Enrolment Information Booklet - Our Mission Statement - Sancta Maria College

 
Enrolment Information Booklet - Our Mission Statement - Sancta Maria College
Sancta Maria College

Enrolment Information Booklet

                  Our Mission Statement
  We are committed to preparing our students to embrace the future
             by providing a complete Catholic education.
       In a safe, nurturing community, shaped by our values.
Enrolment Information Booklet - Our Mission Statement - Sancta Maria College
Contents

Welcome ............................................................................................................................................................3

About Us ............................................................................................................................................................4

School Information ...........................................................................................................................................6

Pastoral Care .....................................................................................................................................................7

Teaching and Learning .....................................................................................................................................8

Opportunities at Sancta Maria College..........................................................................................................12

Enrolment Timelines, Priority of Enrolment and Zone Description ............................................................13

Uniform and Expectations of Behaviour .......................................................................................................16

Cyber Safety and BYOD..................................................................................................................................17

Financial Contributions ..................................................................................................................................18

Contact Details ................................................................................................................................................22

  ‘A school-wide focus on knowing each student begins with using the good quality information received from
       contributing schools. Individual student profiles are collated and shared with teachers to provide a
                          comprehensive foundation for planning class programmes’
                                                                   Education Review Office

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Welcome
                                             Welcome to Sancta Maria College and thank you for your interest in our school.

                                             The College has a proud and valued tradition for academic excellence, high
                                             levels of achievement and developing a love of learning. Our caring staff show
                                             a genuine interest in each student’s development and empower him or her to
                                             strive to be the best that they can be. We are also renowned for providing
                                             leadership opportunities and encouraging student participation in activities that
                                             are an extension of classroom-based learning and a vibrant co-curricular
                                             programme (sport, music, drama, robotics, chess, orienteering, service,
                                             outreach and other interest groups). This is all incorporated and lived each day
                                             through our Catholic teachings, beliefs and core values in a family environment.
                                             It is our Catholic Community of faith that unites us.

We enjoy modern teaching and learning facilities that enable the delivery of innovative programmes. Our
students enjoy the expansive courtyards and green spaces around the environmentally friendly Campus.

We hope your child’s entry into Sancta Maria College will begin a long and mutually rewarding association with
the College. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships and links with parents/caregivers/whanau
and the wider community.

The best way to experience all that Sancta Maria College has to offer is to visit us. We look forward to
welcoming you to our College to give an insight into the educational opportunities we provide.

Louise Moore
Principal
Over the last 6 years, Sancta Maria has instilled in us strong core values that continue to empower us to be
the best versions of ourselves and to lead those around us to excellence.
Sancta Maria College provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to grow in their faith and
to thrive in their academic successes. Endless opportunities are provided to students that allow them to grow
and achieve their ultimate best. Along the way, long lasting friendships are formed and unforgettable
memories are created.
Sancta Maria College’s Special Character is what makes us different from other schools. Our motto, “Faith is
Our Compass” guides us as we grow as individuals and as a whole school community, through our Catholic
faith. The school values underpin life at the College and help us to live our day-to-day lives being the best we
can.
For us Year 13s, our time at Sancta Maria College is unfortunately coming to an end; which is why we are
taking every opportunity that is presented to us, not taking anything for granted and cherishing every
moment.

We are both honoured and privileged to serve in such an incredible
community and be part of a loving family.

Tristan Tualagi (Head Boy 2020) and
Francesca Adams (Head Girl 2020)

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About Us
Our Heritage
Sancta Maria College is a Year 7-13 integrated co-educational school located in Flat Bush, Botany South. It opened
in January 2004 for Years 7, 8 and 9 students with a roll of 314. Today, we are a vibrant community of learners
comprising of 1000 students and over 100 staff.

The College is named after the mission schooner Sancta Maria on which Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier sailed
around New Zealand. The name Sancta Maria is a Latin title for Mary the Mother of God. It means Holy Mary. While
the school is named after the schooner, the emphasis is on ‘Holy Mary’, on which our charism is based.

Bishop Pompallier, who is a specially-honoured pioneer of the New Zealand Catholic Church, arrived in the Hokianga
from France in 1838 with a group of Marist Priests and Brothers. With this group, he sailed around New Zealand
converting the settlers to Catholicism in the early 1840s. Fathers Garin and Viard who accompanied Bishop
Pompallier established the Churches in Howick and Panmure.

