Welcome to Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School
"Children are a gift from the Lord" Psalm 127:3
At Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School we are growing in faith and learning together, in Mary's way.
Catholic Caring Foundation Mass and Award Ceremony
The annual Catholic Caring Foundation Mass and Award Ceremony was celebrated on Wednesday, 25 July at St Patrick's Cathedral hosted by Bishop Patrick Dunn. Three children; Aryaman, Marcella and Mikayla, were nominated for their outstanding contribution to caring and helping those in need in our community.
They each received a certificate from the Bishop recognising their service as their families proudly watched on. A huge thank you to our wonderful families for finding the time to attend the Mass and Award Ceremony.
Here are some pictures from the event.
Here is a brief excerpt from their nomination:
"These three nominated students have lived out their Special Character Team responsibilities to a high standard and are extraordinary role-models to the class they support and the wider school community. They always give their best and approach every activity with passion and a willingness to serve and care for others. They exemplify the Mary Charism of our school and show the school values and virtues in everything they do.”
Students growing Catholic faith in their hearts, minds and actions, and who are confident, contented, collaborative and critically discerning.
Walking with Mary, as our guide to God we are:
- Full of Grace - Obedient - Faithful - Compassionate -
- Thoughtful - Hopeful -Contented - Determined
Our Term 3 Mary Value is
We live our value of being Full of Grace through the VIRTUES of...
Loyalty, Commitment, Flexibility, Trustworthiness
Our wish is for our children to be
reflective and stop and think before they act.
We would like them to have moments of quiet and still and enjoy this time to think about their actions, the actions of others, their faith and the faith of others.
We hope they will learn to think of others and how to be a person for others.
Mary’s first response was to think of others.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:
"You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”
At Sancta Maria Primary School our school curriculum is based on the principles of the NZ Curriculum of:
- High expectations –culture of collaboration and learning
- Treaty of Waitangi – partnership, protection , participation
- Cultural Diversity – encouraged and celebrated
- Inclusion – all are respected and nurtured
- Learning to learn – learning reflection and ownership a priority
- Community engagement – strong home/school partnership
- Coherence – mapping our curriculum through an integrated approach
- Future focus – embrace learning for and about the future
Our Student Vision
Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School learners are unique because they take pride in themselves which means they strive for excellence. Whilst always striving to reach our goals and live by our values we are still joyful, caring and thoughtful to family, school and community.
You blessed the Virgin Mary with the fullness of grace.
She is our model of faith, hope and love.
We give this new year to her intercession and ask for her holy prayers.
Place our needs into the protection of her motherly love.
With her help, we want our faith to grow.
Give us an increase in the virtue of hope when troubles tempt us to despair.
Guide us in understanding Your infinite love.
And join our hearts, dear Lord, to the Holy Mother's Immaculate Heart,
so that we may improve in loving everyone unconditionally, in imitation of our Saviour Jesus.