Student ID Card
In February, students are issued with a student ID card. This has already been paid for in your school fees. Students can use their card to get student discounts for things such as bus passes, cinema tickets and books.
The issued student ID card is also the student photocopying 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 does 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 cell phones to school, it is the responsibility of each student to ensure the security of these personal items 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.
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, or 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 it 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 diaries to record their own timetables. Please be aware that one day per week is a ‘rotating’ timetable day. This will be explained to your daughter by her form teacher. You can also see the timetable via the Parent Portal.
Junior Prizegiving is usually on a Friday at the beginning of December. The exact date will be published in the school newsletter in November. We ask you to please mark it on your calendar.
Our school cafeteria provides a variety of food at breakfast, interval and lunch. Charges for each item are on the board beside the café. Special requests for dietary requirements can be made.
Scholarships are offered to current students attending St Mary’s College in Years 9-13. A scholarship booklet will be available to all students and families attending St Mary’s College to view in October and details will be published in the school newsletter at the beginning of Term 4.
All stationery and workbook requirements are listed on the OfficeMax website www.myschool.co.nz. Access the website and then –
- select St Mary’s College, (Ponsonby) and then Search
- press Start and Enter student details
- select Subjects
- press View requirements list
Using OfficeMax is not only a convenient, online, delivery-to-your-door purchase, but the school also benefits by receiving rewards.
Alternatively, stationery may be purchased at a store of your choice or through OfficeMax. Shop online, by phone (0800 724 440) or at one of the OfficeMax stores:
- Auckland – 32 Normanby Road, Mt Eden,
- North Shore – 93 Wairau Road, Glenfield,
- South Auckland – 5 Ronwood Ave, Manukau.
Each student is allocated to a House for sports and cultural events in the school. The Houses are Dickson, Leo, Leydon, Loreto and Maher. 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.
Bring your own Device
BYOD is currently for Year 8 to Year 11 students, who are asked to purchase specific devices. Information will be given out towards the end of each year. A meeting regarding BYOD at St Mary’s College will be held and information will be published in the school newsletter.
Students are required to sign the Cyber Safety policy which states the procedures that they need to consistently follow to be a good digital citizen of St Mary’s College.