St Mary’s College will provide an excellent education for students enabling them to take their place in society as confident life-long learners and as women who value and hold the truths of the Catholic Church and the Mercy tradition of compassion and social justice. 

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your daughter at St Mary's College. 

Enrolments have now closed for 2023. Late applications will be accepted where there are spaces. 

A virtual welcome to St. Mary’s College was held on Monday 14 March. You can view the recording here

Questions that were asked and answered are summarised here


College Tours 

We are now able to host College Tours. Bookings are essential and can be made using this link

4pm Wednesdsay 30 March 

4pm Friday 1 April 

4pm Monday 4 April  

4pm Tuesday 5 April 

5pm Tuesday 5 April  

Visitors are asked to wear masks. The majority of the tour will be outside. The tours start from the College chapel. Whilst this is still not the same as our traditional Open Day we look forward to sharing our College with you. Tours will be led by Year 13 students. 


Why St. Mary's College ?  

  • A Catholic education in the Mercy tradition
  • These Catholic, Mercy values are at the heart of what we do  
  • Preparing students for the world that they will graduate into, "21st Century Women of Mercy" 
  • High academic results 
  • All students supported in their learning 
  • Holistic education including a variety of musical, sporting, cultural and other activities. 
  • Long history and tradition of Music - all students in Years 7-9 learn a musical instrumnet 
  • Maximum roll of 1000 which is large enought to offer a wide range of opportunities and subjects, but small enough that people know you well and you know all the students in your level 
  • Excellent faclities including purpose built science labs, gymnasium, swimming pool, technology spaces and refurbished classrooms 

You can see a little bit about the College in this video: College Video 

Carmel Carroll - Choir Director 2013-2020

Maia - Music Prefect and French Horn 

Alex - French Horn 

Trinity - Music Prefect and Cello 

Alexia - Cello 


Enrolment Process - NZ residents

  • Please make sure you have the required documents ready to upload before starting the online application.
  • Complete Section A online and upload and attach all other required documents.


Applications will be considered for acceptance when Section A is completed, and all documents are provided. 


Documents required


St Mary's College ONLINE enrolment form - Section A 

St Mary's College enrolment form - other information 

Preference students (Catholic) - the preference of enrolment certificate signed by the parish priest

Preference students - 5.1 - copy of Catholic baptismal certificate if baptised and any sacramental certificates 

Preference students - 5.2 - 5.5 - copy of sponsor's baptismal certificate

Non-preference students - a reference from your church community or current school

Copy of birth certificate 

Non-NZ residents - a copy of the student's passport with visa/permit which states the student is a domestic student 

Copy of student’s most recent school report 

A copy of your daughter's immunisation certificate

One passport-sized photo

Use of Devices and Internet Agreement BYOD - signed student agreement  


Enrolment enquiries - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Thursday 24 March 2022

Closing day for Year 7 & Year 9 in 2023 close. Other levels will be considered.

Thursday 19 May 2022

Acceptance of offer closes.

Enrolment Queries

Please contact the Enrolment Officer via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (09) 376 6568.

Enrolment - International Students

Please click here for more information or refer to the International Student Director, Mrs Sue King - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

St Mary's College Enrolment Policy

Open Day - Student Videos

Our Open Day in 2021 was cancelled due to lockdown. Some of our students helped share their stories of their time at St Mary's College.

Please check out the five videos below: