Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition

There are five schools in New Zealand that draw on the foundations of a Christian Brother heritage and celebrate that charism today.

Auckland: St Peter’s College and Liston College (Both provide education for Boys Year 7 – 13)

Canterbury: St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch (Education for Boys Year 9 – 13)

Otago: St Kevin’s College, Oamaru and Kavanagh College, Dunedin (Both provide education for girls and boys Year 9 – 13)

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) – is an associate organisation which coordinates the identity formation of more than 45 schools in Australia and has its own canonical and civil identity. Established in 2007, EREA offers identity formation services to New Zealand schools.

Other schools which have/had a Christian Brother’s history in New Zealand and related territories are:

St Paul’s high-school (FKA Christian Brother’s High school) amalgamated with St Dominics College and St Philomena’s to form the current day Kavanagh College in Dunedin.

St Edmund’s Primary in South Dunedin operated for 39 years, from 1949 – 1988.

Edmund Rice College in Rotorua combined with Mary MacKillop College to form John Paul College in 1987. (Provides education for boys and girls Year 7 – 13)

Nukutere College in Rarotonga was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1975 and continues to provide education for boys and girls Year 7 – 11.

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