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.


2019-2021 Board of Trustees


Mary Nelmes

Parent Representative 

Nigel Fittler

Parent Representative

Russell Stewart

Parent Representative 

Craig Irwin

Parent Representative

Suneal Singh


Maureen Standish

Staff Representative

Ethne Maher

Bishop's Representative

Sam Richardson

Bishop's Representative

Pauline Balm

Bishop's Representative

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St Mary's School Staff - 2020

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 Suneal Singh Principal
 Maureen Standish                                  Deputy Principal
 Paul Newsome Team Pono Teacher
 Claire Walshe Team Pono Teacher
 Andrea Deakin DRS/Team Tika Teacher            
 Deana Collis Team Tika Teacher
 Taci Taylor Team Aroha 8 Teacher
 Greer Jenkins Team Aroha 3 Teacher
 Sonya Mildenhall Team Aroha 2 Teacher                   
 Nicola Silver Team Aroha 1 Teacher
 Vicky Hayward Administration Manager
 Gemma Elston Learning Support  
 Nila Trocio Learning Support  
 Ann Mundel Learning Support  
 Pam Bradley 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.




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