About Rosmini College
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Rosmini College is a Catholic Boys’ School founded by the Rosminian order to provide a Catholic education to young men on Auckland’s North Shore. We aim to shape them into well-rounded young men ready to leave school who are able to make a positive contribution to society and are empowered to serve others by living out the founder’s maxims.

Our Mission: Rosmini College supports and develops well-rounded young men while keeping true to the maxims of Antonio Rosmini.  A holistic education in the Rosminian tradition that fosters a genuine encounter with Christ.

Our Vision: Christ-centred young men who have the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills to fulfil their life and be empowered to serve others.

Our Values: Dignity. Integrity. Fairness. Charity. Justice

Our Motto: Charity fulfils the law.

Treaty of Waitangi: Rosmini College is committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and actively supports and encourages the achievement of its Maori pupils and fosters Maori culture.

Special Character: Rosmini College is a learning community that requires each student to pursue his fullest potential in spiritual, academic, social, cultural and co-curricular pursuits. The school will equip each student with the desire to keep the Law of Christ;  

“Love the Lord your God with your whole heart and your neighbour as yourself.”

Our History

In 1954 Archbishop Liston invited the Rosminian Order to establish a Diocesan School on the North Shore and in 1961 Fr. Phillip Catcheside, Fr. Bill Curran, Br. John Tedesco and Br. Eric Willett arrived in New Zealand to staff Rosmini College.

In 1962 Fr. Catcheside became Headmaster of a school with six classrooms, 125 pupils and four teachers, and remained as Headmaster until 1972.

In 1976 Mr Tom Gerrard was appointed Headmaster - the first lay Headmaster to be appointed in a New Zealand Catholic school. Fr John Moss was appointed Spiritual Director.

In 1981 the Integration Agreement was signed with Mr Merv Wellington, Minister of Education.

In the 21st century the school has expanded its facilities to include the Sormany Science Centre, Tindall Auditorium, Peter Maire Technology Block, Tom Gerrard Gymnasium, John Copson Sports Pavillion, and the Mary Thomas Building in 2020.

In 2015 Nixon Cooper was appointed as the school's sixth Headmaster. Today the school has a roll of around 1120 and 75 teachers.