MERCY AND LEARNING


Course options for all year levels are available on School Point. 

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St Mary’s College is an academic school where achievement at the highest level is valued, and the diversity of student ability is acknowledged. 


OUR GOALS FOR OUR GIRLS

St Mary’s College is committed to:

  • due recognition to New Zealand’s dual cultural heritage.    
  • Meeting National Curriculum goals and objectives and giving
  • Offering girls a broad general education which will enable them to specialise later in the fields of their choice.
  • Providing holistic courses of study that educate the students academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
  • Ensuring that courses of study at each level will allow every girl to develop her talents.
  • Putting in place programmes that will assist individual girls to achieve to their potential.


In Years 9 and 10 students are offered a structured programme that prepares them for future choices of study in the senior school.


Year 9 students follow the St Mary’s College curriculum of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies as well as two language choices. In addition, students sample Art, Music, Drama, Food & Nutrition, Design Technology, Digital Technology and STEM.
From Year 11, students enter internally assessed standards and external examinations for NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement). Our results are consistently high for decile 8-10 girls’ schools in New Zealand.


All students in Years 9 to 13 have at least two and a half hours of Religious Studies in classes per week.

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Year 9  Core Subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Year 9 Technology Rotation:

  • Food Technology
  • Design Technology
  • Digital Technologies

Year 9 Arts Rotation:

  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Drama

Year 9 Language Options:

  • Te Reo Māori
  • French
  • Samoan
  • Japanese


  • Year 9 & 10 Core Subjects:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Year 10 Options:

  • Food Technology
  • Design Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Te Reo Māori
  • French
  • Samoan
  • ​​​​​​​Japanese​​​​​​​
  • Economics