St. Marys College : St Marys College Prospectus
High Academic Expectations for Every Student High levels of student achievement in the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) continue to be evident for students in Years 11 to 13. Achievement in NCEA for all groups of students, including Māori and Pacific students, significantly exceeds national and decile averages. – Education Review Office (ERO) St Mary’s College provides a challenging curriculum based on the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. We offer our senior students the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualification. Students are encouraged achieve their academic goals with much emphasis placed on acquiring self- discipline, independent learning and responsible e-learning. The College continually strives to improve the way in which students gather and process information in order to enhance their learning. The New Zealand Curriculum recognises that e-learning is becoming increasingly necessary in order to equip students for their future. St Mary’s College encourages the responsible use of internet-able devices in classrooms. E-learning opportunities are guided by teachers but allow students to gain independence and acquire important digital citizenship skills. St Mary’s College offers an extensive range of subjects to provide for the various interests and needs of our students. Girls are extended academically at all levels and specialist support is available for students with learning difficulties or English as a Second Language (ESL) needs.