SPECIAL CHARACTER

 Religious Education Department 

Mr Stephen Woodnutt (HoD, Acting DRS)

Antje Duda (Pastoral Chaplain)

Mr Young Lee

Mrs Janet Zapanta

Mrs Myrna Burroughs

Ms Nicole Sequeira

Ms Emily Maguire


As a community we are grounded in the charisms and mission of our founders, the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and the Marist Brothers. We follow their goals of ensuring a high-quality Catholic education is available for all, regardless of race, gender, identity, economic or cultural background. Catholic Cathedral College is inclusive and welcoming to all.

Catholic Cathedral College is proud to be a school of “Special Catholic Character”. All students take part in Religious Education and are involved in the religious life of the College through morning prayers and mass services. Students also attend a Retreat in which they are encouraged to develop their relationship with God, themselves and their fellow students.

The Ministry of Education defines special character and integrated schools as:

A State integrated school is a school with a special character, which has been integrated into the State system. Every integrated school has a maximum roll which it is not allowed to exceed. First of all an integrated school has to cater for students who meet the school’s special character requirements. If there is room left, the school is able to enrol a set small number of students who do not meet the special character requirements.

We make our Mission and Vision visible and tangible in our kura by living out our college motto "To live by faith" and our College Values:

MANAAKITANGA – extending care and compassion to others.

WHANAUNGATANGA – a sense of family, and working together providing a sense of connection and belonging.

WHAKAPONO – having faith and trust in God and in each other.

PANEKIRETANGA – striving for excellence.