News and Events

24 May
22 May
18 May

Young Enterprise Success

Jessica Reiher, Year 12, has been chosen as one of the Wellington representatives for the Young Enterprise weekend business challenge Enterprise in Action at the end of June.
17 May
16 May

Fiafia Night

St Mary’s College Polynesian group are holding a Fiafia Night on the 24th of May.  Details follow.

11 May

PTFA News – April 2018

2018 Calendar Dates:

13 June 7am – 9am  Parent / Daughter Breakfast at Parliament.
Speaker:  Alexia Hilbertidou, “Girlboss”, the 2017 Young Woman of Influence and 2018 Queens Young Leader Medal recipient.

We are very excited to announce the speaker at this year’s Parent Daughter Breakfast – Check Alexia out at  or  GirlBoss NZ

24th August               Major Fundraiser

October/November   Evening at school – TBC

December                  Thorndon Fair Car Parking

We are eager to grow our committee and would love new members. We meet the first Tuesday of each month and would welcome anyone keen to join the crew.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday 1st May in the staffroom at 7pm.

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Let us know if you are able to help with our events, this could be through baking, helping set up or pack down, or just giving a couple of hours to help out.

Your support of the PTFA last year enabled the College to purchase;

  • 10 chromebooks,
  • classroom blinds & gym window film,
  • classroom projectors, and to upgrade the amp & speakers in the AV room, electronic piano for assemblies in the gymnasium,
  • 6 wall screen TV’s for the school notices to be shown around the school
  • The engraved Mercy values in the Front foyer.

We have also set money aside from last year’s auction to be used towards the outfitting of the Modern Learning Environments when the new block of classrooms is built.  

This year, funds raised will be used by the College to purchase additional chromebooks, sports equipment for break times and supporting other initiatives within the school such as the redecoration of the year 13 common room and a Student Council mural.

Don’t forget that the Entertainment Books are available for purchase through the College.  See the College website for the link, or click below:

We would like to once again thank the Lion Foundation for their grant to the College last year.  It enabled the purchase of outdoor seating.  The tables are a huge hit and have become an area where the students gather before and during school.

Thank you to those families that have provided meals for the PTFA freezer. Please let us know if you would also like to support those in times of need through our ‘Hills Angels’ initiative.  Contact us on if you are able to assist by providing a meal for the freezer.

As a service to our school community, the PTFA have set up a second-hand uniform shop. Our goal is to assist families by providing access to reasonably priced second-hand garments. All money raised will go directly back to the school as part of the PTFA fundraising efforts

We would love your donations of uniform items, including shoes that you have outgrown or no longer need. We would also be happy to sell old junior maths calculators.  If you have any clean and tidy items to donate, we ask that you drop them to the school office. Anyone wishing to purchase items please email Marie:

4 May
1 May

Young Enterprise Success

One of our Young Enterprise teams “The Final Straw” has just been awarded 2nd place in the Term One Regional Challenge.
The team submitted a comprehensive analysis of their extensive market research, accompanied by a lively video of interviews with potential customers.
Congratulations to the team who gained  the maximum points available for their very professional entry.
23 Apr

Board Vacancy


Director, Board of Proprietors St Mary’s College Wellington Ltd.

Are you interested in gaining experience as a Director on a Board?

Then this position might well be for you!

The Proprietor Board, St Mary’s College Wellington represents Nga Whaea Atawhai o
Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand as partners in their mission. It is responsible, under
the Integration Act 1975 for two key areas, namely:

 the supervision, preservation and safe-guarding of the Special Catholic Character and
Mercy Charism of St Mary’s College, Wellington and
 the development and implementation of strategy for capital works and maintenance
of St Mary’s College, Wellington.

We are looking for additional Directors to join the Board; applicants of good character who
demonstrate integrity and honesty in all aspects of their lives, who are passionate advocates
of quality education for young women, and who are able to uphold the Catholic Character of
the College. You will have suitable experience, knowledge and skills to bring to the Board
table, will be willing to undertake ongoing professional development, and commit to
attending the monthly meetings of the Board.

The Board would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have:

 Strong connections to Maori and or Pacifica communities
 Marketing, Public Relations or Communications experience
 Construction or Property Management expertise

Whilst the St Mary’s College Proprietor Board is a voluntary Board, it does offer you an
opportunity to engage in Mercy Governance, a professional development partnership with
the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and to work in this worthwhile but challenging
environment with a group of hard-working, dynamic people who are committed to ensuring
the best outcomes for the students and staff of St Mary’s College.

If this sounds like you, or you would like further information please contact Claire Byrne,
Chair, St Mary’s College Proprietor Board. Her details are as follows: 04 916 7483