Welcome to

St Mary's School Blenheim

I warmly welcome you to St Mary’s School Blenheim. St Mary’s School is a Catholic Integrated School catering for boys and girls from new entrants through to Year 8. Our student community is made up of children from a wide variety of cultures and from throughout the greater Marlborough region. Guiding all that occurs at St Mary’s School Blenheim is our Mission Statement.

As a school community we are committed to educating our students to becoming Caring, Confident Learners while developing themselves, spiritually, academically, culturally and physically. I invite you to view the various aspects of our website in order that you may learn about our school and how we provide high quality learning for our students.

Paddy Dowling – Principal


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St Mary’s School Gala – Have your Say!

Mon Nov 28 03:17pm

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,
St Mary’s is well known for their Gala and besides the covid year has held them continuously for the past 40 years.  Although it all seems to go smoothly on the day there is a lot of work put into this community event, especially in recent years by just a few people.St Mary’s Friends is now at the time where we need to plan next year’s Gala, how it may look and how it may differ from previous years.  But before that we need your input to be assured a successful Gala which is not left on the shoulders of two or three people to organise.

It would be of great assistance if you would fill in this form so St Mary’s Friends can make the decision on whether we have the people power and community spirit to hold a Gala next year.

St Mary’s Friends invites you to complete the following survey:
St Mary’s School Gala – Click this link and have your say!
Many thanks for your time and support.
St Mary’s Friends

Reminder: Summer Football is on tonight. Please let the team coach know if your child cannot make the game.

Wed Nov 23 01:08pm


Cookie Time Fundraiser

Tue Nov 22 01:30pm


Newsletter Term 4 Week 5

Fri Nov 18 03:43pm



Newsletter Term 4 Week 4

Tue Nov 08 08:26am



Marlborough Basketball 3 x3 Summer League – Cancelled Tonight

Tue Oct 25 11:29am


Newsletter Term 4 Week1

Fri Oct 21 02:20pm


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Welcome to Term 4 – Hats are required

Mon Oct 17 07:42am

Morena koutou Te Kura O Hato Mere whanau,

Welcome back to Term 4. Just a reminder that it is compulsory for all children to wear St Mary’s School Hats this term. Please also remember to apply sunscreen to your children before they arrive at school. 

Thank you for your support. 

Paddy Dowling 

Sports Term 4

Fri Oct 14 09:31am

Good morning,

Please find attached the Touch and Tennis Teams representing St Mary’s School in Term 4.

Touch starts this coming Thursday 20th October and runs until Thursday 8th December.

Click here for the Touch Draw

Tennis starts on Saturday 29th of October and runs until Saturday 10th of December.

Volleyball Teams will be posted at the end of this week, season runs from 28th October to the 9th December.

Summer Football – all students must have their permission slips into the office by Friday 21st October. Season runs from Wednesday 16th November to Wednesday 14th December.

Enjoy the last few days of your holidays!





Newsletter Term 3 Week10

Wed Sep 28 08:13pm



Reminder: Fundamental Skills notices for Rms 4, 5, 6 are due back to the class teachers tomorrow.

Wed Sep 28 05:00pm

Reminder: Fundamental Skills notices for Rms 4, 5, 6 are due back to the class teachers by tomorrow.

Wed Sep 28 08:36am

Polyfest 2022 11am – 3pm

Sat Sep 24 10:58am

Kia ora koutou beautiful Hato Mere whanau,

What a stunning day for the Polyfest. Marlborough has certainly turned it on. Please come down and enjoy the festive atmosphere, the music and the amazing food and crafts.

It is going to be a cracker. Te Kura O Hato Mere are performing first up so come down and cheer them on

God Bless,


Important Announcement

Fri Sep 23 05:46pm



Multicultural Group – Reminder for the Pasifika Festival

Fri Sep 23 04:08pm

All students please arrive with your shirts on at 10.00am Saturday (tomorrow) morning in the school hall. You will have a practice before the performance. 

St Mary’s school are first on stage at 11.15 -11.20am – once they are finished, they are free to leave with their parents.

Reminder: Next week is a short week at school.

Mon Sep 19 12:11pm


All Friday night Basketball has been cancelled for tomorrow night. due to the significant number of teams that have withdrawn.

Thu Sep 15 07:20pm

Covid 19 Update

Wed Sep 14 10:36am

Morena koutou Te Kura O Hato Mere Whānau,

As you are aware the decision was made by the Ministry of Health and the Government to alter our ‘Light’ setting to GREEN LIGHT! This is fantastic news for the entire country.

What does this mean for us as a kura? There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask at school by students, teachers or contractors. If you choose to wear a mask that is perfectly fine and will be up to each individual to make that personal choice. We still have masks available at school and are able to supply them for your child or yourself if you would like one.

There will no longer be hand sanitiser at the gate twice a day as the children enter and leave school. Hand sanitiser will continue to be available in the classrooms and at the front office for use if you so desire.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

It has been a long time since we were able to function as a whole school without masks or the use of hand sanitiser. Thank you for your support and patience during this time. It has been difficult for all of us.

We would like to invite all parents and whānau back onto our school grounds for drop offs and pick ups as we used to do. The tree behind the junior block has been missing the parent banter and humour over the last 4 years.

Our teachers have been missing the sense of community and the connections they were able to make with the whānau of the children in their classrooms.

Some children who are at school have never lived in a world that we all now cherish more and are able to return to. Please support your children through this transition time as we are at school.


God bless you all,

Paddy Dowling

Tennis – reminder registration is due by Friday 16th September

Tue Sep 13 11:37am

The competition will run on Saturday mornings from the 29th October 2022. With the exception of Division One there will be a Grading Day on 29th October and the competition proper will start on Saturday, 5th November. The competition will run until 10th December 2022 and then resume after the summer holidays, on 11th February 2023 and will continue until 18th March 2023 (13 weeks total, including Grading Day).

There are five divisions of players. Division One and Three will play at 10:15am and Division Two and Four will play at 8:45am. If necessary the KIWI division will run in both time slots so the modified courts can be used on courts 3-5 at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre.  

Teams will wear St Mary’s black PE tops and black shorts. Players need appropriate sports shoes, tennis rackets and a drink bottle. 

The fee of $55 per player is to be paid at the school office. This is a fee that covers Terms Four and Term One 2021 and also gives your child membership at The Marlborough Tennis Club. 

There will be lunchtime training with Glen Cameron at school on Fridays.

In order for us to participate in this event, we rely on parent help for supervision and management of teams. This involves ensuring a full team can play, staying with the children and umpiring using a simple scoring card that will be provided. Training can be given for umpiring. The school welcomes students who have not previously played.

Please complete the registration link below and send in the payment of $55 to the school office or pay into the school bank account 12 3167 0231066 00 no later than Friday 16 September 2022.

Tennis Registration Link

Reminder ; Introduction to Touch Rugby starts this coming Thursday!

Tue Sep 13 09:46am


Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

Fri Sep 02 03:48pm