Te Kupenga – About Us

Te Kupenga is the home of three national agencies: the Catholic Theological College, responsible for providing approved tertiary qualifications; the National Centre for Religious Studies, responsible for supporting religious education in Catholic schools and adult faith formation; and the Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics, responsible for research and advocacy on bioethical issues.

Vision

Te Kupenga means “the net” or “the fishing net” and harks to the first four disciples of Jesus – Andrew, Peter, James and John.

Structure

Te Kupenga was created by a merger of Good Shepherd College in Auckland and the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI).

Board

Our Board is appointed by the Bishops of New Zealand and is made up of senior leaders from across the country.

CEO Welcome

A welcome from Te Kupenga chief executive, Dr Areti Metuamate

Policies

Te Kupenga policies relevant to staff and students can be found here

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