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Make your mark every day!

 Next Open Day – Saturday 24 February 2018, 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  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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Huntley Fixture (home)
New Y1 students visiting
Year 3 Trip to Zealandia
Year 3 Trip to Zealandia
Nov 2 all-day
Trip to Zealandia for provocation for STP UOI.
Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 2 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Computer Science 3:15 pm
Computer Science
Nov 2 @ 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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Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Nov 3 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
SMILE meeting 8:30 am
SMILE meeting @ Staff room
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
 
Year 8 Bake Sale! (NO sausage sizzle) 12:00 pm
Year 8 Bake Sale! (NO sausage sizzle)
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
No sausage this week.. Year 8 bake sale. Nothing over $2.
Years 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Years 3 & 4 Sport
Nov 3 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
House Meetings 2:30 pm
House Meetings
Nov 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Trinity Music Theory Exams 9:30 am
Trinity Music Theory Exams @ St Mark's School Hall
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Open Day 10:00 am
Open Day
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
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Week 4 – Term 4 – Virtue: Perseverance – Duty House: Owen
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
House Assembly – West Watson 8:30 am
House Assembly – West Watson
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Government House State Welcome 9:00 am
Government House State Welcome
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The children involved will be notified by email to gain permission.
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Waterpolo 4:00 pm
Waterpolo
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Board Meeting @ Staff room
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Trash Free Tuesday
Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Year 5 trip to Te Papa 9:15 am
Year 5 trip to Te Papa @ Te Papa
Nov 7 @ 9:15 am – 12:45 pm
Year 5 – Trip to Te Papa Conservation Lab
Year 4 Cordon Bleu Cooking School Visit 10:30 am
Year 4 Cordon Bleu Cooking School Visit
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:15 pm
Tuesday 7th November – Year 4 visit to Cordon Bleu Cooking School
Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir 11:20 am
Year 1/2 Viva Voce Choir
Nov 7 @ 11:20 am – 12:10 pm
 
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SMILE Pizza Day
SMILE Pizza Day
Nov 8 all-day
Wednesday 8 November – Pizza Day
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Mother Tongue Read alouds – Tongan and Scottish stories 12:30 pm
Mother Tongue Read alouds – Tongan and Scottish stories @ Library
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tongan and Scottish stories read aloud tomorrow 12:30 in the library.
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Nov 8 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
Touch Rugby 4:00 pm
Touch Rugby
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Central Zone Athletics (PP: 14 Nov)
Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 9 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Computer Science 3:15 pm
Computer Science
Nov 9 @ 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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Attitude Reports
Attitude Reports
Nov 10 all-day
 
Mufti – Red Cross
Mufti – Red Cross
Nov 10 all-day
Gold coin
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Nov 10 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
New Y1 students visiting 10:45 am
New Y1 students visiting
Nov 10 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
 
Sausage Sizzle 11:45 am
Sausage Sizzle
Nov 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Sausage and bread $2 Nachos $1 Popcorn $1 Drinks $1
Sausage Sizzle 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Syndicate Meetings 2:30 pm
Syndicate Meetings
Nov 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Week 5 – Term 4 – Virtue: Friendliness – Duty House: West Watson
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Preschool & Foundation Rugby Tots – Mondays (Starting 30 Oct) 10:30-12:00
Schola rehearsal 12:20 pm
Schola rehearsal @ Church
Nov 13 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm
 
Jazz Band 12:25 pm
Jazz Band
Nov 13 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Waterpolo 4:00 pm
Waterpolo
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 15 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Cultural School Cluster Performance – Rock Band 12:30 pm
Cultural School Cluster Performance – Rock Band
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
School Rock band performing and watching the other schools perform. Parents welcome.
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Nov 15 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
Touch Rugby 4:00 pm
Touch Rugby
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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CANCELLED – Hadlow Fixture (home)
CANCELLED – Hadlow Fixture (home)
Nov 16 all-day
Due to the rail strike tomorrow the Hadlow School fixture has been cancelled. Hadlow has concerns about getting into and out of Wellington in enough time for the fixture to...
Kids’ Sing Festival
Kids’ Sing Festival @ St Mark's Church
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
Two day festival St Mark’s is involved on the Friday morning
Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Nov 16 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Schola Cantorum rehearse every Thursday morning at 7:50 – 8:20am Music Room
New Y1 students visiting 8:30 am
New Y1 students visiting
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
 
