AT HOP Cards
Year 7-8 students are automatically allocated a locker and they are informed of their locker location and number during the first week of school.
Year 9-13 students can purchase a locker for $10.00. This can be paid through OfficeMax Myschool.
Once payment is received your locker number can be found through the Parent Portal.
- Go to “Details”
- “Information” - and your locker number will be there.
Lockers are randomly allocated; we do not swap lockers unless there is a very good reason to do so and this will need to be discussed with the Year level Dean. Padlocks are not supplied and will need to be purchased.
Student ID Card
At the beginning of the year students are issued with a student ID card. This is paid for in your school fees/contributions. Students are able to use their card to get student discounts for things such as bus passes, cinema tickets, books etc.
The issued student ID card is also the student photocopy card. Money can be loaded onto the ID card by using the “top up machine” located just outside the Library entrance. Please note it is coin only and the office do not supply change. There are instructions near the machine on how to use it and the school librarian is also there to help if needed.
If students choose to bring a cell phone to school, it is the responsibility of each student to ensure the security of these during school hours. We discourage use during break times and use in class is at the professional discretion of the teacher for curriculum related use. We recommend Year 7 students do not bring Smartphones and parents do not provide data.
Subject teachers regularly set homework. Each student is expected to set time aside on a regular basis to complete it. Homework may consist of going over the day’s lessons, set work on a particular subject, a long-term assignment which is worked on over a period of time, study of work already completed and preparation for tests/examinations.
Your daughter will be issued with a school diary at the beginning of the school year, which not only serves as a weekly term diary but is also full of other information to assist her. It includes the daily timetable of the school year with form times, period times, interview, lunch and assembly times.
Each student will be given a copy of their timetable. Students can utilise their school diary to record their own timetable. To view it digitally, they can access their Kamar portal. You can also see the timetable via the Parent Portal.
Junior Prize Giving
Junior Prize Giving is held in early December. The exact date will be published in the school newsletter in November. Please mark it on your calendar.
Our school cafeteria provides a variety of food at interval and lunch. Charges for each item is on the board beside the café. There is also a click and collect option where you can order food online by visiting www.stmaryslunch.com
Scholarships are offered to current students attending St Mary’s College. A scholarship booklet will be available to all students and family attending St Mary’s College to view in November. Details will be published in the school newsletter at the beginning of Term 4.
All stationery and workbook requirements are listed on the OfficeMax Myschool website www.myschool.co.nz.
- select St Mary’s College, (Ponsonby) then
- press “view requirements list”
OfficeMax Myschool is a convenient online and delivery service. An OfficeMax brochure is included with this Orientation Booklet. Alternatively, stationery may be purchased at a store of your choice.
St Mary’s College uses Operoo as our digital platform to manage our school trips/events.
For more information about Operoo please go to their website - https://www.operoo.com/intro-for-parents/
Any issues with accessing St Mary’s College school trips/event information on Operoo please email
Each student is allocated to a House for Sports and Cultural events in the school. The houses are Dickson, Leo, Loreto, Maher and Leydon. The Houses are named after significant women in the history of the College.
House Dean - each House has a teacher allocated to oversee activities and events that students participate in throughout the year.