South-East Christian Kāhui Ako

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Sancta Maria College Elim Christian College Santa Maria Catholic Primary School St Mark's Catholic School KingsGate School Our Lady Star of the Sea School


Sancta Maria Catholic College

Sancta Maria College is a multicultural Year 7-13 integrated co-educational school located in Flat Bush. It opened in January 2004 and today is a vibrant community of learners comprising of 1000 students and over 100 staff.  We are fortunate to share a campus with Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School and St Luke’s Catholic Community. The college’s name commemorates the historic arrival and work of Bishop Pompallier. There is a comparison between the vessel Sancta Maria being used to spread the Word and our college being a vessel for nurturing spiritually and deepening our personal relationship with a loving God.  While the school is named after the schooner, the emphasis is on ‘Holy Mary’, on which our charism is based. The school’s special character is given high priority and is integrated into all aspects of school life.  Sancta Maria College prides itself on its commitment to maintaining high levels of behaviour and respectful relationships.  Our school motto, “Faith is Our Compass” guides the both the faith and educational journeys of our learning community.

Sancta Maria College Website


Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School 

Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School is a state integrated primary school which, opened in 2010, in the heart of Flat Bush. We are a multicultural school of 400 students. We foster the Catholicity of our school through the charism of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Our daily practices reflect the values of Mary, which are to be: full of grace, obedient, faithful, compassionate, thoughtful, hopeful, contented and determined. We have a curriculum that is future focused, encourages innovation, and excellence, with a vision to grow students with Catholic faith in their hearts, minds and actions. We have a school culture that values uniqueness and encourages ownership and self-awareness so that we can have the confidence to reach out to others. Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School is in the unique position of sharing a campus with both Sancta Maria College and St Luke’s Catholic Community. We work closely together to unite us all in spirit, as family, school, college, Church and community, all ‘growing in faith together’.

Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School Website


Our Lady Star of the Sea School 

Our Lady Star of the Sea is a state integrated school  established in 1847. Our school moved from Granger Road, Howick, to its current site in 1996. We are a school with a long and rich history closely connected to our Parish and local community. As a school community we draw inspiration from the example of Mary, Our Lady Star of the Sea, who leads us to Jesus. Our Mission is to nurture faith, build community, strive for excellence and promote the practices of service and justice. Our Gospel Values of Manaaki, Awhina, Ngawari, Maia and Tika permeate our school curriculum and all that we do. We are a multicultural school with a maximum roll of  600 including a number of multigenerational families. Our students stand tall and are proud of who they are, their faith and what they can achieve.

Our Lady Star of the Sea School website


St Mark’s Catholic School 

St Mark’s is a state integrated suburban school in Pakuranga which  provides a holistic, strong education in an attractive, well resourced, learning environment. We were founded by The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and the foundress was Euphrasie Barbier. We have been providing a high standard of Catholic Education since 1979. Our Mission statement is ‘To provide the Best Education in a Catholic Environment’. Our Board of Trustees, staff, parents and parish community, encourage and challenge students to strive to achieve their potential and equip them with the skills to become successful lifelong learners. We are a wonderful multi-cultural community of faith where God is named and recognised, and students feel they belong. Our values statement “We follow Jesus through our ABC’s: Attitude, Behaviour and Care, and our 3 R’s: Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Respect for the Environment, underpinned by Gospel Values. Our students leave St Mark’s Catholic School at the end of  Year 6, confident in themselves and well prepared  for the challenges that lie ahead.

St Mark’s Website


Elim Christian College

Elim Christian College is a state integrated multi campus school for Years 0 - 13. We have one Y0-13 Campus in Mount Albert, a Primary Campus (Y0-6) in Golflands, Botany, and a Y7-13 Campus on Botany Road. For 2019 our Golflands Campus will be fully completed facilitating Y0-10, allowing our Botany Road Campus to become a Y11-13 only Campus. Being state integrated since 1997 and now with a maximum roll of 1350, the Elim Christian Centre Proprietors Trust together with the Board of Trustees, staff and students aim to ‘Reach, Serve and Influence’ our community and country through an authentic biblical worldview. Our learning framework for all our teaching and learning communities is ARISE, an acronym for Achievement, Responsibility, Inspiration, Skills and Elim Christian Character. In relationship with the Kingsway Trust, our Proprietors have purchased separately 21 acres in Pukekohe to provide locally for the increasing numbers of secondary students currently travelling to our Botany Road Campus. This together with Kingsgate School will ensure the provision of excellent Christian education within the Franklin District.

Elim Christian College Website


KingsGate Christian School

KingsGate School is situated in the heart of Pukekohe in the Franklin district and as is true for the wider Pukekohe community, KingsGate School enjoys a rich cultural diversity amongst its families, with Māori, Tuvaluan, Kiribati, Indian, Dutch, South African, English and New Zealand European cultures all represented at the school. The school itself has a long history in the area but it was in December of 2007 that is transitioned from private school status to that of being a state integrated primary school. KingsGate school roll has grown significantly over the last 10 years, and as such the Board of Trustees and the Kingsway Trust (the school’s proprietor), with visionary foresight, purchased 21 acres of land on Pukekohe Hill to ensure the longevity of KingsGate as a quality provider of state-integrated education. The new school is planned to be opening its doors early 2020. KingsGate school motto of “ To know, To Love, To Serve” perfectly embraces its special character identity with Christ Like servant leadership being foundational to the way both staff and students live and learn as members of the greater community of Christ.  

KingsGate School Website