Religious Education

Students at St Mary’s College follow the Religious Education curriculum as set by the New Zealand Bishops Conference.

Within our Mercy College, students come to a full understanding of the life and values of Jesus Christ. They also learn the values of Catherine McAuley and the College motto: Misericordia et Sapientia (Mercy and Wisdom).

Students are encouraged to develop skills and attitudes to enable them to engage as well as function well in the 21st century global village. Religious Studies classes, ranging from junior students to NCEA Level 3, are designed to challenge and develop critical thinking and to support students to understand more fully the teachings of the Catholic Church within a global context.