Marist College, Auckland

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Marist College
31 Alberton Avenue,
Mount Albert

New Zealand
Coordinates 36°52′54″S 174°43′33″E / 36.8817°S 174.7257°E / -36.8817; 174.7257Coordinates: 36°52′54″S 174°43′33″E / 36.8817°S 174.7257°E / -36.8817; 174.7257
Type State integrated
Motto Latin: Ad Jesum per Mariam
"To Jesus through Mary"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1928; 90 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no. 70
Principal Monica Johnson
Years 7-13
Gender Girls
School roll 760[1]
Socio-economic decile 7O[2]

Marist College is a Catholic girls high-school located in Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. It teaches from year 7 through to year 13 with a broad curriculum and an ethos based on Roman Catholicism. It has a maximum student roll of 800 girls.


The Marist Sisters congregation or order of Roman Catholic women was started in France during the early 19th century by Jeanne-Marie Chavoin and Jean-Claude Colin. The Marist Sisters founded the school known as Marist Sisters College in Mt Albert in 1928. The school officially changed its name to Marist College in 2000.

The whole school community, through the general school programme and its instruction and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the values of Jesus Christ. Marist College has daily prayers, regular celebrations of the sacrament of the Eucharist and formal study of a religious education programme.

Each year, Marist College celebrates Marist Day, starting with Mass in the morning and a themed fun time after that. It is always on 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. In 2008, it celebrated Marist Day's 30th Anniversary, which started in 1978.

Marist College's school colours are gold and blue.

Ethnic composition[edit]

The New Zealand Education Review Office provided the following statistics for the year 2003:- European 53%, Māori 5%, Indian 13%, Samoan 10%, Tongan 6%, Chinese 6%, Filipino 2%, Japanese 1% Korean 1%, Other Pacific 1%, Other Asian 1%, Other 1%.[3]


Name Colour Named after
Chavoin Red Jeanne-Marie Chavoin (1786–1858), founded the Marist Sisters with Jean-Claude Colin
Chanel Yellow St Peter Chanel (1803–1841), a Marist priest who, as a missionary in Futuna was martyred in 1841
Colin Green Jean-Claude Colin - (1790–1875), founded the Society of Mary and helped found the Marist Sisters with Chavoin
Champagnat Blue St Marcellin Champagnat - (1789–1840), a Marist priest who founded the Marist Brothers

Notable alumnae[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 14 March 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Education Review Report 2003[permanent dead link] (from the Education Review Office. Retrieved 2007-10-12.)

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