The College, founded by the Marist Brothers, has always remained true to its mission and the Marist charism. St Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers, regarded service to the poor and needy as his primary mission and St Paul’s College has always made this its main focus.
While the College’s students are drawn from a diverse cross section of the community, it always strives to serve the needy, often first generation immigrants to our country. We are proud of our diverse, multicultural backgrounds, as well as our strong emphasis on Catholic, Christian life.
The Marist Brothers continue to have a real and valued presence in the life of the school. We are proud to have the Marist Brothers’ Community on site, and the Marist Brothers as the Proprietors, provide guidance and leadership for the College as it moves forward.
At St Paul's, we are guided by our two principles: RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY
- God by loving others as I love myself
- Myself by keeping my mind, body and spirit healthy
- Others by caring for them and their rights
- My environment by caring for where I live, work and play
- My faith by living my life according to God’s laws
- My attitude by being positive and hopeful
- My behaviour by staying in control and accepting consequences for my actions
- My learning by setting lifelong learning goals and working hard to achieve them
OUR FIVE PILLARS are:
- Presence, Noho Puku: Being available to others without expecting anything in return
- Simplicity, Whakamamatanga: Being genuine and straightforward. Being aware of one's limitations and potential and therefore understanding others.
- Family Spirit, Whanaungatanga: Being warm and welcoming. Accepting people as they are. Providing a sense of belonging within a community.
- Love of Work, Hikaka Ki Te Mahi: Being responsible and understanding the dignity of work that leads towards Christ-like service.
- In The Way of Mary, Te Ara O Mere: Being open to God's call. Being prepared to respond with a wholehearted 'Yes' when needed.