Acting Principal appointed for Good Shepherd College

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The Good Shepherd College Trust Board has the appointed of Fr Mervyn Duffy as acting principal from January 2017.

Duffy is appointed for a brief period while a review of the structure of the College is undertaken. During this review the College will continue to operate as usual.

Currently a lecturer in systematic theology and dean of studies at Good Shepherd College, Duffy holds a license and doctorate in systematic theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

From Christchurch, Duffy joined the Society of Mary and was ordained in 1985.

While studying for priesthood he also completed a degree in Mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington.

After ordination he taught Mathematics, Computing and Religious Education at secondary level, and was one of the group of teachers involved in the writing of textbooks for the ‘Understanding Faith’ religious education syllabus.

A member of the expert panels for the writing of Unit Standards and Assessment materials for Religious Education, for three years Duffy was employed by the Qualifications Authority as the National Moderator for Religious Education.

Gratitude for Msgr Brendan Daly’s leadership

The trust board expressed its gratitude to the outgoing principal Msgr Brendan Daly, for his outstanding contribution in leading the development and growth of the College.

“Msgr Daly’s foundational work at the College began when he joined in 2001 as a lecturer in canon law and as principal from 2002.

“Msgr Daly is a priest of the Christchurch diocese and a respected canon lawyer, and the college has benefited greatly from his astute leadership and depth of expertise. Msgr Daly will continue to lecture at the College.”

Good Shepherd College -Te Hepara Pai was established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and by the New Zealand Province of the Society of Mary in 2001.

The College exists to provide theological education in the Roman Catholic tradition and has a special focus on the formation of candidates for ordained priesthood in the Catholic Church.

It is open to all students who wish to study theology in the Roman Catholic tradition and welcomes students of all faiths, including those who have no specific religious affiliation.


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