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Welcome to St Mary’s Primary School, Hokitika.
“Learning Values, valuing Learning”
“Te ako i te Uara, Te Uara i te ako”

  • Visit from Bishop Paul Martin

St Mary’s Primary 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 (May 2018) of 159. In 2018 the school has, seven classes with 7 full time teachers and two part-time teachers employed. There are five 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 110 families and 19% 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. Four classrooms have interactive whiteboards; the remainder have interactive data projectors.  Forty laptop computers are used as a regular learning tool within classes as well as BYO digital devices.

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.

Our vision is that..….

“St Mary’s students will be independent young people
learning for life and living the Catholic faith.”