Sacramental Programme

 Chanel College aims to foster the development of the Catholic faith and spirituality and empower our students to create a more just society within the school and beyond it.

As Pope Francis highlights:  “It is not enough to say we are Christians.  We must live the faith, not only with our words but with our actions”.

To this end:

  • Prayer and worship are a priority at Chanel College.
  • Students actively participate in liturgical experiences.
  • Religious Education is a core subject at our school.
  • Annual Retreats are arranged for each year level.
  • We strive to give authentic service within our wider community and have voluntary membership of service groups such as the Young Vinnie’s, Liturgy Group, Kaitiaki / Environment Group and Ministry of Music, to name a few.
  • Students in Years 7-10 have one period per week dedicated to Service and make gifts or food for those in need within our parish and community.
  • Opportunities are available for students to celebrate the Sacraments in weekly masses with the St Patrick’s parishioners (classes are rotated during the term) on Fridays. We have whole school Masses.
  • Parents are encouraged to join the College in celebrating community occasions like School Masses, Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation or Liturgies and other special occasions.
  • Our Sacramental programme for Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation is offered to all students each year.  Our local parish of St Patrick’s in Masterton provides support, and Religious Education Teachers from our college also prepare the students for the sacraments.  Classes are held during school time, and we are supported by the Archdiocese of Wellington’s Secondary Religious Education Consultant, Kelly Ross.
  • To register your child for this year’s Sacramental Programme, please contact our Director of Religious Studies, Mrs Jane Bourke.


The following scholarships are awarded annually to Chanel College students and are kindly supported by the St Bride’s Old Girls’ Association and the St Joseph’s Old Boys’ Association.  Further information on these scholarships and the timeframe can be sourced from any Dean at Chanel College.

St Bride’s Old Girls’ Association Education Scholarship

The St Bride’s Old Girls Association Education Scholarship is for a Year 8 girl going into Year 9 at Chanel College; the scholarship is to the value of $400.00. 
Applicants apply for the scholarship by writing a letter that includes research on the Brigidine Congregation background, history, and ethos. 
Shortlisted applicants are interviewed by the St Bride’s Old Girls’ Committee, the Head of the Junior School and the Principal.  Following that process, a winner is chosen.

The 2021 St Brides Old Girls Association Scholarship is awarded to Madeline Penman.


St Joseph’s Scholarship

 The St Joseph’s Scholarship is a College Scholarship awarded by the St Joseph’s Old Boys’ Association and is valued at $150.00 each year.  It goes to a Year 10 student to support their education in Years 11-13 while at Chanel College. 

The successful applicant must have achieved well academically and consistently demonstrates the special character values that we uphold at Chanel College.

 The 2021 St Joseph’s Scholarship is awarded to Jacob Siemonek.