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Good today, better tomorrow

Haere mai, St Mary’s School welcomes you

St Mary’s is a Catholic School teaching children from New Entrants to Year 6. Our school is founded in the Mercy and Gospel values; they come from the words and letters of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Mercy Sisters/ Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa who started St Mary’s School:
  • Love: We belong to God, all in us is His
  • Faith: Put your whole confidence in God
  • Hope: Good today, better tomorrow

Our Values


We belong to God, all in us is his


Good today, better tomorrow


Put you whole confidence in God


Once again, our Home and School Committee is absolutely blown away by the generosity of our whānau and their sharing of talent, recipes, time and skills. Children learn from what they see and hear around them, they learn by watching what we do. As such, our children are blessed to be living and learning in such a vibrant and giving community.

The school staff is especially grateful to the dedicated committee. They worked together to achieve more as a group than any individual possibly could. There’s more than 400 pages of recipes that have been cooked, written up and photographed with love and care.

The book costs $50 and has received rave reviews. Books can be ordered at the school office or online by contacting the Treasurer of the Home and School Association, Mr Drew Goater at drewgoater@gmail.com who can process your payment and promptly post your book(s) anywhere in the world.


Our school is an essential part of the Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Sunday Mass is celebrated every week at 9am and once a term the whole school joins the parish and leads the celebration.

Our St Mary’s family is part of the parish family; we believe parents are the first teachers in faith, are supported by the parish and the school to help the children follow their growth journey. We work closely with the parish office to develop and deliver the Sacramental programmes, particularly Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

2021 Sacramental programme begins with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lessons begin at the 9am Mass on Sunday 28th February. If you would like your child to be part of this group please complete a form that you will find at the back of the Church, the parish office or the school office.

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Futsal Term 3 (New Entrant to Year 6) entries.

Fri Jun 18 12:48pm


Whānau Hui 22nd June 6pm- Hey there please come along to this Hui – You are all very welcome!

Thu Jun 17 08:03pm



Year 5 and 6 Girls Only Touch Term 3

Mon Jun 14 11:03am



Reminder: Tomorrow is our whole School Mass & Confirmation – Sunday 13th June 2021

Sat Jun 12 07:18pm

Bishop Michael Dooley will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 30 children from our school and parish. Can all St Mary’s children please meet in the school quad at 9:45am in school uniform. Can Confirmation candidates please meet in the Church foyer at 9:45am. Thank you 😊

Girls Only Year 5 and 6 Indoor Touch – Term 3 – more info in google form attached.

Wed Jun 09 10:46am



No lunch orders tomorrow- due to teacher only day at St Peter’s. Thanks

Thu Jun 03 04:24pm

Newsletter T2 W5 2021

Wed Jun 02 04:38pm



Reminder: Combo Mufti Day tomorrow Friday 21st May

Thu May 20 04:16pm



Cross Country 2021

Thu May 20 03:39pm

What a ripper day for a Cross Country! To all our parent helpers who helped make today possible and the support crew who joined us to cheer our kids on, a massive thank you!  After an awful week of rain and chilly mornings followed by sun and 15 degrees today, I better also thank the big guy upstairs for turning on the weather for us – we’ll keep you on.

Finally, a massive ka pai to all our competitors who raced today (whether that was competitively, non-competitively or as part of a relay), your resilience, determination and sportsmanship made us all very proud. 

On that note, here are today’s results. We have an Eastern sports meeting later next week so once all the details of the day are confirmed, I will send home what you need to know. The confirmed date is Thursday 10th of June and it will be run at the Field Days Site again. Unfortunately, only children who will be 10 or 11 by the end of the year are eligible to compete.


Whoops, that wee number came out a day early. Cross Country is still tomorrow (Thursday 20th) not today. Coffee cart will be there from 1145

Wed May 19 08:38am

REMINDER school photos tomorrow…..

Tue May 18 07:44pm

REMINDER school photos tomorrow Wednesday 19th- please ensure children are in correct uniform. Family photos will be taken over the lunch break starting at 12.30pm. Thanks 😊

Reminder: Whole School Cross Country this Thursday 20th May

Tue May 18 11:24am

The first race will be starting at approximately 12.00pm. It will only be postponed if the grounds are closed due to flooding or if there are extreme weather conditions.
Please have your child come to school dressed in their P.E. gear, sports shoes and jacket/polar fleece. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure they have this with them.
All children in the senior girl’s and senior boy’s races (year 5 and 6) will be competing for Cross Country trophies, donated by the Pearce Family.
Running Order:
Races 1 & 2: Bellbird and Kereru (NE/Y1) – Girls followed by boys.
Races 3 & 4: Tui and Ruru (Y2) – Girls follwed by boys.
Races 5 & 6: Kea and Piwakawaka (Y3/Y4) – Girls followed by boys.
Races 7 & 8 (including non-competitive and non-competitive relay): Moa, Takahe and Kiwi (Y5/6) – Girls followed by boys.

Reminder: Combo Mufti Day Friday 21st May

Mon May 17 01:33pm



Combo Mufti Day Friday 21st May

Mon May 10 01:22pm



Year 5 and 6 Cross Country Entries …

Mon May 10 11:37am

As you may know, this year we have added 2 new sections for our year 5 and 6’s to enter at Cross Country. This is a different way of running our cross country and part of a new initiative through the team at Gore and Districts Made to Move. This year children will have the opportunity to choose from the following sections …

Non-Competitive Relay

Later this week I will send out a google form to all our year 5 and 6 students to fill out and choose the section they would like to compete in. To ensure there are no issues/confusion/disappointed parents and upset children on the day, it would be great if you could talk to your child about what section it would be best for them to enter before they fill out the form. There is more information about what each section will look like below. 

From our school vision ‘We suspend judgement, by trying things out before we put things down.  We are flexible and open minded and support people with new ideas.

Children leave St Mary’s with confidence that they can manage themselves and achieve their goals …’

Thanks for your continued support around this event. We’re really looking forward to seeing lots of you there. 

Cross Country Sections

Competitive – if you want to be eligible for Eastern (10 and 11 year old as at 31st Dec 2021 only unfortunately) you must enter this section. In this section you also have the opportunity to win the Pearce Family Trophy for first year 5 and 6 boy or first year 5 and 6 girl. This is a 2km track.

Non-competitive – You will walk to the half way point with Miss Bond and start from there, finishing in the same spot as everyone else. This is a 1km track. Results will not be recorded and you will not be eligible for Eastern Cross Country. 

Non-competitive relay – Three people per team (not 2 or 4 as this will not work). Your first runner will start at the start line, the second runner will start a third of the way around the track and your last runner will start two thirds of the way around the track and cross the finish line. Each runner will run approximately 660m (less than 1km).


Mallory Hood

Deputy Principal and Sports Coordinator

Newsletter T2 W1 2021

Fri May 07 03:59pm



Cross Country – Parent helper form attached (just involves encouraging the kids and keeping them heading the right way)

Wed Apr 14 11:29am



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