St Mary’s College “is a Roman Catholic School in which the whole School community through the general School programme and in its Religious instructions and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ. These values are as expressed in the Scriptures, and in the practices, worship and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, as determined from time to time by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Wellington”.
From the Integration Agreement between the Crown and The Sisters of Mercy Trust Board 2.3.83
“Let us fit our students for Earth without unfitting them for heaven”- Catherine McAuley
The Catholic ethos permeates every aspect of the College culture.
We are committed to educating the whole person, fostering the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and moral growth of each student to help them develop their talents and potential.
The College is also committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In their statement of 1995 our Bishops remind us, “In the Treaty of Waitangi, we find the moral basis for our presence in
Aotearoa New Zealand and a vision that sets this country apart.”