Academic

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do,
you will never cease to grow.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

Sancta Maria College is an academic school committed to empowering each individual to strive towards reaching their full potential through the excellent educational opportunities and experiences provided. The curriculum, including Religious Education, is taught with a Catholic dimension and emphasis is given to educating the whole person.

Sancta Maria College is one of Auckland’s leading academic schools. Examination results are superb, with students achieving significantly higher grades than National averages. Pass rates are consistently high for all levels. Many students achieve their qualifications with merit or excellence endorsement. Again, the percentage of students achieving these endorsements is significantly higher than National and decile averages.

Students are supported academically by passionate and inspirational teachers who go the extra mile to ensure that each student fulfils their academic potential. Tutorials and extra assistance are offered, and a comprehensive monitoring and mentoring scheme ensures success for all. Teachers combine future-focused classroom practices with traditional approaches to challenge and extend all learners.

We are committed to preparing our students to embrace the future with optimism and our prime concern is that a student’s experiences at Sancta Maria College are happy, stimulating and rewarding and that each individual is able to make the most of the opportunities the College provides.

Our 2018 Education Review Office report stated:

Sancta Maria College successfully achieves equitable and excellent outcomes for its students.
The curriculum is highly responsive to students’ individual strengths and capabilities.
Achievement information shows very high levels of student success in NCEA for all groups of students, including Māori and Pacific.

Key strengths are

    • a strategic approach to building professional capability, and collective capacity that promotes innovation and expertise across the curriculum
    • a responsive curriculum that is personalised to cater for students’ various interests and strengths
    • holistic achievement approaches that promote student wellbeing and learning success

In choosing Sancta Maria College you will be choosing to have your child educated as a whole person in an environment that is welcoming, supportive and safe.

Year 7-10 Curriculum

Year 11-13 Curriculum

NCEA Information

New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the national qualification for senior secondary school students. NCEA challenges students of all abilities in all learning areas, and shows credits and grades for separate skills and knowledge. It enables students to gain credits from both traditional school curriculum areas and alternative programmes. NCEA and other national certificates are recognised by employers and used as the benchmark for selection by universities and polytechnics. NCEA is also readily accepted overseas, including by universities. When applying for employment, prospective employees can create a summary of their results from their Record of Achievement.

NCEA Handbooks

2020 NCEA Student Handbook
2020 NZQA Assessment Staff Handbook

Academic Integrity (Cheating)

Sancta Maria College Academic Misconduct (Cheating) Procedures
Sancta Maria College Authenticity of NCEA Assessments

Academic Policies and Procedures

Assessment Policy
Assessment Procedures
Curriculum Delivery Policy
Curriculum Delivery Procedures
Internal and External Moderation Procedures
Internal Moderation Procedures
Special Needs Policy
Religious Education Policy 

NCEA Information 2020

Derived Grade Assessment Schedule 2020
NCEA Information 2020
Covid information for Parents