Values and Excellence


The way in which science and technology are applied in our 21st century world is based on our values. The way knowledge is applied and the way we relate to each other and treat each other is based on our values. The question we need to ask ourselves is – Whose values? And to what level are they developed? Just as we develop and deepen our knowledge in school curriculum subjects, we also need to develop our understanding of spirituality and faith as we mature . When you send your child to Chanel College you know about the values you can expect your child to be taught. Chanel offers a holistic faith based education anchored in a Christian, Catholic community. 


Our teachers have proven ability and experience to accelerate learning across the different year levels. This is a particular advantage for students in Years 7 and 8 who also have access to specialist teachers in Science, technology, and the Arts (Visual Art, Drama and Music). 


Leadership opportunities are provided across the school from Year 7. Year13 students have access to two prestigious, intercollegiate leadership camps. The first is available to senior students in Catholic schools in the Wellington and Manawatu region and the second is available to students in Marist based schools across New Zealand from Whangarei to Invercargill. Picture of students at leadership camp. 


Smaller classes and access to specialist teachers help students to achieve personal excellence because your child has a much better chance of being known as an individual with a teacher who has and in depth knowledge of their learning needs. In a smaller class teachers have more opportunities for one on one contact with students during each lesson. 


In our Gifted and Talented Programme students are selected for mentoring and development by outside tutors in intercollegiate workshops in mathematics, science, technology, debating and creative writing. In 2018 our Year 7 & 8 students had a special opportunity to attend a geology camp with scientists from GNS Science/Te Pu. Their work was exhibited at Aratoi at the end of the course. Homework Club is another Chanel tradition. Our NCEA students are offered additional support to ensure that their work reaches the standard required to succeed.