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 the Edmund Rice  inspiration today.

St Peter’s College    Auckland (boys Year 7 – 13) 
Liston College     Auckland (boys Year 7 – 13)
St Thomas of Canterbury College, Christchurch (boys Year 9 – 13)
St Kevin’s College, Oamaru  (co-ed Year 9 – 13)
Kavanagh College, Dunedin (co-ed Year 9 – 13)


The Christian Brothers arrived in Dunedin from Australia in 1876 and opened their first school on the Kavanagh site. Other schools that they were associated with were: Christian Brothers Junior School Dunedin, St Edmund School South Dunedin, St Patrick’s School Oamaru, Edmund Rice College Rotorua (now John Paul College) and Nukutere College Rarotonga. The school on the Kavanagh site were Christian Brothers and then St Paul’s High School.