St Marys College Brochure


St Marys College Brochure
Catholic School for Girls
“Our commitment is to provide an
excellent education and enriched
cultural experience to all
international students whilst they
are studying at St Mary’s College ."
“I am currently studying at St Mary’s and I like it very much. I play the
violin and tennis as well as belong to clubs and have met lots of friends.
One thing that stands out for me are the amazing views from the
classrooms – it really is a beautiful school. I am looking forward to
graduating and going to a good University in China.
Alice Shan, Chinese, current Yr 12, 2014
A school steeped in history, traditions and
cultural richness
Where are our
students from?
Korea (4)
Hong Kong (3)
Japan (5)
Taiwan (2)
China (2)
Chile (2)
Having a small number of international students means all
students receive a high level of care and academic attention
The International Team
Left to right
Carmel Lai, Homestay Coordinator,
Sue King, Director of International Students
Bev Steward, International Dean & Head of ESOL
Small ESOL
(English) classes
“When I studied at St Mary’s I liked it very much especially that there
were only a few other international students and no other students
from Thailand so I got to practice my English all the time. My
buddy showed me around the school and helped me when I first
arrived and we are still friends. Russawadee (Jane) Phongpan 2013
- Thailand
Academic Excellence – one
of the top schools in
Principal, Mrs Bernadette
“I studied at St Mary’s for over two years and liked my homestay and how close the
school was to the city. I got to choose subjects I liked and the teachers were very kind
and supported me to achieve all the qualifications I needed to study in Japan and am
now at Chuo University in Tokyo studying Bachelor of Arts, Psychology”
Satoka Inoue , Japan , 2013
2013 NCEA Academic Results
“Our commitment is to support the girls with their English learning and ensure they
are given every opportunity to successfully achieve so they can go on to study at a
University or Tertiary provider of their choice.”
98% passed Level 1 with 99% Literacy + 98 % Numeracy
99% passed Level 2
91% passed Level 3 with 84% University Entrance
“I was very happy to have studied at St Mary’s College as it is such a good
school. The teachers helped me achieve all my qualifications and I was
accepted at three Universities both in NZ and overseas. I chose to study at
Macquarie University, Sydney, for a Bachelor of Medical Sciences. “
Misaki Hirouchi, Japan, 2013
In 2013 nearly all international students who studied at St Mary's for the full
year passed NCEA or University Entrance at their respective level.
St Mary's College is recognized for musical excellence in New Zealand
and abroad. St Mary's College continues to provide superior music
tuition which, over the years, has helped many acclaimed musicians
"St Mary's has made it possible for
me to follow my passion in music."
- Pauline Kwon, Korea
“I liked St Mary’s very much. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I made lots of friends.
I was the Korean Cultural Group Leader and became more confident in myself. I was
encouraged to work hard and I achieved all my qualifications and am now studying at
Auckland University in Engineering. “
Yoojin Lee, Korea, 2013
We offer the latest technology and facilities
where students are encouraged to excel and
challenge their artistic abilities.
International students don't need to be Catholic to attend St
Mary’s however, they will benefit from the Mercy Values and
Special Character of the school where different cultures are
valued and all students are encouraged to care and respect for
each other.
The St Mary’s Chapel in the
school grounds
Download the latest enrolment forms
Mrs Sue King – International
Student Director
[email protected]
Phone: +64 9 376 6658 ext 817
or Mobile: +64 21 157 8776