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.

Enrol now for 2016

Enrolments open 2016

On 16 Feb 2016 a new semester at GSC commences.

Theology and its related disciplines are taught and studied to attain a deeper understanding of divine revelation and the treasure of Christian wisdom handed down to us in the Catholic tradition. Our courses are designed to relate to contemporary needs so that knowledge and faith may be integrated, and the dialogue of faith, reason and culture may be continued.


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Essay Competition


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Applications due December 3, 2015
Awards available for Seminary Faculty and Seminarians
(made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation)

John Carroll University site with details

Talks on Theology & Art

Earning Eternity

“Earning Eternity”

A series of four talks on Catholic beliefs and practices to do with the Afterlife.

Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm
September 9, 16, 23, 30
Admission Free
Crypt beneath St Michael’s, Remuera

Presenters: Fr Merv Duffy and Dr Mary Barker

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.

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)



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.