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Striving for Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Saint Mary's Catholic School History

Our Catholic School was formed by the Marist Sisters and was opened on the 2nd of February 1944. The school was built by a local farmer and the parish men. Most of the materials for the school were donated by local farmers. There were only 3 teachers, 3 classrooms and only 38 students. Up until 1959 all the teachers were nuns. The teachers that joined after that were lay teachers. Our principal became a lay teacher in 1991. The school pool first opened in 1974 at the annual school gala day. All the money was fund raised for and the pool took ten weeks to build.
Our Beliefs:
Our school believes in the Marist tradition as we strive for excellence. As a Catholic School we believe in the Holy Bible and follow the Ten Commandments. We believe in the one and only God, the creator of all things big and small. As St. Mary's Catholic School, we follow in the footsteps of Mary.


What's happening at St Mary's Catholic School Putaruru?

Upcoming Events in May

Thu 23

Cross Country @ Glenshea Park

23 May 2024

Fri 31

Rippa Rugby Tournament @Aquinas College Tauranga

31 May 2024

Fri 31

Catholic Cultural Sports Tournament @ Aquinas College Tauranga

31 May 2024

Latest Notices

PTA News
17 May 2024

Please see attached from PTA

14 May 2024

Dear All


If your child/ren played netball last season and had a uniform can it pleased be returned TOMORROW


Our new season starts on Friday and we haven't had all the uniforms returned.  Students are given a uniform by school for the season but they MUST be returned.


Thank you

Sandra Louch

Office Manager

10 May 2024

Good afternoon

If you have changed any of your contact details in the last year - can you please advise me as soon as possible - it is very important that I have the correct details for you




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