Category: News

13 Apr

2018 Assessment Calendar now Live

The internal assessment calendar for senior students is now available in the NCEA Information section of the school website. The calendar is viewable by students and parents and can be updated by teachers if due dates change.

Click here to see the Calendar. Or go to the NCEA Information section of this website and click on 2018 Internal Assessment Calendar.

12 Apr

Sacramental Programme

There is the opportunity for any girl who wishes to receive the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation – to be part of a programme next term.

Girls may receive all three sacraments or any they may have missed out on.

If you are interested please see Mrs Sklenars in the Religious Studies Office which is next to Room 5.

If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Donne Sklenars

Director of Religious Studies

12 Apr

O’Shea 2018

St Mary’s O’Shea Team 2018

The following girls have been selected for the O’Shea Team this year which is being held at St Catherine’s College Kilbirnie.  This competition is held between the 17 Catholic Secondary Colleges in the Wellington and Palmerston North Diocese. Each year the competition is hosted by one of the Colleges and this year it is at St Catherine’s.


Below is a link to the Programme for the weekend.  We invite you to come and support us over the weekend at the various events.  The only event that requires a ticket is the Religious Drama on the Saturday night.  However these tickets are very limited.



Samantha Samaniego

Sophie Kane

Hannah McGinty


Religious Questions

Min Xin Lee

Anna Bejoy

Kayley Hamlyn


Religious Drama

Bri Mitchell

Josephine Paxie

Anna Rogers

Shana Corkill

Zoe Simpson



Isabelle Pou



Madeline Pigou-Williams


Scripture Reading – English

Sophie Kane


Scripture Reading – Te Reo Maori

Evie Henderson


Junior Prepared

Regina Fernandes


O’Shea Shield Programme 2018 for schools.docx

4 Apr

Year 12 and 13 Art History Sculpture Walk

On March 26th, the Art History students did an early morning sculpture walk looking at sculpture in public places in central Wellington. The walk took in Civic Square and the City to Sea bridge, Lambton Quay, the Cable Car and then down through the Botanical Gardens to be back at school in time for morning tea.  We were interested in looking at connections between the sculptures and their environments as well as the stories they tell of this place and our past.












Ms Waldren
Art History Teacher

28 Mar

Social Media Safety – Community Evening

Are you concerned about your daughter’s use of social media?

Do you want to know what parents can do to help their children stay safe online?

Come and listen to Mark Knowles, a Cyber Security Professional, deliver an interactive session to help you ensure your daughter is being safe online.

When: Wednesday 11th April, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Where: St Mary’s College Hall
Who: Parents/caregivers and students welcome
What: Please arrive from 5.30pm for tea/coffee and nibbles courtesy of our PTFA before our speaker begins at 6.00pm

Please RSVP by following this link:

14 Mar

Entertainment Books 2018

The PTFA is once again selling the Entertainment Book. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please use the link below to order.

13 Mar

PTFA Notices


New Treasurer needed: Our fantastic Treasurer is moving on now that her daughter has left the school. If you are able to assist the PTFA in this capacity please let us know urgently at;

Any parents/friends or family interested in participating on the committee, or wanting to meet us to discover what we do are welcome to come along. We are always keen to hear new ideas and to receive feedback to help us do the best we can for the students.

Draft PTFA Event Calendar 2018

 Each year the PTFA has two goals. Firstly, to raise money for the school and secondly, to provide opportunities for families and friends of the school to gather as a community.

 We are finalising dates for our significant events over the next month and will let you know once the dates are set.

March:  Fundraiser
             Donation scheme request sent out

March- August:  Fundraiser
                          Entertainment Book available to purchase

Mid June:  Community Event
Parent/Daughter Breakfast at Parliament

August/September:  Major Fundraiser and Community Event

December:  Fundraiser
                   Parking for the Thorndon Fair

How can you help the PTFA to help the school?

  • We are looking for an inspirational speaker for our Breakfast at Parliament this year – let us know if you have a contact that might be of use.
  • We are developing a database of contacts that might be useful for sponsorship and donations for our raffles and auctions. If you think you can help or know someone that might fit into this category, please contact us at:
  • Like our Facebook page We’ll keep it up-to-date with information about upcoming events.
  • Join the PTFA as a committee member, or a helper (to be called upon to help with events).
  • Support our Hill’s Angels initiative. This is a small group of people that provide meals to be distributed to School families in times of challenge. It’s a way of providing support and care to our community.
  • Come along to fundraising events and bring your friends!

We look forward to opportunities to meet with you at events during the year. We will do our very best to ensure we keep you up to date with what we have planned. Upcoming events and information can be found on our Facebook page or on the school website. Please make sure to ‘Like’ our page.

27 Feb

Loving Vincent

Year 12/13 Art History Field trip
Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn

On Friday, February 16, we went on our first Art History Field trip to see the film Loving Vincent, the first ever entirely oil-painted animation feature film. Set 12 months after the death of Vincent van Gogh, it tells the story of the life, death and artistic legacy.

The painterly brushwork made the animation come alive and many of the works of Van Gogh were recognisable throughout. It was a really good way to get new students of Art History into the spirit of the subject.

Ms Waldren
Art History Teacher