We are a community of nine decile 1 - 4 South Auckland Integrated Catholic Schools, which include seven full primary schools, one Year 7 - 13 secondary school and one Year 9 - 13 secondary school. Our student population is ethnically and culturally diverse, consisting of students with Māori, Pasifika, European/Pakeha, Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. 95% of our students are Catholic and their families are active in their involvement in and support of our schools. Our students are vigorous, energetic and positive in their approach to learning and life.
We deliver the New Zealand Curriculum and the Religious Education Curriculum mandated by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, under the terms of our Integration Agreements. The Catholic Special Character of our schools underpins and gives fullness to all aspects of life and learning in our schools.
There is a long history of cooperation between our Catholic schools in South Auckland, so we have a solid foundation of trust on which to base this community. All the schools in the cluster have worked together on Religious Education and developing the holistic aspect of our students. A number of the primary schools have worked together on Reading and Writing initiatives and engaging parents. We have shared data in order to raise student achievement and increase teachers’ pedagogical knowledge. We have worked with the secondary school on transitioning students, PE and Health initiatives, and supporting disadvantaged students into the secondary school system.
Our schools are governed by committed members of our school and parish communities. They are supported by our local clergy, led by experienced Catholic Principals and senior managers and staffed by teachers and support staff who work within a spirit of professionalism and service.
De La Salle College Mangere East
Holy Trinity Catholic School Takanini
St Anne's Catholic School Manurewa
St Mary's Catholic School Papakura
St Mary MacKillop Catholic School Mangere East
Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe
St John the Evangelist Catholic School Otara
St Joseph's Catholic School Pukekohe