St. Mary's is a full Yr 1 - 8 Primary School in the Catholic Parish of Hastings.
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. Students are prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in partnership with the Parish. Some of the major Liturgical Celebrations include :
As witnesses to Jesus Christ we live by the Gospel Values of:
GodOurselvesOther peopleOur environment
Our friendship with GodThe things we doThe words we speakWhat we think
GodOur friendsOur classmatesOur teachersOur families