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.

Open Lecture – Mon 16 May

Richard Leonard SJ

“What are we doing on earth’ for Christ’s sake?”

“Many are thinking we are nuts to have Faith and to continue to believe in a morally bankrupt Church…”

A TCI/GSC public lecture by Fr Richard Leonard SJ the director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting.

Monday 16 May 2016 at 7:00pm

St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby

Change of Courses Offered

A Change to the TimetableThe Moral Theology/ Ethics papers and level one History of the Early Church paper will no longer be taught in Semester two 2016.

A new, level 3 paper is now offered to both on-campus and distance students, New Zealand Catholics – Their Story.

Book Launch – May 9 at 6pm

Cover of the book

In the Columba Centre at 40 Vermont Street there is going to be a book launch for a posthumously-published spiritual gem.

An Inner Music is the culmination of Craig Larkin’s lifelong interest in prayer and his deep knowledge of the mystics and spiritual masters. It provides a fascinating and accessible introduction to twenty mystics and spiritual teachers. A gifted writer and communicator, Fr Craig worked on An Inner Music up until his death in June last year.

Site did not fall over, it was pushed


The College website and Moodle have been out of action on and off from Fri 15 to Mon 18 April.
The two programs would crash and, when reset, would seem to be stable and would then crash again. When the cause was finally tracked down it was realised that an outside source was trying repeatedly to access the WordPress program that this website runs on. It was probably a computer program that attempting to log in thousands of times working through a list of possible passwords. When the website crashed the outside source would stop, lie low and wait a few hours and then start the same process again.
We have put in measures to prevent this happening.

Enrolments open for Semester Two on 26 April

April-26. Enrolment open for Semester 2 2016


Want to get serious about studying theology and its related disciplines (Biblical Studies, Christian Ethics, Church History, Humanities, Liturgical Studies, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Christian Spirituality)?

Choose to study towards either a Bachelor of Theology or Graduate Diploma,  on-campus or by-distance,  full-time or part-time at Good Shepherd College.

Enrolments open 26 April and close on 27 May.




Fr Tim Costello leads Singapore Priests on Retreat

The Retreat Presenter

At the beginning of this semester Father Tim Costello, lecturer in Pastoral Psychology, led the archbishop and priests of Singapore in their annual retreat.  The five day retreat was based on the Book of Jonah and focused on “encountering God in the heart of the city”. Finding God and living the Christian life in the density and complexity of one of the world’s great cities is the reality with which Singaporeans live.



On 5 June 2015, Good Shepherd College celebrated the graduation of twelve students who have completed their Bacheolor of Theology degrees and eight who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Theology.

Fr Duffy would be grateful to receive good photos of the events or the individual graduates.

New Free App for Student Study Skills

Uni Tune In

A FREE app has been developed for first year university students.
Using short videos, the Uni Tune In app gives handy hints on active listening, understanding, assessment, reading research papers, academic writing and much, much more. The videos are integrated into the app so that no internet connection is needed.
The free Uni Tune In app is available now at the Apple App Store –  Click here for Apple

and on Google Play – Uni Tune In for Android – Click here for Android