Chanel College, Moamoa

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Chanel College
Moamoa, Samoa
Coordinates 13°52′12″S 171°47′12″W / 13.8700°S 171.7867°W / -13.8700; -171.7867Coordinates: 13°52′12″S 171°47′12″W / 13.8700°S 171.7867°W / -13.8700; -171.7867
School type Private, with some government subsidies, High School
Motto "Taofi Mau le Faatuatua" translated "Cling Fast to the Faith"
Denomination Catholic, but open to all students
Patron saint(s) St. Peter Chanel
Status Open
Authority Catholic Education (Samoa Diocese)
Principal Fr. Mika Tuimavave
Grades 9-13
Color(s) Blue and White

Chanel College is a Catholic co-educational college in Moamoa, Samoa. Founded in 1962 by the Marist Fathers, the school was originally a boys-only boarding school, with special permission for non-boarders, but later became co-educational. The first principal was Father Bernard Doherty. The first Head Prefect was Lino Samoa, who later received from his family his chiefly title of "Taupa'u". It is located near the top of Mount Vaea, at the end of Moamoa Road, which leads directly from Apia. The college has been staffed by a combination of Marist Fathers, Salasian sisters, various volunteer organizations and regular employees. Enrollment numbers (in 2008 numbers) exceeded 400 students.