Māori

We are the Catholic school of choice for young Māori men.

Kia Ora,

Students at St Thomas’ are educated in a diverse environment which prepares them for 21st century New Zealand and the global environment of the modern world. Our Māori men achieve in learning, sport, culture, service and Young Enterprise business at regional and national level.

At St Thomas of Canterbury College we are proud to be 21% Māori.

Staff Māori Leader

Keri Campbell (teacher with responsibility for Māori students)

Student Māori Leaders

Joshua McVicar (Edmund Rice Whanau Leader)

Anaru Shadbolt (Edmund Rice Cultural Leader)

We have

  • Kapahaka
  • Taiaha
  • Takahanga marae wananga
  • Manu korero
  • Whanau meetings
  • Whanau Board of Trustees representative
  • Year 13 leadership team Whanau Leader position
  • Hangi

We teach

  • Te Reo years 7 – 13

We are involved in

  • “He kakano” Ministry of Education Maori achievement strategy
  • Relationship with Tuahiwi, Rehua and Nga Hua e Wha Marae