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 - St Peter Chanel School motto


'If I could be of any service in saving souls, in any part of the world, I would willingly do it in all my power.'   - Nano Nagle (Foundress)



Every second year we prepare our Year 3 & 4 children (and others who wish to take part) for the Sacramental Programme. The children are jointly prepared for each Sacrament by parish, school and parents. Michelle Tili is a parent and parishioner who facilitates the programme. 

The programme involves three of the seven Sacraments.  
We also offer a Baptismal programme for children who have not yet been baptised.

  • Reconciliation - forgiveness

  • Confirmation - reconfirming their baptism

  • Eucharist (First Holy Communion) - receiving Jesus' Body and Blood through Holy Communion

Reconciliation is held during Lent and the sacrament is delivered before Advent.


Confirmation is usually held during the second term in which the children are confirmed by Bishop Michael. 

First Holy Communion is held during term 3 and students are then ready to train as Altar Severs.  

If you wish to find out more about any of these Sacraments (including Baptism) please do not hesitate to contact Father Michael Hishon of St Peter Chanel Parish, our Principal or DRS.



Classes attend a weekly Mass at St Peter Chanel Church on Wednesday morning that is celebrated by Fr Michael.

Classes begin their day with prayer time and reflection. 

There is a Shared Prayer held fortnightly in each classroom led by students in
Rooms Pūawai (Year 5 & 6)
Room Māhuri (Year 3 & 4)
Pihinga (Year 0, 1 & 2) 

Our very own Presentation Sister, Sr Noreen, visits the school regularly to meet with staff and students. Sr Noreen also takes our students for meditation and breathing exercises. The other two Presentation Sisters in our Parish are Sr Veronica and Sr Pauline. Sr. Pauline passed away this year and remains in our prayers.


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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Desmond Tutu

Pastoral Care includes the care of students, staff, the School Board, whānau/families and the members of the school community. It emanates from the attitudes, spirituality, philosophy and personality of all the adults in the school. 

Through this team we are able to identify and help those in our community who are experiencing hard times or who are in need of a caring hand, listening ear, prayers or practical help.

How we can do our bit…

  • Showing friendship to new families and new students 

  • Giving practical help by offering rides, providing meals, baking

  • Being a listener to those in need 

  • Praying for others 

  • Acknowledging births, marriages, sickness, and loss of a loved one

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