Aroha Compassion

Let all that you do be done in love - 1 Corinthians 16:14

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Welcome to Carmel College!

Carmel College is a Catholic all-girls school for girls from year 7 to year 13, located in Milford next to the beautiful heart-shaped Lake Pupuke.
Carmel was fouded in 1957 by the Sisters of Mercy. We are inspired by Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, to be merciful and and act with justice and peace

Our Core Mercy Values

The Core Mercy Values of Carmel College

At Carmel we try to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, like Catherine McAuley. To aid us in our journey to God, we have five Core Mercy Values:


Com + Passion = Compassion
Com means together and passion means suffering, so compassion literally means 'to suffer together'. We need compassion to show everyone that we love and care for them, in doing this, we are also showing God how we love him in the way that we love his creation. As Jesus says in the Parable of the Good Samaritan "We must love our neighbour, as we love ourselves." In practising compassion, we feel good, it pleases us to know that we have helped and it is very rewarding, also, when we are compassionate to others it makes them feel good too! Compassion is necessary to create a united and peaceful community where we can trust in eachother to help us when we need it, and to comfort us when we're feeling down.

Candle with hands in shape of heart.

How can we show compassion?

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