- contribute to the pastoral care structure through which the spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical development of each student is nurtured.
- Provide meaningful opportunities for student leadership throughout the school.
- Promote a deep sense of belonging through co-curricular opportunities and inter-house competition.
- Contribute to the growth of our students as people of competence, conscience, compassion, and commitment.
Our House system will contribute to the pastoral care structure through which the spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical development of each student is nurtured.
Carlo Acutis (1991-2006) died aged 15 from Leukaemia. He was a Jesuit student with a deep faith and devotion to the Eucharist. He used his computer and coding skills to share his faith with others across the globe. He has been called the Patron Saint of the Internet and Social Media.
The Acutis House symbol represents a flower in full bloom with petals reaching to the four corners of the globe bringing people together.
Mary Magdalene is considered one of the greatest saints in the bible. As a woman who transformed her life, she became one of Jesus' closest and most faithful disciples. When everyone else ran away, Mary stood at the foot of the cross and was the first witness to the resurrection.
The Magdalene house symbol depicts three fronds. The two fronds at the top represent her closeness and devotion to Christ. The smaller frond is a symbol of the new life that she found in Christ.
Saint Francis Xavier SJ (1506-1552) was one of St Ignatius of Loyola’s closest friends and a founding companion of the Society of Jesus. He travelled far and wide to spread the Gospel Message and always worked with great joy. His goal was not to be the best or the first but to simply make an impact on the lives of others.
The Xavier House symbol represents being guardians and stewards of God’s word which Xavier planted around the world.
Euphraise Barbier (1829-1893) was the founder of The Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions. She was strong and determined and made a significant contribution to education in New Zealand and telling people about the compassionate love of God.
The Barbier House symbolises the Oak tree with Barbier planted in Pukekohe and is a symbol of strength and hope.
Saint Oscar Romero (1917-1980) and was appointed Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977. He became the champion of the poor and demanded a peace that could only be found by ensuring people have access to basic needs and their rights upheld. He has become a symbol of hope, strength and justice.
The Romero House symbol features a Koru which represents strength, peace and new life through working for justice.
Venerable Suzanne Aubert (1835-1926) was a determined and courageous woman who took care of the most vulnerable in New Zealand society and developed medicine as part of her ministry. She started the Sisters of Compassion which stills works to provide care and shelter for those most in need.
The Aubert House symbol features a Mangopare which represents Aubert's strength and determination. The Maunga connects to Aubert as a beacon of light in the world and also reflects the shelter she provided for others.
Saint Peter Faber (1504-1546) was one of Saint Ignatius’s closest companions and eventually became the master of the Spiritual Exercises. He was a source of guidance and instruction to those he accompanied. He was gentle, humble and quiet and considered to be an inspirational leader.
The Faber House symbol depicts a series of connected kawakawa leaves. This represents Faber’s gentle strength and fortitude and the flow of knowledge as he shared his spiritual wisdom with others.
Marian House is named after Mary, the mother of Christ. Saint Ignatius of Loyola had a particular devotion to Mary. Mary’s example inspires us to listen and respond to God’s call with generosity and courage. Her ‘yes’ to God’s call leads to Jesus’ presence among us.
The Marian House symbol depicts two Koru fronds to illustrate the mother-child relationship. The fronds also depict deep reverence and reciprocity.
(From 2025) Mary Ward (1585-1645) founded the Loreto Sisters and was committed to promoting the education of young women. Despite many challenges she remained focused on her vision to empower women. She continues to inspire women to embrace education, faith and service.
The Ward House symbol depicts Mauri. Mauri is the life spark or essence and is used here to represent Ward’s vision for all young women to thrive and realise their potential in life.
(From 2025) Robert Southwell (1561-1595) was a Jesuit priest, poet and martyr. He demonstrated steadfast faith and courage in the face of persecution. He is remembered as a courageous martyr, a gifted poet and symbol of unwavering faith in challenging times.
The Southwell House symbol depicts Hei Matau to represent strength and safety even when navigating unknown waters.