We are a co-educational College of 1000 students from Years 7 to 13. The College was established in 2004 and follows the charism of Mary (Sancta Maria), Mother of God. Through Mary, we bring the joy of the Gospel to the world. The College is named after the schooner that Bishop Pompallier travelled around New Zealand in, setting up the Catholic Mission Stations. Places of significance for this mission included the Hokianga, Kororareka (Bay of Islands), Waitemata (Auckland) and Akaroa (Christchurch). Our four College houses are named after these places. Sancta Maria College is an outstanding school founded on the principles of our Special Catholic Character. We excel in academia, sport, service and leadership. We pride ourselves on our inclusive, family-oriented culture. We celebrate the many successes and achievements which reflect the holistic education we provide for our students.