Bishop Pompallier devised his own flag for the vessel – a bunting version of the Miraculous Medal. It consisted of a
blue cross surmounting a large M and surrounded by twelve stars. These twelve stars (representing the twelve
Apostles) have been incorporated into the school logo to represent our College Values, along with the Sancta Maria
and the school’s motto ‘Faith is our Compass’.

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.

Bishop Pompallier sailed to Hokianga and several other mission stations in New Zealand, three of which were
Kororareka (Russell), Waitemata and Akaroa. These four places represent our College Houses.

Homerooms at each year level are named after past or present Bishops of Diocese of Auckland. The names of these
bishops are:

               BRN                  Bishop Denis George Browne
               CLE                  Bishop Henry William Cleary
               DNN                  Bishop Patrick James Dunn
               GNS                  Bishop Edward Russell Gaines
               LIS                  Archbishop James Michael Liston
               MAC                  Bishop John Mackey

What We Value
Catholic
Our lives and the life of the College are modelled on Jesus’ life and our Catholic teachings and beliefs. The college
nurtures spirituality and helps students to discover God’s love and purpose in every aspect of daily living. Gospel
values, prayer and liturgy pervade every aspect of the College’s culture.

Education
Sancta Maria College is an academic school committed to empowering each individual to strive towards reaching
their full potential and at their highest possible standard, through the educational opportunities and experiences
provided. The curriculum, including Religious Education, is taught with a Catholic dimension and emphasis is given
to educating the whole person. Student achievement at the College places it as one of the leading academic Catholic
Colleges in Auckland.

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Vision Statement
Learning excellence, centred on our Catholic faith, personal growth, service to others and strong academic success.

Mission Statement
With Catholic Faith as our compass, celebrated in the Eucharistic community at Sancta Maria College, we will
nurture confident, compassionate and connected life-long learners. We will be inspired to make a positive difference
to a future global community and to the wider Catholic Church to which we belong.

Core Values
 AROHA                              We act with love; we care for ourselves, each other and our world

 FAITH                              We grow our relationship with Christ

 HOPE                               We believe in God’s purpose for our lives

 RESPECT                            We think of others first, affirming and upholding the humanity and dignity of all

As we journey in faith and learning all of us will grow in mana by demonstrating

                                                                                             Kindness

                                                                                             Courage

                                                                                             Diligence

                                                                                             Empathy

                                                                                             Forgiveness

                                                                                             Gratitude
                                                                                             Honesty

                                                                                             Humility

                                                                                             Tolerance

                                                                                             Integrity

                                                                                             Kaitiakitanga

                                                                                             Resilience

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School Information
Sancta Maria College is committed to
      Building a staff of high quality and commitment. High priority is given to appoint staff who are experts in their
       specialist teaching areas and wholly committed to the College’s Special Catholic Character.
      Providing the best possible school environment for teaching and learning. Sancta Maria’s buildings have been
       designed as state of the art facilities for teaching and learning.

Reporting to Parents and Caregivers
A full written report is prepared for all students twice a year. Parent interview evenings are held during the year where
parents/caregivers are invited to discuss their child’s report with subject teachers. Date and times of these will be in the
school newsletter and on the school website. An interim report during Term 1 will also be prepared to show how students
have settled into the new academic year.

Newsletters
Newsletters will be distributed regularly via email. Newsletters contain information about school highlights and up-coming
events, as well as celebrating students’ achievements and successes. There will also be supplementary notices with
urgent information emailed to parents when there is a need. There will be a small number of printed newsletters
available in the Student Centre if required. You may also view a copy of the current and previous newsletters on our
website: www.sanctamaria.school.nz and the College App.

Sancta Maria College App
Download the Sancta Maria College App on your device to be up-to-date with College events and news.
The App features:
    - Direct dial/email absentee
    - Daily Notices
    - View and add school events to your phone’s calendar
    - Direct link to our website
    - News Centre
    - Term Dates

School Buses to Sancta Maria College
Sancta Maria College is serviced by the Howick & Eastern Bus Services.

To travel on the bus you need to purchase an AT Hop card. Visit the following website for information on where to
purchase a Hop Card and how to top up online: www.at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/

The bus routes provided for Sancta Maria College can be viewed on the following website:
https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables/school-timetables/sancta-maria-college-and-primary/

Students travelling from Manukau City Centre to Sancta Maria College can use the 35 bus.
Students travelling from Manurewa can use the 362 bus and transfer to the 35 bus at Manukau.

