 06:21pm

Parents have been emailed their child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2022 School Photos.       ***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 20 NOVEMBER ***