News by: St Mary's College

15 Sep
13 Sep

Smalltalk – TV3 Story

On Thursday night Our Young Enterprise group Smalltalk will be on Story TV3 at 7.00pm. Tune in to see the great job these girls are doing in promoting positivity in our community. Congratulations Smalltalk: Emily Jenner, Rosie Walsh, Beatrice Asuncion, Katie O’Hagan, Maria Helbano and Georgia Trass…we are very proud of you!

Mrs Marion Myers
HOD Economics & Accounting

15 Sep
13 Sep


Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings

We look forward to seeing you at St Mary’s College Fono on 15 Sept 2016 at 5.30pm in the College Library.  Come and hear the Victoria University and the Otago University Pacifica liaison officers presentations to students and parents followed by general PIPA business

Joyce Scanlon

12 Sep

St Mary’s College Staff Knitters

As winter wrapped its icy tentacles around Wellington, a group of staff from St Mary’s College, Wellington decided to knit blankets for the Wellington Women’s Refuge. Peggy squares were contributed from more than 20 staff, including daily relievers, first time knitters, old hands, spouses and even one male. For many, it was a nostalgic journey as we reflected on childhoods full of hand knitted garments and the leftover wool going into blankets. Some of the knitting was done at home but a companionable group gathered at lunchtimes in the staffroom to knit and it was a welcome break from “screen time”!

Towards the end, there was even a sense of competition as knitters strove to present stripier, and more colourful squares. It was a pleasure to do this project for a wonderful organisation and we hope it will become an annual event in our college.

Ms Jennie McInnes

12 Sep

1st XV Rugby

St Mary’s 1st XV rugby team is first Wellington girls school to make the Top Four national rugby competition.

They defeated last year’s champs, Hamilton Girls High School in the semi final 22-17. The final was against Southland Girls High School who were the eventual winners 46-29.

To make the Top Four was an outstanding achievement considering 2016 was the first year that St Mary’s College had embraced the 15 aside game.

Well done girls.  We are very proud of you!

8 Sep
8 Sep

Arts & Cultural Concert

There is an Arts & Cultural concert to be held in the school Hall at 6pm tonight.  All are welcome to attend.  Please bring a Gold Coin donation for Women’s Refuge.  There will be performances from Prima, Scholar, Irish dancers, solo singers, ukulele club, guitar ensemble, orchestra and more.  Approximate running time 1.5hrs.

5 Sep

Young NZ Writers

Congratulations to Justine Lim-Ranola for having her poem “The Seas” selected to be included in the Young NZ Writers’ Write Off Line 2016 book.  The book is called “Everyone’s a Winner” and is an anthology of NZ secondary school student short stories and poetry.

It will be available as an ebook and a print on demand from Amazon, on the 31st of October.  If you would like to pre-order a paper copy please email your details (name and address) to – you can pay by by direct debit to:

Young Tauranga Writers
03 1550 00061208 001

Each book is priced at $20 (plus $5 for postage).

30 Aug

Epic Day

Last Friday 12 Year 10 Economics girls attended “Epic Day” at the Royal Society.  This event was organised by Young Enterprise Trust and was sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Dairy NZ.

The day was intended to showcase the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial career opportunities available in our Primary Industries.  The girls pronounced the day “interesting and very worthwhile”.

29 Aug

Rugby 1st XV

Congratulations to the St Mary’s College 1st XV with a wonderful 58-12 win over Fielding High School at the Hurricanes Girls’ Rugby Regional Final.

We are the first Wellington girl’s team to qualify for the National Top 4 tournament.

The Girls National Top 4 starts this Friday in Palmerston North as St Mary’s play the defending champions, Hamilton Girls.  The winner progresses to the final on Sunday.

St Mary’s College first Wellington school to qualify for national rugby top four

29 Aug

Junior Premier Debating Semi Finals

The Junior Premier debating team of Catherine Ramoo, Samantha Samaniego and Aira Ngarimu won five out of six debates to reach the Semi Final of the debating competition. The team opposed the moot ‘That we should farm endangered species’. The girls confidently presented their arguments and rebutted with great enthusiasm. It was a close debate but unfortunately they were narrowly defeated by St Oran’s College. The girls can be proud of their accomplishments throughout the debating season. A highlight of their season was winning the Impromptu Cup debating tournament held on 7 August. Although this was the last debate of the year, there is a lot of talent in this team which bodes well for the years ahead.

Junior Premier Coach
Mrs Genevieve Herder.

27 Aug
23 Aug

1st XV Rugby vs Fielding High

St Mary’s College 1st XV rugby team will play Fielding High in the Hurricanes Zone final on Saturday 27 August at 11:30am at Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North