Please visit the following website and enter the bus numbers above to find times and routes from these areas:
www.at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables/

The Ministry of Education provides a bus service from the Beachlands and Maraetai areas, which takes students to a
range of schools. These buses depart from allocated bus stops in the area around 7.30 am. Students may have to
change buses at the Whitford Interchange depending which bus they are on to reach Sancta Maria College.

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Pastoral Care
Our cohesive and experienced Pastoral Care team of specialist staff offer pastoral support, advice and guidance to
nurture individuals and ensure that their well-being has a direct influence on personal happiness, academic achievement
and contribution to school and family life. We work together with the student, parents, caregivers and family to provide a
caring, supportive and safe learning environment. Sancta Maria College is a Restorative Practices School.

Pastoral support includes the following specialists:
          The Senior Leadership Team
          Director of Pastoral Care
          Year level Deans
          Homeroom teacher
          Head of Years 7 and 8
          Head of Learning Support
          Guidance Counsellors
          RTLB specialist and cluster support
          College Chaplain
          Director and Assistant Director of Religious Studies
          Head of ESOL
          Peer Support Co-ordinators
          Careers department
          NZ Police Liaison Officer

Liaison with numerous external pastoral support agencies A holistic, wrap-around approach to pastoral care and the use
of restorative practices sets the conditions for success in student wellbeing and achievement
Education Review Office 2018

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Teaching and Learning
Academic Success
Students at Sancta Maria College consistently achieve outstanding academic results.

2019 NCEA results:
Level 1 – 97.8% pass rate with 80.4% endorsed at Excellence or Merit.
Level 2 – 99.3% pass rate with 73.4% endorsed at Excellence or Merit.
Level 3 – 95.9% pass rate with 58.4% endorsed at Excellence or Merit.

2019 University Scholarships:
Financial Scholarships from a range of Universities were offered to Year 13
Students in 2019. These Scholarships totalled over $137,000.00

2019 University Entrance:
81.3% of our Level 3 Students gained University Entrance.

Our students continue to achieve NCEA at an outstanding level, placing Sancta Maria College as one of the leading
schools in Auckland for NCEA achievement. Teaching and learning at Sancta Maria College is future-focused,
emphasising skills and dispositions needed for our students to successfully take their place in the world beyond
education. At the centre of all of our school’s learning are the Special Catholic Character values, which provide the
foundation for positive teacher-learner relationships. Positive classroom relationships are the cornerstone of all
successful learning. At Sancta Maria College success is for all, and the diversity of student abilities is acknowledged and
supported.

Sancta Maria College has state of the art learning facilities, which include:
      A chapel which, as a sacred space, allows for masses, liturgies and quiet reflection
      Classrooms that are innovative and pleasant teaching and learning environments
      Specialist rooms for arts, including visual art, music and drama
      Specialist technology facilities catering for food technology, electronics, digital technology, hard and soft materials
       technology, graphics and biotechnology
      A fully-integrated information technology system serving computer laboratories, library and classrooms to enhance
       student learning
      A large and modern auditorium for assemblies, prizegiving, masses and special events such as musical
       productions and performances
      A modern, fully-equipped gymnasium including full-sized netball and basketball courts and a weight-training facility
      An attractive, landscaped setting including sports fields, walkways, trees, environmental and shaded areas

A wide range of subjects and learning opportunities is offered to all students. There is a high importance placed on the
use of digital technology across the curriculum, with all students having access to the internet and email facilities.

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School Curriculum
      Religious Education (compulsory for all students at all Year levels)
      English
      Health and Physical Education
      Learning Languages
      Mathematics and Statistics
      Science
      Social Sciences
      Technology
      The Arts

These, together with the core Values and Key Competencies, form the basis of the
delivery of the curriculum.

Students in Years 7-10 will receive a broad and balanced education by undertaking
study involving all of the learning areas.

Students in Years 11-13 will, through a wide range of subject choices, gain credits towards the National Certificate of
Educational Achievement (NCEA). Scholarship examinations are offered to Year 13 and identified Year 12 students.

Please refer to the subject chart on the following pages for the full curriculum outline.

