The aim of the school is to treat every child as an individual and to provide high quality spiritual, academic, cultural, physical and social education within a caring Catholic environment.


Board of Trustees

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Our Board of Trustees consists of four people elected by our parents, three Proprietors representatives (appointed by the Bishop), a staff representative (elected by the Staff) and the Principal.  The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the school (i.e. policy setting).  All monthly meetings of the Board are public and parents are welcome to attend.


2023 Board of Trustees


Cara-Leigh Brooks


Nigel Fittler

Parent Representative

Leigh Birondo

Parent Representative

 Anna Arcega Parent Representative

Suneal Singh


Maureen Standish

Staff Representative

Malcolm Jury

Bishop's Representative

Michael Boyes

Bishop's Representative

Abel Tangamany

Bishop's Representative

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St Mary's School Staff - 2022

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 Suneal Singh Principal
 Maureen Standish             Deputy Principal
 Paul Newsome Team Pono 7 Teacher
 Claire Walshe Team Pono 6 Teacher
 Christina Faulkner Team Pono 6/7 Teacher
Andrea Deakin DRS/Team Tika D Teacher            
 Deborah Gouwland Team Tika G Teacher
 Greer Jenkins Team Tika J Teacher
 Deana Garstang Team Aroha Teacher
 April Haayema Team Aroha H Teacher                   
 Katrina Trewhitt Team Aroha T Teacher
 Nicola Silver Team Aroha S Teacher
 Nilamarie Trocio Office Administrator
 Gemma Elston Learning Support
 Cindy Pointon Learning Support  
 Connor Johnson Learning Support  
Isabella Sampson  Learning Support  
 Diane Havell Learning Support  
 Alana Cooper Learning Support  
 Belinda Clark Learning Support  
 Jack Popata Learning Support  
 Minal Pereira Learning Support  
 Trish Mokole Caretaker/Cleaner  


Special Character

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The proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools and Christian parents who confide their children to the school have the responsibility to ensure that the SPECIAL CHARACTER of the school is maintained and preserved.

The Special Character of a Catholic School is defined in the Integration Act as: “The school is a Roman Catholic School in which the whole school community, through the general school programme and its religious instructions and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ. These values are as expressed in the Scriptures and in the practices, worship and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, as determined from time to time by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese.”



That St. Mary's will be a community where gospel values are central, where faith is nourished, and where Christian celebration in the Catholic tradition is highly valued.