Our Schools

In New Zealand we are blessed with three separate Colleges, each with their own special history, flavour and demographic. In common to all though is their proud Catholic tradition and beliefs, and their strong commitment to our Lasallian heritage and charism.

De La Salle College (Auckland), John Paul College (Rotorua) and Francis Douglas Memorial College (New Plymouth) make up our New Zealand family of Schools.

We are a proud family with dedicated teachers and staff that envision the ideals of the Founder – “To bring a quality and Christian Education to those we serve”.

Founded in 1953 by the De La Salle Brothers and under the auspices of Bishop Liston, De La Salle College is now home to over a 1000 Pacific Island boys from around the greater South Auckland area. Pulling from families of mostly low socio-economic means, the school continues to serve the mission in the context of modern education for these young men of Pacific Island descent. Creating men of faith, service, community and excellence are core college values.Visit the schools website for more information.

John Paul College was founded in 1987 with the amalgamation of Edmund Rice College and MacKillop College. The current principal is Patrick Walsh, past president of the Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand. Strongly focussed on Gospel values, academic excellence and creating students who will make a positive difference in the world, John Paul College is a well respected institution in the Bay of Plenty. Visit the schools website for more information.


Founded in 1959 and named after a local priest who died an heroic death during the Second World War, Francis Douglas Memorial College is a state integrated Catholic day and boarding college for young men. Even though the Brothers departed the school in 2009, they are still the College’s proprietors and the school remains a truly Lasallian College for the 760 fortunate boys, 120 of who board in La Salle House, to be formed in the virtues of Faith, Service and Community before taking their places in society. Visit the schools website for more information.