Cullinane College

For Love of God, Life and Learning

Mo te aroha ki te Atua, kia Oranga, kia Akona!

Quick Info

Term Dates


Tuesday 29th January –
Friday 12th April.


Monday 29th April –
Friday 5th July.


Monday 22nd July –
Friday 27th September.


Monday 14th October –
Friday 6th December.

House Points

Woods House

Mannix House

Marist House

Columba House


A reminder that we will be changing to the winter uniform in term two. Please make sure you have your shoes and socks all sorted before the start of term two. Shoes must be black leather. Ties are also compulsory with the winter uniform and can be purchased from...


Cullinane College is looking to add a few more NZ Registered teachers to their daily relief pool. If you are interested in this role please apply in writing to Lida Penn-Reina, Cullinane College, PO Box 5017, Whanganui, 4542. Email:

Tracy O’Brien

It is with great sadness that we regretfully inform our College and Catholic community of the sudden passing of our Foundation Principal, Tracy O'Brien. Tracy was Principal of the College from 2003-2010. This has come as a great shock to past, and present staff and...


Cyber bullying and Objectionable Images If you have received any messages via social media and would consider these either bullying or inappropriate then you need to report the incident on NetSafe. This the government funded agency that is charged with investigating...


On Thursday 4th April we will be holding Parent Teacher Interviews for all year levels from 3.30pm to 7.00pm. Each interview is five minutes with your child’s subject teachers. The school has activated a web site that will enable you to choose appointment times on...

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General Info

Principal: Justin Harper

Cullinane College is a Catholic College which is an amalgamation of St. Augustine’s College and Sacred Heart College Wanganui.

Get In Touch

Location: 15 Peat Street, Whanganui, New Zealand

Telephone: (06) 349 0105


School Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa.

Mo te aroha ki te Atua, kia Oranga, Kia Akona.
For the love of God, Life and Learning.

Cullinane College Whanganui is a distinctly Catholic Year 9 to 13 high school. Here we strive to send young minds into the world with more than just an excellent academic grounding. We aim to have our graduating students’ conscious of their responsibilities and obligations towards themselves and others in the community.

At Cullinane College, we believe that we offer an excellent values-based education that sets us apart from other schools. We actively encourage our students to test their limits, take on challenges, and make the most of their time at high school. Students at Cullinane College are expected to work diligently in an environment commanding a high standard of behaviour both in and outside the classroom.

Cullinane College builds upon a long and proud tradition of Catholic secondary schooling in our region. Established as a co-educational high school in 2003 through the amalgamation of Sacred Heart College and St Augustine’s. Cullinane College is a school with a proven record of academic success in NCEA. We take pride that our students are well prepared for tertiary study, trade apprenticeships or employment.

Our curriculum diversity is very good with most New Zealand school subjects taught.

God bless,
Justin Harper Principal

Use the link below to view our 2018 ERO Report

“The College challenges all of our students to accept the individual differences in each other, to care for those in its community and to celebrate each others successes and achievements. The expectation of our students is that each and everyone of them will pursue life with vigour, optimism and a “can do” attitude so that they can become the best person they can be in the eyes of God.

Our mantra is “For the love of God, Life and Learning” and this is our guiding principle. The years at Cullinane College prepare our young men and women for life and learning beyond school.”