Marist Education


A Marist education encourages the individual to develop his talents and fosters reflection so that the person’s heart, mind, body and spirit may become fully engaged to serve in the wider world.

St Patrick’s College is a Catholic school founded in 1885 by the Society of Mary (the Marists ).

There is a network of eight Marist colleges in New Zealand and since commencing the very first Marist College in Belley, France, Marist education has spread across the globe.

The Marist aim is for each student to be treated as a unique individual who is enabled to grow spiritually, academically, culturally, emotionally, physically and socially in a nurturing Catholic environment.