Through our values of Joyfulness, Curiosity, Compassion and Commitment, 
we strive to learn and achieve within a caring Catholic community.

St Gerard's is a Decile 9  state integrated Roman Catholic School with a maximum roll of 180 pupils.   As at 30th April 2018 we have 138 fantastic pupils with six classrooms.   

Our students come from Alexandra as well as the greater Alexandra area, including Clyde, Omakau and Earnscleugh.  We foster a close relationship with the parish of Saint John the Baptist and the wider community through our outreach programmes. Pupils take part in and celebrate Feast Days, liturgies, class and school masses. The teachings of Jesus permeate our curriculum and everything we say and do.

Being a small school allows us to foster a family atmosphere and we are blessed to have a strongly committed PTA and Board of Trustees. 

The Board of Trustees is committed to small class sizes and engages the services of qualified and experienced teachers, a reading recovery teacher, music specialist, teacher of Maori, and very experienced teacher aides to meet the individual learning needs of our students. 

All children actively participate in faith, academic, cultural, social and sporting activities to the best of their abilities, aiming always for excellence. 

Being a reconciliation faith we believe and practice restorative justice. 

If your family has a connection with the Catholic Church, you may have preference of enrolment; our role is open for 5% non-preference.


The Mercy Sisters were
 foundered in 1831 by Catherine McAuley in Ireland. The sisters were to work among the poor and destitute, 
especially with women and children.  The story of St Gerard’s is intertwined with the story of the Sisters of Mercy who established five schools in the diocese between 1897 and 1912.  

Without the courage the willingness of these pioneer women St Gerard’s would not have flourished to be the great success it is today.