Preschool Kelly Sports 10:30 am
Preschool Kelly Sports
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 16 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
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Last day for library issues
Last day for library issues
Nov 17 all-day
Friday November the 17th – The final due date for all library issues Monday 20th November – eXBoX ( extra books over xmas) letter to families emailed Monday 27th November...
Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Nov 17 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
St Mark’s Kids Sing Session 12:30 pm
St Mark’s Kids Sing Session @ St Mark's Church
Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
12.30-2.30pm
Years 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Years 3 & 4 Sport
Nov 17 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
House Meetings 2:30 pm
House Meetings
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Week 6 – Term 4 – Virtue: Friendliness – Duty House: Averill
Year 8 EOTC
Year 8 EOTC
Nov 20 – Nov 24 all-day
 
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Assembly – Year 4 8:30 am
Assembly – Year 4
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 20 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Waterpolo 4:00 pm
Waterpolo
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 22 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Nov 22 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
Touch Rugby 4:00 pm
Touch Rugby
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 23 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
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Con Brio Choir Rehearsal 7:50 am
Con Brio Choir Rehearsal
Nov 24 @ 7:50 am – 8:20 am
Year 3 and 4 choir
Sausage Sizzle 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle
Nov 24 @ 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.
Sausage Sizzle 12:00 pm
Sausage Sizzle
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sausage and bread $2 Nachos $1 Popcorn $1 Drinks $1
Years 3 & 4 Sport 1:20 pm
Years 3 & 4 Sport
Nov 24 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Syndicate Meetings 2:30 pm
Syndicate Meetings
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Mini Polo 4:00 pm
Mini Polo
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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26
Photolife photo orders are due by midnight
Photolife photo orders are due by midnight
Nov 26 all-day
Photos ordered online by midnight of Sunday 26 November are eligible for free delivery. Orders after this date incur a delivery charge.
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Week 7 – Term 4 – Duty House: Julius
Assembly – CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – CITA
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Assembly – Last CITA 8:30 am
Assembly – Last CITA
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:20 am
 
Preschool Rugby Tots 10:30 am
Preschool Rugby Tots
Nov 27 @ 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
Nov 27 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Music room
Waterpolo 4:00 pm
Waterpolo
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Lower Primary Gift Giving Service 9:00 am
Lower Primary Gift Giving Service
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Chapel Choir Rehearsal 12:20 pm
Chapel Choir Rehearsal
Nov 29 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Choir alternate – Schola odd weeks & Con Brio even weeks
Chapel 1:30 pm
Chapel
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
 
Syndicate Award Assembly – Upper Primary Y5-8 1:30 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports 3:05 pm
Y2-4 Kelly Sports @ St Mark's
Nov 29 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
Register through the Kelly Sports web site
Touch Rugby 4:00 pm
Touch Rugby
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Board Meeting
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Running Club 7:30 am
Running Club
Nov 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 am
 
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal 7:50 am
Schola Cantorum Rehearsal
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
School Disco 1:30 pm
School Disco @ School Hall
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm
1.30-2,45pm – Preschool-Year 4 6.30-8.30pm – Year 5 to 8 8.30-9.00pm – Year 8 only
Y5-8 Sport 1:30 pm
Y5-8 Sport
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 30 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Rock Band 3:05 pm
Rock Band
Nov 30 @ 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm
 
Mon 20

Year 8 EOTC

November 20 - November 24
Fri 24

Sausage Sizzle

November 24
Sun 26

Photolife photo orders are due by midnight

November 26 - November 26
Mon 27

Week 7 - Term 4 - Duty House: Julius

November 27 - December 01

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Have you seen a crowd of students around this week sporting these fetching hoodies? Year 8 are enjoying EOTC Week in this glorious Wellington weather. Keep your eye out for them: they may be wearing their Leavers Hoodies that were produced for us by NZ Uniforms. We think they look great! ... See MoreSee Less

November 22nd  ·  

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Trash Free Tuesdays is brought to you by our very own team of St Mark's eco ninjas! Check out their presentation for some helpful tips on how to achieve a trash free lunch.

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November 21st  ·  

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The Leavers Dinner is always a wonderful celebration of our Year 8 Leavers and the start of the end of year festivities. We started the farewells to our current Year 8s at Te Papa on Friday evening with family and friends, and inspiring guest speaker, Mila Reuelu-Buchanan. ... See MoreSee Less

November 20th  ·  

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