Information for New Students starting at SMC in 2018


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


First day arrangements for new students

All Year 7 students to meet in the Auditorium

Year 8 - 10 New Students to meet at the Student Centre (the homeroom location will be displayed on the board at the main entrance of the school).

 School Office hours

During the January holidays, the School Office will be open on Thursday, 25th January 2018 from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Usual office opening hours are 8.00am - 4.00pm 

Start of Term 1 and Term Dates for 2018 are avilable here

School Uniform information can be found here

All stationery information and packs can be found and purchased from the Office Max website:

Reporting the absences and student leave

To report student's absence from school, please contact Mrs Dianne Blackbourn on 274 4081 option 1. In cases where no communication is received, Mrs Blackbourn will send out an email or text message to inform parents of unexplained absence. 

All Students leave requests needs to be emailed to Mrs Blackbourn for processing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact details for Year Deans, Learning Support, Director of Sport and Year 7&8 Faculty Leader can be found in our Contact section

Bus Information
Sancta Maria College is serviced by the Howick Bus Company.

The bus stops details and time information can be found here

BYOD – device information
All Year 7 to 13 students are asked to bring their own computing device to Sancta Maria College. The device will be used to support learning by allowing students to use online resources such as Office 365 and Schoology.

Recommended specifications for devices can be found here

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

SMC 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).

All upcoming events and dates for the diary can be found in our College newsletters

(on the front page) and on the School App.


 We look forward to the New Year 2018 at Sancta Maria College with all our current and new students