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Welcome to St Mary’s Primary School, Hokitika.

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St Mary’s Primary School

St Mary’s School is a State Integrated Catholic School for girls and boys up to Year 8 offering an education with a special Catholic Character. A full primary school, catering for children from Year 0-8; with a current roll (February 2021) of 130. In 2021 the school has, six classes with 6 full time teachers and one part-time teacher employed. There are four teacher aides to support students, one school office administrator, one cleaner and a part-time caretaker.

Our school is a Decile 6M-N  with 93 families and 19% Maori students.  We have an excellent core of parents who are available to help in the classrooms, go on school trips and camps and be involved with fundraising, working bees and other school events.

We are a well resourced school and have a large number of chromebooks and interactive screens for our students to use in the classrooms.

However, without doubt, our greatest asset is “our people.” There is a real sense of community, ownership, commitment and pride in our school from parents, children and staff alike. This is an integral part of the culture of our school and something to be valued highly.

The school is located close to the central business area of Hokitika.

Our vision is ..….

“Leading, Loving and Learning in the Heart of the Community”