 Effective co-ordination between pastoral and curriculum teams and teachers, parents and outside agencies ensure all
                students access the curriculum and participate well in appropriate learning programmes.
                                                  Education Review Office 2018

NOTE
For further and current curriculum information, please refer to our website: www.sanctamaria.school.nz

                                                                                                                          

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Subjects Offered for Years 7 – 10

                                          YEAR 7                                YEAR 8        YEAR 9              YEAR 10
                                                                             Religious      Religious
Religious Education                                                                                        Religious Education
                                                                             Education      Education
English                                                                      English        English        English
                                                                             Health and     Health and
                                                                                                           Health and Physical
Health and Physical Education                                                Physical       Physical
                                                                                                           Education
                                                                             Education      Education
Mathematics                                                                  Mathematics    Mathematics    Mathematics
Science                                                                      Science        Science        Science
                                                                             Social         Social
Social Studies                                                                                             Social Studies
                                                                             Studies        Studies
                                                                             Technology
                                                                                            Digital
Technology                                                                   Food/
                                                                                            Technologies
Food/ Fabric/ Hard Materials                                                 Fabric/ Hard
                                                                                            (Two Terms)
                                                                             Materials
Visual Arts                                                                  Visual Arts
Music                                                                        Music
                                                                             Language       Language
                                                                             Options        Options        Options
                                                                             (one to        (one to        (two to choose from)
                                                                             choose from)   choose from)
                                                                             French         French         French
                                                                             Japanese       Japanese       Japanese
                                                                             Language       Language
                                                                                                           *Drama
                                                                             Support        Support
                                                                                                           *Business Studies
                                                                                            Arts Option
                                                                                                           *Design & Visual
                                                                                            (two to
                                                                                                           Communications
                                                                                            choose from)
                                                                                            Music          *Digital Technologies
                                                                                            Visual Arts    *Music
                                                                                            Drama          *Technology – Fabric
                                                                                                           *Technology – Food
                                                                                            Technology
                                                                                                           *Technology –
                                                                                            (one to
                                                                                                           Materials
                                                                                            choose from)
                                                                                            Fabric         *Visual Art
                                                                                            Food           *Subjects may be started
                                                                                                           at this level
                                                                                            Hard             Compulsory subjects
                                                                                            Materials

   Specialist Courses
   Specialist Courses are offered to students with particular learning needs.
   These include:
        English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
        English Language Support
        In-class learning support for Years 7-9
        Other Languages may be available

   This information is accurate at time of printing.

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Subjects Offered for Years 11 – 13                          NCEA ACHEIVEMENT STANDARDS / UNIT STANDARDS

                YEAR 11                                        YEAR 12                                          YEAR 13
 Religious Education                         Religious Education                              Religious Education
 English                                     English
 Physical Education – Core                   Physical Education – Core
 Mathematics
 Science

 Options (two to choose from)                Options (four to choose from)                    Options (five to choose from)
 Accounting                                  Commerce                                         Accounting
 Art - Visual                                Art                                              Art – Design
 Design & Visual Communication               Art – Photography                                Art – Painting
 Drama                                       Biology                                          Art – Photography
 Digital Technologies                        Chemistry                                        Art – Sculpture
 Economics                                   Design & Visual Communication                    Biology
 ESOL                                        Digital Technologies                             Business Studies
 French                                      Drama                                            Chemistry
 Geography                                   Early Childhood Education                        Classical Studies
 History                                     Economics                                        Design & Visual Communication
 Japanese                                    French                                           Digital Technologies
 Music                                       Geography                                        Drama
 Physical Education Studies                  History                                          Early Childhood Education
 Technology – Fabric Science                 Japanese                                         Economics
 Technology – Food                           Mathematics                                      English
 Technology – Multi Materials                Media Studies                                    French
                                             Music                                            Geography
                                             Physical Education Studies                       History
                                             Physics                                          Japanese
      Compulsory Subjects                    Science                                          Mathematics with Calculus
                                             Technology – Fashion and Design                  Mathematics with Statistics
 NOTE
 In some instances a subject may not         Technology – Food and Hospitality                Media Studies
 be offered due to insufficient demand.      Technology – Multi Materials                     Music
 Some subjects will require an
 associated cost, which will be required     Travel and Tourism                               Physical Education Studies
 to be paid prior to course                  Trades up – Construction, Plumbing, Electrical   Physics
 commencement.
 ESOL is available in all Year Levels.       World of Work                                    Science

