Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to St Patrick’s College, Wellington, Hato Patariki ki Poneke.
The Society of Mary founded the College in 1885 with the intention of, ‘providing first-class education to Catholic boys’ of secondary school age, to equip them with the education and self-belief to go forth and live their faith with optimism and courage at every level of New Zealand society.’ (Fitzsimons, M. 2010. Sectare Fidem - Celebrating 125 Years, p.5)
For over 130 years St Patrick’s College has a proud tradition in providing quality Catholic, Marist education. Our mission is to develop and educate our young men in a nurturing environment based on our Marist traditions and values. Each student is inspired to grow and excel supported by staff, parents, whanau, caregivers, and our wider community.
Our Catholic, Marist faith is the essence of who we are as a community. The teachings of the Gospels are our guide. We emulate them in our daily lives, placing Jesus Christ at the centre in the way of Mary. The essence of the Special Character.
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people and in doing so enhancing the mana of all, strengthening the community. Developing relationships and making connections is a key element in fostering a sense of belonging in our community.
We have implemented restorative practice as an integral aspect of pastoral care. We are a PB4L school and our core value is to ‘Keep the faith, do the MAHI!’ Our staff will work alongside your son so that he will succeed in all areas of school life.
We offer a wide variety of opportunities for learning. We endeavour to nurture and grow your son’s potential into becoming a young man who will flourish spiritually, academically, culturally, socially and in the sporting arena as part of his journey at St Patrick’s College.