Our Learning

Mission Statement
To provide a quality education in a Catholic environment, working with the family to support the whole person.



St. Mary's School offers a quality Catholic education which challenges students to strive for standards of personal excellence.


We offer...

  • a complete education; academic, physical, social, cultural and spiritual
  • focus on achievement of personal excellence high expectations for student achievement and behaviour
  • Teachers committed to contemporary educational practice focused teaching of the basics; literacy (reading and writing) numeracy and digital literacy
  • A wide variety of digital devices throughout classrooms (ipads, laptops, Interactive and Mimio boards
  • Digital classrooms operate from Year 5-8 (one digital device per student)
  • Library Information Centre
  • vibrant and stimulating classroom environments
  • teaching of Languages; Maori, Japanese, French, German and Spanish
  • participation in New Zealand University and International Academic Competitions
  • student leadership opportunities
  • expansive and attractive grounds with a variety of playground features
  • a very wide range of sporting codes
  • environmental and sustainability education



 We are here not only to teach your child, but to support you also. 

School, church and home form a triangle - working together for your child.




Education Review Office Report - December 2016