"Confident and humourous.... very bright bold speaking... the group worked extremely imaginatively together... excellent costumes and props"

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Make your mark every day!

 Next Open Day – Saturday 4 November, 10am to 2pm

Welcome to St Mark’s Church School.   St Mark’s Church School is an Anglican Independent School for girls and boys, from Preschool to Year 8.  We are, in fact, the only co-educational independent primary school in Wellington.   Founded in 1917 , St Mark’s has been educating boys and girls for nearly a century.   Offering a world class education, we are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2010.

A vibrant and supportive atmosphere enables students to be individuals who fulfill their goals , and we support them to work hard to achieve them.   At the same time there is plenty of time to have fun in a happy and supportive environment.
  • We are the only independent co-educational school in Wellington.
  • We have been educating boys and girls from Preschool through to Year 8 for nearly 100 years.
  • We are St Mark’s.

St Mark’s is a happy place; a successful blend of traditional values and modern day learning.  We provide an excellent academic foundation for children to develop a lifelong love of learning.  Small enough to provide individual care to each child in a supportive, family environment, yet large enough to offer a wide range of opportunities to each child, St Mark’s offers every child the opportunity to shine.

We are immensely proud of our great school.  Our website will show you a little about what a special place this is.  Please come and see St Mark’s for yourself.

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Lock down Drill Over

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09.08/17 11.17am We would like to advise that the lock down (drill) has been completed and all students, staff and visitors on-site are safe and have been accounted for. I…

Growing Up Online – a parent information evening

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St Mark’s Church School is pleased to host international cybersafety expert, Susan McLean.  A presentation you cannot afford to miss, Susan will impart her knowledge and you will learn what…

Countdown to the Centenary

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We’re starting to get really excited about the St Mark’s Centenary.  Today marks 100 (school) days until the centenary and lots of classes are getting involved by counting down the…

Coming Up

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Week 6 – Term 3 – Centenary – Duty House: West Watson
Assembly 8:30 am
Assembly
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 9:10 am
 
Preschool Father’s Day Breakfast 8:30 am
Preschool Father’s Day Breakfast @ Preschool
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Time: 8.30-9.30am Parking available in the Birdcage from 8.30am. Please note cars cannot come up the first driveway before 8.30am as the Primary School children will be walking up.
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Sep 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jazz Band 12:25 pm
Jazz Band
Sep 4 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Y5/6 Basketball 4:00 pm
Y5/6 Basketball
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Sep 6 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Sep 6 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Sep 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports
Sep 6 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Y3/4 Basketball 4:00 pm
Y3/4 Basketball
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Y4-8 Running Club 7:30 am
Y4-8 Running Club
Sep 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Sep 7 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Sep 7 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Centenary Service Choir Rehearsal 8:45 am
Centenary Service Choir Rehearsal
Sep 7 @ 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
 
New Y1 students visit 10:45 am
New Y1 students visit
Sep 7 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports 12:00 pm
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Rock Band 12:20 pm
Rock Band
Sep 7 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Badminton 3:30 pm
Badminton
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
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Centenary Celebrations
Centenary Celebrations
Sep 8 all-day
Centenary weekend, 8-11 September 2017. Friday 8 September – Dress up as someone from the past 100 years. Teachers will all be dressed in 1917 attire! Friday 8 September –...
Football Academy Training (Y5-8) 6:45 am
Football Academy Training (Y5-8)
Sep 8 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
 
Year 7 & 8 Netball Practice 7:40 am
Year 7 & 8 Netball Practice @ St Mark's
Sep 8 @ 7:40 am – 8:15 am
 
CANCELLED – Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
CANCELLED – Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Sep 8 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
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Centenary Celebrations
Centenary Celebrations
Sep 9 all-day
Saturday 9 September – St Mark’s is open, 10am to 3pm Saturday 9 September – Centenary Dinner, 6:45pm to midnight, Te Papa
Netball
Netball
Sep 9 all-day
 
