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.


2023-2024 Board of Trustees


Cara-Leigh Brooks




Leigh Birondo

Parent Representative

 Anna Arcega Parent Representative

Suneal Singh


Claire Walshe

Staff Representative

Murray Adams

Bishop's Representative

Michael Boyes

Bishop's Representative

Abel Tangamany

Bishop's Representative

Related Documents

St Mary's School Staff - 2024

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Suneal Singh Principal
Claire Walshe             Deputy Principal
April Haayema Team Pono 6/7 Teacher
Greer Jenkins Team Pono 6/7 Teacher
Christina Faulkner Team Pono 6/7 Teacher
Andrea Deakin DRS/Team Tika D Teacher            
Deborah Gouwland Team Tika D Teacher
Melissa Colville Team Tika C Teacher
Rachel Murch
Team Aroha M Teacher
Claire Dillon Team Aroha D 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  
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  
Mark Walker


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.