St Mary’s is a Catholic school, our special character the fundamental purpose of our existence. Each day starts with prayer in the classrooms and the Religious Education programme is taught from Year 0-8.
A book called ‘The Family-Whanau Book’ covering the programme and how you can help at home, is available for purchase from the school.
Alongside this programme, we aim to have Christian values reflected throughout our school, from the school charter through to the staff and children's relationships. We encourage support from parents, including helping with religious education homework and the Sacramental programme, attending class and family Masses and assemblies. Each term a school Mass is celebrated, this is when the parish and school come together to celebrate Mass as a whole community.