News and Events



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.

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Senior Practice Exam Week

Practice Exams for senior students are running from the 22nd to the 26th of August. Here is the important information you need to know.

  • All senior students only have to come to school for their examination.
  • All senior students must come to school in uniform.
  • If you are at school only for study purposes (NOT attending an exam) please sign in at the office and please sign out when you leave.
  • Juniors must attend school as normal and all days will finish at 3:20pm. You do not have to sign in/out at the office. Rolls will be taken as usual.

If you need to know when and where the exams are running, download a copy of the Examination Timetable for Seniors 2016.

Good Luck Seniors!

18 Aug
6 Sep
18 Aug

NZPPTA Meeting for Teachers

As agreed between the Secretary for Education, NZPPTA and NZEI, the St Mary’s College Branch of the PPTA and NZEI will be taking part in a paid Union Meetings on TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2016 between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to allow teachers to be updated on talks related to the Education Amendment Bill (No 4).

As we will be unable to operate the regular timetable, students will be dismissed from school at 12.30pm which is the beginning of the lunch hour.

Should any parents be unable to make alternative arrangements for their daughters, supervision will be arranged at St Mary’s until the end of the school day at 3.20pm.

The school Tuckshop will not be open during the lunch hour.

Arohanui.

Catherine Ryan
Principal

17 Aug
16 Aug

1st XV Rugby Final

St Mary’s College 1st XV will play in the Premier 1 final against Aotea College at 6.30pm at Jerry Collins Stadium (Porirua Park) on Wednesday 17 August.  Come along and support the team!

16 Aug

Vinnies Mass 2016

On Sunday August 14, one hundred students from Chanel College, Bishop Viard College, St. Bernard’s College, Sacred Heart College, St. Catherine’s College, St Patrick’s Kilbirnie, and St. Patricks Silverstream, joined together with St. Mary’s as the host College, for the annual Vinnie’s Mass. In addition, many teachers, families and friends attended. Students were acknowledged by the St. Vincent de Paul society for their generous and loving work they have done through the year in many areas of the community. The students then shared afternoon tea together. God bless our young Vinnies for all they do. It is really appreciated.

15 Aug

Manon et Pauline – Au revoir et à bientôt!

Kristen Fernandez (Y13) and Emily Jenner (Y12) French have thoroughly enjoyed hosting students Manon Paulais and Pauline Vielet from our French sister school the Lycée Guez de Balzac located in Angoulême for the past 6 weeks. Before leaving St Mary’s, Manon and Pauline described some of their experiences:

We spent a wonderful time here with all of you girls, you have really nice teachers and an amazing college quite different from ours. The roll at Guez is nearly 1200. We have a canteen and our timetable is different every day. On some days, we start at 8am and there are days when we finish school at 6pm. We don’t wear a uniform and Guez is co-ed.

There are a lot of differences between France and New Zealand which is really amazing. The landscape is very beautiful. You Kiwis are so nice and friendly. Now we have two families: our French families and our Kiwi families. Thank you for everything, we love New Zealand.  We have spent the best holidays of our life, we’ll never forget you. Bisous la miff!

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