Our mission is to prepare our young people to step out confidently with an education that has developed their faith in God, their intellect, and themselves as people, so that they can be happy and successful contributors to the future society in Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

We are committed to preparing our ākonga (students) for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and tertiary studies and pathways.

NCEA is a globally recognised qualification.

At Catholic Cathedral College we take a holistic approach to learning for our students. Looking to balance the academic learning with faith experiences and the development of the whole person. Encouraging excellence in everything we do.

​​​​​​​We follow the Aotearoa New Zealand curriculum and a range of subjects from all essential learning areas taught: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Languages,  Health & Physical Education, Arts, and Technology. As a Special Character College, Religious Education is a core subject at every level for every student.

Key Competencies – Our Year 7 - 13 Junior College develops the capabilities in our rangatahi (young people) that prepare them life and lifelong learning

The Aotearoa New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols, and texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing

The key competencies enable our rangatahi to live full and happy lives. The key competencies are developed in our young people so that they live, learn, work, and contribute to the world around them in a positive way. The key competencies underpin everything that happens in teaching and learning drawing on knowledge, attitudes, and values in ways that will enable them to be prepared to take action. They are intrinsically connected and are the key to learning in every learning area at Catholic Cathedral College.

Our teachers develop successful learners that engage the use of the competencies in conjunction with specific subject content. Furthermore, this includes personal goals, connecting with people, community and cultural knowledge and values (language, symbols, and texts). The knowledge and skills found in different learning areas combined with our College values enables our young people to become the best they can be. 

The competencies along with the College’s values are developed over time to form and shape the interactions with people, places, ideas, and the world around them.