St Bernard’s College is an integrated Catholic Year 7 to 13 school for boys. The Marist Brothers, in response to Archbishop McKeefry’s call, opened St Bernard’s in 1946. The college is located in the centre of Lower Hutt, 20 minutes from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. It serves the Catholic community across the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata area. The maximum roll is 660 pupils.This is a good size, allowing the College to provide a full and varied range of subjects and activities, yet remaining small enough to ensure a caring, safe and personalised environment.
Empowering learners to achieve their full potential in the Marist way
The College is based on the Catholic, Gospel values which see the sanctity and dignity of the individual person as paramount. In particular, the College’s educational philosophy is based on the Marist way of living out the Gospel.
- Empowering our students and removing barriers that might prevent them from becoming the best person that they can be
- A teaching and learning environment that is student-centered, celebrates diversity and always seeks to focus on the growth of the individual
- Providing the widest range of academic, sporting, spiritual, cultural and creative opportunities that we can
- Working with families in the firm belief that education is a partnership.