Junior School

Chanel College is a Catholic co-educational school dedicated to the education of children in Years 7-13.  Our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is of pivotal importance to us.  Our school’s size is advantageous because class sizes are small and it is easy to get to know each other.

At Chanel, we strive to create a strong family spirit where students support each other and help to learn and realise their full potential.  A significant advantage of our college is that students can have seven uninterrupted years at the same college, which provides them and their families with security and consolidates connectedness between students and staff.  Chanel students progress through the Year levels and achieve good levels of attainment and progress.

Years Seven and Eight

Students in Years 7 and 8 have a homeroom and are located within an area where all Year 7 and 8 reside.  The Year 7 and 8 students are referred to as the Junior School and have an experienced Departmental Head, who guides and leads staff and students in this department.  Staff across the school are mindful of the needs of the younger students and help cater to their needs.

Year 7 and 8 students maintain close ties with their form class. Still, they are challenged to expand their network by going to other specialist teachers for curriculum areas such as Technology, Science and Music.


Years Nine and Ten

Students learn to interact authentically and respectfully across all year levels.  Senior students are good role models and demonstrate a commitment to their learning and the Chanel College values.  At Year 9 and 10, students who demonstrate readiness can undertake NCEA.  We have specialist teachers across every curriculum area who uphold Chanel’s vision, mission and values.  With such a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience amongst the staff, all students needs can be met, no matter their year group or level.


“The special Catholic character is clearly evident and underpins all school operations. Classes are well settled with students on task and engaged in their work”. (ERO, February 2020)