Chanel College, Masterton

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Chanel College
26 Herbert Street
Masterton 5810
New Zealand
Coordinates40°57′37″S 175°39′14″E / 40.9602°S 175.6539°E / -40.9602; 175.6539Coordinates: 40°57′37″S 175°39′14″E / 40.9602°S 175.6539°E / -40.9602; 175.6539
Funding typeState integrated
MottoAll through Christ
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Established1978; 42 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no.244
PrincipalDebi Marshall-Lobb
Years offered7–13
School roll232[1] (March 2020)
Socio-economic decile5M[2]

Chanel College, Masterton is a Catholic secondary school situated in Masterton, New Zealand. The school is named after St Peter Chanel, who was a French Marist priest killed on the Pacific island of Futuna in 1841. The school was established in 1978. It resulted from the amalgamation of two schools, St Joseph's College for Boys (founded in 1945) operated by the Marist Brothers and St Bride's College for Girls which had been established in 1898 by the Brigidine Sisters. The College, which is located on the old St Joseph's College site, became an Integrated School in November 1981. It is owned by the Wellington Archdiocese with the Archbishop of Wellington being named as its proprietor in the college's integration agreement with the New Zealand Government.[3]


Ex-pupils of Chanel College or its predecessor schools, St Bride's College and St Joseph's College.


  1. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Claire Hills.
  4. ^ Stuart Murray, Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay and Fourth Cinema, Huia, Wellington, 2008, pp. 7-8.
  5. ^ Don Farmer, Homegrown, eager to serve, Wairarapa TImes Age, 21 September, 2017. (retrieved 5 May 2018)


  • Claire Hills (ed), The story of Catholic education in the Wairarapa: 50th Jubilee, August 25-27th 1995: St. Joseph’s College, Chanel College, St. Joseph's Golden Jubilee Committee, Masterton, New Zealand 1995.
  • Helena M Fouhy, One love, many faces : Brigidines in New Zealand, 1898–1998, Congregation of St Brigid, Masterton 1998.
  • Pat Gallagher, The Marist Brothers in New Zealand Fiji & Samoa 1876-1976, New Zealand Marist Brothers' Trust Board, Tuakau, 1976.
  • Michael King, God's farthest outpost : a history of Catholics in New Zealand, Viking, Auckland 1997.
  • Michael O'Meeghan S.M., Steadfast in hope : the story of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington 1850–2000, Dunmore press, Palmerston North, 2003.