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by St Marys
St Mary's Hokitika
Contact Us
Phone              037556133  Fax      037558730
Email office:
87 Sewell street
Welcome  to 
St Marys
St Mary’s students will be independent young people learning for life and
living the Catholic faith
“Learning Values, Valuing Learning”

St Mary’s School

St Mary’s School is a State Integrated Catholic School for girls and boys up to Year 8 offering an education with a special Catholic Character. A full primary school, catering for children from Year 0-8; with a current roll (February 2015) of 151. In 2015 the school has, seven classes with 5 full time teachers and three part-time teachers employed. There are four teacher aides to support students with learning and behaviour needs, one school office administrator, one cleaner and a part-time caretaker.

We are a Decile 6M-N school with 101 families and 28% Maori students. We are a middle socio-economic group with a significant group of parents working full or part-time. We have an excellent core of parents who are available to help in the classrooms, go on school trips and camps and be involved with fundraising, working bees and other school events.

We are a well resourced school. Our school buildings and grounds are wonderful assets. Four classrooms have interactive whiteboards; the remainder have interactive data projectors.  Forty-three laptop computers are used as a regular learning tool within classes. Our year 7&8 class use digital devices for most of their learning at school and for homework.

However, without doubt, our greatest asset is "our people." There is a real sense of community, ownership, commitment and pride in our school from parents, children and staff alike. This is an integral part of the culture of our school and something to be valued highly.
The school is located close to the central business area of Hokitika.