General Information

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

key dates

2022 Start Up Dates


Thursday, 27 January 2022


School Office open (9.00am-1.00pm)

New staff induction

Friday, 28 January 2022 School closed
Monday, 31 January 2022 Auckland Anniversary (School Closed)
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 School closed (Staff only day)
Wednesday, 2 February 2022 School and Offices closed (Staff Only day)
Auditorium open only to Years 11-13 for
course confirmation (Auditorium)
Year 11 (10.00am)
Year 12  (10.30am)
Year 13  (11.00am)
Thursday, 3 February 2022 Year 7 Transition Day (8.40am-2.00pm)
Year 11-13 students (10.00am-2.00pm)
International Students Orientation                Year 13 cohort photo (full formal uniform required)
Students to attend in full school uniform.
Buses will NOT be operating.
Friday, 4 February 2022 Year 7-8 students (8.40am-2.00pm)
Year 9-10 students (10.00am-2.00pm)
Prefect Training 9.00am-5.00pm
Students to attend in full school uniform
Buses will NOT be operating
Monday, 7 February 2022 Waitangi Day (School Closed)
Tuesday, 8 February 2021 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: 
Friday, 9 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.