St Mary's Catholic School, Papakura enjoys a proud history and heritage where multiple generations have thrived and succeeded in our Catholic setting. Together with a stable and experienced staff who provide up to date professional knowledge and care for each child, an engaged and active parent community and a supportive Board of Trustees, our students excel across all curriculum areas.
Our Administration and Property Staff
Mrs Beverley Wetere - Executive Assistant
Mrs Wetere has previously worked in a kindergarten as a support person and an admin assistant. Beverley loves being able to support our parents, the teaching team and the students.
Beverley is very family orientated and loves spending time with her family. In her spare time she loves to read, crochet and to go fishing.
Mrs Beverly Perez - Finance Officer
Mrs Perez is our Finance Officer. Beverly was born and raised in the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Degree and had been working in the banking industry for six years. Beverly likes to spend most of her time with her family.
Mr Murray Carter - Property Manager
Mr Carter began employment at St. Mary's in January 2018. He enjoys fishing, golf and spending quality time with his family, especially his wonderful grandchildren Flynn, Sophie and Zane.
Our Learning Support Staff
Mrs Robyn Breen - Learning Support Teacher
Mrs Breen is a qualified teacher, who has returned to the education sector after several years working in their family business. Robyn has always had a love of seeing children learn to read, so as a Reading Support teacher, she is able to work in the area alongside the teachers in the junior classes.
Mr and Mrs Breen have lived in Papakura for a number of years, with their children and now their grandsons, one of which is still currently at St Mary's. Robyn enjoys going for walks with her husband and also does quilting in her spare time.
Mrs Anne Devoy - Learning Support Teacher
Mrs Devoy works as a Learning Support teacher, helping in the Jerusalem Team, as well as helping in the school library. Anne has a long association with St Mary's Catholic School. Her four children completed their primary school years here.
In her spare time, Anne loves art and keeping fit.
Miss Michelle Garden - Learning Support Teacher
Miss Garden started at St Mary's Catholic School in October 2019 as a Learning Support teacher in the Bethlehem Team, which she really enjoys, supporting the children and the staff. Miss Garden is a very family orientated person and likes to spend her spare time with her family, in particular her two nephews who keep her very busy. Michelle enjoys going to the cinema, gardening and when possible, travelling to new places.
Mrs Lynette Harnett - Learning Support Teacher
Mrs Harnett has worked at St Mary's Catholic School for over 15 years as a Learning Support teacher in all year levels of the school. Mrs Harnett and her husband have lived in Papakura/Takanini for 30 years with three lovely children, who they are very proud of.
Mrs Harnett has a love for travel and the history it brings. She also loves crocheting. Lynette looks forward to working with your children in the future.
Our Kiwi Can Team
Kapa Haka Tutor / Kaupapa Māori Curriculum Support