Special Character

Marist Pillars

Marcellin College is a Catholic College living the Gospel values of Jesus Christ in the Marist tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat.

The pillars of Marist education are lived and encouraged. The Marist Pillars are:

  Wairua o te whānauFamily spirit – shown through the whānau and dean system.

  Ngawari Simplicity – being straightforward, transparent and honest in all we do.

  Ki te huarahi o Maria In the way of Mary – caring for each other as Mary, “our good mother”, would do.

  Aroaro Presence – being available to others without expecting anything in return.

  Aroha ki te mahi Love of work – being responsible.

The Pastoral care programme of the College is part of the commitment to developing the whole person in terms of faith and life.

The school offers a weekly Mass and four times a year the entire Marcellin Community worships together at the Eucharist.

Prayer is encouraged on a personal and in group situations. The Chapel is a quiet place for prayer.

The New Zealand Catholic Education programme is taught at all levels from Year 7 to Year 13.

A time of retreat (spiritual development) is provided for students at each level, each year.

The college also operates the policy that no students should be denied a Catholic Education for financial reasons alone.