Catholic Education Services

Message from Bishop Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) supports the work of school principals and staff, parents and parish priests in providing quality Catholic education to students from Early Childhood to Year 13 living in the Diocese of Auckland.This web site provides information on the primary and secondary Catholic schools in our Diocese, and the services of the Catholic Schools Office. You will find relevant and updated information on the Catholic Schools Office, the Education Services provided by CSO, Property and Finance issues, News and Events including ‘Nga Korero O Te Wa’, our newsletter, Frequently Asked Questions and Resources. I invite you to use the site as an interactive resource and as a communication tool between CSO and the wider education community.

Our Catholic schools distinguish themselves when our students develop a Christ-centred faith relationship, when pastoral care reflects the sacredness of each individual, when individuals are encouraged to know, love and respect themselves as children of God and when a culture of excellence is fastened in the heart of the Gospel.

With Catholic education at the very heart of the Church’s mission, we strive to continue to work with parents and teachers in forming men and women who will take their place as leaders in the Church and society of Aotearoa-New Zealand.

+Patrick Dunn

Bishop of Auckland



Catholic Education Services


The Catholic Education Services Board will support schools in the Diocese to be communities of excellence in maintaining, developing, enhancing and reviewing  their Catholic Special Character.


Our Catholic Schools are faith communities where all will be disciples of Christ, at a spiritual and intellectual level.

Vision: Living as Disciples of Christ


  1. All staff have an understanding of, and accept their obligations to be committed to the Catholic Special Character of their school.
  2. Support teachers to have a Catholic world view and excel in the teaching of Religious Education.
  3. Teachers of Religious Education achieve the appropriate level of qualifications and certification.
  4. Catholic Early Childhood Centres are supported and monitored as part of the Catholic Education System network.
  5. Communicate effectively with all schools and proactively support remote schools, schools at risk and schools at time of need.
  6. There is appropriate succession to leadership positions of teachers who are credible witnesses of faith.
  7. Boards of Trustees and the Catholic Education Services staff and Board are provided with ongoing professional development.
  8. There is a strong working relationship with outside agencies.