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Centenary Celebrations
Centenary Celebrations
Sep 10 all-day
Sunday 10 September – Centenary Church Service, 2pm, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
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Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day
Sep 11 all-day
Monday 11 September – St Mark’s Founders’ Day Assembly, 9am Monday 11 September – 10:45am More Centenary Games! Football All Stars vs SMCS 1st XI Monday 11 September – 1:30pm,...
Week 7 – Term 3 – Patience – Duty House: Averill
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Special Assembly 8:45 am
Special Assembly @ Chapel
Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
 
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jazz Band 12:25 pm
Jazz Band
Sep 11 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Y5/6 Basketball 4:00 pm
Y5/6 Basketball
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair
NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair @ Newlands Intermediate and College
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day
It’ll be held in the school halls at Newlands College and Newlands Intermediate (they’re on adjacent sites). Dates are 13-16 September, with Judging Day on Thursday 14 September, and Prizegiving...
Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Sep 13 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Sep 13 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports
Sep 13 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Y3/4 Basketball 4:00 pm
Y3/4 Basketball
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Y4-8 Running Club 7:30 am
Y4-8 Running Club
Sep 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Sep 14 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Inter-Zone Swimming 8:30 am
Inter-Zone Swimming
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Event runs from 9.00am until 2.00pm
New Y1 students visiting 10:45 am
New Y1 students visiting
Sep 14 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports 12:00 pm
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Rock Band 12:20 pm
Rock Band
Sep 14 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Computer Science Club 3:15 pm
Computer Science Club
Sep 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Thursday, 3 August Thursday, 10 August Thursday, 17 August Thursday, 24 August Thursday, 31 August Thursday, 7 September – NO CS@SM this week – Centenary Celebrations Thursday, 14 September Thursday,...
Badminton 3:30 pm
Badminton
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
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School Photos – 2nd session
School Photos – 2nd session
Sep 15 all-day
Venue: SMCS hall Time: 8.30am-3.00pm Preschool (second time) & Year 1 class photos Group photos (teams and groups) Dear Parents/Caregivers The second set of class, cultural and sports photos takes...
Football Academy Training (Y5-8) 6:45 am
Football Academy Training (Y5-8)
Sep 15 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
 
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Sep 15 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
NO Sausage Sizzle this week 12:00 pm
NO Sausage Sizzle this week
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
$2 per sausage and bread Some other items are available throughout the year. Individual fundraising groups to advertise any additional items.
Y3-4 Football 1:20 pm
Y3-4 Football
Sep 15 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
 
Year 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Year 3 & 4 Sport
Sep 15 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
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Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Sep 20 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Sep 20 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Trinity Individual Exams 9:00 am
Trinity Individual Exams
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
SMILE Hot Chocolate Day $2 10:00 am
SMILE Hot Chocolate Day $2
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning tea – $2 each
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Sep 20 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports
Sep 20 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Y3/4 Basketball 4:00 pm
Y3/4 Basketball
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Y3-6 Trinity Showcase 6:00 pm
Y3-6 Trinity Showcase
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Y4-8 Running Club 7:30 am
Y4-8 Running Club
Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Sep 21 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Y3-6 Trinity Exams 9:00 am
Y3-6 Trinity Exams
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Trinity Individual Exams 10:30 am
Trinity Individual Exams
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports 12:00 pm
Y1 & 2 Kelly Sports
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Rock Band 12:20 pm
Rock Band
Sep 21 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Sep 21 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Computer Science Club 3:15 pm
Computer Science Club
Sep 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Thursday, 3 August Thursday, 10 August Thursday, 17 August Thursday, 24 August Thursday, 31 August Thursday, 7 September – NO CS@SM this week – Centenary Celebrations Thursday, 14 September Thursday,...
Badminton 3:30 pm
Badminton
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Y7 & 8 Trinity Showcase 6:00 pm
Y7 & 8 Trinity Showcase
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Football Academy Training (Y5-8) 6:45 am
Football Academy Training (Y5-8)
Sep 22 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
 
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Sep 22 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
Y1 & 2 Trinity Exams 9:00 am
Y1 & 2 Trinity Exams
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Trinity Individual Exams 10:30 am
Trinity Individual Exams
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
 
