About Us

If you want a superior education that focuses on Gospel values and the development of the “whole child”, then look no further. Monte Cecilia Catholic School is a decile 6 school located in Hillsborough, Auckland. We are a Catholic integrated primary school and are the parish school of St John Vianney. The school has a maximum roll of 227 pupils and caters for years 1 to 6 inclusive, in 3 Learning Hubs. The school’s enrollment policy gives preference to Catholic students, we have a limited number for non-preference students.

The year 6 children are encouraged to take a leadership role in the school. A ‘whanau group’ system of four houses are led by whanau house captains and vice captains. All children are encouraged to act in accordance with Catholic values in a caring and considerate manner with their peers, families and the community. The school is proud that this sense of caring community has been affirmed by the recent Catholic Character Review undertaken by the Catholic Schools’ Office. The report’s summary states:

‘Community is the heart of Catholic education. At Monte Cecilia, this is lived out as the Principal, staff and Board of Trustees work with the school and parish community to provide a complete Catholic education in a safe nurturing environment.’

Education For All

The Board is committed to ensuring that Monte Cecilia is an inclusive school catering for children of all abilities. The senior leadership team and teaching staff are of the highest calibre and are dedicated to providing excellence in education.


The parent community is actively involved in the school, with the PTA providing a high standard of community participation and fund-raising. An after school and before school care programmes is in place to provide support for working families. SKIDS is the provider. Community involvement in social and fund-raising events is a significant success factor in the school community relationship.