St Mary's Catholic School - Putaruru

Striving for Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Kiaora Koutou

Haere mai and welcome to St Mary's Catholic School, Putaruru.


St Mary’s Catholic School is a Full Primary catering for Year 0 to Year 8. The school has a rich history associated with the Marist Sisters dating back to 1944. We value the contribution the Marist Sisters have made to St Mary’s. We maintain a close cooperative relationship with St Patrick’s Parish and St Mary’s is part of a Faith Based Kahui ako.

The community is made up of a variety of families from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Our school roll has a maximum of 193. The school roll comprises approximately of 28% students drawn from the Maori community and with representations from Indian, Pasifika and Filipino communities.