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Ministry Support Services

As a College in the Marist tradition, we are lucky to have an established Ministry Team available to support students, staff and whānau.

Alongside Mass that takes place regularly in our Chapel on Thursday mornings, students are able to experience retreats and reflections.

If you wish to speak to our Ministry Team you can reach out to Fr Matt Crawford via [email protected]

Library Services

The Chanel Learning Hub and Library is open 8.15am-4.00pm during term time. We offer a relaxed space for study, reading, or playing board games.

The staff and student librarians are friendly and helpful. We can assist you with reading recommendations and research tips for your assignments.

You can access our library catalogue below. Here you can find curated research databases such as EPIC, funded by the Ministry of Education. You can also use the catalogue to view your loans, reserve a book, read or upload student reviews, and to find more about the new resources we have in the library.


Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou

Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing.

Contact [email protected]

Learning Support Services

Our Learning Support Department provides assistance for students in mainstream classes. This support ranges from teacher aide guidance in classes, reader/writer assistance for senior assessments and monitoring of numeracy and literacy needs.

Learning needs are identified by way of testing in Year 8, feedback from contributing schools, teacher and parent observations and professional assessments provided by parents.

To ensure the best start for your son at St Patrick’s College please complete the SAC History form provided in the Enrolment Pack if you know he has a diagnosed learning difficulty.

Special Assessment Conditions (SACs)

Special Assessment Conditions may be given for students with recognised learning difficulties, physical disabilities, sight or hearing impairment, or a medical condition. To be eligible for SACs, data to support the application is needed from a registered assessor and from school-based evidence.

Contact [email protected]

Careers Services

Our dedicated careers staff can provide tailored opportunities and experiences that encourage students to make the best choice for them, and their future career pathways.

Parents and students are welcome to speak with Mr Mike Woods and his team about;

  • A one on one interview, to figure out where you are heading;
  • Support with a job interview, CV and general information;
  • Meeting people in the industry and real time working experience;
  • Need assistance with subject advice, StudyLink sessions and/or applying to tertiary institutes.

Book an appointment - [email protected]

Careers Services 


Counselling Services

Our College acknowledges that the last couple of years have brought about unique experiences for students. We employ a Guidance Counselor who is a critical part of our team, working alongside the Pastoral Care system.

Chris Fouhy, offers service to students, parents and staff, whether the area of concern lies within school or outside. All conversations are kept confidential.

You can reach out directly to Chris, via phone 04 939 3070 ext 229 or

Book a catch up - [email protected]

Chris is also involved in running programmes on drug and alcohol education, smoking, and anger management.