St Patrick's School

St Patrick’s School is a Catholic integrated, multicultural school catering for boys & girls from Year 1 to Year 8. The school is one of the oldest in Auckland, founded by a group of Fencibles in 1848 who arrived on the ship ‘Clifton’.

March 12, 2019

St Patrick's School was was taken over in 1904 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and continues to have a strong Mission ethos today with a close association to the Mission Sisters.

Principal Carmel Bullôt approached us to create a consistent modern look in order to attract new pupils. She explained it was important that the history of St Patrick’s School was reflected in the developed concepts by retaining the historical elements found in the older brand.

We presented two concepts to the school board. In the chosen concept, the edges of the shield were smoothed out, and the overall shape was simplified to create a modern look supported by a strong, bold uppercase font. The symbol from the current logo was been reworked so the ‘P’ and the ‘S’ are clearer and easily identified, while still retaining the interlocking elements of the original icon.

Before & after logo snapshots.

After developing the logo to the final stage we created the supporting brand collateral and signage. Stationery, an information booklet, a 2-fold DL flyer and certificates were created within the new brand. The result was a clean and fresh look and feel, featuring images of children’s faces from varied ethnicities. Yellow and blue colours were added to the brand palette, and a descriptor added to represent what St Patrick’s school is all about — ‘Quality Education in our Catholic Character’.

Following on from the fresh new look of the brand, we designed and developed a new website for them. Their old website was built on Wordpress, on which they had a lot of trouble updating information. So we built their new website in the more user-friendly content management system Webflow.

Visit the St Patrick's School website at saintpatricks.school.nz

St Patrick's School Website Link


“St Patrick’s School has been educating the children of Panmure and surrounding areas for nearly 170 years. The time had come to update how we presented ourselves to the school and wider community. We had been exploring a range of options when an email arrived introducing No9. On further investigation we liked what we saw! Working with the team from No9 has been great. They took the time to get to know the people, the site, the local situation; recognising our history and the strategic goals driving the process. No question or suggestion from us has been too trivial or insignificant. We never felt rushed to make decisions — time for us to consult and reflect was a ‘given’ part of the relationship. Yet, I was impressed with how promptly No9 actioned decisions once they were made. Our new look respects our long and proud history, as well as being fresh and inviting. Thank you.”

– Carmel Bullôt, Principal of St Patrick’s School

Scope of work
Design

Logo Design

Brand Guidelines

Stationery Design

Web

Web Design & Development

Print

Folded DL Brochures

A5 Certificates

Business Cards

Information Booklet Covers

Site Signage

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