Chanel College, Moamoa

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Chanel College

Coordinates13°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 typePrivate, with some government subsidies, High school
Motto"Taofi Mau le Faatuatua" ("Cling Fast to the Faith")
DenominationCatholic, but open to all students
Patron saint(s)St. Peter Chanel
AuthorityCatholic Education (Samoa Diocese)
PrincipalFr. Mika Tuimavave
Color(s)Blue and White

Chanel College is a Catholic co-educational college in Moamoa, Samoa. It is 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, volunteer organizations and regular employees.


Founded in 1962 by the Marist Fathers, it was originally a boys-only boarding school (with special permission for non-boarders) that 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".

Enrollment numbers (in 2008) exceeded 400 students.