MaryPrincipal’s Message

Hato Kataraina
Kia tau te Atawhai me te Matauranga


St Catherine’s College offers young women the opportunity to receive an academic education  in a nurturing environment, based on Christian values.

We focus on student achievement and wellbeing, teaching and learning, Catholic character and community engagement. Our philosophy and aims are expressed in our motto, Mercy and Wisdom. It has been often said that the lives of human beings are directed and shaped by what they believe, what they know and what they value.

Our students are challenged to be innovative, creative and collaborative learners in order to achieve their full potential. They are empowered to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century and to take their place as young women who will make a significant and positive difference in this world.

An education in the St Catherine’s Mercy tradition invites us to take up a challenge – one that encourages us to develop fully our own God-given talents. At the same time it enkindles within us a desire to assist others, so that they too “may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

Me aro koe ki te ha Hineahuone

Pay Heed to the Dignity of Women

Mary Curran