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Pastoral Care
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"We warmly congratulate Marist on the strength of the special character in the school."

External Special Catholic Character Review

Who to consult and how to contact them

Pastoral Care at Marist College is underpinned by our Catholic character and Marist charism. Students are at the centre of all that we do. We aim to know students personally in order that they fulfil their true potential in all areas: striving to become the people God wants them to be.

Marist College  -  Phone 09 846 8311

The Marist College staff believe that contact between home and school is of vital importance. We therefore, would welcome speaking to you when you have queries or wish to give us information, which may influence your daughter’s progress. The following is a guide to the most appropriate person you should contact in each situation.

The Principal, Mrs Raechelle Taulu and the Deputy Principals, Mrs Emma Coupar-Wanoa (Pastoral Care), Ms Lucy Hill (Administration) and Dr Bronwyn Houliston (Curriculum), are always happy to see parents and to willingly give whatever assistance they are able to. However, it is best to make an appointment so as to avoid unnecessary delays.

Deans play an important role in the pastoral care and administration of students in a Year Level assigned to their care. Deans are assisted by the whānau teachers, who have responsibility for a vertical whānau group, comprised of students from all year levels.

Pastoral Care and Academic Deans

Year 7

Hilda Barwig-Uini, [email protected] 

Year 8

Chanel Lopez, [email protected]

Year 11
Pastoral Care: Ryan Purdie, r.purdie@maristcollege.school.nz
Academic: Nick Smit, n.smit@maristcollege.school.nz
Year 9
Julia Mandeno, [email protected]
Year 12
Pastoral Care: Judi Leman, [email protected]
Academic: Danielle Dakanay, [email protected]
Year 10
Maryka de Swardt, [email protected]
Year 13
Pastoral Care: Sophia Schon, [email protected]
Academic: Ellie Going, [email protected]

Guidance Counsellor: Ms Louise Gaines, [email protected]
For families or students who are facing difficulties at school or in their personal lives.

Accounts Administrator: Mrs Veronica Yates, [email protected]
For queries about accounts and fees and when making payments.

School Secretary: Mrs Ella Bold, [email protected]
For general telephone enquiries. Please note parents wishing to contact their daughter(s) during the school day should limit this to urgent business only.

Principal’s PA: Mrs Margaret McKinney, [email protected]
For appointments with the Principal.

Deputy Principals' PA: Mrs Kate Yurjevic, [email protected]
For appointments with any of our Deputy Principals.

House System

House System
The College operates a House system with vertical whānau groups, comprised of students from Year 7-13, in each House. The four Houses are named after significant members of the Marist story:

Colin House - named after Father Jean Claude Colin, the founder of the Marist family and in particular the Society of Mary - Marist Fathers and Brothers (sm).

Champagnat House - named after Saint Marcellin Champagnat. He was one of the original group who wished to form the Society of Mary. He founded the Marist Brothers of the Schools (fms).

Chavoin House - named after Jeanne Marie Chavoin who with Jean-Claude Colin founded the congregation of the Marist Sisters in 1823. An international congregation, the first community in New Zealand was established at Mount Albert in 1927.

Chanel House - named after Saint Peter Chanel who was part of the first group of Marist Fathers and Brothers who came out to the Pacific in 1836 as Missionaries. He accompanied Bishop Pompallier. St Peter Chanel is the patron saint of New Zealand.