New Y1 students visiting 10:45 am
New Y1 students visiting
Sep 22 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Y7 & 8 Trinity Exams 11:45 am
Y7 & 8 Trinity Exams
Sep 22 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
 
Sausage Sizzle is on!! 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle is on!!
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
$2 per sausage and bread Some other items are available throughout the year. Individual fundraising groups to advertise any additional items.
Y3-4 Football 1:20 pm
Y3-4 Football
Sep 22 @ 1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
 
Year 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Year 3 & 4 Sport
Sep 22 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Trinity Individual Exams (Secondary students) 1:50 pm
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Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir 11:20 am
Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir
Sep 26 @ 11:20 am – 12:10 pm
 
Year 2 Trip to Carter Observatory 12:00 pm
Year 2 Trip to Carter Observatory
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Trip to Carter Observatory Tuesday 26th September Depart 12 midday- return at 2:30pm
Junior Musical Theatre 12:25 pm
Junior Musical Theatre
Sep 26 @ 12:25 pm – 1:10 pm
 
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Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Sep 27 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Year 8 PYP Exhibition Viewing 8:30 am
Year 8 PYP Exhibition Viewing
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:10 am
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing 10:30 am
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Chapel Choir Rehearsal (CantataTBC) 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal (CantataTBC)
Sep 27 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing 2:15 pm
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing
Sep 27 @ 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Arrowsmith Information Evening 6:00 pm
Arrowsmith Information Evening @ Library
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
When: Wednesday 27 September Time: 6-7 pm Where: Library Presenters: Aimee O’Sullivan and Alison Koeck Tea and coffee provided Parking will be open from 5:30
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Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Sep 28 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Science Roadshow 8:30 am
Science Roadshow
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:10 pm
Years 6-8 will be leaving school at 8.30 and collected from Wellington girls at 10.30am to be back at school by 11.00am. Years 4-5 will leave school at 9.40am and...
Rock Band 12:20 pm
Rock Band
Sep 28 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Sep 28 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing 3:15 pm
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing
Sep 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Sexuality Road Programme Parent Session 5:00 pm
Sexuality Road Programme Parent Session @ Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Year 5 parents and any new parents from Year 6 to 8.
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Attitude Reports
Attitude Reports
Sep 29 all-day
 
End of Term 3
End of Term 3
Sep 29 all-day
 
Football Academy Training (Y5-8) 6:45 am
Football Academy Training (Y5-8)
Sep 29 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
 
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Sep 29 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing 8:30 am
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:10 am
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing 10:30 am
Year 8 Exhibition Viewing
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
PYP Exhibition Viewing Wednesday 27 September: Session One: 8.30 – 10.10; Session Two: 10.30 – 12.10; Session Three: 2.15 – 4.30 Thursday 28 September: 3.15 – 4.30 Friday 29 September...
Sausage Sizzle 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
$2 per sausage and bread Some other items are available throughout the year. Individual fundraising groups to advertise any additional items.
End of Term Assembly 2:00 pm
End of Term Assembly @ Chapel
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
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Tue 19

Trinity

September 19 - September 22
Thu 21

Y3-6 Trinity Exams

September 21
Thu 21
Thu 21

Rock Band

September 21

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You can experience St Mark's Preschool every Wednesday morning between 10am and 12pm.
- Places available now for 2 to 5 year olds.
- Part-time and full-time vacancies.
- Open 8am to 5:30pm, 48 weeks of the year.
- Affordable weekly fee structure.
- Excellent transition to school programme with specialist subjects including Music, Spanish and Mandarin.
Come and see us today!
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It's Trinity Week! The children have been working hard preparing for their group Trinity College exams which take place on Thursday and Friday. Parents have a chance to see these performances this week:
Young Performers Morning, Years 1 and 2 - Tuesday 19 September, in PA1. 1AJ - 9:15am, 1JS - 9:45am, 2AO - 10:45am, 2EH - 11:15am
Trinity Showcase, Years 3 to 6 - Wednesday 20 September, 6pm in the chapel
Trinity Showcase, Years 7 and 8 - Thursday 21 September, 6pm in the chapel.
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September 18th  ·  

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