 This information is accurate at time        Secondary School Police Studies                  Secondary School Police Studies
 of printing.
                                             Technology – Food and Hospitality                Technology – Fashion and Design
                                             * Subjects Mandarin and Dance will be            Technology – Multi Materials
                                             offered on sufficient demand
                                                                                              Trades up – Construction, Plumbing, Electrical
                                                                                              Travel and Tourism

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Opportunities at Sancta Maria College
At Sancta Maria College, we have the vision of giving students the opportunity to discover and develop their talents:
spiritual, academic, cultural or sporting. We strongly encourage students to strive to reach their potential in all that they
do. The following is an indication of activities that are available at the school. These may vary from year to year and,
as interest grows, other activities will be added.

                                                 ‘The college offers an enriching range of co-curricular activities. There are many
                                                          opportunities for students to build their leadership capability’.
                                                                              Education Review Office

                                                  ‘Sancta Maria College serves its community well. It provides students with a
                                                 supportive and inclusive environment that promotes learning and high levels of
                                                                                 achievement’
                                                                              Education Review Office

SPORT                                        GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES                        PERFORMING ARTS
 Athletics                                   AFS Intercultural Programme                 Art Exhibitions
 Badminton                                   Anime Club                                  Choirs (boys and girls)
 Basketball                                  Book Clubs                                  College Production
 Cricket                                     Chess Club                                  Concert Band
 Cross-country                               Debating                                    Drama
 Distance Running                            Environmentalists                           Individual and group music
 Duathlon                                    Film Appreciation Club                       instruction
 Equestrian                                  Film Production Club                        Jazz Bands
 Football                                    Inter-Cultural Club                         Kapa Haka
 Futsal                                      Kid Literacy Quiz                           Korean Drumming
 Hockey                                      Liturgy Committee                           Orchestra
 Netball                                     News Centre Team                            Pasifika Groups
 Rugby                                       Outreach Committee                          Rock Bands
 Soccer                                      Peer Support                                String Groups
 Softball                                    School Camps                                Stage Challenge
 Swimming                                    School Year Book                            Talent Quests
 Squash                                      Speech Competitions                         Theatre Sports
 Table Tennis                                Spelling Bee
 Tennis                                      Spirit of Adventure
 Touch Rugby                                 Sports Committee
 Triathlon                                   Talented Writers Group
 Volleyball                                  The Young New Zealanders’
                                               Challenge
                                              Writing Competition
                                              Young Vinnies

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Enrolment Timelines, Priority of Enrolment and Zone Description
Annual Enrolment Open Day Afternoon
The enrolment process begins after our Annual Enrolment Open Day Afternoon, which takes place in March each year.
At this time, you can join one of our guided tours led by our student leaders to view the key areas of the College including
Year 7 classrooms before returning to the Auditorium in time for The Principal’s presentation.

Enrolment Timelines for *Priority 1, 2 and 3 students – *see below
you will be notified about your offer of a place in priority order as specified below:
18 March 2020 (Wednesday)             Enrolments Open
29 May 2020 (Friday)                  Enrolments close at 4pm

Mid-June 2020                                Offer of place for Priority 1 students
Late June 2020                               Confirmation of Acceptance (Priority 1)

Early August 2020                            Offer of place for Priority 2 students (subject to availability)
Mid-August 2020                              Confirmation of Acceptance (Priority 2)

Priority 3                                   Depending on availability, a ballot will be conducted for Priority 3

             NOTE: Families from all priorities with an offer of place are required to confirm acceptance of that offer
                 by the scheduled date. Failure to do so will mean forfeiture of your child’s enrolment place.

All Other Priority Groups (Priority 4-6 students)
Places will be offered subject to availability. A ballot system is applied.

