Educational Purpose and Goals

Mission Statement

“St Mark’s School will provide the best possible education in a Catholic environment.”
“Ka whakaratoa e te kura nga tino matau teitei I waenganui I nga katorika.”


To provide a Christ centred, challenging, safe, happy learning environment where self-confident children achieve success in all areas of the curriculum.

School Goals

The Board of Trustees will endeavour to ensure that the school as a whole:

a) Develops a school community of faith where God is named and recognised and where gospel values and the teachings of Christ are reflected in its policies, its structures and the relationship of its members.

b) Focuses on the total education and development of the pupils including:

  • their intellectual, social, moral, religious, spiritual, aesthetic, emotional
  • and physical growth thus providing a context for each child’s natural
  • creativity to emerge and thereby stimulating a deep sensitivity to our World.

c) Provides a context for each child’s natural creativity.

d) Seeks to develop a sensitivity to and an awareness of different cultures in order to enhance the dignity of each person.

e) All students accessing the New Zealand Curriculum will have success as evidenced by progress and achievement.

f) Development of assessment to inform learning across the school in order to raise achievement and strong partnership with parents will continue to be fostered.

g) Inquiry and thinking skills to help access NZC will be taught across Year 1-6.

At all times our Board of Trustees, teachers, parents & community will encourage pupils to strive to achieve their full potential.