Since 1802, the Congregation of Christian Brothers have been educating boys throughout the world. The order, founded by BlessedEdmund Rice, opened its first school on Waterford's New Street in 1802. The orders aim was to educate the poorest of the poor. Because of this, most of their schools and particularly in Ireland, were free with a couple of exceptions.
Chris Carter (born 4 May 1952), Member of Parliament for Te Atatu (1993–1996; 1999–present); Minister of Conservation (2002–2007), Minister of Housing (2002–2007), Minister of Ethnic Affairs (2002–2008), Minister of Education (2007–2008), and Minister for the Education Review Office (2007–2008) - St Peter's College, Auckland
Mick Connelly (1916–2003), Member of Parliament for Riccarton (1956–1969), Wigram (1969–1978) and Yaldhurst (1978–1984); Minister of Police, and Minister of Customs (both 1972-1975) and, in 1975, Minister of Works and Development and Minister of Statistics - Christian Brothers School, Dunedin
Alec Neill (born July 22, 1950), Member of Parliament for Waitaki (1990–1996), List MP (1999, 2001 and 2002) - St. Kevin's College, Oamaru
John Tamihere (born 1959), Member of Parliament for Hauraki (1999–2002) and Tamaki Makaurau (2002–2005); in the period (2002–2004), Minister of Small Business, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister of Statistics, Minister for Land Information, Associate Minister of Māori Affairs - St Peter's College, Auckland
Joe Walding (born 1926), Member of Parliament for Palmerston North (1967 to 1975) and (1978 to 1981); Minister of Overseas Trade (1972–1975), Minister for the Environment (1972–1974), Minister of Recreation and Sport (1972–1975) - Christian Brothers School, Dunedin