Cardinal McKeefry School is a Year 1-8 urban Catholic primary school situated 15 minutes from Wellington city centre in the suburb of Wilton. We are easily accessed from Wilton Road by the nearby suburbs of Crofton Downs , Wadestown, Northland, Kelburn and the city end of Karori. Our school is on the school bus route from both Karori, Johnsonville, Crofton Downs and a short walk down the hill from the Northland Rd and Pembroke Rd bus stops.
Bus Schedules outside Cardinal McKeefry School:
Public: Number 14
School Buses: https://www.metlink.org.nz/on-our-way/wellington-city/travelling-to-school-in-wellington-city-changes-to-public-transport/ scroll to the bottom of the page to find the school buses servicing our school gate. Search the route number to identify pick up and drop off times.
Pick up from Pembroke Road accessed by walking track behind Cardinal McKeefry School.
Public Bus 22 Johnsonville – Mairangi – Kelburn – Wellington Station
Public bus: 18e – Miramar & Karori via Universities change to 22 Johnsonville – Mairangi – Kelburn – Wellington Station at Zelandia
Cardinal McKeefry School welcomes and enrols Year 1 – 8 students from Otari Catholic Parish (St Thomas More and St Teresa’s Churches), and neighbouring parishes, the wider city and surrounding suburbs. We are a vibrant school community and pride ourselves on developing independent learners. We consistently provide:
Cardinal McKeefry school has limited spaces available for children who are not Catholic.
Christian Values – Future Focussed – Love of Learning
In recognising the uniqueness of each child, we work together towards the development of our students on their spiritual and learning journeys.
Family Spirit Love of Work In the Way of Mary Simplicity Presence
Cardinal McKeefry Catholic Primary School aims to provide a safe, happy, caring, creative and equitable learning environment for staff and students. Our programmes offer a sound basis in curriculum areas and provide opportunities for students to achieve and excel through a variety of worthwhile learning experiences.
Where we are
We are part of the Otari Catholic Parish of Northland, Wilton and Karori.
We offer excellent, easy and safe access to our school. In fact, when you see our spacious school grounds you may well think that you are in the country. The front of our school comprises a large grassed area, bordered by trees, junior and senior adventure playgrounds. In the centre is an asphalted area which includes netball and basketball courts. Across the road is a sports ground, Ian Galloway Park, which we also often access.
Our buildings incorporate spacious, light, well resourced teaching spaces, a superbly stocked library, a central internal assembly hall, a reception and administration area.