For enrolments at Year Levels 8 to 13
First priority will be in accordance with Priority 3 above. In the event that there are more applicants within any of the priority
categories than there are places available, enrolments will be prioritised in the following order and then, if required, by an
independently-supervised ballot:

          Applicants who are siblings of current students
          Applicants who are currently enrolled in other Catholic Primary Schools
          Parents/Caregivers who are regularly and actively involved in parish ministries
          Applicants who attend Our Lady Star Of The Sea, St Mark’s School or Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School
           (reference priority 5&6 only)
          All other applicants

*Priority of Enrolment
Sancta Maria College has a Ministry of Education-approved enrolment scheme that has clearly defined priorities of
enrolment. The information on College boundaries has been described overleaf.
PRIORITY 1                          In-Zone Catholic Student at one of our feeder schools:
                                    Our Lady Star of The Sea, St Mark’s School or Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School
PRIORITY 2                          Out Of Zone Catholic Student at one of our feeder schools:
                                    Our Lady Star of The Sea, St Mark’s School or Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School
PRIORITY 3                          Other In-Zone Catholic Student
PRIORITY 4                          Out Of Zone Catholic Student
PRIORITY 5                          In-Zone Non-Catholic Student
PRIORITY 6                          Out Of Zone Non-Catholic Student

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NOTE: All Catholic Students applying under Priorities 1 – 5 are required to attach completed
     (by the Parish Priest) Diocese Preference Certificate which is included in the Enrolment pack. This form must be specific to
           Sancta Maria College. You can find information on ‘seeking preference of enrolment at Catholic Schools’ below.

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Zone descriptions
Starting at the Otara Creek, the zone boundary follows the Tamaki River northwards and follows the coastline around
Musick Point, around Whitford, Beachlands and Maraetai until the Wairoa River.

Follow the Wairoa River and across to the intersection of North Road, Twilight Road and Papakura-Clevedon Road.

From there, a line is drawn westwards until the intersection of Whitford Park Road and Sandstone Road, so as to exclude
Ara-Kotinga, Kimpton Road and Polo Lane.

Follow Sandstone Road until Ormiston Road, including Regis Lane and Shepherds Lane. From there, follow Ormiston
Road to the west including turning south into Murphy’s Road.

Follow Murphy’s Road until Thomas Road. Head west down to Thomas Road (south sides excludes) and Dawson Road
(south sides excluded) until Te Irirangi Drive.

Head north along Te Irirangi Drive (west side excluded) until Belinda Avenue. From there, follow a line around Belinda
Avenue (excluded), and Rongomai Road (excluded), until the intersection of Rongomai Road and Dawson Road.

Head north along Preston Road (west side excluded), East Tamaki Road (west side excluded) and Springs Road (west
side excluded) until Kerwyn Avenue.

Head west along Kerwyn Avenue and south down Andromeda Crescent until the Otara Creek.

NOTE
Both sides of boundary roads are included in the zone, unless otherwise stated.

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Uniform and Expectations of Behaviour
Uniform
Sancta Maria College is a uniform school and ALL students must wear correct regulation uniform at school, on the way
to and from school, and on all official school trips. The school uniform is authorised by the Board of Trustees. At all
times, students are expected to take pride in their appearance and dress neatly. Uniform should be in the correct size,
be worn correctly and kept clean and tidy. All clothing must be clearly named.

The School Uniform and grooming should be maintained to a high standard at all times. Only uniform clothing is to be
worn and must be purchased from the designated suppliers. No non-regulation jackets or scarves, etc. are to be worn
with school uniform. The wearing of regulation school uniform is a condition of attendance.

The official school uniform is available from our Uniform Shop as well as Elizabeth Michael Corporate Wear, 4 Bond
Street, Grey Lynn. Following enrolment acceptance, you will receive further specific information on the school uniform
and appearance code, the date for making the uniform available for purchase at the College in November, and the hours
of our onsite Uniform Shop later in the year and the start of the school year. All details regarding days and times can be
found on our website: www.sanctamaria.school.nz

The approximate cost of a Junior School uniform, excluding shoes is $370.

The Board of Trustees also exercises the right to amend or include items in the regulations if, and when, the need
arises.

How to contact Uniform Shop
If you have any questions regarding the school uniform, please contact our Uniform Shop:
Uniform Shop phone: (09) 272 5601
Uniform Shop email: uniformshop@sanctamaria.school.nz

School Regulations, Standards and Expectations of Behaviour
Acceptance of school standards and expectations of behaviour is a condition of enrolment. There is a high standard of
behaviour expected inside and outside the classroom. These must be known and understood. These are to protect
students and staff so that everyone can feel safe and enjoy learning in a caring, supportive, nurturing and positive
environment.

The school advises against bringing personal items to school and can take no responsibility for personal items that may
go missing.

