General Information

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

Key Dates

2023 Special Character Events

Opening & Ash Wednesday Mass: Wednesday 22 February
Easter Liturgy: Thursday 6 April
Feast Day Mass: Friday 26 May
Assumption Mass: Friday 18 August
Family Mass and Nativity of Mary: Friday 8 September
Thanksgiving Mass: TBC
Christmas Liturgy: 
Friday 8 December

Staff Only Days 2023

Monday 24 April
Tuesday 6 June

2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday 7 February – Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October – Friday 8 December

2023 Public Holidays

Auckland Anniversary – Monday 30 January
Waitangi Day – Monday 6 February
Good Friday – 7 April
Easter Monday – 10 April
ANZAC Day – Tuesday 25 April
King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June
Matariki – Friday 14 July
Labour Day – Monday 23 October
Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December
New Year’s Day – Monday 1 January 2024

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) by searching for SchoolAppsNZ. 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 Sancta Maria College 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.

AIMS Games round up

Congratulations to all our students who participated in this year’s AIMS Games tournament held in Tauranga.  We had 50 Year 7&8 students representing Sancta Maria

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