Growing
Young Men

Men of Spirit

Drawing on our Marist characteristics, we aim to develop men of outstanding character with strong minds and gentle hearts. 

Student Wellbeing

Having educated young men of faith for more than 100 years, we know that wellbeing and learning have a reciprocal and interconnected relationship.

As a result, our unwavering commitment to student wellbeing underpins everything we do as a college and community.

It is implicit in our way of being and explicit in our strategies, structures, programmes, and policies.

We foster a culture where every student feels valued, heard, and supported on their journey of growth and learning through collaboration, communication, and a shared ethos of care between students, their whānau, and the college.

Students are primarily supported by a kaiako whose role is to care for and advocate for the student in all matters relating to wellbeing, growth, and performance. Students and kaiako are supported by our senior pastoral staff as well as our Centres of Enhancement, Wellbeing, and Faith and Leadership.

Mana Tāne

Our Mana Tāne (Growing Young Men) programme is a five year character programme designed by our experts in psychology, wellbeing, teaching, and learning.

It forms the basis of our pastoral care and soft skills programme.

Mana Tāne uses practical learning and everyday experiences to support students in living out the values and virtues we intend for them to aspire to in their daily lives.

Through Mana Tāne, students receive age-appropriate learning incorporating positive psychology, hauora (wellbeing), positive relationships, goal setting, social media, sleep, brain development, study techniques, and career education.

Centre of Wellbeing

Students, whānau, and staff benefit from the expertise of our school psychologists, counsellors, and mentoring and support staff who work within our Centre of Wellbeing and across our Centre of Enhancement.

The Centre of Wellbeing team applies its expertise to support students in achieving academic success, psychological health, and social and emotional wellbeing. This could include support with relationships, trauma, mental health, sleep, addiction, and anxiety.

Our team also provides staff and community education on topical issues facing adolescent males.

House Spirit

There is no better example of our school culture than the competitive spirit and pride the boys show for their houses of Benedict, Colin, Mannix, McCarthy or Redwood.

Whether through inter-house sports, haka and arts competitions, service-based projects, or fundraising activities, our house system fosters a sense of pride, belonging, and shared purpose among our students, staff, and the broader community.