GENERAL INFORMATION

BELL TIMES

8.55am School Starts
10.25 - 10.45 Morning Tea
10.45 - 12.25
12.25 - 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 - 2.55pm

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Presently, our school has a total of 8 classrooms and students all ranging from Year 1 to Year 8. Our senior classes (Year 4- 8) are one-to-one with electronic devices, such as Chromebooks and Ipads. We are a Google School, and use such portals as Seesaw to present work.

PB4L

We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School

LUNCHTIME CLUBS

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Classes elect two student counselors which attend a weekly meeting and give a voice to the students in how things are going and needs

KAPAHAKA

We have a Junior and Senior Kapa Haka group

SHOWQUEST

Every year St Mary's enters the Regional Showquest as part of our Arts Curriculum

ABSENCES

Parents must inform the school office before 9.00am if their child is going to be away from school - you can contact the school via phone / email / SKOOL LOOP

ORAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

At St Mary's we provide an Oral Language Programme for 4 year olds. Parents are invited to be a part of the learning journey as their children prepare for their schooling years at St Mary's. Every 2nd Tuesday the programme is held in Room 1 and led by Mrs Karen McChlery (New Entrant/Year 1 Teacher).

PLAYBASED LEARNING

Playbased learning occurs from 9.10 - 10.15am in our Junior school - Rooms 1 and 2. Room 3 join us on a Friday morning to learn, discover and play.
Our play-based approach endeavours to involve both child initiated and teacher supported learning.
We, the teachers, encourage children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels.
We also aim to bring the child’s awareness towards mathematics, science and literacy concepts, allowing them to engage with such concepts through hands-on learning.