Principal’s Welcome

Kent Favel, Principal

Mr Kent Favel

I am delighted you may be considering St Mark’s Church School for your child’s education.

St Mark’s is a modern and forward-looking school of around 300 students where the traditions of the past meet the modern technologies of today. It is a happy place where dedicated, professional teachers encourage our children to do their best in their academic studies and to enjoy everything that is on offer. There is a vibrant and supportive atmosphere here which makes it easy to share challenges. Boys and girls are encouraged to be ambitious in their goals and to work hard to achieve them; however, we make sure there is also plenty of time to play and have fun.

St Mark’s is proudly co-educational and committed to the value and importance of girls and boys learning and working together as they will in their adult lives. Our children come from many cultural and religious backgrounds, forming a very happy, inclusive and international student community.

We are a World School offering the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate and, as such, we promote international awareness in our young people with emphasis on the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to participate in an increasingly global society.

I believe our appeal as a school rests in our strong sense of family and community, in the values we celebrate, in our commitment to realising the potential of our children, and in providing a balanced education that addresses the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our students’ lives. You will find we are a school with warmth, with Christian values and an integrity which has seen us become one of New Zealand’s most respected schools.

I hope you will visit us so that you can see for yourself why it is that we have become so well known as a place of quality education.

Kent Favel M Ed Mgt, BA, B Ed, Dip Tchg
Principal