Roncalli College

High School • Canterbury

About Us

We will be empowered, enabled and inspired by our Catholic faith to achieve success and make a difference

What does Special Character mean?

Our school endeavours to be a living testament to the example of Jesus Christ. This focus is the core of our Special Character.

We strive to make a difference in the world by showing all people, particularly the vulnerable, that they are loved, safe and cared for.

Students are encouraged to volunteer by joining the St Vincent de Paul group, or assist in the Holy Family Parish Loaves and Fishes free community lunch. Throughout the year there are many other opportunities to help those who are most in need and find ourselves in service to others. Service is a fundamental part of a Catholic education and therefore what we do for others says far more about our character than what we simply say about others.

We aim to let our thoughts, words, and actions be guided by the Holy Spirit. All aspects of school life should reflect the mission the Catholic Church, and more precisely, the mission of our founders - the Marist Fathers and the Mercy Sisters.

They knew that a faith community was the cornerstone of a meaningful life and intended the Church to be the cornerstone of the school. Mass, liturgy, prayer, and religious studies are an important part of our school’s special character, as is our relationship with the Holy Family Parish, and the wider Catholic community.

We work in community to support our young people as they come to know their God and find their purpose in life - encouraged, strengthened and led by the Holy Spirit.

As a Catholic College, the Board of Trustees expects parents to support the Special Character of the College, ensure their children live by the Gospel values and participate in all Special Character activities. A commitment to co-curricular activities is expected from students and parents.

Key Information

  • Region: Canterbury
  • Co Ed Status: Co-Educational
  • Roll Total: 507
  • Authority: State : Integrated
  • International roll: 19
  • Decile: 7


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