"We warmly congratulate Marist on the strength of the special character in the school."
External Special Catholic Character Review
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.
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.
Hilda Barwig-Uini - [email protected]
Colette Rhodes - [email protected]
Judi Leman - [email protected]
Daneille Dakanay - [email protected]
Shelley Masters - [email protected]
Maryka de Swardt - [email protected]
Sophia Schon - [email protected]
Ellie Going - [email protected]
Ryan Purdie - [email protected]
Maryka de Swardt - [email protected]
Julia Mandeno - [email protected]
Nick Smit - [email protected]
Ms Louise Gaines, [email protected]
For families or students who are facing difficulties at school or in their personal lives.
Mrs Veronica Yates, [email protected]
For queries about accounts and fees and when making payments.
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.
Mrs Margaret McKinney, [email protected]
For appointments with the Principal.
Mrs Kate Yurjevic, [email protected]
For appointments with any of our Deputy Principals.
You may never have an issue/problem/concern at Marist College, but if you do how will you get help for yourself or others?
|Absenteeism - See classroom teacher, catch up with notes/handouts. If you have a problem, staying away from school is not a solution.|
Inappropriate use of text messaging, social media, internet - Tell a Dean or staff member immediately.
|Bullying - Tell a staff member immediately.||NCEA - Subject teacher - Mrs Menezes - Curriculum Leader - DP Curriculum|
|Careers/subject choice - See Careers Advisor - subject Curriculum Leader - DP Curriculum.||Lost property - Contact the office immediately.|
|Complaints - Dean - Deputy Principal||NCEA - Subject teacher - Mrs Menezes - Curriculum Leader - DP Curriculum|
|Damage to school property - Report to the office immediately or a staff member on duty.||Serious personal issues - Guidance Counsellor - Dean - DP Pastoral Care|
|Friendship - Peer mediator - buddy - whanau teacher - Dean - Guidance Counsellor - classroom teacher.||Stolen items - Advise the office or Deputy Principal immediately when theft is discovered.|
|Homework/study - Peer tutor - homework centre - subject teacher - senior student - Dean||Subject/classroom concerns- Subject teacher - Curriculum Leader - year level Deans - DP Curriculum|
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.