Tuesday, August 6, 2019

St. Mary MacKillop Feast Day - 8th August

We remember St. Mary MacKillop and all that she worked for.  We also remember this day the reason why she worked so hard on behalf of the poor children and families of her time.

Our school will celebrate her feast day with a mass at St. Therese church at 11:00am.  We invite all our parents to come and join us this day.  

8th August 2019

Happy Feast Day everyone!!!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross 2019

Once again, this event was a success this year.  We would like to say thank you to the parents who made time to walk The Way of the Cross with our students.

Due to the wet weather at the time, we held our Stations indoors.  Here are some images.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Holy Week Events

Holy Week at St. Mary MacKillop Catholic School

A and D Pods joined forces this year to create a Holy Week event that linked their learning.  We began with a Holy Week Liturgy presented by D Pod in the Wharenui.

We went outside to the courtyard for the A Pod children from Year 1 - 3 to present the stories of the Last Supper and the Washing of the Feet.


A Big Thank you goes out to our lovely parish priest: Father Anthony and all the priests that came along to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our children here at school.

Here are some images from our Reconciliation at school.

Friday, March 22, 2019


Lent is a season of fasting and alms giving.  It is a time to prepare ourselves for the season of Easter.

We have been learning about Caritas and the good works they do during this season of Lent.  The children have enjoyed finding out about how the people of South Sudan live compared to them.  They have found the photos from the resource pack fascinating because these show a different way of living compared to what they are used to here in New Zealand.  

The children are encouraged to bring a coin each day to school for the days of Lent.  What we collect will go towards Caritas, to help them continue their work of supporting others during and beyond this season of Lent.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Expression of Faith


On Tuesday 19th of March, we celebrated our faith through prayer for the victims of the Christchurch shooting that took place a week ago today. 

The St. Mary MacKillop spirit was present this day.  We stand together with the people of Christchurch, we are one.


Here are our School Values with their Bible References.

We are learning one school value per term in detail.  Expression of Faith is our Value for the term.

St. Mary MacKillop Feast Day - 8th August We remember St. Mary MacKillop and all that she worked for.  We also remember this day the re...