Marist College, Auckland

Marist College is a Catholic girls high-school located in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. It teaches from year 7 through to year 13 with a broad curriculum and an ethos based on Roman Catholicism. It has a maximum student roll of 800 girls.

Marist College
31 Alberton Avenue,
Mount Albert


New Zealand
Coordinates36.8817°S 174.7257°E / -36.8817; 174.7257
TypeState integrated
MottoLatin: Ad Jesum per Mariam
"To Jesus through Mary"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1928; 91 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no.70
PrincipalRaechelle Taulu
School roll776[1]
Socio-economic decile7O[2]


The Marist Sisters congregation or order of Roman Catholic women was started in France during the early 19th century by Jeanne-Marie Chavoin and Jean-Claude Colin. The Marist Sisters founded the school known as Marist Sisters College in Mt Albert in 1928. The school officially changed its name to Marist College in 2000.

The whole school community, through the general school programme and its instruction and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ. Marist College has daily prayers, regular celebrations of the sacrament of the Eucharist and formal study of a religious education programme.

Each year, Marist College celebrates Marist Day, starting with Mass in the morning and a themed fun time after that. It is always on 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. In 2008, it celebrated Marist Day's 30th Anniversary, which started in 1978.

Marist College's school colours are gold and blue.

Ethnic composition

The New Zealand Education Review Office provided the following statistics for the year 2003:- European 53%, Māori 5%, Indian 13%, Samoan 10%, Tongan 6%, Chinese 6%, Filipino 2%, Japanese 1% Korean 1%, Other Pacific 1%, Other Asian 1%, Other 1%.[3]


NameColourNamed after
ChavoinRedJeanne-Marie Chavoin (1786–1858), founded the Marist Sisters with Jean-Claude Colin
ChanelYellowSt Peter Chanel (1803–1841), a Marist priest who, as a missionary in Futuna was martyred in 1841
ColinGreenJean-Claude Colin - (1790–1875), founded the Society of Mary and helped found the Marist Sisters with Chavoin
ChampagnatBlueSt Marcellin Champagnat - (1789–1840), a Marist priest who founded the Marist Brothers

Notable alumnae


  1. "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  2. "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. Education Review Report 2003 (from the Education Review Office. Retrieved 2007-10-12.)
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