General Information

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

Term Dates 2021

For staggered start schedule click below.
STUDENTS_2021 Start of Year

Term 1: Tuesday 9 February (first full school day) – Friday. 16 April
Term 2: Monday, 3 May – Friday, 9 July
Term 3: Monday, 26 July – Friday, 1 October
Term 4: Monday, 18 October – Friday, 10 December

Staff Only Days 2021: 13 May, 8 June, 10 August, 2 December

Public Holidays 2021

Auckland Anniversary – Monday, 1 February
Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 8 February,
Good Friday – 2 April,
Easter Monday – 5 April,
Easter Tuesday – 6 April (a school holiday)
ANZAC Day – 25 April
Queen’s Birthday –7 June
Labour Day – Monday 25 October
Christmas Day – Saturday 25 December
Boxing Day – Sunday 26 December,
New Year’s Day – Saturday 1 January 2022

Special Character Events 2021

Opening Mass: Wednesday 11 February
Ash Wednesday: Wednesday 17 February
Easter Liturgy: Thursday 1 April
Feast Day Mass: Wednesday 26 May
Assumption Mass: Wednesday 18 August
Family Mass: Wednesday 22 September
Thanksgiving Mass: Wednesday , 27 October
Christmas Liturgy: Friday, 10 December

Professional Learning 2021


Dates for Term 1
Thursday 18th March (week 7)
Thursday 1st April (week 9)
Thursday 15th April (week 11)
Dates for Term 2
Thursday 13th May (week 2) Staff Only Day
Thursday 27th May (week 4)
Thursday 10th June (week 6)
Thursday 24th June (week 8)
Thursday 8th July (week 10)
Dates for Term 3
Thursday 5th August (week 2)
Thursday 19th August (week 4)
Thursday 2nd September (week 6)
Thursday 16th September (week 8) Senior Derived Grades – no late start
Thursday 30th September (week 10)

Sancta Maria College Bus Information


Communication with Parents and Carers

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.