Good Shepherd College is open to all students, resident in New Zealand, who wish to study theology (and its related disciplines) in the Catholic tradition.

Preaching Workshop – 22 August 2017

Fr Tim in action

Father Tim Costello recently gave a workshop on “Preaching the Homily” to the priests of the Christchurch Diocese. The workshop involved watching several homilies which, with the use of transcripts, were the basis for vigorous discussion and learning. Among the participants were five recently ordained alumni of Good Shepherd College.

Semester II 2017

The second semester of 2017 starts on Monday 17 July. Eleven papers are being taught in this semester. Some lecturers, who were away last semester, reappear this semester:

You can find the full list of lecturers and courses for semester two here

Graduation Address 2017

Fr Neil Vaney SM was the speaker at the Good Shepherd College Graduation on Friday 9 June 2017.

Fr Neil was a foundation staff member of Good Shepherd College and lectured in Moral Theology here and at Mt St Mary’s for 15 years. He served on the College Senate for several years.

We are grateful for the quality of his presentation and for his coming from Wellington, where he is working for the Catholic Enquiry Centre, for the event.

The text of his address is available on this link.

Feastday Mass – 5 May at 12:05

On Friday the College celebrates its patronal feast with a mass in the College chapel.

The Mass is of the Good Shepherd, with our celebrant being Fr Thige O’Leary SM.

Fr Thige is on the Good Shepherd Trust Board and is a full-time member of the Marist Provincial Council.



Public Lecture at Otago University – 11 April at 5:15

Dr Rocío Figueroa Alvear of Good Shepherd College is to give an open lecture for the Centre for Theology and Public Issues on April 11 2017 at 5:15pm, at Otago University in Dunedin.

The lecture is entitled “Listening to Male Survivors of Church Sexual Abuse” and is based on work that Rocío and David Tombs did with ex-members of a Catholic religious movement called Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana (the Sodality of the Christian Life).

Admission is free and the lecture will take place in the Burns 5 Seminar Room.

New SCD website

Good Shepherd College is the offshore campus of the Catholic Institute of Sydney

The Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) is a “Member Institution” of the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD).

The Sydney College of Divinity is a consortium of Christian theological educational institutions and bible colleges based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The college is structured as a federation of member institutions, each of which retains its autonomy and respective theological traditions. Member institutions represent a range of Christian churches.

Good Shepherd College delivers the SCD Bachelor of Theology degree.

The Sydney College of Divinity has launched a new website. [Click here to see it]

Death of a Past Student

Good Shepherd College grieves to hear of the accidental death of Gary Menzies, who was a student here from 2003 to 2008.

The Herald carried the story of a fisherman who died at Karekare Beach on Saturday 11 March, and later his death notice.

Our condolences to his family and friends and the assurance of our prayers.

Fr Merv Duffy SM – Acting Principal

Month’s Mind for Msgr David Price

On Friday, March 17, the Good Shepherd College noon mass will be offered in memory of Monsignor David Price. Msgr Price died suddenly on 3 February 2017. He has had a long association with Good Shepherd College, and was a frequent guest lecturer in the Canon Law courses.

Mgr Brendan Daly, who is the successor of David Price in the role of Judicial Vicar for New Zealand, is to be the celebrant for the mass,

Ash Wednesday Mass 12 Noon

Mass and the distribution of ashes is offered at the College at 12 noon in the Chapel on Ash Wednesday – 1 March 2017.

Repent and believe the good news!

Orientation Morning

Friday 17 February, 10am – Lecture Room 1, Good Shepherd College, 20 Ponsonby Road.

You are warmly invited to take a seat in Lecture Room 1 by 10am to be welcomed by Sr Carmel Walsh, Assistant Dean.  She will then make a brief presentation that includes introducing the staff and fellow students.

Expected to conclude before midday – making time for light refreshments and lively conversation in the foyer.

For distance students an online orientation will be posted in the afternoon on Moodle.