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St Mary's School is a Roman Catholic School. We are part of St Mary’s parish in Wanganui. When you enrol your child here, as well as learning the New Zealand Curriculum they also learn daily a Special Character curriculum.
We learn about our Catholic Faith, and what it means to put Jesus first in their lives. We follow a National Catholic Schools Special Character curriculum.

Its divided into Strands.
Each Strand involves daily learning so that children can understand what our faith is all about. Each Strand is integrated into all our daily learning. Our Strands are : The Church, God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, The Sacraments and The Communion of Saints. Our Faith development doesn’t stop there. There are daily prayers woven through all our activities. There is direct learning and teaching about Catholic Social Justice and how we put it into action in our school and community and there is explicit expectation that students here will undertake preparation in the Sacraments of Baptism, if they are not Baptised, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

We have the highest standards, expectations, behavior and success. We are a Full Primary school which means our roll includes students from Year One to Year Eight. We are a Decile 4. In 2014 there were 192 students enrolled here in 9 classes shared by teams of excellent teachers and specialist support staff.

St Mary’s School has strong links with the other Catholic Schools in Wanganui. The school works with an extensive number of organizations in the City catering for the spiritual, cultural, educational, recreational and sporting needs of the students. Our year 7/8 students use the facilities of nearby Cullinane College for Technology.

Phone: (06) 343-1227
Address: 30 London St, Wanganui, New Zealand


Principal: Jacqui Luxton