Welcome to St Mary’s Primary School, Hokitika.

  • Visit from Bishop Paul Martin

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 2020) of 140. In 2020 the school has, seven classes with 7 full time teachers and two part-time teachers employed. There are six teacher aides to support students with learning and behaviour needs, one school office administrator, one cleaner and a part-time caretaker.

We are a Decile 6M-N school with 93 families and 19% Maori students. We are a middle socio-economic group with a significant group of parents working full or part-time. 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 lease a number of chromebooks 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”