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St Mary’s Catholic School Tauranga

A warm welcome to St Mary’s which is an integrated Catholic Primary School catering for children from new entrants to year six. We are proud of our history and heritage and value the strong bond that continues with our founding order, the Cluny Sisters.

The Special Character of our school is expressed through the students, the teachers, and the wider school community, living and teaching the Gospel Values. At St Mary’s our committed and dedicated staff set high expectations for all children and we aim to work in partnership with you.


Latest Notifications

St Mary’s School Newsletter 1 February 2023

Wed Feb 01 05:29pm



Ra Whanau Mai

Wed Feb 01 10:17am

Rā Whānau Mai
Kia Ora Whanau,

I hope everyone and their families are well and safe in their environments. The weather is wild and will mean we are making a few alterations to Ra Whanau Mai day tomorrow. We are very much looking forward to building strong relationships with our families so please if you haven’t booked your time for tomorrow please do so.


A reminder that on Thursday the 2nd of February, St Mary’s will open for Rā Whānau Mai. This is a family open day and is a great opportunity for you, as parents and whānau, to share your expectations, your child’s interests, strengths, and learning needs and the knowledge you value, directly with your child’s teacher.


Each time slot (one per child) will be 10 minutes long and can be booked by going to: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and using the following code: cpv9d or by using this direct link https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/cpv9d


It would be very helpful if you could please complete this questionnaire with your child before you meet with the teacher on Thursday the 2nd of February. Thank you.


School is closed for instruction for Rā Whānau.

The coffee cart will be at school from 9am to 12pm. As the weather is a little wild we will not be having the swimming pool open and no sausage sizzle.


A school newsletter and team newsletters will come out today as well. Please check HERO, school website and the school app.


We are looking forward to continuing to work together in 2023 to provide effective home-school partnerships in which parents and teachers are involved together in our children’s learning.

Nga Mihi


St Mary’s School Newsletter 14 December 2022

Wed Dec 14 09:13pm



REMINDER: School closes at 12 noon today for Parent / Teacher Conferences. Please pick up your children promptly……. read more..

Thu Dec 08 07:13am

As previously advised there will be no After School Care and no afternoon buses.

St Mary’s School Newsletter 1 December 2022

Thu Dec 01 07:52pm



A reminder that we have our Year 1 LIturgy tomorrow morning at 9.30am in the centre… read more…

Wed Nov 30 02:09pm

Please join us for a cup of tea afterwards if you are able to.

Important reminders 22 November 2022

Tue Nov 22 06:37pm



St Mary’s School Newsletter 17 November 2022

Thu Nov 17 02:55pm



Morena Whanau, apologies for the early morning message. We have some concreting been completed this morning around rooms 1/2/3/4/5 and the

Tue Nov 08 06:42am

Morena Whanau,

apologies for the early morning message. We have some concreting been completed this morning around rooms 1/2/3/4/5 and the PE shed so the childrens access will be limited for a period of time. We will manage this until the concreters are offsite.

Our centre foyer is getting some work on it as well and can only be accessed by the back doors on the Cluny centre side and by the kitchen. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Nga Mihi


From the Parish
of St Thomas Aquinas

Reminder the “Summer Mass Timetable” finished today (Sunday 29th January). The usual Mass schedule will resume tomorrow, Monday, 30th …..

Sun Jan 29 09:14pm

Therefore, no 8am Mass tomorrow (Monday 30th January) at St Joseph’s, Te Puna. 

There will be Mass at 5.30pm at St Mary Immaculate (in the Chapel).  

Please note that the 9am Mass on Sunday 29th January will be at St Therese, Bethlehem (as this is the 5th Sunday of the month)……

Fri Jan 27 04:00pm

Therefore no 9am Mass at St Joseph’s Te Puna on Sunday 29th January. 

There will also be a Mass on Matakana Island at 11.30am on Sunday 29th January.

The Requiem Mass for Jill O’Brien will be held at St Mary Immaculate church on Saturday 28th January at 11am……

Fri Jan 27 09:00am

Jill was the past President of the Catholic Women’s League here in Tauranga. May she rest in the peace and love of Christ.

It is with great sadness that we advise Rosina Borell passed away this week, may her gentle soul rest in peace……

Thu Jan 26 04:00pm

There will be a Requiem Mass at 7am, and a funeral service at 11am at Poututerangi Marae on Friday 27th January 2023.

Eternal rest grant unto Rosina, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

There will be a 9.15am Mass on Saturday 28th January at St Mary Immaculate Church (in the Chapel) …….

Thu Jan 26 02:22pm

This Mass is to commemorate the Feast of St Thomas Aquinas (the Patron Saint of our Parish).

There will not be a 9.15am Mass this coming Saturday at Omokoroa. 


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