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The Marists in Aotearoa -
New Zealand

The first Marist Brother arrived in New Zealand in 1838, as part of the mission led by Bishop Pompallier. While the Brothers continue to support the mission in Oceania, they established their first school in New Zealand in 1876. From there, the Brothers took Catholic education to broad areas across both the North and South Islands.

Our Schools

Marcellin believed it was his mission to educate children not only about the Christian faith but also about their surrounding world and themselves. The Brothers continued in this spirit becoming known first and foremost as teachers. Today there are less Brothers but the schools are established throughout the world many of which are staffed completely by lay teachers who keep the unique Marist flavour of these schools.


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