Our School

Our School

Chanel College offers seamless co-ed education from Years 7 – 13 in the Wairarapa. Our Catholic character and unique community spirit, ensure all our ākonga reach their personal success.

Our unique approach to curriculum and small class sizes allow our rangatahi to develop personal learning plans that allow them to reach their personal goals.

Our junior school is nurtured through the transition from primary to senior years. They are offered opportunities across a wide range of subjects and extracurricular activities based on their special interests and talents.

Our senior students are given the opportunity to participate in national forms of assessment (NCEA), over 2 semesters per year. However, we recognise not every student’s success will fit in an academic rubric. Our students will be encouraged to study subjects that interest them and encourage life-long learning while meeting assessment criteria.

Our Mission, Our Vision & Our Values

Chanel College is a Catholic community; we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and the founding orders of the Marist Brothers and Brigidine Sisters. We apply a Māori worldview of the Marist Pillars and the Brigidine charisms to promote and live by a set of core gospel values.

Our Mission

At Chanel College, we are committed to nurturing the growth and development of all rangatahi to become lifelong learners able to go into the world as disciples of Christ.

Our Vision

To grow confident, connected, future-ready Catholic citizens.


We show generosity, hospitality, care and support for one another and are example of Christ’s love to all.


We demonstrate a commitment to positive relationships that build a sense of belonging, community and family spirit, merciful and gracious in our actions and interactions.


We are stewards of Te Ao, caring for the gifts God has given us including the environment, resources and our talents.

Our Goals


Create an environment that ensures all know and feel the love of Christ, know they belong, are nurtured, supported and able to learn how to take care of themselves and others.


Develop an engaging and inspiring curriculum that is learning and learner centered, leading to morally and socially responsible ākonga.


Develop the capabilities of staff and students allowing for growth to lead effective teaching, learning, and achievement so that we can walk together as disciples of Christ.

All Through Christ