The new students and staff of 2016 were warmly welcomed into the College with a powhiri.

Commencing the ceremony was a greeting by the kapa haka and prefects.

Mr Ryan, the Board Chairman, formally welcomed the new members of the College. Our newly appointed deputy principal, Mr Green, gave the reply on their behalf. Mrs Moore, our principal, then gave a description of our links to the local area. Neil Kulkarni and Jane Kubala, the head boy and girl of 2016 also welcomed the new members of the College and outlined that 2016 is a year to look forward to with eager anticipation.


Emily Tjhan

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Sancta Maria College is a Catholic co-educational Year 7-13 school.
While we have a focus on academic excellence, quality opportunities and performances in cultural and sporting activities, it is our Special Character that sets us apart.

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The College is named after the mission schooner Sancta Maria on which Bishop Jean Baptist Pompallier sailed around New Zealand. The name Sancta Maria is a Latin title for Mary the mother of God. It means Holy Mary.

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