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Cyber Safety
Introduction
The measures to ensure the cyber safety of Sancta Maria College outlined in the Cyber Safety Agreement are based on
our values as expressed in the school’s Charter.

The school’s computer network, internet access facilities, computers and other school ICT equipment/devices bring great
benefits to the teaching and learning programmes at Sancta Maria College and to the effective operation of the school.
Our school has cyber safety practices in place, which include Cyber Safety Agreements for all school staff and students.
The overall goal of the school is to create and maintain a cyber-safe culture in keeping with the values of the school,
legislative and professional obligations.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Why Sancta Maria College has gone Digital
At Sancta Maria College, we want to provide 21st century learning experiences using online tools and access to ‘own
devices’ to communicate, collaborate and create new knowledge and understanding. We ask all Year 7 to 13 students to
bring their own digital device to school.

BYOD Agreement Form and Protocol for the Use of Technology on Campus
As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive
educational benefits for classroom instruction. Digital devices will be used to support learning by allowing students to use
online resources such as Office 365 and Schoology.

NOTE: You will receive the Cyber Safety Agreement and BYOD Acceptable Use Agreement together with the
Acceptance Letter when you are offered a place at the College. You will be required to read, sign and return
both Agreements together with your acceptance letter.

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Financial Contributions
      Structure of Financial Contributions: 2020 (current year)
         Diocese Attendance Dues:                              $ 448                               $ 880
         Proprietors Contribution                              $ 355*                              $ 355*
         Special Character:                                    $ 50*                               $ 50*
                                                               $ 853                               $1,285
         School Financial Contribution:                        $ 842*                              $ 785*
                                                               $1,695                              $2,070
* These items are tax deductible.

      Family discount of $100 applies if three (3) or more children attend Sancta Maria College.
      The Financial Contributions outlined above are accurate as per 2020 academic year and the SMC Financial Contributions
      are currently under review. Increases will be adjusted at the start of each school year.

       Options for payment:
                                                                     Years 7/8                  Years 9-13
             (a) Payment in full by 31 March (5% discount)           $1,611.00                  $1,967.00
             (b) Per term (by end second week each term)             $ 424.00                   $ 518.00

      NOTE: If your child is offered a place at Sancta Maria College, we ask for a commitment payment of $420 to be
      paid at the time of acceptance of a place. This is the equivalent of approximately one term’s financial
      contribution, and will be credited against your child’s financial account at the start of the academic year. If you
      wish to set up and commence an automatic payment for the following year at the time of acceptance this can be
      arranged.

      Details of each component are detailed as below:

      Attendance Dues
      Attendance Dues are a compulsory payment under the terms of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975
      and a condition of enrolment at Sancta Maria College. Attendance Dues are charged for all students who attend
      Catholic Schools in New Zealand.

      Attendance Dues are used to repay loans for building works done at schools in the Auckland Diocese, property-related
      costs including school building works, buildings insurance and costs directly associated with the administration of
      Attendance Dues.

      Attendance Dues are collected by Sancta Maria College on behalf of the school’s Proprietor, the Roman Catholic Bishop
      of Auckland. These are forwarded to the Auckland Common Fund Limited, a company established by the proprietors of
      Catholic-integrated schools in the Diocese of Auckland responsible for the collection of Attendance Dues.

      The contributions detailed below show the GST-exempt portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate.
      A Donation Tax Receipt is automatically emailed but is also available on request. More information is available from the
      school Cashier.

      Special Character
      This contribution provides the main source of funding for all services provided to Sancta Maria College by the Catholic
      Education Services Board. No contributions are made by the Government for these services. The Catholic Education
      Services Board assists schools to provide a Catholic education for your child through the preservation and enhancement
      of the Catholic Special Character in our schools. This contribution is GST exempt: tax deductible.

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Proprietors Contribution
This contribution is forwarded to the Auckland Catholic Diocese for the on-going development of Sancta Maria College.
This contribution is GST exempt: tax deductible.

Sancta Maria College Financial Contribution
This is required by the Sancta Maria College Board of Trustees to cover a wide range of costs that are not met by the
Ministry of Education. This contribution is to cover extra resources for the benefit of students including additional
staffing, co-curricular sports and musical equipment, additional curriculum learning equipment and materials such as
digital resources, and any other expenditure on behalf of the students as may be approved by the Board. This
contribution is subject to change should the Board see fit to alter it. This contribution is GST exempt: tax deductible.

