Principal’s Welcome
Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Tena Koutou Katoa
I am proud to lead a school that truly embraces our purpose. To provide the pupils in our Catholic Community, education that is inclusive, rich in Gospel and St Mary MacKillop Values and leads to academic excellence.
“The school has a strategic focus on building teacher capability and collective capacity. Teachers engage in professional learning, particularly related to lifting children’s achievement. They collaboratively and systematically inquire into the effectiveness of their practice, adapting and making decisions about how they can better support learners.”
ERO report 2017
“The spirituality of St Mary MacKillop Catholic School is seen in the way staff and students relate to each other, welcome visitors and support each other and the wider community. Through its charism and values it provides encouragement and resources for individuals within the school community to develop their own faith journey. The reviewers spoke to many groups within the school and parish community, all of whom were proud of their school and its strong Catholic spirit. Many spoke of “God as omnipresent” at the school. “We foster a sense of belonging in our school by welcoming people with a smile, a warm greeting and showing no distinction when we have visitors.”
Special Character report Nov 2015
At St Mary MacKillop Catholic School you can expect to find a warm welcome. We are proud of our staff who constantly challenge themselves to be the best they can be. They are professional, talented, reflective and caring. We are keen to provide a modern teaching and learning environment that supports our pupils to reach their potential. Our children learn to belong and achieve through rich and varied learning experiences as we prepare them to be well-rounded learners and leaders of the future. This is supported by many opportunities within and beyond the curriculum including education outside the classroom, school sports, cultural dance festival, dance, class trips, speech competitions and the hotly contested House competition.

Aroha mai, aroha atu

Michael Piper