There are four houses, and each house is divided into small groups of about 10 students each. Each family group has a cross-section of students from throughout the school. Each family group meets together for lunch each month, they compete various challenges and attend Mass as a family group.

The four houses are named after local landmarks. The family groups are named after significant saints from which we can draw inspiration.

HouseFamily Group Names
(Mt Grey)
St Timothy St Nicholas St James St Paul
(Mt Karetu)
St Mary of the Cross St Teresa of Lisieux St Thomas St Dominic
(Ashley River)
St Germaine St Ann St Elizabeth of Hungary St Peter
(The River)
St Rose St Matthew St Cecilia St Basil

Students work for points each term in ways such as; earning values vouchers for displaying our values in the playground, in class for effort or behaviour, and in sporting events for behaviour.

The winning house at the end of each term earns a shared lunch, some organised activities and a mufti day in their colours.

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PO Box 58, Rangiora 7400

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Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

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