St Pius X Catholic School Glen Innes - Advance in Faith, Hope, Love

Saint Pius X Catholic School is a  Full Primary school, with a maximum roll of 195 children, serving the Glen Innes and surrounding areas.  We were founded by the Holy Faith Sisters in 1958 and continue to follow this faith charism.

At St Pius X Catholic School, our committed and dedicated staff set high expectations for achievement and behaviour and aim to work in partnership with families to provide the best possible education for all our children. We are a school where children have positive and enjoyable learning experiences and want to learn. We are part of the Manaiakalani Community of Learning (CoL) which is leading the implementation of twenty-first century teaching and learning in New Zealand.  We are a digital school where all students from Years 4 to 8 use their own chromebook and younger students use technology as much as possible to enhance their learning. All students in our community  have access to free wireless internet at home through the Tamaki Learning Net.

2020 saw the completion of a total rebuild of all our facilities which will further enhance the innovative teaching and learning practices, already evident in our day to day operation.  

 "St Pius X Catholic School provides a happy, cohesive Catholic learning environment. The school has committed and passionate staff, a strengthening connection with the Parish, very supportive families and friendly children who love coming to school."

The senior children interviewed by the reviewers are a living testament that the school is achieving what the community aspires to in their Mission Statement:

'Excellence in Education: working together as a Catholic community.' 

The school provides an environment and many opportunities for each child to have a genuine and ongoing encounter with Christ, to grow in knowledge and understanding of Christ's teaching and to live a life of Christian witness within the Catholic Church."

 External Catholic Special Character Review,  February, 2017

"Sound governance, effective community partnership, a respectful and inclusive culture, and collaborative leadership practices are contributing to equitable outcomes for children."

"Leaders and teachers work alongside children and their parents to enhance children’s wellbeing and pastoral care needs and prepare them for learning. They have a strategic and individualised approach to meeting children’s needs. They value difference and diversity, promote children’s  language, culture and sense of identity and plan well for children’s strengths. Staff ensure that children have equitable access to resources, including digital devices, to enhance their learning."
"Teachers promote respectful learning relationships. Staff throughout the school promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for children and their families. Children engage well in their learning. They demonstrate a strong sense of belonging and appreciate the many leadership opportunities available to them."
Education Review Office St Pius X Catholic School (Glen Innes)          ERO External Evaluation August 2017