We are a Special Character school and all students at St Mary’s are expected to participate fully in Religious Education classes and school Masses and Liturgies. Parents are encouraged to also have their children involved in the St Mary’s Parish and to attend Mass in the weekend. Children have the opportunity to enrol in a Sacramental programme in the pastoral area of St Mary of the Cross, Rotorua-through St Mary's Church and St Michael's Church. Please contact the Church Office to see if your child is old enough to enrol in this programme.
Religious Education is an integral part of the learning and culture of St Mary's School. The staff and students live the gospel values as "With Christ As Our Centre We Strive For Excellence" The special character of the school is promoted through regular prayer in classrooms, religious education and attendance at masses and liturgies.