Board of directors HD LWSt Mary’s College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1850, and today the Sisters proudly retain ownership of the College. Their interests are represented by the BOD of St Mary’s College Auckland Limited, which is responsible for the College land and buildings, and for maintaining and preserving its Special Character.

Working collaboratively

The BOD work closely with the BOT, which has operational management for the day-to-day running of the College. The BOD work closely with the School Principal as welll as teaching and support staff.

The BOD are delighted with the way in which the College is growing and the wonderful achievements being obtained academically and in the areas of music and sport.

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A Building and Development Programme

To meet the urgent demand for expanded facilities, the BOD developed a Ten-Year Building and Development Programme in 2003.
Stages 1 Science 2through 7 have now been successfully completed. 

These included:

  • New classroom blocks
  • Library
  • Staffroom complex
  • Technology facilities
  • Renovation of the Administration Block
  • Student cafeteria and meeting room
  • Religious Education Faculty
  • Art Faculty
  • Student Services such as Careers and Counselling areas
  • Paul Keane Gymnasium
  • Dance Studio
  • Refurbishment and heating of the swimming pool
  • New kitchen
  • Additional car parking facilitiesPK
  • A new Science Centre (2017)
  • A new English Centre (2019)

Future focused

The BOD are committed to providing facilities to ensure that the future growth of the College is provided for, and is most grateful for the support received from parents and friends of the College in recent years to assist us to achieve our goals. 

Support for a tradition of excellence

With continued support from friends, parents and the wider community, the BOD can implement its growth and development strategy. This will ensure that the long-held traditions of Excellence and Mercy at St. Mary’s College are maintained for current and future generations.

Information about fees and donations from the Ministry of Education is included below.

MOE Flowchart Fees and Donations in Schools March 2015 

Board of Directors Members 

Mr Arjen van Helsdingen       Chairperson 
Mrs Shyrelle MItchell Deputy Chairperson
Ms Sarah Dwan Principal
Mrs Katie Bhreatnach Director
Mr Grant Fraser Director
Mr Frank Godinet Director
Mr Jason McLennan Director
Sr Mary Neven Director
Mr Patrick Ryan Director
Mr Roly Smoldon Director
Mr Chris Thom Director

2024 Meeting Dates

19 March 2024

8 April 2024

13 May 2024

10 June 2024

12 August 2024

9 September 2024

14 October 2024

11 November 2024


NB. Meetings begin at 5.30pm