Marcellin College is a Catholic College living the Gospel values of Jesus Christ in the Marist tradition of St Marcellin Champagnat.
The pillars of Marist education are lived and encouraged. The Marist Pillars are:
Wairua o te whānau│Family spirit – shown through the whānau and dean system.
Ngawari │Simplicity – being straightforward, transparent and honest in all we do.
Ki te huarahi o Maria │In the way of Mary – caring for each other as Mary, “our good mother”, would do.
Aroaro │Presence – being available to others without expecting anything in return.
Aroha ki te mahi │Love of work – being responsible.
The Pastoral care programme of the College is part of the commitment to developing the whole person in terms of faith and life.
The school offers a weekly Mass and four times a year the entire Marcellin Community worships together at the Eucharist.
Prayer is encouraged on a personal and in group situations. The Chapel is a quiet place for prayer.
The New Zealand Catholic Education programme is taught at all levels from Year 7 to Year 13.
A time of retreat (spiritual development) is provided for students at each level, each year.
The college also operates the policy that no students should be denied a Catholic Education for financial reasons alone.