Cullinane College

For Love of God, Life and Learning

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

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Term Dates


Starts between Monday 29th January and Wednesday 7th February, Ends Friday 13th April.


Starts Monday 30th April, Ends Friday 6th July.


Starts Monday 23rd July, Ends Friday 28th September.


Starts Monday 15th October, Ends Tuesday 11th December.


Upcoming Events

  1. Mass 9DB

    November 23
  2. Mass 9HD

    November 30
  3. NZSS Touch

    December 7 - December 9
  4. Mass 9KR

    December 7
  5. Young Catholic Leaders Day

    December 10 - December 14

House Points

Woods House

Mannix House

Marist House

Columba House

Student Leaders 2018

Congratulations to the following students who are our Year 10 Leaders for 2018: Amber Hammond-Mars, Maia Kaua, Mekaylah Kumar, Aigalelai Leo, Jaxon Taylor, Joshua Downer, Ethan Patridge, Jordan Solomona, Korrie Fletcher, Moetahi Baron - McRitchie and Abigail Ninham.


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:


The number of International Students in the College is growing and we would like to advertise for more host parents for both short and long term home stays from our school community. Our International Students come from many different cultures and length of stay...

Powhiri for new Deputy and Assistant Principal’s

The College will be holding a powhiri on Monday 12th November to welcome our new Deputy Principal, Keiran Udy and Assistant Principal, Renee Cox, to the College. The powhiri begins at 9.30am at the main entrance to the College and will be held in the Performing Arts...

Secondary Teacher Paid Union Meeting – Tues 13th Nov

All state intergrated schools in the Whanganui - Manawatu region have been notified by the PPTA (Teacher's Union) of a compulsory Paige Union Meeting on Tuesday 13th November from 1 - 3pm at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North. The purpose of this meeting is to...

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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.”