News by: St Mary's College

7 Jul
26 Jun

Grandparents’ Mass

You are warmly invited to attend our Grandparents’ Mass to be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on 7 July at 10.15am followed by morning tea.

30 Jun
26 Jun

Market Day

Market Day is this Friday at lunchtime in the gym! 85 Year 10 Economics students have been busy writing business plans, creating and now marketing their innovative products. 20 different little businesses have produced a range of fun and sustainable products including many healthy lunch options. Interested parents are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Mrs Myers
HOD Economics and Accounting

22 Jun

Parent Daughter Breakfast Photos

Photos taken at the parent daughter breakfast can now be downloaded from the following link;
Password: 2017
7 Jun

Young Enterprise Dragon’s Den

Congratulations to Blueprint who have made it into the Final of the Young Enterprise Dragon’s Den on June 20th.  The group were placed in the top 8 out of over 100 teams from Wellington, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa.

Mrs Myers
HOD Economics & Accounting

1 Jun

Young Enterprise

Congratulations to our four Young Enterprise teams, Be You Tiful Bagels, Blueprint, Calico and Co. and Wahine Toa, who all gave impressively professional presentations to the judging panel at Dragons’ Den.  You will be hearing a lot more about their innovative products (delicious new flavoured bagels, and environmentally inspired children’s story and colouring book based on Maori culture, a Nadia Lim designed calico shopping bag and a personal crisis security device) in the coming months!

Mrs Myers
HOD Economics & Accounting

1 Jun
24 May

Stage Challenge Tickets

If you are interested in going to Stage Challenge next week, below is the link to buy tickets. There are no sales through schools this year

If anyone is interested/available to come out and support the girls, that will be appreciated. Stage Challenge is one night only this year.
Mr Hurley
HOD Social Sciences
16 May

UN Speech Competition

Zita Keller (Year 12) represented the school in the United Nations Association Speech Award at St Andrews on the Terrace on May 12th.  The topic was: Is there a Role for Nuclear Weapons in today’s world. Zita spoke with courage and conviction, delivering a really well researched, impressive speech. Zita commented on the enriching learning experience of being a part of this competition and especially hearing the inspiring speeches from fellow students.

Ms Waldren
English Department

16 May

Learning Conversations

Dear Parents

You are invited to make a booking for learning conversations with your daughter’s subject teachers.  Learning conversations will be held on two dates:

Thursday 18 May for students A-L
Thursday 25 May for students M-Z

Five minute interviews with a break for all staff between 3.30pm and 4pm.

Venues: Tech Block or Hall

Booking Outage:
Bookings for students A-L will be closed at 7.00am on Thursday 18 May to allow teachers to prepare for the learning conversations that day between 1.30pm and 6.00pm

Bookings for students M – Z will re-open at 6.00pm on Thursday 18 May for Thursday 25 May for 1.30pm and 6.00pm

Conversations will take place between 1.30pm and 6.00pm on both days.  Normal lessons will be held each Thursday from Periods 1-4 and then your daughter will be released at 12.30pm.  It is recommended that your daughter attends the learning conversations with you.

Bookings are made by going to and inserting the following code: bjhj5

Dr Peter Sanders
Assistant Principal

2 Jun
15 May

Teacher Only Day – College Closed – Friday 2 June

There is a Teacher Only Day on Friday 2 June 2017.  The college will be closed.

12 May

Board of Trustees

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Board of Trustees has two parents interested in the vacant Parent Representative position on the Board.  Both of these parents have skills and attributes that are a good fit for our Board of Trustees.

We can have an election which would result in one of the parents being elected to the Board of Trustees.  The alternative is that the Board can discuss changing its constitution to allow six Parent Representatives to represent the community.  This would be a permanent change unless revoked.  Permission also needs to be sought from the Proprietor, and the Board of Trustees will do this.

If the Proprietor does not agree with this, the Board is required to proceed to an election for one position.  Similarly, if 10% or more of eligible voters expresses their opposition to this proposal at the upcoming Board meeting, an election will be required.

We hereby notify our parent community that we intend to discuss this matter at our Board of Trustees meeting which is to be held next Tuesday the 16th May at 6pm in the college Staffroom.  If any parents are interested in being part of this discussion, please come along to this meeting.

Kathy Sharpe
Chairperson, Board of Trustees