News and Events

18 Aug
26 Jul


AUCTION NIGHT 18 August – St Mary’s College Hall

Tickets to the PTFA’s Auction Night are now on sale!

Tickets are $20 per person.
Email: with your ticket orders.

All ticket purchases go in the draw to win a meal out for two.

Please see the attached flyers for information on the evening and payment details.

Go to our Facebook page to see a list of prizes and sponsors!

Auction Night 1
25 Jul

Academic excellence – a University of Otago paper

This year two of our Year 13 students, Kristen Fernandez and Riki Tablizo, began their university careers by studying a first year paper on Ethics from the University of Otago’s Department of Religious Studies.

They did this through the university’s Distance Education programme and took part in a number of video conferences as part of the course.

In spite of both students having busy academic and extra-curricular lives, they threw themselves enthusiastically into the course, finishing up with very commendable B and B+ results. Congratulations to both of them.

29 Jul
25 Jul

Market Day

This Friday July 29 is a big day for our 75 Year 10 Economics Students.  They have been working hard on a Business Studies Achievement Standard that requires them to write a comprehensive Business Plan, produce a good or service and then sell it at a Market Day.

You are welcome to come along and join the fun at our Market day in the Gym this Friday at 12.30.


7 Jul

Kapi-Mana Music Festival

Some of our students performed very well in the recent Kapi-Mana Music Festival.

Anna Ng was awarded 1st place in the senior piano solo, grades 4 – 6, and Emma Peirce was 3rd in the same category.  Jessica Jenkins came 2nd in the senior string solo, and was also awarded the trophy for the most promising senior musician.  Avril Stil was part of the string ensemble which came 2nd in the senior ensemble category, and Angelica Clarke and Emma Peirce were 1st in the senior duet category.  Well done to all these students and their impressive results!


7 Jul

Our 2016 Language Perfect Champions

Félicitations! Bravo! Omedetou! to the following senior and junior students who accredited themselves very favourably in the recent Language Perfect World championships:

Note: Elite award winners scored -10,000+points, Gold – 3,000+ points, Silver – 2,000+ points, Credit – 500+ points

Phoenix Dingle Y10 German, Japanese – Elite award, 2 nd in NZ

Stephanie Chan Y11 French and German -Elite award

Jessica Lee Y12 French –Gold award

Kyla Dosdos Y11 Japanese–Gold award

Samantha Samaniego Y11 Japanese –Gold award

Zita Keller Y11 German- Silver award

Sophie De Gregorio Y11 German – Bronze award

Justine Lim-Ranola Y12 French- Bronze award

Jennifer Ong Y11- Credit award

Junior Language Perfect champions 2016

Aria Ngarimu Y10 French –Silver award

Catherine Donnelly Y10 Japanese – Bronze award

Shaylen Mamidi, Robyn Rabino Y 10 Japanese- Credit awards

Senior champion Jessica Lee commented on why she enjoys using Language Perfect saying:

“I like using language perfect because it’s an easy and fun way for me to revise my new vocab and also go back over older vocab. The competition is fun and I enjoyed it because it let me set a goal of how much I wanted to achieve and I could work towards it and achieve my goal.”


7 Jul

Tu Tangata Holiday Practice Times

There is now only 3 weeks before the Tu Tangata performance. Here are the extra holiday practice times that the SMCSAO leaders have decided on.

Week 1 Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th, from 11.00 am til 3.00 pm. Mr Hurley will be supervising these days.

Week 2 Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd from 10.00 am til 3.00 pm. Ms McInnes will be supervising these sessions.

Fa’afetai lava,
Jennie McInnes and SMCSAO Leaders.
11 Aug
7 Jul

Option Evening

11th August 5:00 – 7:00pm

Early in Term 3 the Option Choice booklets will be available and students will be making decisions

about their subject choices for 2017. We are providing this event to support parents/caregivers and

students to make well informed choices. There will be no formal component to the event but rather

it will be a chance to chat with teachers and discuss any particular queries you may have.

28 Jun

PTFA Notices


Photographs from the Parent Daughter Breakfast are now available for you to view/download on

Please look for “Parliament 15/06/16

Password: password

The photographer, Christian Hipolito has kindly loaded higher resolution photos to the website for you to download independently. Because of the size of the file they will be available on his website for the next 2 months only.




This is our major fundraiser for the year.

  • Guest speaker – Stephen Vaughan
  • Supper and a complimentary glass of bubbles
  • Tickets $20pp

Get a table of 10 together to enjoy a night out with friends.


The PTFA are busy rounding up some great auction items and need your help!

Please consider and approach your own networks/ businesses /colleagues/ associates for any services and items that we can put into the Auction –

All creative ideas considered!

  • Do you have access to services e.g. maintenance/landscape/car/garage? Or products (items that we can use for gift packs?)
  • Are you aware of a holiday home that could be offeed for a weekend or week?
  • Might you have products/services that you can donate (i.e. lawyer, accouontant,hairdressser etc?)
  • Perhaps you have some creative artwork you can donate?

Please give this your consideration to make this a great event for the College.

Email any offers/suggestions to: