Drama is a popular subject at all levels at St Mary's right from Year 9 through to Year 13.

We regularly have considerable successes locally at the annual Sheila Winn Shakespeare competitions with students also going through to the New Zealand competitions and beyond.


Stage Challenge and School Productions are big features of our school life, with a large number of students involved. The annual New Girls' Concert provides an opportunity for both new girls and staff to showcase their talents.

St Mary's also offers private tuition to students by a qualified Speech and Drama teacher. Lessons are held through the school terms, during normal class hours and are available for beginners and those more experienced.

Students may sit external examinations through Speech NZ, as well as participate in local competitions throughout Taranaki. For more information including costs please contact the School office.