The Parents Association ‘SMILE’ is the official body representing all parents at St Mark’s School. The SMILE aims to :

• promote good relations, communication and cooperation between parents and the school
• raise funds to benefit the school and students generally
• ensure the views of parents and the Parents Association are made known to the Board
• further the interests and welfare of the students and the school

Committee meetings are held during term time on the first Friday of the month.  Starting at 8:30 am and held in the School Staff Room, all parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

The SMILE team supports the School in various ways, including welcoming new families to St Mark’s, hosting daytime parent functions, catering for special events, fundraising and providing resources for the School. The SMILE Team coordinates significant fundraising events throughout the year; please see the planned 2024 events. We are perhaps most well-known to the children for organising special activities, including Cupcake Day, Sausage Sizzles and Matariki.

SMILE is a lot of fun and not much work – you can be involved as much or as little as possible.  We would love to welcome you to a meeting.
Should parents wish to discuss any issues with their child at school or how the school is run, they should first contact their child’s teacher.

To find out more, please get in touch with our fantastic SMILE president, Richard Barker, at

Class Coordinators:

Class Coordinators at St Mark’s are parent volunteers from each class or year group whose primary role is to support the classroom teacher in their communications.  They help staff by coordinating communication between teachers and parents, organising class events and welcoming new parents and families who arrive at St Mark’s during the school year.

Many Class Coordinators organise social activities for both students and parents for their classes.  They also support the SMILE team by assisting with annual fundraising.


Cup Cake Day


Sausage Sizzle Day


Hot Chocolate Day

Family Picnic
Friday 9 January 2024
Sausage Sizzle days
Fri 16 February & Fri 29 March 2024
New Parents Croissant and Coffee morning
Fri 23 February 2024
Open days - Explore St Mark’s
Fri 1 March, Fri 24 & Sat 25 May, Fri 23 August & Sat 24 August, Friday October 25 2024
Cup Cake Day
Wed 22 May 2024
Cinema Day - Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
Sun 16 June 2024
Grandparents & Friends Day/ Matariki
Thurs 27 June 2024
Hot Chocolate day
Wed 24 August 2024
School Quiz night
Sat 21 September 2024
Sport Fixtures
Iceblock Day