General Information

Sancta Maria College school hours are: 8.40am – 3.15pm

key dates

Term 4 key events and dates

Sports Awards Wednesday, 26 October, 6.30pm – Auditorium
Senior Recognition Awards Year 13: Wednesday, 26 October, 8.40am
Year 12: Thursday, 27 October, 8.40am
Year 11: Monday, 31 October, 8.40am
All will be in the Auditorium
Twilight Cultural Festival Friday, 28 October from 2 – 7.30pm
Senior Academic Prizegiving Tuesday, 1 November, 7.00pm – Auditorium
NCEA and Scholarship Exams They commence Monday, 7 November and continue till Friday, 2 December
International Student Graduation Friday, 11 November at 11am
Year 10 Camp Tuesday – Friday, 22 – 25 November
Year 7-9 EOTC Week Monday – Friday, 21 – 25 November
Teacher only (Accord) Days Monday and Tuesday, 28 & 29 November
Senior Clearance Day Wednesday, 30 November – Auditorium
Year 13: 1.00 – 1.30pm
Year 12: 12.30 – 1.00pm
Year 11: 12.00 – 12.30pm
Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner Thursday, 1 December, 6.00pm
Junior Academic Prizegiving Tuesday, 6 December, 9.30am – Auditorium
Junior Recognition Awards Year 7 & 8: Wednesday, 7 December, 9.00am
Year 9 & 10: Wednesday, 7 December, 11.25am
Both will be in the Auditorium
Final day for students and Christmas Liturgy Thursday, 8 December – Christmas Liturgy, 2.15pm

2023 Start up dates

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 Staff Retreat (School closed)
Wednesday, 1 February 2023 Staff Only Day (8:30am-3:15pm)

Admin / Reception open (9:00am-1:00pm)

International Students Orientation

Course Confirmation for Years 11-13 in Auditorium
Year 11:  10.00am
Year 12:  10.30am
Year 13:  11.00am

Thursday, 2 February 2023 Year 7 Transition Day (8.40am-2.00pm)
Year 11-13 students (10.00am-2.00pm)Year 13 cohort photo (full formal uniform required)
Students to attend in full school uniform

Buses will NOT be operating
Friday, 3 February 2023 Year 7-8 students (8.40am-2.00pm)
Year 9-10 students (10.00am-2.00pm)
Students to attend in full school uniform

Buses will NOT be operating
Monday, 6 February 2023 Waitangi Day (School Closed)
Tuesday, 7 February 2023 Full School Attendance for all Year Levels.  Students to attend in full school uniform

Buses WILL operate

2022 Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 8 February (first full school day) – Thursday 14 April
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September
Term 4: Monday 17 October to Thursday 8 December

2022 Public Holidays

Auckland Anniversary – Monday 1 February
Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 7 February
Good Friday – 15 April
Easter Monday – 18 April
Easter Tuesday – 19 April (a school holiday)
ANZAC Day – Monday 25 April
Queen’s Birthday – Monday 6 June
Matariki – Friday 24 June
One-off Memorial Day for HRH Queen Elizabeth II Monday 26 September
Labour Day – Monday 24 October
Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December
Boxing Day – Monday 26 December
New Year’s Day – Sunday 1 January 2023

2022 Special Character Events

Opening Mass: Wednesday 23 February
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday 2 March
Easter Liturgy: Thursday 14 April
Feast Day Mass: Wednesday 1 June
Assumption Mass: Wednesday 17 August
Thanksgiving Mass: Tuesday 1 November, 11:30am
Christmas Liturgy: 
Thursday 8 December

Staff Only Days 2022

  • 16 May
  • 7 June (Kahui Ako)
  • 24 August
  • 28 and 29 November
  • 9 December

Sancta Maria College Bus Information


Communication with Parents and caregivers

We have recently introduced an official Facebook Page as an additional form of communication to our regular Newsletter. Please like it and find out about all our important updates, upcoming events and recognition of the outstanding achievements of our students in areas of college life.

The School App

Our School App ‘Sancta Maria College’ can be downloaded free on your mobile device from your App store (Google Play/Apple iTunes). On the App you can find all the News Centre articles, school contact details, school calendar, daily notices and newsletters, as well as report a student absentee (with one click) and access KAMAR (our Student Management System) where you can track your child’s academic results and, where relevant, NCEA progress. Useful links on the App include our website, Facebook page and Schoology access (for students).

BYOD Information

All Year 7 to 13 students are asked to bring their own digital device

All students are required to complete the SMC Cybersafety and Digital Device User Agreement. You can download it HERE.

Minimum specifications for a notebook are:
Screen size: 13 inch or larger
Processor: Core i5 recommended
RAM: 4GB (8GB recommended)
Built in wireless

Smart phones do not have the functionality required and are not part of the BYOD programme.

The school has negotiated special pricing for BYOD Devices with SupplyNZ*.
Contact Jane O’Neill at SupplyNZ for details.
E: T: +64 9 536 6320 | M: +64 21 041 9777

If you have any questions or concerns please email and one of our team will contact you.

*You do not have to purchase a device from SupplyNZ. Parents are welcome to compare prices and purchase a device from elsewhere.