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

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 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…

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Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Oct 18 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Oct 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Mother Tongue Read alouds 12:30 pm
Mother Tongue Read alouds @ Library
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Oct 18 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
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Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Oct 19 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Preschool Kelly Sports 10:30 am
Preschool Kelly Sports
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Preschool & Foundation Kelly sports – Thursdays (starting this week) 10:30-12:00
Year 2 Trip 10:30 am
Year 2 Trip
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
 
Y1-2 Kelly Sports 12:00 pm
Y1-2 Kelly Sports
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Oct 19 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Computer Science 3:15 pm
Computer Science
Oct 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Term 4 Dates Thursday, 19 October Thursday, 26 October Thursday, 2 November Thursday, 9 November – FINAL Session for 2017 – Possible Pizza & Popcorn party – Details TBC early...
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School Athletics
School Athletics @ Nairnville Park
Oct 20 all-day
Friday 20 October (Week 1)
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Oct 20 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Whole School Closed
Schola – Cantata Memoria 2:00 pm
Schola – Cantata Memoria
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sir Karl Jenkins’ latest composition, Cantata Memoria: For the Children of Aberfan on the stage of the Michael Fowler Center.
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Week 2 – Term 4 – Virtue: Humility – Duty House: Averill
Year 4 Camp
Year 4 Camp
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
 
Orchestra 7:50 am
Orchestra
Oct 25 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
 
Y7 – Hinatore Learning Lab 8:45 am
Y7 – Hinatore Learning Lab
Oct 25 @ 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
 
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Oct 25 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Mother Tongue Read alouds 12:30 pm
Mother Tongue Read alouds @ Library
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Chapel – 3AP 1:30 pm
Chapel – 3AP
Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Oct 25 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
Transition to School Information Session 4:30 pm
Transition to School Information Session @ 1AJ classroom
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
For all Term 4, 2017 and Term 1, 2018 school starters
Year 6 Parent Information Evening 5:30 pm
Year 6 Parent Information Evening @ Library
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
An information evening for Year 6 parents about the Year 7 and 8 programme at St Mark’s.
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Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Oct 26 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
Preschool Athletics (9am start) 8:30 am
Preschool Athletics (9am start) @ Birdcage
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:10 am
Postponement date: 2 November
Preschool Kelly Sports 10:30 am
Preschool Kelly Sports
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Preschool & Foundation Kelly sports – Thursdays (starting this week) 10:30-12:00
Y1-2 Kelly Sports 12:00 pm
Y1-2 Kelly Sports
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Oct 26 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Computer Science 3:15 pm
Computer Science
Oct 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Term 4 Dates Thursday, 19 October Thursday, 26 October Thursday, 2 November Thursday, 9 November – FINAL Session for 2017 – Possible Pizza & Popcorn party – Details TBC early...
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Year 3 Sleep over
Year 3 Sleep over
Oct 27 all-day
Year 3 Sleepover 2017 Term 4, Week 2 Friday 27th October
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Oct 27 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
New Y1 students visiting 10:45 am
New Y1 students visiting
Oct 27 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Sausage Sizzle 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle
Oct 27 @ 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.
Years 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Years 3 & 4 Sport
Oct 27 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Syndicate Meetings 2:30 pm
Syndicate Meetings
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Week 3 – Term 4 – Virtue: Perseverance – Duty House: Julius
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Preschool & Foundation Rugby Tots – Mondays (Starting 30 Oct) 10:30-12:00
Jazz Band 12:25 pm
Jazz Band
Oct 30 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Waterpolo 4:00 pm
Waterpolo
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Year 8 Immunisations
Year 8 Immunisations
Oct 31 all-day
Gardasil – Year 8 boys and girls (2nd and final dose)
Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir 11:20 am
Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir
Oct 31 @ 11:20 am – 12:10 pm
 
St Mark’s Got Talent 1:20 pm
St Mark’s Got Talent
Oct 31 @ 1:20 pm – 2:50 pm
 
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Whole School Closed

October 24 - October 24
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Year 4 Camp

October 25 - October 27
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Wed 25

Chapel - 3AP

October 25

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Head along to the Michael Fowler Centre this afternoon to support our Schola choristers taking part in this magnificent musical event. ... See MoreSee Less

Karl Jenkins' Cantata Memoria Wellington Premiere

October 23, 2017, 2:00pm - October 23, 2017, 4:00pm

***Use this link for 15% discount premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=CANTATAM17&ep=SPECIAL&eg=SPECIAL *** Last year Sir Karl Jenkins composed a major work for orchestra, massed adult choir, youth choir and soloists, to commemorate the mining disaster in Aberfan, Wales, 50 years ago. The Wellington Youth Orchestra will perform this composition, Cantata Memoria: For the Children of Aberfan on Labour Day, 23 October at 2 pm, in the Michael Fowler Centre. For this performance, the orchestra will be joined by a massed adult choir made up of members from many choirs around Wellington, together with choir members from Nelson, and Victoria, Australia. A youth choir consisting of Wellington Young Voices and additional singers from Wellington and Nelson plays an important role in the concert The performance will include top soloists from the Wellington region and about 300 performers will be on stage for this major event. The Cantata Memoria will be conducted by Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Principal Conductor of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), who also conducted the USA premiere of this work in Carnegie Hall, New York, in January this year. About 30 New Zealand singers were involved in that concert. During the performance, original footage of the mining disaster from the BBC Wales Archives will be shown as part of a video specifically created for this concert.

October 23rd  ·  

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Yesterday was the perfect day for our Athletics Day at Nairnville Park. The baristas from Good vibes coffee kept us fuelled up between events. Photos in next week's ReMarks. ... See MoreSee Less

October 21st  ·  

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We had a super day in Preschool yesterday, celebrating the Diwali Festival. We created rangoli patterns, made (and ate) roti bread, listened to the story of Rama and Sita about Diwali, had some mendhi on our hands and danced to some traditional Indian songs! ... See MoreSee Less

October 20th  ·  

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