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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. St Mary’s is a place where children have positive enjoyable learning experiences, a place where we can celebrate learning and achievement. Our aim is to develop confident, faith-filled learners. The teaching staff have a range of expertise, interests and experience. The teachers work as a team sharing professional skills and knowledge to help children achieve. Their programmes are aimed at assisting each child’s spiritual, academic, physical, social and emotional development. We are dedicated to helping your children on their learning journeys. Community involvement is a major focus of our school. We are fortunate to be supported by the Cluny Sisters, St Thomas Aquinas Parish Community as well as a very active Parent Group. We look forward to you finding out more about what a Catholic Education can offer your family and together we can create the best possible learning environment for your children. Nga mihi James Murray

Latest Notifications

St Mary’s School Newsletter 18 May 2022

Wed May 18 07:05pm

 



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St Mary’s School Newsletter 4 May 2022

Wed May 04 08:03pm

 



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Welcome back to Term 2 newsletter

Fri Apr 29 01:15pm

 



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St Mary’s School Newsletter 6 April 2022

Wed Apr 06 07:56pm

 



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REMINDER-SCHOOL CLOSES 12PM tomorrow Thursday 7th April for parent conferences. The newsletter has details of how to book.

Wed Apr 06 06:45pm

REMINDER-SCHOOL CLOSES 12PM tomorrow Thursday 7th April for parent conferences. The newsletter has details of how to book.

St Mary’s School Newsletter 24 March 2022

Thu Mar 24 05:50pm

 



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A reminder we have our Year 5/6 Waimarino Trip this Tuesday 22 March.

Sun Mar 20 02:47pm

A reminder we have our Year 5/6 Waimarino Trip this Tuesday 22 March. Children are to be at school by 8:15 am for an 8:30 departure. Please check HERO posts regarding what to bring. 

COVID 19 Updates Monday 14th March

Mon Mar 14 05:12pm

COVID 19 Updates Monday 14th March


 


Kia Ora St Marys Whanau,


 


Today we have 20 positive child cases of COVID 19 in our community. We also have 50 plus children self-isolating because of household contacts.


I would like to wish those children and families a speedy and safe recovery and our prayers are with them.


I also would like to thank our community for keeping supporting us by following all the guidelines. It is a really tough time for everyone at the moment and we appreciate everything our community is doing.


The children have had a great day at school and we will see what tomorrow brings. We continue to have a few staff away as well so as I mentioned in the newsletter there are a few double-up of classrooms to see us through.


The positive cases are now spread out amongst the school with 2 children going home today after having got sick reasonably quickly. 


 We are continuing with our strict hygiene protocols and making sure our staff and children are safe and also happy and learning.


This Friday the children can wear house colours/mufti to celebrate our St Joseph/St Patrick’s day Mass. NO money donation this time. We will be watching Mass in our classrooms after having recorded Whanau Kelliher/ McIntosh on Thursday in the Chapel.


Kia Kaha


 St Marys team


 

St Mary’s School Newsletter 9 March 2022

Wed Mar 09 05:40pm

 



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St Mary’s School Covid Care

Thu Mar 03 07:28pm

 



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COVID 19 updates

Mon Feb 28 02:08pm

COVID 19 Updates Monday 28th January



Kia Ora St Marys Whanau,



I am following up on my email from yesterday to inform you that as of lunchtime today we have 13 positive child cases of COVID 19 in our community. We also have 30 plus children self-isolating because of household contacts.


I would like to wish those children and families a speedy and safe recovery and our prayers are with them.


I also would like to thank our community for keeping supporting us by following all the guidelines. It is a really tough time for everyone at the moment and we appreciate everything our community is doing.


The children have had a great day at school and we will see what tomorrow brings.


The positive cases are in Whanau Tanner, Whanau Robbie, Whanau Piceno,Whanau Oates, Whanau King, Whanau Wood, Whanau Yorke, 


As you will notice the list is getting long and we are monitoring the situation carefully. We are continuing with our strict hygiene protocols.


Kia Kaha


James and the St Marys team

Important COVID Update Sunday 27 February 2022

Sun Feb 27 11:57am

 



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Important COVID Update 25 February 2022

Fri Feb 25 01:49pm

 



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St Mary’s School Newsletter 24 February 2022

Thu Feb 24 01:19pm

 



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