St. Mary's is a full Yr 1 - 8 Primary School in the Catholic Parish of Hastings. The Parish Priest is Fr Vince Onesi, assisted by Fr Nathanial Brazil.
At our School the traditions and practices of the Catholic Church are learnt and experienced. The Gospel Values of Jesus Christ, including love, compassion and forgiveness, contribute to a school community who care about the family, about New Zealand society and about the world. Mary, the Mother of God, is our Patron Saint.
In the Religious Education Curriculum our students learn about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, The Church, the Sacraments and the Communion of Saints.
Prayer is an integral part of daily school life and our students attend Mass regularly in the Madonna Maria Chapel on our school site.
Children are prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in partnership with the Parish.
Some of the major Liturgical Celebrations include :
- Ash Wednesday
The Feast of the Assumption
St. Mary's Feast Day
As witnesses to Jesus Christ we live by the Gospel Values of :
- RESPONSIBILITY - for
Our friendship with God
The things we do
The words we speak
What we think
- RECONCILIATION - with
THIS IS ST. MARY'S