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Enrolments closed for Semester One – Enrolments for Semester Two open 29 April 2019

Enrolments for Semester Two of 2019 open on 29 April. The papers being offered can be found here on the website.

On your Ordination to the Diaconate!

Congratulations! to our three new transitional deacons who were ordained on Saturday 29 September at Sacred Heart Church in Ponsonby. Pictured from left to right are: Deacon Vui Hoang – Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North Bishop Steve Lowe – Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, NZ Deacon Matthew Gibson – Catholic Diocese of Hamilton Deacon Martin Wu […]

Enrolment for Semester One 2019 is now open!

Want to study about the 5 Books of the Pentateuch, or learning on selected themes in Canon Law? How about studying about Aristotle, Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in Ancient & Medieval Philosophy? Then there is Spiritual Wisdom, Christian Ethics and Sacramental Theology? Good Shepherd College is now accepting enrolments into the Bachelor of Theology and […]

Sr. Elizabeth Snedden RSCJ receives the Excellence Award!

Sr. Elizabeth Snedden RSCJ was presented the Excellence Award in recognition of her Outstanding Contribution to Catholic Tertiary Teaching in New Zealand by the NZ Catholic Education Office, Good Shepherd College and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa NZ at a ceremony on Sunday 5th August 2018. The eldest of five children, Elizabeth started her teaching […]

Congratulations – Class of 2018 Graduates!

The 2018 Graduation Ceremony of Good Shepherd College was held on Friday 8 June at 5:00 p.m. at St Columba Centre, Ponsonby. The ceremony began with the academic procession into the Hall by the graduands and the College dignitaries, and a welcome speech was delivered by the GSC Chair of the Senate Dr Tony Lanigan followed […]

The Career for you! – BTheology is suitable for Secondary Teaching!

After a recent NZ Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) meeting with the NZ Education Council, Good Shepherd College is delighted to announce that its Bachelor of Theology degree is now recognized as a “suitable qualification for entry to secondary teacher training”.  The Council recognizes that “every Catholic School has Religious Education as part of their programme […]

Is Religion Really Bad for Science?

GSC’s very own Philosophy Lecturer, Rev. Dr. John Owens spoke at a conference on 5th May at Auckland University called “Is Religion Really Bad for Science? Reflections on Dawkins and Other New Atheists,” which was organized by the NZ Christians in Science group. His topic was metaphysics, and he compared the approach of Richard Dawkins […]

Come and find out what our seminarians are being taught about spirituality!

Sr Elizabeth Snedden, lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Good Shepherd College, will be giving a lecture at the Mercy Spirituality Centre on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 10am-12noon. In this Muffin Meeting (the $15 cost includes morning tea), participants will be encouraged to discover the action of God in their own lives, and to trust […]

Former student

Good Shepherd College was saddened to hear of the death of former student, Graeme Blackburn, who was killed in a road accident Monday evening in Christchurch. Graeme was a student at GSC from 2011 until mid 2017, & was ordained to the priesthood on 1 July 2017. Good Shepherd College expresses its deepest sympathy to […]

Amoris Laetitia Lecture Online

Rocio Figueroa lecturing

Attendees at the Auckland and Wellington TCI-GSC public lecture on the document by Pope Francis on the Family – Amoris Laetitia – requested to hear more about it. Dr Rocío Figueroa has obliged by recording four YouTube clips on the document which can be accessed by clicking on this link.