About Us


We are a Roman Catholic State Integrated School. We’re at 30 London St Wanganui, across from the Cullinane College campus in Aramoho.

Our Phone is 06 343 1227 and Email school@stmarys.ac.nz. Call in at our super friendly office any time. We are very helpful and nearly always available from 7.30am – 5.30pm.

We have the highest standards, expectations, behavior and success. We are a Full Primary school which means our roll includes students from Year One to Year Eight. We are a Decile 4. In 2014 there were 192 students enrolled here in 9 classes shared by teams of excellent teachers and specialist support staff.

Our catchment is mainly Central City and Aramoho. Nearly all our children are from families of Catholic background. Our school roll reflects the racial background of our community with approximately 60% European and 29% Maori, 11% Pacific Island /Asian and other. Most of our Maori families are from local iwi – Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi from the Whanganui river.

St Mary’s School has strong links with the other Catholic Schools in Wanganui. The school works with an extensive number of organizations in the City catering for the spiritual, cultural, educational, recreational and sporting needs of the students. Our year 7/8 students use the facilities of nearby Cullinane College for Technology.

We are a Roman Catholic State Integrated School. We have our historic roots in the life of St Mary’s Parish and St Mary’s Church. This means that first and foremost and beyond all other areas of the curriculum that we do so well in, we put Jesus first in our lives as our reason for being here.