Pompallier Catholic College
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|Pompallier Catholic College|
|State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei, New Zealand
|Type||State integrated Secondary (Year 7-13)|
Love the Truth
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||17|
|Principal||Mr Richard Stanton|
|School roll||568 (2011)|
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The Mission of Pompallier Catholic College is Learning Excellence for Life
The College seeks to develop the moral, religious, and academic potential of pupils by firmly centering their lives on God and the Gospel values of Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Peace, Justice and Hope.
This is achieved by providing students with the highest standards of teaching and example. Expectations are clear, firm and fair. Students are actively encouraged to become fully involved in the life of the College, aim for excellence in all that they do, care for one another and live their faith.
Pompallier College is named after Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier who led the first group of Catholic Missionaries to New Zealand, arriving in the Hokianga with Fr Servant and Br Michel a Marist Priest and Brother in 1838. He was the first Catholic Bishop of New Zealand.
The College was founded in 1971 after fund-raising among Northland parishes. It started as a private Boys' Boarding School owned and administered by the Society of Mary. Responding to local needs and changing circumstances, the College became co-educational in 1977, closed the boarding facility in 1981 and in the same year became a State-integrated Secondary school owned by the Diocese of Auckland and administered by a Board of Trustees. An Attached Intermediate was opened in 1995 and Form 1-7 status was achieved in 1997. It is now known as a Year 7-13 State integrated co-educational Secondary School.
In August 2012, the Principal published an article opposed to Louisa Wall's Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, which would legalise same-sex marriage in New Zealand, in the school's newsletter. A staff member was suspended, and later dismissed, for not abiding to his contract. Some students and parents also protested against the article.
- "School newsletter 10". 3 July 2009.
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
- Pompallier website page with the motto
- "Pompalier Catholic College Newsletter - 24 August 2012". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- Dinsdale, Mike (29 August 2012). "Protest over gay comments". The Northern Advocate. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- Gay marriage bill passes first vote Close Up television segment, 29 August 2012, Television New Zealand
- Harper, Paul (21 September 2012). "Students support fired teacher". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
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