Verdon College

Where Gospel Values Guide Success

Welcome to Verdon College

Principal’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to lead a Catholic College with a staff that model our values and that are committed to quality teaching and learning for all students. As a community we are very proud of the educational opportunities that we provide our students. We have high expectations for the achievement and personal conduct of our students. As a College we are not only focused on achieving success for all students, but also, on assisting the young people of our College to develop into fine young men and women of superior character. We strive to create a safe and friendly family environment where students can develop a passion for deep and lifelong learning. Our teaching focus is to provide a quality well-rounded education based on Gospel values. The charisms of our Marist and Dominican founding orders live on in our expectation and community values today. I extend an open invitation for you to visit the College and discuss how we can best meet your individual educational needs.

Jarlath Kelly


What Sets Us Apart

At Verdon College we are extremely proud of the educational opportunities that we provide our students. We have a clear vision of providing the young people of the College with the best possible education so that they have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential. A Verdon College education provides a sound foundation for undertaking tertiary study or career opportunities in whatever field that students have a passion for.

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Our Staff

Our staff are committed to providing a quality learning experience for our students. A key focus is recognising and harnessing the unique strengths of our students to foster their own personal excellence. We believe in developing life long learners who place importance in our Special Character values.

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Senior Management

The Senior Management Team are responsible for the day to day running of Verdon College. Each member of the Senior Management Team brings a unique set of skills and experience that contributes to the creation and implementation of Verdon College’s innovative practices.

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Pastoral Team

Year Level Deans and Mentor Teachers work closely with our students to help ensure a safe and happy learning environment. They act as a first port of call for any academic or pastoral issues that may arise for students. We value communication with our Verdon College whanau, feel free to touch base with our pastoral team to discuss your child’s learning.

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There are a wide variety of sporting activities at Verdon College that students can be involved in as part of being a well-rounded person living a fit and healthy lifestyle. The lessons learned through students’ participation in sport enables them to deal with the ups and downs of life. Developing team spirit and an understanding of how to contribute to others’ success provides important lessons for our students in their development as good citizens of the College.

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At Verdon College, we provide many cultural activities including: public speaking, drama, choir, musical performance and debating. We perform at a consistently high level in major events such as the Bishop’s Shield Competition and the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. We are proud of the number of our students who receive College Colours Awards for cultural activities, reflecting the well-rounded nature of our students.

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Life At Verdon College

Our goal at Verdon College is to provide our students with opportunities to find their passion and achieve success, enabling them to create positive options for their future.


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