Subject and Activity Fees
At the start of each year students will be charged for various activities and subject fees for the course options they have
chosen and signed that the associated charges will be met. These charges are issued on a separate invoice and are to
be paid for by the date specified on the invoice. All other activity charges will be added by various departments at the
time of activity after communication has been sent to parents/caregivers.

NOTE: An outline for the annual SMC Financial Contributions and general subject activities for the start of the
2020 academic year are outlined below. Please note that this does not include specific subject related costs if
your child has chosen that particular curriculum subject. These will be added onto your account for course
enhancement costs for the chosen subjects.

Year 7
$ 448                  Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
$1,247                 Financial Contributions (as outlined above; GST exempt)
$ 50                   Technology (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
$ 20                   Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   Photocopying credits (GST inclusive)
$1,795                 TOTAL
                       The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate is: $1,247

Year 8
$ 448                  Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
$1,247                 Financial Contributions (as outlined above; GST exempt)
$ 350                  Camp (GST inclusive) – (charge to be confirmed)
$ 50                   Technology (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
$ 20                   Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   Photocopying credits (GST inclusive)
$2,145                 TOTAL
                                  The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,247

Year 9
$ 880                  Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
$1,190                 Financial Contributions (as outlined above GST exempt)
$ 60                   Online Learning Digital Resource – Science, Maths, English (GST inclusive): Optional
$ 10                   RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
$ 20                   Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
$ 10                   Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
$2,170                 TOTAL
                       The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,190

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Year 10
     $ 880                   Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
     $1,190                  Financial Contributions (as outlined above; GST exempt)
     $ 400                   Camp (GST inclusive) – (charge to be confirmed)
     $ 60                    Online Learning Digital Resource – Science, Maths, English (GST inclusive) - Optional
     $ 10                    RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
     $ 20                    Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
     $ 10                    Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
     $2,570                  TOTAL
                             The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,190
     Year 11
     $ 880                   Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
     $1,190                  Financial Contributions (as outlined above; GST exempt)
     $ 60                    Online Learning Digital Resource – Science, Maths, English (GST inclusive): Optional
     $ 15                    “Turn it In” Plagiarism membership (GST inclusive) : Optional
     $ 10                    RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
     $ 25                    Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
     $ 10                    Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
     $2,190                  TOTAL
                             The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,190

     Year 12
     $ 880                   Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
     $1,190                  Financial Contributions (as outlined above GST exempt)
     $ 10                    RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
     $ 15                    “Turn it In” Plagiarism membership (GST inclusive) : Optional
     $ 25                    Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
     $ 10                    Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
     $2,130                  TOTAL
                             The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,190

     Year 13
     $ 880                   Attendance Dues (GST inclusive)
     $1,190                  Financial Contributions (as outlined above GST exempt)
     $ 15                    “Turn it In” Plagiarism membership (GST inclusive) : Optional
     $ 10                    RE Digital Resource (GST inclusive)
     $ 30                    Religious Education Retreat (GST inclusive)
     $ 10                    Identification/Copying card (GST inclusive)
     $2,135                  TOTAL
                             The total portion, which qualifies for the Donation Income Tax Rebate, is $1,190

     School Year Book: This will be available for purchase. The cost of approximately $30 will be
     required at the time of ordering – Term 3.

     Stationery
       All Students’ stationery packs* (Years 7 – 13) will be available for purchase online through Office Max at
       www.myschool.co.nz or from their retail store at 5 Ronwood Ave, Manukau from mid-December each year and must
       be purchased before school starts.
*This includes a list of all their compulsory stationery and workload requirements for the option subjects chosen

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Contact Details
Sancta Maria College
319 Te Irirangi Drive, Botany South, Auckland 2016
PO BOX 64 437, Botany Town Centre
P (09) 274 4081
E admin@sanctamaria.school.nz
W www.sanctamaria.school.nz

Enrolment Enquiries
Mrs Brenda Valk
P (09) 274 4081 ext. 257
E b.valk@sanctamaria.school.nz

College Uniform Shop
E uniformshop@sanctamaria.school.nz
W www.sanctamaria.school.nz/community/uniformshop

Elizabeth Michael Uniforms
4 Bond Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
P 09 358 1680
E uniforms@elizabethmichael.co.nz
W www.elizabethmichael.co.nz

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