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.
Celebrating and honouring the charism of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) & Euphrasie Barbier’s story, at St. Mary’s, Papakura we honour and uphold the values and charism of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) & Euphrasie Barbier’s story.
Our Mission Charism is expressed through:
Contemplation – Prayer as awe and wonder. God breaking forth in all that lives.
“Be always attentive to the whisperings of grace.” Euphrasie Barbier
Communion – Building community and right relationships with all.
Mission – Having a heart for the world especially the poor - women and children, youth, refugees, indigenous peoples and care of creation.
"May our God inspire prayer, holy zeal and a heart for the poor and marginalized.”