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.

An evening with Rabbi Fred Morgan. “Strangers no longer, but friends” (Pope Francis)

Rabbi Fred Morgan

ALL WELCOME. Organise a parish or community group to come to St Peter’s College Hall, Epsom.

Lecture by Rabbi Fred; response by Fr. Neil Darragh: Q&A; Supper.

Nostra Aetate revolutionised the Church’s approach to Jews and Judaism after nearly 2000 years. Rabbi Fred will reflect on what has happened in the 50 years since then.


WHEN: Tuesday 29 September, at 7.00pm

WHERE: St Peter’s College Hall, 23 Mountain Road, Epsom

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.

Semester Two starts 13 July 2015

13julyAnd so another semester begins!

If you are a new student, Kia Ora and welcome to Good Shepherd College.  Also a big welcome back to everyone who is continuing their study.  We hope you had a relaxing mid-semester break.

Mgr Brendan Daly on Sabbatical

Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

During the Second Semester of 2015 the Principal of Good Shepherd College, Monsignor Brendan Daly, is on Research and Study Leave. He will be based in Ottawa researching and writing at St Paul University for the first two months.

Mgr Brendan is contactable by email. The Dean, Fr Merv Duffy, is acting-Principal in his absence. Fr Tim Costello takes over the pastoral care of foreign students (e.g. Visa issues)

Course Results in the post mid-July

Exam results    To answer a question that many students ask, “when do we receive our final course grades?”, they’ll be posted to students in the 2nd week of July. At the moment your marks are proceeding through an acceptance process.




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

New Website

Astute observers will notice that the College website looks different. This is the result of considerable effort by Hayden Powick (a student of the College) and Maree Crighton (the Registrar). They have put many hours of work into presenting the information that enquirers need in an interesting and accessible fashion (which is now Mobile friendly!).

Please be tolerant of the gaps and “under construction” signs. We are working to get the content updated. Drop us an email if there is something in particular which you cannot find.

Enrolments Open

On 28 April, enrolment for Semester 2 of this year begins. Applications are to be received by 29 May.

On-campus students can enrol on-line.