Please report absences before 8:30am on the day of the absence.
Use the 'Report Absence' function on our SchoolBridge app, phone the school office on 846 8311 or email [email protected]. If no notification is received, a text will be sent to the students parents/cargivers mobile phone.
To share and celebrate student success please email stories and/or images for inclusion in our weekly newsletter content to [email protected]
Please CLEARLY NAME your daughters belongings carefully - only using initials rather than full names, faded markings, and loose or unattached labels contribute to lost property. Clearly named items can be returned easily.
At the end of each term any uncollected property will be donated to charity and our used uniforms shop. Parents are welcome to look through the lost property box which is located near the office foyer.
School Bus Information
School Bus information can be found for the following journeys:
- Kiwi Coachlines,www.kiwicoaches.co.nz, [email protected]
- Mangere East/via Hillsborough
- Mangere Bridge
- Public Transport
Student Leadership Selection
A leadership day is held for Year 12 students towards the end of the school year, and the concept of servant leadership, the Marist model, is explored. An important feature of this leadership model is that all students in Year 13 are regarded as school leaders. Some of these have designated roles.
On leadership day Year 12 students are invited to fill in a brief resumé about themselves, and to nominate which specific leadership roles they might be interested in, if any, for the next year.
At a later date, all Year 12 students are given the opportunity to vote for 10 students, whom they regard as suitable leadership candidates. It is important to note that they are not voting for a student for a particular role but for students whom they are happy to have lead them. This is a done as a secret ballot and in silence. The staff of the College are also invited to nominate 10 students whom they consider potential leaders. These votes are then combined and counted; these votes are the determining factor in who is appointed to roles for the following year.
One additional factor which may determine which roles are assigned to whom, is the nomination by designated TIC of an area for students, who have demonstrated strengths or commitment in the specific area. Eg. Sport, Performing Arts, Liturgy, or Library, to name a few.
The Senior Leadership Team then decide who will fill each role on the basis firstly of the votes, then the student's own requests for roles which they would like and lastly on the nominations by TIC for specific badges.
As part of our leadership training, students are invited to attend one of two leadership programmes offered through the college- the Marist Youth leader programme or the LOGOS Youth Leadership programme. These occur in January each year.
Finally, a second group of leaders is appointed on Marist Day, as an acknowledgement of their servant leadership, without a badge, throughout the year.